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Krill kings crowned Norway’s most innovative company

Aker BioMarine, which harvests and processes Antarctic krill for the aquafeed and human health sectors, has been named as Norway's most innovative company.

The accolade was awarded by Innovasjonsmagasinet, Norway’s leading innovation magazine, which ranked 25 of Norway’s most innovative companies. Itera, Nortura, Norwegian, Kahoot! and Schibsted were also on the list for 2017 and DNV GL took the title home in 2016.

Matts Johansen, CEO of Aker Biomarine.

"We are proud of this recognition and honored to be named with these other outstanding Norwegian companies. It is remarkable that the job we are doing in the omega-3 market is recognized alongside of these other businesses and industries. We are committed to innovation, product development and new technology and as a pioneer in the field of krill harvesting in the Antarctica, our goal is to improve human and planetary health," says Matts Johansen, CEO of Aker BioMarine. © Aker Biomarine

The jury stated that: "Aker BioMarine, an integrated biotechnology company, has taken a global market leader position in krill-based ingredients. Aker BioMarine’s recognition as a top innovator is a result of many things. Sustainability and traceability are imperative to their business model and the company has complete control over its value chain. Innovation and education are key driving forces behind the company’s success."