Carlsberg Research Laboratory holds a leading position in the conventional development and breeding of malting barley. Using up-to-date growth and screening facilities and unique scientific expertise, the focus is to identify and breed cereals for future needs. In the Raw Materials platform, research initiatives include:
- Cereal breeding with focus on barley
- Plant characterization
- Climate tolerance, sustainability
- Cell walls
New developments are designed to meet near- and medium-term needs of the brewery, as well as longer-term competitive needs of the company in the context of barley and malt. To achieve the ambitious goals, there are collaborations with internal and external customers – along with universities and research agencies around the world, e.g. as a partner of the International Barley Genome Consortium. In addition, platform members work on critical projects classified as "enabling" technologies.