Matis Ltd. is a dynamic non-profit R&D company which focuses on biotechnology and food related research aligned to the food and biotechnology industries as well as providing Iceland’s leading analytical testing service for public and private authorities. Matís’ specialized fields include biotechnology, enzyme isolation, processing technology, traceability, genetic analysis, chemical and microbiological testing, physical and chemical properties of food, quality and safety of aquatic and marine catches, feed technology for aquaculture and environmental research. Our research is carried out by highly competent and enthusiastic scientists working at first class facilities. A key aspect of operations at Matís is to engage in applied research with the goal of increasing the value of food production as well as ensuring the safety, quality and sustainability of Icelandic products.

Our role

  • To maintain the competitiveness of the food industry and products
  • To enhance public health through research and dissemination of knowledge
  • To provide risk assessment regarding safety of food and feed
  • To promote sustainable utilization of resources through research, innovation and consultancy

In Promac we work with:

WP1: Raw materials and chemical composition

  • Harvesting of wild Palmaria palmata
  • Analytics (trace elements)

WP2: Products and processes – Direct applications

  • Sensory quality of seaweed

WP3: Refined products – Process and applications

  • Produce protein- and polysaccharide-rich fractions from the red seaweed Palmaria palmata
  • Analytics (Polyphenols)

WP6: System life cycle analysis and value chain modelling

Key personnel

Aðalheiður Ólafsdóttir

Aðalheiður Ólafsdóttir

WP2 – sensory analysis
Rósa Jónsdóttir

Rósa Jónsdóttir

Local Project Manager

WP1

Birgir Örn Smárason

Birgir Örn Smárason

Life Cycle Assessment, WP6
Ólafur Héðinn Friðjónsson

Ólafur Héðinn Friðjónsson

WP3
Björn Viðar Aðalbjörnsson

Björn Viðar Aðalbjörnsson

WP3
Málfríður Bjarnadóttir

Málfríður Bjarnadóttir

WP3