The history – in short
1993 | The ThermoSeed® technology was initiated and developed by research projects at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science in Uppsala (SLU)
1998 | Company founded in Uppsala and first patent was filed.
2003 | First demonstration machine (1 ton/h) was installed.
2005 | Development of a first large-scale ThermoSeed® equipment (15 ton/h)
2008 | Lantmännen installs a 15 ton/h ThermoSeed® equipment in Skara and starts commercial production on large scale
2010 | Incotec aquires 100% of their joint venture
2012 | The Norwegian cooperative Felleskjøpet installs two ThermoSeed® machines with a capacity of 15 ton/h each
2014 | Lantmännen installs in Eslöv a second 15 ton/h machine. RiceTec Inc. starts treating rice seeds with a 2 ton/h ThermoSeed® equipment in the USA.
2016 | Kenneth Alness founded the company ThermoSeed Global AB which acquired all IP rights, staff, equipment and contracts from the Dutch company Incotec AB.
2017 | Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU) appointed ThermoSeed as the best innovation
2018 | Lantmännen BioAgri acquired 90% stake of ThermoSeed Global AB
2019 | Two new ThermoSeed® machines were installed in France