The Ocean Bergen concept was developed through a number of basic and applied research projects from University of Bergen and Uni Research AS, as well as from Project Ocean. These projects have generated a number of patent filings. Specific projects and events important for the development are given on this timeline.
A group of scientists (Christofer Troedsson, Eric Thompson, Thorolf Magnesen, Jean-Marie Bouquet and Christoffer Schander) contacted Bergen Technology Transfer Office (BTO) about an idea to produce benthic tunicates for the use of biofuel and animal feed.
Proof of Concept for producing large scale biomass of benthic ascidians for producing biofuel.
Project: “Efficient 2nd generation foodstock for biofuel_V1.” Funded by the FORNY2020 program at the Research Council of Norway.