Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse and Ceradis Sign Exclusive Distribution Agreement for CeraSulfur
Cooperation aims to bring Ceradis’ unique bio-sulfur fungicide to more countries by partnering with Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse.
GROSSDIETWIL, SWITZERLAND and WAGENINGEN, the NETHERLANDS, January 6, 2021
Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse AG and Ceradis Crop Protection B.V. announced they have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement to distribute Ceradis’ new, innovative bio-sulfur fungicide CeraSulfur in Switzerland.
Andermatt is the leading biocontrol company in Switzerland, specialised on the development and production of baculoviruses and distribution of biocontrol products. The portfolio for the Swiss market includes over 170 bioprotection solutions. Andermatt’s initial focus will be in wine grapes and pome fruits for powdery mildew and scab control.
CeraSulfur SC is a groundbreaking product, the first sulfur fungicide derived from agricultural sources. The sulfur is made by bacteria that turn hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a byproduct of biogas production, into elemental sulfur. With the origin of the process being farm waste, this organic and circular (“farm to farm”) sulfur has a different chemical structure and a smaller particle size, making it more effective than conventional sulfur. Also, it has a hydrophilic nature as opposed to conventional sulfur, which is hydrophobic, making it far easier to handle and combine with other products. So CeraSulfur offers the grower a no dust, lower sulfur need, less residue, great mixability and easy tank cleaning application. This unique and patented product was awarded the Bronze Medal at the prestigious 2020 Sival Innovation Competition in France.
“The crop protection industry is facing consistent pressure to switch from chemical to biological pesticides. We have already launched our product in France this year with our partner there, DeSangosse, under the tradenames Whisper and Kashmir. We are very happy to add more countries, in line with our global ambitions for CeraSulfur, especially with such a strong partner who shares our goal to give farmers alternatives to chemical pesticides. We look forward to working with Andermatt to ensure rapid registration and a successful launch of CeraSulfur in Switzerland and to potentially add more countries and products to our cooperation.” states Willem-Jan Meulemeesters, CEO of Ceradis.
“CeraSulfur is an innovative product that meets the trend in conventional and organic farming to use active ingredients from sustainable sources and production. And, not less important, CeraSulfur has proved its efficacy in field trials. We are very pleased about the collaboration with Ceradis. For us it stands for another brick to build up our idea of plant protection of the future.” says Martin Günter, CEO of Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse AG.
About Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse:
Andermatt Biocontrol’s goal is to replace chemical pesticides with good biological alternatives. More than 30 years ago, Andermatt Biocontrol started the first production of plant protection products based on baculoviruses. Today, the family and employee-owned company is a worldwide leader in the development and production of baculovirus products and is the leader in the distribution of bioprotection solutions in Switzerland. To learn more about Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse company and products please visit www.biocontrol.ch.
Martin Günter, CEO
Ceradis develops and sells innovative environmental-friendly products for plant nutrition & crop protection. We were founded as spin-off from Wageningen University & Research (Netherlands). We have developed biofungicides based on micro-organisms or natural products. We have also developed and patented (biological) formulation additives that boost the efficacy of existing Active Ingredients. For chemical Active Ingredients, this results in a reduced rate of chemicals use per hectare of farmland and lower residues on the crop, making them more environmentally friendly. For biological Active Ingredients, this can enhance their performance or lower the required dose rate. Ceradis has four technology platforms, on the basis of which it develops products. Some of our products are already successfully being used by farmers for several years. For more information, visit us at www.ceradis.com and follow us at LinkedIn.
Willem-Jan Meulemeesters, CEO