The Crown Princess visits Uppsala
Jamshid Fatehi shows BioAgri products to The Crown Princess, Chairman of the Board of Lantmännen Bengt-Olov Gunnarson, County Governor Peter Egardt and CEO of Lantmännen BioAgri Kenneth Alness. Photo: Johan Olsson
On Friday 11 October, The Crown Princess visited Uppsala to find out about research and development in the fields of environmental issues and life sciences at Uppsala University and within industry.
The day began at Lantmännen BioAgri, where Chairman of the Board of Lantmännen Bengt-Olov Gunnarsson and CEO Kenneth Alness welcomed The Crown Princess. Mr Alness spoke about the company's focus on sustainable development and the development of a successful method for the environmentally friendly treatment of seed without using chemical additives. The Crown Princess was then given a tour, during which she saw Lantmännen's testing activities and examples of innovations. The visit continued at Uppsala Castle, where representatives from SciLifeLab in Uppsala presented their research into life sciences and their work within areas such as cancer research. SciLifeLab aims to become one of the world's leading centres for research within the fields of health and the environment. Lunch was served at Uppsala Castle, and was hosted by County Governor Peter Egardt. The day continued with research presentations on the theme of tomorrow's energy for a better environment, led by Professor Kerstin Edström, coordinator of energy research at Uppsala University. Professor Marika Edoff spoke about research into solar cells, and CEO of Uppsalahem Mikael Rådegård spoke about the technology and developments behind the property company's new building, which features the largest solar cell façade in the Nordic region.
Professor Mats Leijon shows The Crown Princess the Seabased laboratory. Photo: David Sica/Stella Pictures
The day in Uppsala concluded at the Seabased wave power laboratory at the Ångström Laboratory, where CEO Billy Johansson gave a presentation of operations.