Case Studies

Helping Cultivators Gain Results

UbiGro® has been deployed in dozens of greenhouses worldwide and has been tested on a variety of crops. Our pilot partners have shared crop yield and quality data, validating UbiGro’s impact on their cultivation operation.

UbiGro’s layer of light is paving the way for cultivators to obtain higher yield gains and increase profit.

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Cannabis, Case Studies

+8.0% Yield Increase in Cannabis

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA | Wet yield showed an extra 47 lbs (estimated 7.0 lbs dry) harvested from the greenhouse with UbiGro installed, equivalent to a +8.0% increase in total yield compared to test plants grown in the control greenhouse. No differences in trichome color, finishing time, bud color, …

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Quantum Dots Red Light
Vegetables

+20% Boost in Tomatoes

Alcalde, NM, USA | In this example, that translates to $12,807 additional profit per year from this greenhouse. Over the projected 4-yr life of the installed UbiGro film, the farm would take in over $51,000 in extra profit from this greenhouse alone. …

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Case Studies Technology Lettuce
Vegetables

>10% Yield Improvement in Lettuce

UA-CEAC | UbiQD partnered with the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (UA-CEAC) to enhance the lighting component of the Mars-Lunar Greenhouse prototype to improve the food production for the system. This project was funded by NASA, and the goal of the study was to prove feasibility that changing …

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Cannabis Greenhouse
Cannabis, Case Studies

+16% Boost in Cannabis

Trinity Co., CA, USA | Over the 4-yr life of the installed UbiGro product, the farm would benefit from $97,500 in additional profit from this greenhouse alone. If the farm adopted the UbiGro technology across all six greenhouses on site, and this yield improvement was consistently realized, it could potentially …

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Case Study Tomatoes
Vegetables

>20% Light Use Efficiency Exhibited in Tomato Trial

Bleiswijk, Netherlands | A beefsteak tomato trial was conducted at the Delphy Improvement Centre, located in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands. UbiGro showed improved plant growth, greater tomato yields, and reduced waste in this trial. …

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Case Studies Cannabis
Cannabis

+7.7% Boost in Cannabis

Hood River, OR, USA | If the farm adopted the UbiGro technology across all 40 greenhouses on site and this yield improvement was consistently realized, it could profit an additional $320,000 per year, or an additional $1.28M over the 4-yr lifetime of the films. …

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Cannabis Greenhouse

+16% Boost in Cannabis

Trinity Co., CA, USA | Over the 4-yr life of the installed UbiGro product, the farm would benefit from $97,500 in additional profit from this greenhouse alone. If the farm adopted the UbiGro technology across all six greenhouses on site, and this yield improvement was consistently realized, it could potentially...

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Quantum Dots Red Light

+20% Boost in Tomatoes

Alcalde, NM, USA | In this example, that translates to $12,807 additional profit per year from this greenhouse. Over the projected 4-yr life of the installed UbiGro film, the farm would take in over $51,000 in extra profit from this greenhouse alone.

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+5.4% Boost in Cannabis

Trinity Co. CA, USA | Over the 4-yr life of the installed UbiGro film, the farm would benefit from $32,700 in additional profit from this greenhouse alone. If the farm adopted the UbiGro technology across all six greenhouses on site and this yield improvement was consistently realized, it could profit...

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+7.7% Boost in Cannabis

Hood River, OR, USA | If the farm adopted the UbiGro technology across all 40 greenhouses on site and this yield improvement was consistently realized, it could profit an additional $320,000 per year, or an additional $1.28M over the 4-yr lifetime of the films.

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+8.0% Yield Increase in Cannabis

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA | Wet yield showed an extra 47 lbs (estimated 7.0 lbs dry) harvested from the greenhouse with UbiGro installed, equivalent to a +8.0% increase in total yield compared to test plants grown in the control greenhouse. No differences in trichome color, finishing time, bud color,...

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>10% Yield Improvement in Lettuce

UA-CEAC | UbiQD partnered with the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (UA-CEAC) to enhance the lighting component of the Mars-Lunar Greenhouse prototype to improve the food production for the system. This project was funded by NASA, and the goal of the study was to prove feasibility that changing...

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>20% Light Use Efficiency Exhibited in Tomato Trial

Bleiswijk, Netherlands | A beefsteak tomato trial was conducted at the Delphy Improvement Centre, located in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands. UbiGro showed improved plant growth, greater tomato yields, and reduced waste in this trial.

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Hunter McDaniel CEO & Founder UbiGro

Hunter McDaniel, PhD

Founder & CEO

 Hunter earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, before joining Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Chemistry Division. Ultimately the value proposition of UbiGro is about boosting crop yields and quality without the cost or energy impact of lighting. Hunter has more than fifty publications and patents, and more than 2000 total citations, h-index: 20. Hunter fundamentally believes that novel materials underpin every significant technology advancement, and he is focused on leveraging new materials to have a lasting and sustainable impact.

Damon Hebert, PhD

Director of Agriculture

Damon brings a wide range of experience in agriculture, materials science, spectroscopy, and small business. During his time in Prof. Angus Rockett’s research group at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Hebert authored a doctoral thesis and multiple papers on the materials science of CIGS semiconductor materials, which is closely related to the materials developed at UbiQD. He also served as a consultant to Nanosolar, a CIGS nanocrystal solar cell manufacturing company. Hebert has industry experience having co-founded Dr. Jolly’s, a leading cultivation and distribution operation in Bend, OR.

Tania Lafaille

Sales Representative

Tania is a UbiGro Sales Representative, with over 7 years of experience in product sales (specifically berries and avocados) covering all of North America and parts of South America. While in agriculture, Tania has cultivated strong relationships with growers and distributors, granting her a unique insight into both perspectives. That understanding, paired with her fierce dedication to results, drives her fun and fiery commitment to her craft. Tania is based in Gilroy, CA.

Charles Parrish

Agricultural  Engineer

Charles earned a Bachelor’s in Biological Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master’s in Biosystems Engineering from The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. Advised by Dr. Gene Giacomelli, Charles conducted his thesis on the “Optimization of Spectral Quality with Quantum Dots to Enhance Crop Yield in Controlled Environments.” Charles has a decade of biological engineering, greenhouse technology, and molecular biology experience from lab to production scale including working with the Vegetable Production System (Veggie) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. He brings his experience in hydroponics, controlled environment systems design, photobiology, greenhouse engineering, and scientific outreach.

Jim Gideon

Sales Manager

Jim Gideon is an UbiGro Sales Manager, with over 25 years of greenhouse industry sales experience covering all of North America. Previously Jim has worked for Green Tek, Plazit-Polygal, Texel, Cherry Creek, and Nexus. He is based in Montgomery, AL, and Jim believes that “light is everything to the grower.”

Eric Moody

Director of Sales

Eric Moody is UbiQD’s Director of UbiGro Sales. Eric has more than 6 years of experience in horticulture lighting industry, building relationships with greenhouse growers of all sizes and crops on optimal lighting for their growing operation, and most recently managed a North American sales team for PL Light Systems. Overall, Eric has been in sales leadership positions for more than 13 years. Eric brings with him a great understanding of the market and available technologies for growers, greenhouse facilities, and sales leadership.

Mike Burrows, PhD

VP of Business Development

Dr. Michael Burrows is UbiQd’s Vice President of Business Development. His educational background includes a Materials Science doctorate from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business. His career has specialized in the commercialization of novel electronic materials in venture-run programs for different industries including solar, biosensors, and the automotive industry. In both start-up and corporate environments, he has extensive experience in global market development, foraging supply chain partnerships, productization, and brand building. He is currently leading UbiQD’s partnership efforts in luminescent greenhouse technology, smart windows, and security ventures.

Matt Bergern, PhD

Cheif Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer at UbiQD, Dr. Matt Bergren leads the company’s product development efforts, sales, and product manufacturing, including the company’s first commercial agriculture product, UbiGro. He plays a critical role in continuing the company’s path of technology development and vision of powering product innovations in agriculture, clean energy, and security.

He serves as the principal investigator for UbiQD’s contract with NASA, focused on tailoring the solar spectrum for enhanced crop production for space missions. Dr. Bergren’s leadership experience includes serving on the board of directors for the New Mexico Energy Manufacturing Institute, focused on job creation in New Mexico’s energy, and related manufacturing community.