ThermoSeed Global AB’s innovative protection technology advances into Switzerland

News, Press releases, 2020

ThermoSeed Global AB, a Lantmännen company, can now look forward to a long-term partnership with Swiss agricultural cooperative Fenaco. Fenaco has namely invested in its technology for thermal seed disinfection After evaluating different innovative protection technologies. The facility is scheduled for completion in May 2021.

Kenneth Alness, CEO of ThermoSeed Global AB, is delighted to welcome Fenaco as both a customer and business partner. Mr. Alness says:

“We are thrilled that Fenaco has chosen ThermoSeed and I look forward to our partnership. I am particularly pleased that our environmentally friendly technology will now be available in yet another country. Fenaco is renowned for specifying high quality demands. Their choice of ThermoSeed is a proof of our high quality and I’m sure it will lead to even more advances for our technology.

The facility will be built in Lyssach, a small town north east of Bern. Fenaco is going to use it for all kinds of grain seed. It is scheduled for completion in May 2021 and will have a production capacity of 15 tons per hour. It will be the eighth ThermoSeed facility outside Sweden and the second to be sold this year to date.

Fenaco choose the ThermoSeed technology not only on thanks to its effectiveness but also because it is a biological method that is entirely chemical free. Jürg Jost, Managing Director at UFA-Samen, the seed company of Fenaco, adds:

“We have looked at different chemical free options and came to the conclusion that ThermoSeed is the best choice. In Switzerland, as in the EU, the market is being driven by increasing demand for chemical free products. We are therefore convinced that the demand for seed treated without the use of chemicals will increase in Switzerland.

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For more information, please contact:

Kenneth Alness, CEO ThermoSeed Global AB
Tel: +46 (0)105 56 18 08

Lantmännen Press Office
Tel: +46 10 556 88 00

About ThermoSeed

ThermoSeed is a Swedish invention and a patented process to disinfect seed without the use of additives. The process treats seed using carefully regulated hot, moist air for a specific period of time. A broad spectrum of seedborne diseases will be controlled, the seed will have full germination and will be fully storable. ThermoSeed competes with chemical seed treatment both by its attractive cost level and by its high effectiveness.