CO2 Delivery Solutions
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Atmospheric enrichment of CO2 by gassing in greenhouses and indoor horticulture operations has enhanced plant yields for decades. However, over half of the CO2 gas is typically lost through leaks even in sealed greenhouses. About 85% of the world's 50 billion square feet of greenhouses are unsealed and have open venting designs which makes atmospheric enrichment of CO2 uneconomical and impractical since nearly all of the CO2 gas would escape.
This means the vast majority of greenhouse growers 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 CO2 Delivery Solutions enables ALL greenhouses to consistently deliver optimal amounts of CO2 to their plants via an aqueous CO2 solution, resulting in higher yields, faster growth, safely and profitably.
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Apply CO2 to your plants SAFELY.
Applied to the plant by FINE MISTING.
Increase YIELD and PROFITABILITY.
ALL GREENHOUSES and COVERED.
CUSTOM ENGINEERED for your facility.
FULLY AUTOMATED SYSTEM.
LEASE-TO-OWN or PURCHASE.
ON SITE EVALUATION.
CO2 Delivery Solutions can be integrated into existing boom irrigation, overhead misting systems and if you don't have any existing irrigation, no problem, we will design and implement one custom for your facility.
How CO2 Delivery Solutions Work
CO2 from a gas tank and water from the facility source are plugged into the CO2 Dissolution System, which comes on a skid or can be integrated into booms. The CO2 completely dissolves in the water creating a saturated aqueous CO2 solution.
The CO2 solution is targeted directly on to the plant's leaves by misting micro droplets to create an aqueous film around the entire leaf surface. This film isolates the leaf from the atmosphere and creates a diffusion gradient that favors the transport of CO2 into the leaf and other gasses out of the leaf.
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.
Aqueous CO2 Misting vs CO2 Gassing
Aqueous CO2 is absorbed through the entire leaf's surface.
This means aqueous CO2 can be misted from overhead vs under the leaf.
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Aqueous CO2 is as effective as CO2 gassing while using a fraction of the CO2 and providing Perimeter Protection against the spread of micro pathogens.
Aqueous CO2 misting also provides the plant with “Perimeter Protection” to slow the spread of micro pathogens.
The fluctuation in pH on the plant surface when aqueous CO2 mist is applied 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:
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.