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A solution to reduce the use of chemicals in agriculture

December 2020


A solution to reduce the use of chemicals in agriculture

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date December 7, 2020
From France
Maturity stage TRL 6 - Prototype testing 1:1 in lab
Looking for funding on RUNWAY View financial profile

According to UN, global food waste is estimated at 33% (1,3 BT/yr, €800B) during storage, processing, and transportation, while 1 in 10 people fall ill every year from eating contaminated food, resulting in 420 000 annual deaths. Boxilumix aims at providing a sustainable, profitable, and ecologically healthy option to traditional farming for small, medium, and large food retailers. The Solution relies on specific LED lighting techniques at different wavelengths to improve plant development stages, growth, and health as well as shelf life extension, with nutrition enhancement. Main applications include farming, retail and smart logistics sectors. Boxilumix systems increase crop yield by 15-20% with higher product quality. Vegetables such as carrots have their shelf life extended from 4 days in a dark refrigerated to 28 when treated 30s at day 1 of harvest with Boxilumix. Lettuces grown on an agricultural field after treatment will have 16% more mass. Finally, the solution helps to reduce fertilizer usage from 20 to 2%.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Eliminate 99,99% of virus, bacteria, and mold in few minutes
  • 10 times less nitrogen fertilizer needed on carrot or lettuce
  • 100% to 400% shelf life extension
  • Human health 100% reduction of particles, direct toxic compounds exposure…)
  • The quantity of water used for treatment reduced by 100%
  • The quantity of energy, CO², GHG used reduced by 90%

The Financial Benefits

  • Saving on chemicals (priming, fertilizer, pre/post harvesting, shelf life) (50-90%) on a $12B bactericide TAM
  • Losses and Waste reduction (50-90%) of fruits and vegetables
  • ROCE (20%, 5-7Y)

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Company Profile

Asclepios Tech

An innovative AgTech company offering photobiologic products for safer food with better quality, quantity & less waste

Headquarters 31170 Tournefeuille, France
Type Startup or self-employed
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EuroQuity is the web service created by Bpifrance in partnership with KfW to put growth companies in contact with development partners and with investors in particular.

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