Blog Archive

  • Innovative Gas Analysis & Ethylene Management for Fruit Ripening

    Innovative Gas Analysis & Ethylene Management for Fruit Ripening

    Greg Akins, President & CEO of Catalytic Generators, discusses the critical need for ethylene application and management within the fresh produce industry.Read More »
  • Ethylene Innovations Discussed In Gas Analysis, Ripening & Postharvest Webinar

    Ethylene Innovations Discussed In Gas Analysis, Ripening & Postharvest Webinar

    The management of atmospheric gases plays a critical role in the development of harvested fruit in ripening, storage, and packaging, while progressive strategies in this area add value, enhance market access and reduce losses. Galen George of Felix Instruments and …Read More »
  • Gene Akins Of Catalytic Generators Awarded Florida Tomato Man Of The Year

    Gene Akins Of Catalytic Generators Awarded Florida Tomato Man Of The Year

    Gene Akins of Catalytic Generators was announced Florida Tomato Man of the Year at the annual Florida Tomato Committee Conference on October 4, 2019. Board members of the Florida Tomato Committee recognized Akins with this award for over 40 years …Read More »
  • Ethylene Solutions at Fruit Attraction Madrid

    Ethylene Solutions at Fruit Attraction Madrid

    Find our Catalytic Generators team at Fruit Attraction Madrid, Booth 10AO4F October 22-24, 2019.  Catalytic Generators will be exhibiting with Fresh Produce Instruments at Fruit Attraction Madrid featuring the most recent addition to our collection of ethylene generators: the 230v Model …Read More »
  • New Booth at PMA Convention & Expo 2019

    New Booth at PMA Convention & Expo 2019

    Catalytic Generators will celebrate the 38th year exhibiting at the PMA Fresh Connections Convention & Expo with a brand new booth. Like the design of our new European ethylene generator, our 20′ booth features a sleek white design with three …Read More »
  • Eco-Ripe® Introduced at Asia Fruit Logistica

    Eco-Ripe® Introduced at Asia Fruit Logistica

    Based on the design and dependability of Catalytic Generators’ well-known Easy-Ripe® Ethylene Generator, the Eco-Ripe® is a new, cost-effective option for ethylene application exclusive to the Asian market. Designed as an entry-level generator for small companies, the Eco-Ripe® will allow ripeners …Read More »
  • Ethylene Application for Greenhouse Tomatoes

    Ethylene Application for Greenhouse Tomatoes

    Ethylene is a natural plant hormone, so let it assist in harvesting your last pick! For many, ethylene is solely linked to the ability to initiate ripening of traditional fruits, like bananas, in 20-40 pallet pressurized ripening rooms. However, ethylene …Read More »
  • Introducing Safe & Easy Ethylene Application In Australia

    Introducing Safe & Easy Ethylene Application In Australia

    Catalytic Generators Australia will be showcasing the revamped Easy-Ripe® ethylene generator at Hort Connections in Melbourne, Australia from June 24-26. As a provider of ethylene ripening solutions globally, Hort Connections offers Catalytic Generators Australia the unique opportunity to meet with …Read More »
  • How Quality Control for Bananas Begins at the Warehouse

    How Quality Control for Bananas Begins at the Warehouse

    One of the most important steps in any fruit ripening process starts at the very beginning: receiving the fruit as it comes into the warehouse or distribution center. At times it may seem unimportant or easy to overlook, but when …Read More »
  • Modified Easy-Ripe® Ethylene Generator At CPMA

    Modified Easy-Ripe® Ethylene Generator At CPMA

    The redesigned Easy-Ripe® ethylene generator for customers in North and South America will be showcased at the CPMA Annual Convention & Trade Show in Montréal, Quebec Tuesday, April 2nd to Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at Booth #1910.    The CPMA …Read More »
  • Easy-Ripe® XT Available To Ripeners Spring of 2019

    Easy-Ripe® XT Available To Ripeners Spring of 2019

    Catalytic Generators has developed a new version of the Easy-Ripe® Generator that can be permanently installed on the exterior of a ripening room. Called the Easy-Ripe® XT, this model produces ethylene on the room’s exterior and uses a flue system to …Read More »
  • Fruit Ripening & Ethylene Management Workshop Sponsored by Catalytic Generators

    Fruit Ripening & Ethylene Management Workshop Sponsored by Catalytic Generators

    Catalytic Generators and sister company, QA Supplies, will be sponsoring the 25th Annual UC Postharvest Technology Center Fruit Ripening & Ethylene Management Workshop at the University of California Postharvest Center April 2-3, 2019. The workshop is intended for shippers and fruit handlers …Read More »
  • Redesigned Easy-Ripe® Generator Improves Ethylene Application Accuracy & Efficiency

    Redesigned Easy-Ripe® Generator Improves Ethylene Application Accuracy & Efficiency

    Catalytic Generators will be showcasing a newly redesigned Easy-Ripe® Ethylene Generator for fruit ripening and degreening at Fruit Logistica, February 6-8, 2019 at Hall 26/F-01. The redesigned Easy-Ripe® Generator features a clean, white coating and produces consistent, non-pressurized and safe …Read More »
  • Venting Rooms: An Overlooked Necessity

    Venting Rooms: An Overlooked Necessity

    The ripening process for fruits such as bananas, tomatoes, and avocados require close attention to detail given for desired results.  Fruit maturity, grade, and temperature are all factors that affect the way fruit will ripen.   Failure to vent ripening rooms …Read More »
  • Catalytic Generators at Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference

    Catalytic Generators at Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference

    Catalytic Generators and sister company, QA Supplies, will be exhibiting at the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference January 10-13, 2019 in Savannah, GA, Booth 548. The Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference is the largest educational conference and trade …Read More »
  • Auto Ripe® Generators Provide Narrow Ethylene Application Solution

    Auto Ripe® Generators Provide Narrow Ethylene Application Solution

    We often hear ripeners across the industry describe the limited space available within some ripening rooms.  To solve this issue, Catalytic Generators has specifically engineered a compact ethylene application system, the Auto Ripe® Generator. Auto Ripe® Generators provide a narrow …Read More »
  • Ripening Solutions & Instrumentation at the New York Produce Show

    Ripening Solutions & Instrumentation at the New York Produce Show

    Catalytic Generators and sister company, QA Supplies will be showcasing a variety of ethylene application solutions and postharvest equipment and instrumentation at the New York Produce Show, Booth 539 December 10-13th. Together, these companies make safety and quality a priority …Read More »
  • Catalytic Generators & QA Supplies are Gold Sponsors at Mango Industry Reception

    Catalytic Generators & QA Supplies are Gold Sponsors at Mango Industry Reception

    Helping the Mango Industry Provide Ripened Fruit The National Mango Board, in conjunction with the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, hosted the Annual Mango Industry Reception during PMA’s Fresh Summit International Convention & Expo in Orlando, FL. Catalytic Generators …Read More »
  • Catalytic Generators Showcases Ripening Products At The PMA

    Catalytic Generators Showcases Ripening Products At The PMA

    Catalytic Generators will be showcasing our ethylene generators and Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit Convention & Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida October 18-20th at Booth 2335. As the only …Read More »
  • Avocado Ripening & Handling

    Avocado Ripening & Handling

    For consumers, choosing a ripe avocado involves picking up and putting down multiple avocados, squeezing and pressing them, and deciding which will be good for tomorrow and which will be ready to eat at the end of the week. This …Read More »
  • Why You Should Be Using The Centralized Ripening System

    Why You Should Be Using The Centralized Ripening System

    Across the globe, customers utilize multiple ripening rooms to efficiently ripen produce. Thanks to our Centralized Ripening System®, all your ripening rooms can have continuous ethylene production from one central supply of Ethy-Gen II Ripening Concentrate. Our easy and convenient …Read More »
  • Virtual Tour Shows How We Help Make Fruit Ripe

    Virtual Tour Shows How We Help Make Fruit Ripe

    Catalytic Generators has produced and released a virtual tour of the company’s office and production facility in Norfolk, Virginia. In order to give our customers, and prospective clients, a better vision of who we are and how we create the …Read More »
  • Ethylene Measurement Solutions

    Ethylene Measurement Solutions

    We’ve recently added a page to our Postharvest tools section that links to the extensive line of ways to measure ethylene.  Ethylene is not the easiest molecule to measure and there are not many methods out there that are affordable …Read More »
  • Australia loves Catalytic Generators!

    Australia loves Catalytic Generators!

    A couple of years ago Catalytic Generators Australia began operations.  Ripeners there have started to see the advantages of our system and many are adapting this safer and easier alternative to antiquated forms of ethylene application. Click below for more …Read More »
  • Successful PMA

    Successful PMA

    Catalytic Generators & sister company QA Supplies were Gold Sponsors of the Mango Industry Reception during PMA’s Fresh Summit International Convention & Expo in New Orleans, LA. We were glad to see customers and the potential of how ethylene application can help …Read More »