AgroFresh introduces new sensor technology
AgroFresh Solutions and C2Sense have co-developed proprietary sensors to monitor ethylene and 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), the active ingredient in patented SmartFresh post-harvest technology. The sensors are designed to deliver real-time information for better insights into the condition of fruit in refrigerated and controlled atmosphere (CA) storage rooms, according to a press release.
Sensors are being installed in select storage rooms in North America and Europe, and are expected to be installed in storage rooms in the Southern Hemisphere in 2017. Once installed, AgroFresh fruit physiologists will work with customers to monitor the SmartFresh application and storage room conditions to help optimize storage protocols. This technology and the related services are the latest AgroFresh offerings within the AdvanStore platform.
SmartFresh is applied after fruit is placed in storage rooms and helps maintain fruit at peak quality. Since each storage room has unique conditions, AgroFresh technical specialists provide customized storage and SmartFresh recommendations. The new sensors monitor the SmartFresh application and provide insight into storage conditions, according to AgroFresh.
C2Sense is a start-up company that specializes in digitizing gas-sensing information for various applications. C2Sense is focused on applications in agriculture, industrial safety, environmental monitoring and other custom solutions. For more information about C2Sense, visit www.c2sense.com.
For more information about fruit quality management, visit www.agrofresh.com or contact your local AgroFresh representative.