Kongskilde’s simple, smart and robust Webstech technology monitors temperature and relative humidity in post-harvest, stored biomass, alerting farmers when their crops are at risk.

Webstech is minimizing food losses through temperature and humidity sensors  in stored agricultural produce. The technology provides information that reduces the unnecessary loss of produce, thus helping improve agricultural productivity and feed quality. By doing so, the system also increases profits for farmers.

The system works via intelligent sensors installed in the stored food and connected to a base station. If the temperature gets too high in a stock of produce, the farmer will be alerted via email or SMS, helping to prevent a larger food loss. Webstech helps farmers to look after their produce, such as stored corn or potatoes, and can also be used in other sectors, such as maintaining the health of grass on golf courses. Webstech was previously its own entity, but is now owned by Kongskilde.

Webstech is all about knowledge, data and information.

Sten Andersen – CEO, Webstech prior to its acquisition by Kongskilde.

Why you should care

According to the World Resources Institute, 24% of all food produced every year is either lost before consumption or wasted through being discarded. Of this, approximately half is lost in production, handling and storage. Webstech has developed a technology for farmers to keep an eye on their produce after they have been put into storage. The solution is a minor investment compared to typical losses in stored stock.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Zero hunger

With up to half of pre-consumer food loss occurring in production, handling and storage, this solution has the potential to improve global food security.

Affordable and clean energy

The technology can help farmers save up to 40% of energy costs associated with drying, and thus significantly improve agricultural energy efficiency, according to Webstech.

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Webstech’s solution costs only a fraction of the potential costs of lost food stocks, making it attractive for the agricultural industry to become more efficient.