Toronto based CO2 GRO Inc. ("GROW") (TSXV:GROW, OTCQB:BLONF, Frankfurt:4021) is pleased to announce the signing of a non-exclusive sales partnership agreement with Spain based Jose Andres Garcia Munoz ("Jose Andres"). Jose Andres is a Spanish horticulture and berry industry veteran who has widespread contacts in the Spanish protected agriculture market. His expertise is in helping protected agriculture operators improve cultivation practices and yields using new technologies.
Jose Andres will focus on Spain's protected ag facilities (greenhouse, tunnels, shade & net house, indoor vertical etc.) and crops including floriculture, fruits & vegetables, and other protected grown value crops. He will represent GROW at Spanish tradeshows, be a liaison with Ag tech demonstration centres and with local contractors to install CO2 Delivery Solutions™ for commercial feasibilities and sales.
The non-exclusive agreement has a one-year term that automatically renews unless 90-day notice is given. This is GROW's first sales relationship in Spain.
Spain's Protected Ag Market
According to the INE (National Institute of Statistics) in 2019, Spain had about 75,000 hectares of protected ag facilities growing fruits and vegetables. Tomatoes (18,010 ha) and peppers (14,486 ha) were the top two plants grown in greenhouses followed by watermelon, squash, strawberries and cucumbers.
Spain's greenhouses are classified as elemental (30,217 ha), simple (41,115 ha) and high-tech (3,292 ha), with the region around Almeria having the largest concentration of greenhouses in the world (7,389 ha elemental, 24,839 ha simple and 830 ha high tech). Generally, only high-tech greenhouses have the capability of enriching their grow rooms with CO2 by gassing.
Satellite image of the over 30,000 hectares of greenhouses in the Almeria region in Spain (credit Copernicus EU).
Aaron Archibald, VP Sales & Strategic Alliances stated, "We are very happy to welcome Jose Andres as our latest international sales partner with responsibility for Spain. As the second largest protected ag market in the world, along with Mexico, it is critical to CO2 GRO's sales strategy to establish a presence in the country. We began our research on Spain's greenhouse market with a local consultant in Q4, 2020 and a search for a local partner in Q1, 2021. We virtually met with Jose Andres at the Morocco berries conference in April where he was researching precision ag technologies such as CO2 Delivery Solutions™ for the Spanish greenhouse market."
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About CO2 GRO Inc. (https://www.co2gro.ca/)
GROW's proprietary CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology is revolutionizing the global 600 billion square foot protected agriculture industry (Cuesta Roble 2019). We create a saturated CO2 solution that when misted onto plants provides growers that cannot gas with CO2 the opportunity to increase plant yields by up to 30% and profits by up to 100%. Applying saturated CO2 also suppressed the development of pathogens such as E.coli and powdery mildew, helping to reduce crop losses. GROW's CO2 Delivery Solutions™ is protected by a suite of patents and patents pending.
The worldwide market for GROW's disruptive CO2 Delivery Solutions™ technology is the 50 billion square feet of greenhouses and 550 billion square feet of protected agriculture facilities (Cuesta Roble 2019). Growers can maximize revenue and profits with our systems' low fixed and variable costs and ease of systems installation.
GROW's management is rapidly expanding its international marketing partner relationships into the EU, the UK, South Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, Mexico and Latin America as well as in its North American base.
GROW is committed to good Environment, Social and Governance (ES&G) policy and practices. We are an equal opportunity employer of choice and opportunity.
Our mission is to accelerate the growth of all value plants safely, economically, naturally and sustainably using our patented advanced CO2 Delivery Solutions™ while accreting value to our customers, stakeholders and shareholders.
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