Moleaer has expanded their position in the high tech horticulture sector by partnering up with Light4Food. Light4Food gains knowledge by using their own research facilities, the so-called Indoor GrowHow Facilities, which exist of multiple climate chambers for conducting research to the most optimum growing conditions to cultivate plants in an indoor environment. Both for own research and in collaboration with a client.
Niels Jacobs, Project Engineer at Light4Food, says, “we are using the Moleaer Bloom nanobubble generator for half a year now. In our Indoor GrowHow facilities we dissolve oxygen in the form of nanobubbles into the cultivation water. Multiple cultivations of lettuce and herbs grown with nanobubble technology were compared with traditional aeration systems. The results are very positive, not only in the deep water hydroponic system but also in tests with high wire crops grown on rock wool substrate."
Michiel de Jong, Moleaer: “The findings corresponded with what we see in practice. Nanobubbles provide cleaner water with more available oxygen for the roots, this makes them less susceptible for molds and bacteria. Lack of oxygen is less generally known as a limiting factor for plant growth in comparison to lack of light or CO2. We can already assume that in spring and especially in summer, oxygen is the limiting factor for plant growth whether using rock wool, cocos or hydroponic systems. This is also the case when the substrate is too wet during cultivation. Not only the roots are negatively influenced, also the microclimate in the root environment."
Left without Moleaer, Right with Moleaer
Light4Food expertise is in indoor growing, and consequently they have experience in medicinal plants. “Moleaer’s nanobubble technology is the most efficient method to dissolve oxygen in water. Therefore, we are looking forward to discuss this technology with our clients, eventually to realize the most viable indoor growing concepts”, says Rene van Haeff, managing director Light4Food.