The NEW UbiGro greenhouse films, Inner-625 and Inner-650, work in the same way as our traditional Inner-600 greenhouse film. Each of the spectrum-shifting films alters the spectrum of sunlight by converting UV and Blue light to Red light and targets individual crop types and growing conditions. These new products will offer more flexible lighting solutions for greenhouse growers across the globe.
Below you’ll find the must-know information about the two new products.
Depending on where you are growing, what you are growing, and how much natural light your grow currently has UbiGro’s Inner-600 and the newly launched Inner-625 and Inner-650 films will offer peak emissions toward the red end of the spectrum with the number representing the peak nanometer transmission, based on the visible light spectrum.
UbiGro greenhouse films convert a portion of the unused UV photons and blue photons from the sunlight into increased red photons to improve crop photosynthesis and increase crop yield. The film has been deployed worldwide in over 100 trials in 40+ greenhouses, where growers produce various crop types, from vegetative to fruit and flowers. The new UbiGro greenhouse films, Inner-625 and Inner-650, work better for specific light-level conditions and target better individual crop types.
UbiGro greenhouse film provides enhanced light quality and emits more orange and red, providing more photosynthetic efficient light than the sun. The Inner 600, 625, and 650 products all come in the same dimensions. You can visually see a difference between the films when they are side by side, specifically in UV or sunlight.
The new UbiGro Inner options are designed like the original UbiGro Inner-600. The film is suspended within your existing greenhouse, no matter the size or tech level of your operation. UbiGro is simple to install, requires minimal maintenance, and uses zero electricity. From cucumbers to cannabis, cultivators can take advantage of this sustainable, electricity-free layer of light for any greenhouse.
“We at UbiGro are excited to expand our offerings with two new colors to help growers improve the quality of their natural light. We are actively looking for trial partners for the Inner-625 and 650 to further prove our technologies” said Damon Hebert, PhD, Director of Agriculture Research at UbiQD.
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 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 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 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.”
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
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.