UbiQD has unveiled the UbiGro Cover, the latest addition to the greenhouse brand.
UbiGro Cover integrates fluorescent QD technology into an extruded greenhouse cover film, which enables lower prices, wider formats, and higher performance.
Using fluorescence, UbiGro creates a more optimal light spectrum for enhanced photosynthesis and crop yield by shifting the colors within sunlight. This marks a transformative approach to sustainable greenhouse farming, offering a tangible solution for the escalating challenge of food production on limited arable land.
"It's hard to overstate our excitement for UbiGro Cover," said Eric Moody, UbiQD Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Cultivators have been requesting a roof-integrated 'full cover' quantum dot solution at a cost-effective price point, and I'm pleased to announce that the future has arrived."
UbiGro Cover's QD technology results from research and development, tailored to produce specific light spectra that boost crop growth and can promote plant health and quality. Many of the initial UbiGro Cover orders are from existing UbiGro Inner customers that have seen positive results. This technology stems from foundational work recently honored with the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
"Developing a fully extruded yet stable quantum dot greenhouse film was no small feat," said Matt Bergren, UbiQD's Chief Product Officer. "Decades of R&D on the materials, horticulture, and product engineering has gone into making it work, and now we're delivering a cover solution to our customers."
"The introduction of UbiGro Cover comes at a time when the agriculture industry is under pressure to produce more quantity without compromising on sustainability or crop quality. As climates change and populations rise, the need for renewable farming practices becomes more urgent", the team says. UbiQD has also been engineering QD materials for enhancing the performance of thin-film solar modules and agrivoltaics.
"With the introduction of UbiGro Cover, traction in big solar, and the Nobel Prize, quantum dots are having a great year," added Hunter McDaniel, UbiQD CEO. "These novel materials are graduating from the early beachhead markets, such as display, and catching their stride by making positive advancements in food and energy. It's exciting to see nanomaterials innovation translate into tangible products."