Hazel Technologies, Inc

Focus area

Extend Shelf Life

Target Market(s)

Farming, Processing, Retail, Logistic, HaFS

Founding date




Development Stage


The Solution

A plant growth regulator (methylcyclopropene) that blocks Ethylene receptors to slow down the ripening process of fruit and vegetables to extend shelf life by days or weeks.

Case Study

One third of the world’s food is wasted according to FAO, of which 42% (645 MT per year) is fruit and vegetables (1).

Extending the shelf life of fresh produce is a major challenge that can be tackled by reducing the respiration process. Hazel Technologies has developed a simple sachet that releases methylcyclopropene that blocks Ethylene for up to 3 weeks. By inhibiting Ethylene absorption, the ripening process is slowed down.

The sachets are a tailored technology for different types of fruits and vegetables. Each sachet will protect around 10 kgs of produce.

Existing Customers

  • Oppty
  • Mission
  • WP Produce
  • Kingsburg Orchard
  • Orchard View Cherries
  • BelleHarvest


  • FLW reduction