Helios UV treatment

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December 2020
Headquarters 78860 Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche, France
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Helios UV treatment - Using UV light to cut food waste and reduce pesticide use

Helios stimulates plants' natural defenses to reduce farmers' dependency on fungicides.

Pesticides use is one of the major challenge for agriculture, as the massive use of pesticides is a threat for human health and the environment. UV Boosting's Solution is changing the way farmers protect their crops against disease with a clean, high performance and affordable technology. The goal of the Helios Solution is to make agriculture cleaner at scale with a financially attractive solution. UV Boosting’s Solution is based on the stimulation of natural defenses of plants with Ultra Violet (UV) flashes. UV rays help plants to become more resistant to potential threats, especially powdery and downy mildew. The Helios Solution is designed to be easily adapted to farmers and wine makers equipment. It consists of racks of UV lamps mounted on one or a series of panels, designed to be waste-free, chemical-free, with no residue and no impact on biodiversity. Our design-to-cost approach enables an affordable price with a quick return on investment for farmers wishing to reduce their consumption of pesticides.

Key features

  • Reduces the use of conventional fungicides by farmers and wine makers by 50% to 75%
  • Reduce the toxicity impact on fresh water by 50% to 70%

Profitability

  • Payback ranges from immediate to several years
  • Reduces costs by €500 per hectare by reducing need for fungicide

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Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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Europe

France,

Africa

South Africa,

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