We produce starch from potatoes and transform it to suit our customers’ needs and requirements. All of the potatoes in our Swedish production are grown by our owners.

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The process water from production is returned to the fields to water the crops

Our main raw material is starch potatoes grown by our owners

Soil and stones from potato deliveries are used as fill materials, for example during road construction

We refine starch into starch for the paper industry

The potatoes delivered to the starch factory are fractionated into starch, fiber, and protein

The starch and fiber are also refined into value-added products for the food industry

The plant parts remaining after the food-grade fiber has been processed are concentrated into pulp and sold as feed. Also the potato protein is refined into a nutritious feed product

The nutrients in the potato juice are concentrated and sold as fertilizer

Our brands within the starch business area

Starch operations

We buy potatoes, in Sweden from our potato growers and owners, and in the Czech Republic from 150 local growers. Then we process and utilize the material in the potato in the best possible way so we can offer customized, functional potato starch products to customers within the food and paper industries. We focus on markets and applications where potato starch has high potential, giving our customers added value. When you buy from Lyckeby, you always get support and knowledge within the areas of product development, applications, logistics, and quality, from our highly experienced team. Our mission is for the starch potato to be the most profitable alternative for our growers.

In addition to transforming the starch, we also make use of side streams from other components in the starch potato, as far as possible. We transform the potato fiber to a food-grade product, sell the protein as animal food, and in our Swedish operations the juice and surplus water are transferred back to the fields as concentrate to fertilize and water the crops. A circular process that we are very proud of!


Sveriges Stärkelseproducenter offers customized, functional starch products and potato fiber to the global food industry under the Lyckeby brand.


Sveriges Stärkelseproducenter sells value-added starch products to the paper industry in Europe under the Solam brand.

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Environmentally sustainable cultivation of starch potatoes

Naturally, our starch operations also follow up on supplier social responsibility, and our Code o...

Climate action in starch production

Starch production is an energy-intensive operation, and consequently energy and climate action ar...

A bump on the road to the climate plan

Since 2020, we have replaced a large share of the fossil fuels in our starch production with bio-...

Reduce emissions we don’t control ourselves

We have set a goal of reducing Scope 3 GHG emissions by 20% for the period 2017–2025. These emiss...

Our rare flowers

In a 2017 inventory, at least 100 growing sites were found with more than 3,500 plants of the rar...