The Rootco system ensures better cultivation for optimum photosynthesis in addition to the current systems for climate control control. By matching the substrate temperature to the above-ground climate, the root pressure is optimally regulated, resulting in a significant production increase and improvement in quality.
Generally speaking, climate control in greenhouses regulates the above-ground environment. However, climate control of the substrate is still insufficient. The Rootco system works by providing optimal control of the physiological process around root pressure. Excess root pressure occurs when evaporation is not as great as the moisture supply from the roots. This occurs when the substrate temperature is higher than the crop temperature. The Rootco system optimally controls the root activity using low-grade cold and low-grade heat from the heat exchangers, which integrated in the substrates. With the Rootco system, production can be increased by 10%.
The Rootco system can be combined with other energy-saving systems, such as a heat pump and a Heat and Cold Storage System. This makes it an energy-efficient and energy-saving system for sustainable energy.