TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / May 19, 2022 / Toronto based CO2 GRO Inc. ("GROW" or the "Company") (TSXV:GROW, OTCQB:BLONF, Frankfurt:4021) is pleased to announce another CO2 Delivery Solutions™ Technology Trial ("Trial") in a Canadian cucumber greenhouse. The grower required confidentiality as to greenhouse size, location and name.
The Trial's goals are to demonstrate CO2 Delivery Solutions™ benefits to increase cucumber fruit yield, reduce the spread of pathogens such as powdery mildew, reduce CO2 usage and reduce the overall cost per unit of production, thereby increasing overall grower margins.
According to Greenhouse Canada, "in 2019, there were a total of 838 commercial greenhouse vegetable operations with 17.6 million square metres of production area which produced nearly 664,450 metric tons of vegetables. Tomatoes accounted for 37% of the total greenhouse vegetable sales, followed by cucumbers (31%) and peppers (28%). The acreage has increased 21% over the last five years and 48% over the last decade. Ontario continued to lead the greenhouse vegetable sector in 2019, representing 69% of the total production in Canada, followed by British Columbia and Quebec, with 18% and 6% respectively."
CO2 GRO's VP Sales & Strategic Alliances, Aaron Archibald commented, "Our plant mix in 2022 YTD Trials has favored traditional high volume vegetable growers in North America and the EU as well as high value flower growers in Colombia and Ecuador. We are now gaining traction with greenhouse vegetable and flower growers who typically operate much larger facilities than our Canadian Cannabis customers. The greenhouse vegetable and flower market offers us the largest opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of our technology and commercial revenue for the Company. The results of the Trials should enable us to accelerate our commercial revenue growth. "
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CO2 GRO's proprietary CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology is revolutionizing the global estimated 800 billion square foot protected grower market. This is comprised of 600 billion square feet of fruits & vegetables (Cuesta Roble 2019), an estimated 100 billion square feet of floriculture and another estimated 100 billion square feet of crops such as medicinal plants, citrus tree seedlings and other non-food varieties.
Dedication: CO2 GRO is dedicated to enhancing plant growth and productivity sustainably, while reducing our customers' ecological footprint with a focus on People, the Planet and Prosperity.
Our Technology: CO2 Delivery Solutions™ creates a dissolved CO2 solution that is misted onto plants grown in greenhouses and protected grower facilities globally providing growers with multiple significant benefits.
Value Proposition: Growers that cannot atmospherically enrich their facilities with CO2 (gassing) can now realize yield increases of up to 30% and up to a doubling of gross profits, while suppressing the development of micro-pathogens such as E.coli and powdery mildew leading to healthier crops. Greenhouses and indoor facilities that currently do employ CO2 gassing can save up to 90% on their CO2 consumption, thereby reducing their production costs and CO2 enrichment emissions.
Patent Protection: CO2 GRO's CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology is protected by a suite of patents and patents pending.
Business Model: Our technology is sold to growers based on the cultivation area installed at prices that provide a high return on their investment and high margins for our shareholders.
Global Expansion: CO2 GRO's management is rapidly expanding its international marketing partner relationships into Mexico, Spain, the EU, the UK, South Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia and Latin America as well as in its US and Canadian base.
Environment, Social and Governance; ESG: CO2 GRO is committed to good Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies and practices. We are an equal opportunity employer of choice and opportunity.
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SOURCE: CO2 Gro Inc.