Sydney-based AgTech startup LLEAF (luminescent light emitting agricultural film) has opened
its first solar laboratory in Mona Vale.
LLEAF specialises in
the development of light spectrum shifting dyes to create colour
conversion films. The films are used in greenhouses, and effectively
behave as an additional light to help plants produce cellular energy.
The technology allows crops to be grown in challenging environments, and improves yields by up to 20 per cent.
The facility includes isolated chambers with high temperature plasma lamps enabling the testing of real-world conditions and to deliver forecasts to yields for customers.