DELIVERING CO2 TO GROWERS EVERYWHERE
SHADE & NET
CO2 Delivery Solutions™
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Atmospheric enrichment of CO2 by gassing in protected horticulture operations has enhanced plant yields for decades. However, even sealed greenhouses must vent during warmer months resulting in the CO2 gas escaping outside. This makes maintaining CO2 gas levels of >800 ppm very difficult. Non-sealed structures such as hoop houses, tunnels, shade and net houses have open ends, roofs or are porous, making CO2 gassing virtually impossible.
This means the vast majority of the 600 billion square feet of protected growers worldwide are not able to take advantage of CO2 enrichment which is proven to result in up to 30% more yield as plants are able to enhance photosynthesis. CO2 GRO's patented revolutionary CO2 Delivery Solutions™ enables ALL protected grows to consistently deliver optimal amounts of CO2 to their plants via misting a saturated CO2 solution, resulting in higher yields, faster growth, safely and profitably.
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Increased production of flower, fruits and biomass: More product to sell.
Life cycle acceleration: More harvest turns and faster to market products.
Perimeter Protection™: Save crops from pathogen related losses.
Low CO2 and electricity use: Reduce your carbon footprint and production cost.
UP TO 30% MORE YIELD
DOUBLE YOUR PROFITS $$$
Apply CO2 to your plants SAFELY.
Applied to the plant by FINE MISTING.
Increase YIELD and PROFITABILITY.
ALL PROTECTED STRUCTURES.
CUSTOM ENGINEERED for your facility.
FULLY AUTOMATED SYSTEM.
PURCHASE or FINANCING.
ON SITE FEASIBILITY.
CO2 Delivery Solutions™ can be integrated into existing boom or overhead misting systems and if you don't have any existing misting system, no problem, we will design and implement one custom for your facility.
How CO2 Delivery Solutions Work
CO2 from a cylinder and water from the facility source are fed into the CO2 Infusion System, which comes as an in-situ system or can be integrated into booms. The CO2 completely dissolves and saturates in the water creating a saturated CO2 solution.
The saturated CO2 solution is targeted directly on to the plant's leaves by misting micro droplets that create a microfilm on leaf's surface. This film isolates the leaf surface from the atmosphere and creates a diffusion gradient that enables the CO2 to diffuse from the solution into the leaf through the leaf surface.
The carbon is used by the plant for photosynthesis to grow and the oxygen is given off to the atmosphere.
More carbon is now available for the roots and shoots to grow, increasing yield and profits.
The 'Magic' is in the Misting
CO2 is diffused through the leaf's surface.
This means the CO2 solution can be misted from overhead vs under the leaf.
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It is difficult to maintain >800 ppm CO2 gas even in a sealed commercial facility throughout the grow cycle due to periodic venting.
CO2 solution misting is effective year-round, regardless of venting periods.
Despite conventional wisdom, misting plants with CO2 solution also provides the plant with “Perimeter Protection™” to slow the spread of micro pathogens.
The fluctuation in pH on the plant surface when CO2 solution is misted, significantly slows the spread of micro pathogens. CO2 gassing alone does not provide this protection.
Reduce the spread of micro pathogens such as powdery mildew and E. coli by 99%.
Team & Partners
CO2 Delivery Solutions has been developed with the help of top people and institutions:
CEO, CO2 GRO Inc.
B.A.Sc. and P. Eng. with over 35 years experience managing the full spectrum of engineering projects from demonstration to large scale installations in North America and overseas. John successfully built and sold his own company which deployed gas infusion technology in numerous industries.
Dr. Matt Julius
CSO, CO2 GRO Inc.
Ph.D. and Professor of Biology at Minnesota based St. Cloud State University. Matt provides plant nutrition advice to our master growers and clients. Matt also provides scientific research through St. Cloud State University pertaining to plant growth using CO2 Delivery Solutions to maximize a plant's natural growth potential.
Dr. Gord Surgeoner
Director, CO2 GRO Inc.
Ph.D. in Forest Entomology and esteemed professor at the University of Guelph in Environmental Biology and Plant Agriculture until 2004. President of Ontario Agri-Food Technologies from 1999-2014. Board member of several sustainable agriculture organizations and 2014 inductee to Ontario's Agriculture Hall of Fame.
St. Cloud State University has worked with CO2 Delivery Solutions for a number of years beginning with algae and now fully focused on maximizing the natural growth potential of several plant varieties. As dedicated partners to discovering the benefits of CO2 Delivery Solutions on plant growth, SCSU continues to provide valuable scientific validation and insights of how best to utilize CO2 Delivery Solutions.
The University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada has become a key academic partner for demonstrating the benefits of CO2 Delivery Solutions on the growth of several crops including high value greenhouse crops, specialty crops and several outdoor cash crops.