Van Iperen International is proud to announce that GreenSwitch® Potassium Sulphate (SOP) was named a finalist for the prestigious GreenTech Innovation Award 2024. This recognition, announced at GreenTech Amsterdam, puts value on the opportunities GreenSwitch® SOP brings to conventional agriculture.

The Van Iperen team receives recognition as a finalist for the GreenTech Innovation Award

GreenSwitch® SOP, Finalist of the GreenTech Innovation Award 2024

GreenSwitch® Potassium Sulphate (SOP) has been named a finalist for the GreenTech Innovation Award 2024, recognizing its innovative production methods and sustainable impact. This distinction reinforces Van Iperen’s dedication to developing solutions that enhance agricultural productivity while promoting sustainability.

GreenSwitch® Potassium Sulphate,  produced by our partner Cinis Fertilizer, is our first water-soluble Potassium Sulfate fertilizer produced through an environmentally friendly circular process with reduced emissions in Sweden.

GreenSwitch Potassium Sulphate (SOP), finalist of GreenTech Innovation Award 2024“We are proud that GreenSwitch® Potassium Sulphate (SOP) was recognized as one of the three finalists for the GreenTech Innovation Award 2024 out of 47 participants,” said Erik van den Bergh, Managing Director at Van Iperen International. “This recognition is a testament to our ongoing commitment to developing innovative solutions that benefit growers and have the potential to make conventional agriculture more sustainable.”

Jakob Liedberg, Founder of CINIS Fertilizer and partner in the development of GreenSwitch® Potassium Sulphate (SOP), shared his thoughts on the recognition. “Being named a finalist for the GreenTech Innovation Award 2024 is a significant achievement for our collaborative efforts. It showcases the potential of our circular fertilizer to make a meaningful impact on agriculture,” said Liedberg. “Our partnership with Van Iperen International continues to explore the opportunities of innovation and sustainability in the industry.”

GreenSwitch® SOP: A Pure, Sustainable, Water-Soluble Solution

GreenSwitch® Potassium Sulphate (SOP) redefines traditional fertilizer production with its unique fossil-free, low-energy process, setting a new standard in sustainability. Produced in collaboration with Cinis Fertilizer in Sweden, this circular fertilizer not only enhances crop yields but also significantly reduces environmental impact. By utilizing upcycled materials, GreenSwitch® SOP embodies the principles of a circular economy.

GreenSwitch® Potassium: The Factory in Sweden

Inaugurated officially on the 4th of June, the GreenSwitch® Potassium factory in Sweden runs through a patent-protected process. Its innovative production method, reusing industrial waste from electric car batteries and the paper industry, ensures that GreenSwitch® SOP not only enhances agricultural productivity but also maintains sustainability throughout the production process. In this context, the GreenSwitch® Potassium factory addresses sustainability challenges, including high energy consumption and significant CO2, by drastically reducing energy use and emissions.

Van Iperen International and Cinis Fertilizer flags

GreenSwitch® Circular Fertilizers

This recognition follows the success of GreenSwitch® circular fertilizers: GreenSwitch® Original, our first liquid nitrate fertilizer from an organic source, won the GreenTech Innovation Award in 2021. Being a finalist for the same award three years later reinforces our ongoing commitment to innovation in the agricultural industry.

Bottles of GreenSwitch Original, our circular Nitrate liquid fertilizer from organic source

While we did not win the GreenTech Innovation Award, GreenSwitch® SOP’s recognition as a finalist highlights the importance of our work and inspires us to continue making conventional agriculture more sustainable.