Cut­ting-Edge Facil­i­ty Equipped for Advanced Gas Ana­lyt­ics and In-House Test­ing of 1‑MCP Solu­tions

Cen­ten­ni­al, Col­orado (Octo­ber 17, 2023): Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies, a pio­neer­ing force in ag-tech post-har­vest solu­tions, is thrilled to announce the grand open­ing of its cut­ting-edge research lab­o­ra­to­ry in Cen­ten­ni­al, Colo. The Ver­dant Inno­va­tion Lab, equipped with advanced tech­nol­o­gy and state-of-the-art equip­ment, will empow­er Ver­dant to fur­ther its mis­sion of rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing the agri­cul­ture sup­ply chain by devel­op­ing solu­tions that extend the life and qual­i­ty of per­ish­able products. 

Cen­tral to the lab­o­ra­to­ry’s capa­bil­i­ties is its state-of-the-art gas ana­lyt­ics infra­struc­ture, an inte­gral aspect of Ver­dan­t’s inno­va­tion dri­ve. By pre­cise­ly ana­lyz­ing gas­es, includ­ing the crit­i­cal eth­yl­ene gas, the com­pa­ny aims to opti­mize its rev­o­lu­tion­ary tech­nol­o­gy, includ­ing 1‑MCP appli­ca­tions like Har­vestHold®, and effec­tive­ly com­bat food waste with­in the agri­cul­tur­al sup­ply chain. 

“Gain­ing real-time data and ana­lyt­ics on gas­es is piv­otal for sup­port­ing our com­mit­ment to address­ing food waste and bat­tling eth­yl­ene in the agri­cul­tur­al sup­ply chain,” stat­ed Gor­don Robert­son, CEO of Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies. “This lab sig­ni­fies a mon­u­men­tal stride towards under­stand­ing the intri­cate dynam­ics of sci­ence and ag-tech innovations.” 

The research lab boasts cold stor­age rooms capa­ble of sim­u­lat­ing diverse envi­ron­ments, enabling Ver­dant to mim­ic real-world con­di­tions and deter­mine opti­mal tem­per­a­ture thresh­olds for dif­fer­ent pro­duce vari­eties. This capac­i­ty will allow the com­pa­ny to deliv­er quick­er results, expe­dite the test­ing of var­i­ous crops, and explore new appli­ca­tion meth­ods for its solu­tions, includ­ing new prod­uct innovations. 

“The open­ing of our new lab marks a defin­ing moment in our ongo­ing jour­ney towards sus­tain­able ag-tech inno­va­tion,” said Todd Edg­ing­ton, Chief Tech­nol­o­gy and Sci­ence Offi­cer, Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies. “We now can eas­i­ly repli­cate real-world con­di­tions, which not only expe­dites our crop test­ing but also paves the way for trans­for­ma­tive appli­ca­tion meth­ods and pio­neer­ing prod­uct inno­va­tions. It’s quite excit­ing to see biol­o­gy and mate­r­i­al sci­ence work togeth­er to feed more people.” 

Fur­ther­more, the lab’s array of spe­cial­ized equip­ment, includ­ing a pen­etrom­e­ter, titra­tor, refrac­tome­ter, Minol­ta col­orime­ter, and a gas chro­mato­graph, will enable Ver­dant to com­pre­hen­sive­ly ana­lyze fac­tors affect­ing pro­duce qual­i­ty, such as firm­ness, acid­i­ty, sug­ar con­tent, and col­or. This in-depth analy­sis aligns seam­less­ly with Ver­dan­t’s com­mit­ment to offer­ing solu­tions that rev­o­lu­tion­ize post-har­vest prac­tices and ele­vate pro­duce quality. 

“Through this state-of-the-art research lab, Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies under­scores its com­mit­ment to rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing agri­cul­ture through inno­va­tion, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the realm of 1‑MCP appli­ca­tions,” added Robert­son. “This facil­i­ty not only enhances our research capa­bil­i­ties but also solid­i­fies our ded­i­ca­tion to sus­tain­able solu­tions that address glob­al food waste.” 

Addi­tion­al­ly, Ver­dant has part­nered with local orga­ni­za­tions and food banks in and around the lab loca­tion in Cen­ten­ni­al to donate all pro­duce that is fit for con­sump­tion, fur­ther­ing the orga­ni­za­tion mis­sion to “Nour­ish the World.” 

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