ORKIDEA – Iceland

Type of Organisation


Established in 2020, Orkídea is a joint venture project to promote innovation and investments in South Iceland in food production and biotechnology. Orkídea is owned by Landsvirkjun National Power Company, Association of S-Iceland municipalities, the Agricultural University of Iceland and Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate. Orkídea focuses on value creation and innovation in food production and biotechnology through valorisation of biological renewable resources. We strive to establish strong cross-sectoral collaborations, to address and solve real problems and challenges.

Role In The Project

Orkídea will manage the Icelandic Value4Farm replication site that will investigate the cost efficiency and feasibility of small biogas units that produce low-cost heat and electricity for local use as well as residual biogenic fertilisers from animal husbandry, agri and horticulture.

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