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  • CO2 GRO (GROW) has announced a demonstration of its CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology at two operations in Missouri
  • Linn County Seed & Flower Co-op and Sacred Seed Hemp Farms LLC will deploy the technology in its greenhouses
  • The technology is designed to promote hemp flower and seed growth, decrease time to maturity and reduce the spread and damage of micro pathogens
  • Shares in CO2 GRO are currently up 3.45 per cent to C$0.15, with a market cap of C$10.22 million

CO2 GRO (GROW) has announced a commercial demonstration of its CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology at hemp farms in the US.

Missouri-based Linn County Seed & Flower Co-op and Sacred Seed Hemp Farms LLC will deploy the technology, designed to promote hemp seed and flower growth, in their operational greenhouses.

The company’s CO2 Delivery Solutions™ works by applying dissolved CO2 to the plants’ leaves rather than gassing them, thereby optimizing intake and storage ability for peak growth. 

Academic trials with dissolved CO2 showed a 400 per cent increase in chlorophyll A when compared to methods using gas transfer.

Over the course of the demonstration, CO2 GRO will evaluate the hemp plant’s time of growth to maturity, increases in hemp flower and seed production, and reductions in the spread of powdery mildew.

Included in a range of advantages is the technology’s ability to reduce the spread of micro pathogens via its ‘Perimeter Protection’ capabilities. 

According to a study by Vote Hemp, US hemp crop losses were estimated at roughly 50 per cent in 2019, a large portion of which was attributed to the effect of micro pathogens.

“Having our CO2 Delivery Solutions™provide optimum CO2 to the hemp plant once they have germinated from the Klondike KAPsol™seed, provides hemp growers with an even faster grow cycle from seed to harvest as well as a healthier plant that produces more buds, biomass and CBD,” said CO2 GRO CEO, John Archibald.

“Our Perimeter Protection benefit stops the spread of powdery mildew which saves crops from infection and adds significant value to a hemp grower’s bottom line.” 

The industrial hemp market is estimated to grow from C$6.1 billion in 2019 to C$35.4 billion by 2025, according to a report by Markets & Markets Research. 

The scale of industry growth therefore represents a significant potential market for CO2 GRO and its proprietary technology.

Shares in CO2 GRO are currently up 3.45 per cent to C$0.15, with a market cap of C$10.22 million.

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