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UbiQD Launches Two New Greenhouse Film Products for UbiGro

UbiQD, Inc. announced today that it has released new plant trial data and launched a new website for its greenhouse industry-focused brand. UbiGro incorporates UbiQD’s quantum dot technology to create a new layer of light in a greenhouse that enables growers to create a more optimal spectrum of light.

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UbiQD: UbiGro luminescent film improving cannabis yield through spectral modification

2021 UbiQD: UbiGro luminescent film improving cannabis yield through spectral modification December 17, 2020 UbiQD Installs Quantum Dot Solar Window Pilots in Commercial Buildings November 1, 2020 2020 The Coupling of Nanotechnology & Luminescent Films to Optimize Greenhouse Quality October 12, 2020 From Farm to Table: Quantum Dots that Do It All September 24, 2020 Q&A: Nanosys, UbiQD Bring Quantum Dots to Agriculture September 15, 2020 Space Veggies: How Quantum Dots Help Grow Vegetables on Earth & in Space July 16, 2020 UbiQD & Solvay Announce Greenhouse Technology Development Partnership July 7, 2020 Quantum Dots Shift Sunlight’s Spectrum to Speed Plant Growth June 4, 2020 Quantum Dots Enhance Horticultural Efficiency of Sunlight in Greenhouses June 1, 2020 Greenhouse Technology Boosts Crop Yields Up To 20% May 28, 2020 Layer Of Light Helps Plants Get More From The Sun May 25, 2020 This Tech Makes Sunlight More Potent So Normal Greenhouses Can Grow More May 21, 2020 UbiQD and Nanosys Partner to Improve Greenhouse Crop Yields May 20, 2020 This ‘Quantum Dot’ Tech Helps Grow More Plants By Making Sunlight More Powerful May 20, 2020 Quantum Dot Technology for Bigger Yields and Renewable Energy, with UbiQD April 5, 2020 Hello Tomorrow Deep Tech Finalist February 7, 2020 Cannabis Today Podcast – Steve Blank January 11, 2020 2019 10 Killer Agricultural Technologies February 1, 2021 Photosynthetically Efficient Colors for Crop Growth and Biomass Accumulation December 7, 2019 NASA Awards UbiQD Second, Larger Contract to “Tailor the Solar Spectrum for Enhanced Crop Yield for Space Missions” December 2, 2019 Harvesting Of Red Light Accelerates Plant Growth November 17, 2019 Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Award November 5, 2019 Technological Advances Help Optimize Greenhouse Sunlight April 2, 2019 UbiQD Wins 2019 SXSW Pitch Competition, Hyper-Connected Communities Category March 19, 2019 “UbiGro® is well proven in cannabis production, so now it’s time to sell the product and get it into more greenhouses,” says Eric Moody, Director of Sales at UbiQD. UbiQD is a nanotechnology company using quantum dots to produce luminescent films, with its UbiGro film developed specifically for greenhouse applications. UbiGro is a luminescent greenhouse film that creates a layer of light in the greenhouse by converting blue and ultraviolet photons into longer wavelengths, namely red and orange. In doing so, UbiGro modifies the natural spectrum to resemble that of HPS lighting, which has proven superior in cannabis production. While UbiGro, orange in appearance, has an emission peak around 600 nm, the film emission includes a shoulder reaching 750 nm, thus including some far red. According to Damon Hebert, Director of Agriculture Research at UbiQD, “UbiQD has more than 30 patents on our technology. While others could make a different luminescent film, we have patented our chemical processes for agricultural use and to use non-toxic materials. Other quantum dot systems are typically based on cadmium and lead, which are toxic.” UbiGro demonstrates consistently positive results for cannabis productionSince agricultural research is the cornerstone of UbiQD’s development process, UbiQD works closely with growers to design trials and evaluate the impacts of UbiGro on crop production. In July 2020, UbiQD partnered with the Sacred Garden medical cannabis facility in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to install UbiGro films over 3,000 square feet. The trial area included 182 plants among four varieties. Throughout the ten-week trial, cannabis plants grown under UbiGro showed enhanced growth rates and an overall yield increase of 8%. Similarly, Little Hill Cultivators in Trinity Co., California, tested UbiGro over a 2,160-square foot area with 248 plants and two strains. The growers reported enhanced vegetative growth and a 16% increase in total dry yield after 10 weeks. As a final example, Frontier Farms in Hood River, Oregon, installed UbiGro in one of its 40 greenhouses and reported a 7.7% increase in wet yield. Further details about case studies can be found on the UbiGro website. UbiQD working to develop crop-, cultivar-specific filmsAccording to Damon, UbiQD is experimenting with its technology to eventually provide growers with a range of options differing in color, quantum dot concentration, and form factor to develop crop- and cultivar-specific luminescent films. “The goal is to balance the luminescent effect with the transmission of PAR light through the film. Our commercially available orange film is 85% transmissive to PAR photons, but when we double the quantum dot concentration, the transmission decreases to around 78%. We don’t want to lose too many PAR photons; we just want to convert blue and UV into red wavelengths,” explains Damon. In 2021, UbiQD added a sales department to the company to drive UbiGro sales and installation throughout the greenhouse industry, both for cannabis and non-cannabis crops alike. View article Share: Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin

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UbiQD Installs Quantum Dot Solar Window Pilots in Commercial Buildings

2021 UbiQD: UbiGro luminescent film improving cannabis yield through spectral modification December 17, 2020 UbiQD Installs Quantum Dot Solar Window Pilots in Commercial Buildings November 1, 2020 2020 The Coupling of Nanotechnology & Luminescent Films to Optimize Greenhouse Quality October 12, 2020 From Farm to Table: Quantum Dots that Do It All September 24, 2020 Q&A: Nanosys, UbiQD Bring Quantum Dots to Agriculture September 15, 2020 Space Veggies: How Quantum Dots Help Grow Vegetables on Earth & in Space July 16, 2020 UbiQD & Solvay Announce Greenhouse Technology Development Partnership July 7, 2020 Quantum Dots Shift Sunlight’s Spectrum to Speed Plant Growth June 4, 2020 Quantum Dots Enhance Horticultural Efficiency of Sunlight in Greenhouses June 1, 2020 Greenhouse Technology Boosts Crop Yields Up To 20% May 28, 2020 Layer Of Light Helps Plants Get More From The Sun May 25, 2020 This Tech Makes Sunlight More Potent So Normal Greenhouses Can Grow More May 21, 2020 UbiQD and Nanosys Partner to Improve Greenhouse Crop Yields May 20, 2020 This ‘Quantum Dot’ Tech Helps Grow More Plants By Making Sunlight More Powerful May 20, 2020 Quantum Dot Technology for Bigger Yields and Renewable Energy, with UbiQD April 5, 2020 Hello Tomorrow Deep Tech Finalist February 7, 2020 Cannabis Today Podcast – Steve Blank January 11, 2020 2019 10 Killer Agricultural Technologies February 1, 2021 Photosynthetically Efficient Colors for Crop Growth and Biomass Accumulation December 7, 2019 NASA Awards UbiQD Second, Larger Contract to “Tailor the Solar Spectrum for Enhanced Crop Yield for Space Missions” December 2, 2019 Harvesting Of Red Light Accelerates Plant Growth November 17, 2019 Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Award November 5, 2019 Technological Advances Help Optimize Greenhouse Sunlight April 2, 2019 UbiQD Wins 2019 SXSW Pitch Competition, Hyper-Connected Communities Category March 19, 2019 Los Alamos, NM—November 1, 2021—UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based advanced materials company, announced today that it has now installed its electricity-generating windows in three commercial building sites. The buildings, which now feature quantum dot-tinted glass luminescent solar concentrator technology, include a Holiday Inn Express hotel, UbiQD’s Headquarters in Los Alamos, New Mexico, as well as a collaborative project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. These building pilot installations represent the first real-world tests for UbiQD, and some of the earliest and largest known luminescent concentrator window installations in the world. The trials aim to validate the importance of parameters like window orientation, time of day, seasonality, temperature, and manufacturing and installation methods. The double pane insulated glass units can be installed in most existing frame constructions, and were made with support from local window manufacturer, GlazTech Industries in Albuquerque, NM. “We love working with the UbiQD team, it’s been fun to watch them advance this exciting new technology,” said GlazTech Regional Manager Dominic Otero. In late 2018, UbiQD was awarded a phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF), which provided $750,000 in funding over two years to scale up. In 2020 and 2021, NSF awarded UbiQD supplemental grants totaling $660,000 for UbiQD’s continued window development, and pilot projects. The company’s solar window program has also received support from NMEDD, U.S. DOE, and Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator IN2 Program, and in late 2020 the company announced the close of a $7M venture financing. “My partners and I are excited to be at the forefront of energy technology and building-integrated sustainability, and frankly we were lucky to have the opportunity,” said Brian Patrick Martin, co-owner of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Los Alamos. “The window upgrade was part of our recent $2.4 million, Formula Blue renovation and I know our guests will enjoy the solar-powered pancakes for breakfast.” UbiQD intends to accelerate the deployment of its quantum dot window technology in 2022. Additional window projects are planned in New Mexico, Colorado, and Washington State. About UbiQD, Inc. UbiQD (pronounced ‘ubiquity’) is an advanced materials company powering impactful innovation in agriculture, clean energy, and security. Our quantum dots enable products that harness the power of color and light. Headquartered in Los Alamos, New Mexico, UbiQD is licensing technology developed at leading research institutions, including Los Alamos National Laboratory, M.I.T., University of Washington, and Western Washington University. To learn more, please visit: https://www.ubiqd.com View article Share: Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin

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Q&A: Nanosys, UbiQD Bring Quantum Dots to Agriculture

2021 UbiQD: UbiGro luminescent film improving cannabis yield through spectral modification December 17, 2020 UbiQD Installs Quantum Dot Solar Window Pilots in Commercial Buildings November 1, 2020 2020 The Coupling of Nanotechnology & Luminescent Films to Optimize Greenhouse Quality October 12, 2020 From Farm to Table: Quantum Dots that Do It All September 24, 2020 Q&A: Nanosys, UbiQD Bring Quantum Dots to Agriculture September 15, 2020 Space Veggies: How Quantum Dots Help Grow Vegetables on Earth & in Space July 16, 2020 UbiQD & Solvay Announce Greenhouse Technology Development Partnership July 7, 2020 Quantum Dots Shift Sunlight’s Spectrum to Speed Plant Growth June 4, 2020 Quantum Dots Enhance Horticultural Efficiency of Sunlight in Greenhouses June 1, 2020 Greenhouse Technology Boosts Crop Yields Up To 20% May 28, 2020 Layer Of Light Helps Plants Get More From The Sun May 25, 2020 This Tech Makes Sunlight More Potent So Normal Greenhouses Can Grow More May 21, 2020 UbiQD and Nanosys Partner to Improve Greenhouse Crop Yields May 20, 2020 This ‘Quantum Dot’ Tech Helps Grow More Plants By Making Sunlight More Powerful May 20, 2020 Quantum Dot Technology for Bigger Yields and Renewable Energy, with UbiQD April 5, 2020 Hello Tomorrow Deep Tech Finalist February 7, 2020 Cannabis Today Podcast – Steve Blank January 11, 2020 2019 10 Killer Agricultural Technologies February 1, 2021 Photosynthetically Efficient Colors for Crop Growth and Biomass Accumulation December 7, 2019 NASA Awards UbiQD Second, Larger Contract to “Tailor the Solar Spectrum for Enhanced Crop Yield for Space Missions” December 2, 2019 Harvesting Of Red Light Accelerates Plant Growth November 17, 2019 Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Award November 5, 2019 Technological Advances Help Optimize Greenhouse Sunlight April 2, 2019 UbiQD Wins 2019 SXSW Pitch Competition, Hyper-Connected Communities Category March 19, 2019 Quantum dots (QD) are making headway in numerous fields, most notably TVs and displays. There has been talk about using QD for agriculture, as the ability to use specific wavelengths can enhance growth. It is a sizable market: The greenhouse cover film market is estimated to be more than 50 billion square feet globally or 20 times more area than the display industry. In May 2020, UbiQD, Inc., a specialist in advanced materials for a range of fields including agriculture, and Nanosys, Inc., a QD leader, announced their partnership on UbiGro® luminescent greenhouse films. Consumer electronics brands have shipped more than 20 million devices from tablets to monitors and TVs base. View article Share: Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin

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UbiQD & Solvay Announce Greenhouse Technology Development Partnership

2021 UbiQD: UbiGro luminescent film improving cannabis yield through spectral modification December 17, 2020 UbiQD Installs Quantum Dot Solar Window Pilots in Commercial Buildings November 1, 2020 2020 The Coupling of Nanotechnology & Luminescent Films to Optimize Greenhouse Quality October 12, 2020 From Farm to Table: Quantum Dots that Do It All September 24, 2020 Q&A: Nanosys, UbiQD Bring Quantum Dots to Agriculture September 15, 2020 Space Veggies: How Quantum Dots Help Grow Vegetables on Earth & in Space July 16, 2020 UbiQD & Solvay Announce Greenhouse Technology Development Partnership July 7, 2020 Quantum Dots Shift Sunlight’s Spectrum to Speed Plant Growth June 4, 2020 Quantum Dots Enhance Horticultural Efficiency of Sunlight in Greenhouses June 1, 2020 Greenhouse Technology Boosts Crop Yields Up To 20% May 28, 2020 Layer Of Light Helps Plants Get More From The Sun May 25, 2020 This Tech Makes Sunlight More Potent So Normal Greenhouses Can Grow More May 21, 2020 UbiQD and Nanosys Partner to Improve Greenhouse Crop Yields May 20, 2020 This ‘Quantum Dot’ Tech Helps Grow More Plants By Making Sunlight More Powerful May 20, 2020 Quantum Dot Technology for Bigger Yields and Renewable Energy, with UbiQD April 5, 2020 Hello Tomorrow Deep Tech Finalist February 7, 2020 Cannabis Today Podcast – Steve Blank January 11, 2020 2019 10 Killer Agricultural Technologies February 1, 2021 Photosynthetically Efficient Colors for Crop Growth and Biomass Accumulation December 7, 2019 NASA Awards UbiQD Second, Larger Contract to “Tailor the Solar Spectrum for Enhanced Crop Yield for Space Missions” December 2, 2019 Harvesting Of Red Light Accelerates Plant Growth November 17, 2019 Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Award November 5, 2019 Technological Advances Help Optimize Greenhouse Sunlight April 2, 2019 UbiQD Wins 2019 SXSW Pitch Competition, Hyper-Connected Communities Category March 19, 2019 Cooperation focuses on developing and commercializing next-generation quantum dot-based specialty agricultural films for greenhouse coverings. Los Alamos, New Mexico-USA & Brussels, Belgium —June 20, 2020—UbiQD, Inc., an advanced materials company powering product innovations in agriculture, clean energy, and security, and the Solvay Group, announced today that they have agreed to partner on the development of next-generation luminescent greenhouse technology under UbiQD’s UbiGro® family of specialty agricultural products. UbiGro is a layer of light that helps plants get more from the sun. Powered by UbiQD’s safe and bright quantum dots, UbiGro uses fluorescence to create a more optimal light spectrum for crops. UbiQD’s dots convert underutilized colors of light from the sun, such as blue and UV, to more photosynthetically active colors of light. UbiQD has demonstrated plants grow faster under the orange UbiGro product; consistently producing up to 20% larger harvests for farmers. “We are only just beginning to see what UbiGro can do for the greenhouse industry, and this exciting new partnership with Solvay will accelerate deployment of a full-cover solution,” said Hunter McDaniel, UbiQD Founder and CEO. “Solvay is the industry leader in greenhouse film additives, and they are widely recognized for their polymer innovation as well as supply chain reliability.” Through the partnership, growers will be able to achieve spectrum optimization without needing to change existing greenhouse designs or invest in lighting fixtures or electricity infrastructure. “Our innovative solutions have helped drive the growth of the $3 billion greenhouse cover market,” explained Olivier Touret, Vice President, Solvay. “We look forward to partnering with a company equally innovative and committed to growing the market.” Eric Aubay, Business Development Director, Solvay, added, “We intend to leverage our rich heritage in polyethylene stabilizers and additives to accelerate the development of what will be the highest performing cover films available.” The cooperation will benefit from leveraging the existing greenhouse cover film supply chain. Other objectives of the partnership include ensuring quantum dot additive processability at an industrial scale, as well as demonstrating the fluorescent layer stabilization in various climates and greenhouse constructions. About UbiQD, Inc. UbiQD is an advanced materials company powering product innovations in agriculture, clean energy, and security. Our quantum dots enable industry leaders to harness the power of light. UbiGro, is a layer of light that uses fluorescence to create a more optimal greenhouse spectrum for crops. Headquartered in Los Alamos, New Mexico, the company is licensing technology developed at leading research institutions, including Los Alamos National Laboratory and MIT. To learn more, please visit: https://ubiqd.com and https://ubigro.com. About Solvay S.A. Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program. Learn more at www.solvay.com. Visit website Share: Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin

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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. Reach Eric by phone at 541-490-6421 or by email at [email protected].

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.