Visiting the eMerge Americas event

eMerge Americas is a premier tech event held in Miami. eMerge Americas is a venture-backed platform that aims to transform Miami into a global tech hub. Its global tech conference is held annually at the Miami Beach Convention Center. In venture investment, Miami happens to be the epicenter of the North American flower industry. 

The event attracts thousands of attendees from over 40 countries and showcases new tech startups that could potentially advance the tech scene and help in different sectors in the community. The group of startups competes in an award for $400,000 in investments.

The Earth Says
Esteban Vasquez Montano of “The Earth Says” focuses on optimizing the pollination process as it is essential for producing fruits and, most importantly, seeds. According to Vasquez, bees are the main organism used to propagate this process, and they are dying at an alarming rate. The Eart Says develops unique technological solutions that speed up the pollination process and, in turn, crop production.

The company has developed two technologies that can increase crop production by 10%. The first is the Beehive Diagnosis, used to determine if the beehive is optimal to pollinate or not, and the second is a system to monitor the hives using IOT devices to ensure productivity and optimization.

When asked how such technologies can help the fresh-cut flower industry, Vasquez replied, “We work to deliver optimal beehives with our technologies for farmers to propel the pollination process and increase seed production and produce an optimal yield; that can help the floral industry.”

Enrique Bautista, Agro Products EBA
Agro Products EBA are the major organic growers of avocado, macadamia, and other vegetables in Mexico. They want to create a substitute for chemical fertilizers and reduce the harmful impact on animals, humans, and the environment.

After a lot of research, Agro Products EBA has developed a 100% organic fertilizer. They did so by recovering wasted fish materials and transforming them through hydrolysis. The resulting liquid is concentrated, purified, and enriched with natural minerals and organic supplements, which can be used as a fertilizer in every agricultural sector. As with vegetables and fruits, this fertilizer may improve and speed up the production of flowers and ensure sustainability.

Christina Stavridi, Carbon Limit
The world is moving toward greener solutions, exactly what Carbon Limit is doing. They have developed a unique additive formula that allows concrete to actively attract and absorb CO2 directly from the air. The CO2 will then be stored in the concrete safely and permanently.

Initially, their tech started from a sister company, Smog Armor. It produces greener and sustainable materials like paints, cardboard boxes, etc. Formerly, they have developed paint with zero toxins, no VOCs, safe for pets and children, and dries quickly. Most importantly, the paint absorbs all air pollution, including CO2 and formaldehyde. They aim to integrate a similar form of this technology into cardboard, ink, and other materials.

This product is attractive in any industry where carbon monoxide can be a factor in affecting the quality of the product. An idea would be to coat the inside of flower boxes with this CO2 absorbing paint- it would have to be tested, of course, and go through a few trails.

For more information:
New Bloom Solutions
www.newbloomsolutions.com  

 


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