Fruit ripening does not get easier than this.
For almost 50 years Catalytic Generators, LLC. has been manufacturing safe ethylene generators and easy-to-use Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate. We now offer several types of catalytic generators designed for fruit ripening & degreening, each with its own unique advantage.
Now ripeners in Australia have this technology readily available!
The same products and service available to ripeners in North America, the UK and other parts of the world are in Australia. No longer do Australian ripeners have to use dangerous and unpredictable cylinder ethylene; no more use of the unreliable “one shot method” of injecting large quantities of ethylene to ensure that enough ethylene remains in the room for 24 hours. No more using “Ripe Gas,” which contains only 4.5% ethylene mixed in with a Carbon Dioxide propellant…an inefficient and unwise way to apply ethylene. Why? Why does one vent a ripening room? To remove the Carbon Dioxide that the fruit emits. So why use a product that adds even more Carbon Dioxide to the ripening room? Our product creates almost pure ethylene in your ripening room under a “trickle system.”
No need for a large “shot” method of ethylene application; our generators slowly and continuously convert Ethy-Gen® II into ethylene. Known as the “trickle” method, ethylene will be provided to the room continuously so that fruit will ripen better with more uniform results. Ethylene levels quickly build to the necessary ppm levels and are maintained for the full ethylene application period (typically 24-48 hours).
No need to mix with inert gas (“Ripe Gas”). These products are typically around 4% Ethylene with a 96% balance of an inert gas. It usually contains a large amount of Nitrogen to reduce the explosion possibility, but the inert gas quantity then requires an enormous amount of the gas mixture to be introduced to the ripening room in order to achieve proper ethylene ppm level. Sometimes the mix is made with Carbon Dioxide (CO2), which is a deterrent to the ripening process; rooms have to be vented to reduce CO2 levels, so using an ethylene product that releases more CO2 into the room is not very good practice.
Regardless of the inert used, this is usually a very expensive product when compared to ethylene from our Catalytic Generator. We will be glad to show you a cost comparison, so please contact us.
Make ethylene in your rooms, as needed. With our system, ethylene is made right inside the ripening room, versus transmitted by pipe into each individual room. Simply switch on the ethylene in each room, and adjustments to the levels are made. Never worry about wasted ethylene dissipating in your pipes again or leaking out on the way to the rooms.
Don’t be fooled by copycats…trust only the original Catalytic Generator for your ripening operations.