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Farmers have been steaming soil for more than 100 years. Soil Steam International AS is the first company in the world that mas managed to steam soil up to 30 cm deep in the field in a sustainable and efficient way!

40% more growth

Steaming of the soil gives up to 40% more growth, and some vegetables can be stored for up to 3 months longer. This means that soil steaming can avoid that more than 10.000 tonnes of carrots being wasted in Norway every year.

1 billion starve

1 billion people in the world are starving. By 2050, the world population has increased to 9 billion people, and we need 60% more food.

About us

At the end of the 1990s, 3 farmers began to experiment with steam as an alternative to chemicals to clean the soil for weeds, fungi and nematodes. The first machine was completed in 1996. It was difficult to use, primitive and not very effective. The machine documented what the 3 farmers had hoped for; they could document that their method killed all harmful organisms in the soil only by means of water vapor. No one had done this before. This machine was called Soilprep 1.

More than 20 years later, the machine has been modernized and tested a number of times. The long-term testing and improvement process is approaching the end and the goal is to present a commercial model during June/July 2018.

This machine is going to change the world.

The use of soil steaming allows you to produce a variety of berries, fruits and vegetables with much less use of pesticides. In addition, the crop will increase and many vegetables can be stored up to 6 months longer.

During 2018, the first commercial machine will be delivered to the first customers.

Kåre-Jan Johansen, CEO
Arvid Laksesvela, Profession Manager
Olav Wirgenes, Profession Manager
Finn Limseth, CTO
Hans Kristian Westrum, Sales and Marketing Manager

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