Rogaland County Council

Circ-NSR Pilot Region Rogaland County (RCC)

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The Rogaland pilot in Circ-NSR is all about implementing the regional “Strategy for bioeconomy in Rogaland 2018–2030”. The main goal is to increase the level of circular economy in the region, especially in the bioeconomic industries. The three main priorities of the strategy are: 

  • Development and production of feed and feed resources for both agricultural and aquaculture sectors  

  • Increased use of waste and biproducts in a circular economy 

  • Increased local processing of locally produced feedstock from agricultural and aquaculture sectors 

Timplement the goals and measures of the strategy Rogaland County Council is cooperating with more than 50 stakeholders involved in the Bio Advisory Board and seven resource groupsThese are mostly private companies, but also research institutes, the region´s university and the County governor. The involved stakeholders represent many different industriesand their participation secures that activities and projects are relevant for the participants and likely to increase value creation through a greener and more sustainable production.  

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The resource groups cover feed and feed resources, from waste to resource, seafood, agriculture, forestry, greenhouse production and bioeconomic research and education. The overall goals to be reached are: 

  • Increased value and job creation based on the production of renewable biological resources and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. 

  • By 2030 biomass production from land and sea will increase by at least 20 %. The biomass should primarily be high in protein or contain carbohydrates for protein production for human food and feed resources for aquaculture and agriculture. 

  • By 2030 Rogaland will produce raw material for feed to cover at least 30 % of the need of the agricultural and aquaculture industries in Rogaland. 

  • By 2030 Rogaland will be a bioeconomy hub with considerable expertise in combining biology and technology in the production of biomass and the transformation of biomass into new products. 

  • By 2030 Rogaland will be an internationally recognized center of competence for bioeconomic research. 

We think that participation in the Circ-NSR project will strengthen the implementation of the strategy and help our region to make use of circular economy as the preferred instrument for value creation in the future. 

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In the photo: Hilde Uppstad, project manager