Photosynthetically Efficient Colors for Crop Growth and Biomass Accumulation
UbiGro® helps growers boost crop yields by providing the best sunlight environment – more orange and red light for enhanced crop growth – without using electricity. UbiGro is a passive solar product.
UbiQD is a nanotechnology company based in Los Alamos, New Mexico that manufactures safe, high-performance, quantum dots and greenhouse materials. Licensing technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Washington, and Western Washington University, UbiQD envisions a future where quantum dots are ubiquitous in a wide spectrum of applications.
I am currently serving as Head of Marketing, focusing on the deployment of our agricultural greenhouse product, UbiGro, into commercial and research greenhouses across the globe.
What is the UbiGro technology, and how does it work?
UbiGro is a luminescent greenhouse film that converts a portion of the UV, blue and green parts of the sun’s spectrum into orange and red colors. Because orange and red are more photosynthetically efficient colors for crop growth and biomass accumulation, the films help provide the ideal lighting environment for flowering crops using only sunlight. Unlike a filter, which blocks certain colors and transmits others, UbiGro films convert from one color to another, conserving overall light intensity as much as possible. The films are infused with our proprietary quantum dots – tiny nanoparticles that efficiently convert colors of light. The films are retrofit – they go up on the interior of a greenhouse and work under any greenhouse material, and can work in conjunction with supplemental lighting.