Bayer Thai taps solar energy for its row crops seed production site in Phitsanulok

Bayer Thai People

Bayer Thai Co., Ltd. formally switched on its solar panel installation to power its corn seed production site in Phitsanulok using renewable energy. Leading the inauguration on August 8, 2023, were Mr. Manas Seangkong, Director of Phitsanulok Provincial Agricultural Extension Office, with the Director of Regional Investment and Economic Center 7 (Phitsanulok) Board of Investment of Thailand, Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Naresuan University and local government officers. Representing Bayer Thai Co., Ltd was Mr. Weraphon Charoenpanit, Crop Science Country Commercial Lead for Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar.


The rooftop-based solar panel installation covers 50% of the site’s total available space can generate 600KW. It will contribute to a 20% reduction in CO2 emission which is equivalent to 371 tons per annum or comparable to the carbon absorption capacity of 190,000 mangrove trees plantation.


Mr.Weraphon said: “As part of Bayer's sustainability commitments in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we aim to reduce greenhouse gases by 30% by 2030 through our environmental-friendly operations. In collaboration with our suppliers and partners in the production chain, this project is an important contribution to achieving our sustainability targets.”


The export-oriented seed production site in Phitsanulok also houses the Seeds Test Laboratory. This is the first laboratory in the country to receive the Department of Agriculture accreditation. The test lab helps raise confidence in Thailand’s seed testing and exports as the country aims to be a global leader in seed production.




For more information:  
Malee Jaeng-arun 
Communications, Bayer Thai Co., Ltd. 


About Bayer
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and the planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to driving sustainable development and generating a positive impact with its businesses. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2022, the Group employed around 100,100 people and had sales of 50.7 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 6.2 billion euros. For more information, go to