08 Jun Fluence Bioengineering Improves Year-Round Quality and Consistency of Crop Production at Hällnäs Handelsträdgård
AUSTIN, TX – June 08, 2017 – Fluence Bioengineering today announced Hällnäs Handelsträdgård, one of Sweden’s largest producers of organic leafy greens, herbs, and ornamental flowers, has seen a dramatic improvement in crop production since upgrading its supplemental greenhouse lighting from high pressure sodium (HPS) to Fluence LED-based solutions. The upgrade to Fluence LED solutions has increased bench turns, crop yield and quality, and energy efficiency coupled with a decrease in lead time and shrink.
To help Hällnäs Handelsträdgård achieve their goals of increasing year-round, consistent crop production, Fluence developed lighting solutions specific to their unique growing conditions just south of the Arctic Circle in Northern Sweden. To learn more, and to get a behind-the-scenes look into Hällnäs Handelsträdgård’s operation, visit http://fluence.science/hallnas
“We are seeing reduced lead times and higher yields under the Fluence LED systems, with finished product quality that exceeds everything we have seen before,” said Björn Isacsson, owner at Hällnäs Handelsträdgård. “Not only have the products from Fluence surpassed our expectations, but the team has proven invaluable with support and services to help our business grow.”
“All we can see are these great results: better quality and more compact plants,” said Philip Stawarz, Head Grower at Hällnäs Handelsträdgård. “Growing with HPS was like it was, lamps on or off. Now with Fluence, life is much more interesting as I can manipulate plants how I want.”
With the addition of VYPRx PLUS lighting solutions, Hällnäs is now able to grow higher quality plants faster during winter (when there is little sunlight), than during the summer due to the improved light intensity and spectrum, and ideal growing environment Fluence lighting solutions create. The company has deployed VYPRx PLUS with PhysioSpec Greenhouse™, a broad spectrum for full-cycle plant growth and development, along with VYPRx PLUS with AnthoSpec™, a custom narrow-band spectrum which increases anthocyanin accumulation in lettuce. The deployment of AnthoSpec resulted in a deep red color and higher antioxidant properties which were previously unattainable under HPS or sunlight.
“It is a pleasure working with the team at Hällnäs Handelsträdgård as we collaborate to develop solutions which have proven to successfully help them achieve their cultivation and financial goals,” said Nick Klase, Co-Founder and CEO at Fluence Bioengineering. “Every environment and every customer’s needs are unique—that’s why we focus on building deep relationships with our customers to achieve results which are unattainable by any other means.”
In addition to Hällnäs Handelsträdgård, VYPRx PLUS LED systems have been deployed at hundreds of commercial crop production facilities and research institutions worldwide. Fluence lighting solutions have been independently verified to be the most energy efficient, powerful and efficacious, resulting in high-quality, high-yield crop production facilities. Learn more at https://fluence.science/vypr
About Fluence Bioengineering
Fluence Bioengineering is a photobiology design company exploring physiological plant development under various levels of photosynthetically active radiation and custom spectra. The company partners with leading research institutions to engineer the most powerful and efficient horticulture lighting solutions for both science and commercial applications. All Fluence systems are designed and built in Austin, TX, USA. https://fluence.science