TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / February 10, 2021 / CO2 GRO Inc. ("GROW") (TSX-V:GROW, OTCQB:BLONF, Frankfurt:4021) is pleased to announce its second commercial feasibility for its CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology in the E.U. with Netherlands based Satter Orchids ("Satter"). GROW's UK based Marketing Partner Rika Biofuel Developments Limited ("Rika") will lead the project in their exclusive Netherlands territory.
The first commercial feasibility will be on a small portion of Satter's 4-hectare strawberry greenhouse for a term of six months with the goal of increasing berry fruit yield. Upon success, Satter will have the option of conducting a second larger 1-hectare commercial feasibility for another six months. Satter also operates a 4-hectare orchids greenhouse growing various strains of phalaenopsis. The Satter strawberry feasibility will proceed first as strawberries as they are a faster growing plant compared to orchids. Once Satter is satisfied with the benefits of CO2 Delivery Solutions™ on commercially grown strawberries, their intention is to test the technology on their commercially grown orchids, based on the impressive results announced by GROW on December 1st 2020.
The Netherlands Greenhouse Market
Next to the US, the Netherlands is the second largest exporter of food and the largest exporter of flowers globally. According to Statista, the Netherlands flower exports exceed US$4 billion annually while second place Colombia flower exports are US$1.5 billion annually. The Netherlands is widely considered to be the world's leader in greenhouse technology and designs with over 500 million square feet of high-tech greenhouses in the country.
Andre Satter, CEO of Satter Orchids commented, "We saw GROW's announcement of faster growth in orchid plants and reached out to the company. We have decided to focus first on our strawberry production as it is a faster growing plant that can provide us with yield data quickly, versus orchids that have a much longer grow cycle. We look forward to seeing the results over the coming year with the goal of ultimately helping both our strawberry and orchid facilities increase value and reduce costs."
Gregory Krupnikovs, Director at Rika commented, "Our first feasibility in the Netherlands with Satter Orchids will showcase the power of CO2 Delivery Solutions™ to the high-tech Dutch greenhouse market. In addition, Satter which employs CO2 gassing, should realize a significant reduction in CO2 usage and cost as well as increased yields and pathogen suppression."
Aaron Archibald, VP Sales & Strategic Alliances commented, "We are very encouraged that Satter responded to our December 1st 2020 news release announcing 30% accelerated flowering results on C4 orchids employing CO2 Delivery Solutions™. The current commercial feasibility being conducted on strawberries is also of interest to Satter as they grow high value strawberries for the Netherlands market. We are also very encouraged by the pace and progress Rika is setting in the EU representing our CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology. This is their second project in two weeks and the first project in the Netherlands, one of their three exclusive countries".
About Satter Orchids - www.satterorchids.nl
Satter Orchids began operation in 2008. The principals collectively have 30 years' experience growing plant and flowers prior to starting Satter. Satter Orchids is a highly specialized greenhouse operator. They work with the most modern growing techniques and their facilities are fully automated. Satter supplies orchids to retailers in the Netherlands and across Europe.
About CO2 GRO Inc.
GROW's proprietary CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology is poised to revolutionize the global high value plant greenhouse industry. Its usage provides growers the opportunity to increase revenue by up to 30% and suppress the development of pathogens thereby reducing crop loss risks in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.
CO2 Delivery Solutions™ dissolves and saturates CO2 gas into water creating a bubble-less aqueous CO2 solution. When the solution is misted onto high value plants it increases revenue to greenhouse growers by up to 30% through a combination of larger plants and shorter crop grow time. The worldwide market for GROW's disruptive CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology are the 50 billion square feet of greenhouses 85% of which cannot economically or optimally employ CO2 gas to maximize revenue. GROW's CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology now enables all greenhouse growers everywhere to maximize revenue easily with low systems capital costs and ease of systems installation into overhead misting systems.
GROW's management is moving quickly to capitalize on this world-wide opportunity by establishing marketing partner relationships internationally. Currently marketing partnerships are in place covering 14 countries with quickly growing interest from multiple other potential partners. In North America, GROW maintains regional sales representatives and support teams. GROW's CO2 Delivery Solutions™ is protected by a suite of patents and patent pending applications.
GROW's high value plant data developed through scientific research and commercial feasibilities with multiple potential customers has demonstrated the beneficial effects of CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology on many high value plants including peppers, lettuce, strawberries, microgreens, kale, cannabis, hemp, roses and orchids.
GROW's CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology is environmentally friendly, sustainable, provides for crops grown to be certified as organic and supports locally grown food minimizing the risk associated with extended global food chains.
Our organization is committed to fostering and maintaining an inclusive respectful environment providing equal opportunities at all levels to people of different genders, nationalities, and age and education background with a focus on values that align with our corporate culture.
GROW is conscious of the environment, our impact on it and also for the health and welfare of our staff, our clients, partners and stakeholders. We support the best practices for the COVID-19 pandemic and have revisited our previous procedures for sales and business development. Further, GROW's CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology does not pose any health and safety risks to employees.
As a global organization, GROW is committed to good Environment, Social and Governance practices and we do so wherever possible to ensure we are an employer of choice and opportunity. Our mission is to accelerate the growth of all value plants safely, economically and naturally using our patented advanced CO2 Delivery Solutions™
We do well for the planet, the people we work with who benefit from our solutions and create profits for our shareholders, clients, partners and value in the long term.
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