Philips to Join Force with BVB Substrates to Develop LED Lighting-based Horticulture

Royal Philips Electronics will cooperate with BVB Substrates, a horticultural supplier based in the Netherlands, to develop LED lighting-based applications for greenhouse-based flower and vegetable cultivation. The two companies have signed a memorandum-of-understanding for combining their respective strengths in the development.

In high-tech horticulture production process which is highly energy-dependent, specialist ‘growth’ lighting is required to improve crop quality and output, especially during autumn and winter. The two companies will identify applications of energy-efficient LED lighting to lower this energy consumption, while at the same time improving the quality and yield of production. 

About BVB Substrates
The corporate brand name of Bas van Buuren B.V., Euroveen B.V and Bogro B.V. - has more than 100 years of experience of driving innovation in substrates, the foundation from which flowers, vegetables, plants, mushrooms, soft fruits and trees are grown. Based in the Netherlands, one of the world’s largest flower-producing economies, BVB Substrates supplies its expertise in substrates to nurseries throughout the world.

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