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 large display tables for our ethylene generators, plus plenty of space for the postharvest equipment sold by our sister company, QA Supplies.

The redesigned Easy-Ripe® Ethylene Generator and new Easy-Ripe® XT will be on display for the first time at the PMA this year. These generators feature a specially designed tank that holds Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate. As part of the improved tank, a new liquid-indicating cap provides better security, it also integrates a liquid level indicator, making it easy to know how much Ethy-Gen® II is in the tank. Discover ethylene measurement options from Felix Instruments at the booth, as well.

View our full collection of ethylene generators at Booth #2634!

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 to see the advantages of using ethylene generators rather than dangerous methods like compressed gas cylinders or calcium carbide. The new Eco-Ripe® features an adjustable ethylene output for adaption to any ethylene PPM requirement or ripening room size. Ripeners of tropical fruit, organic produce, or greenhouse tomatoes will enjoy how easy and safe this generator is to use.

Eco-Ripe® Ethylene Generator

Eco-Ripe® Ethylene Generator

Beijing Yangguangyishida Technology Co., Ltd and Catalytic Generators will be at Asia Fruit Logistica with the newly developed Eco-Ripe® ethylene generator. Find the team at Booth #5V28 to see the Eco-Ripe® firsthand, learn about product specifications, and learn how your ripening operations can be improved through Catalytic Generators.

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 has a multitude of uses including the ripening and degreening of organics, tropical fruits, field-grown tomatoes, tobacco, sprout suppression of potatoes and onions, and even greenhouse tomatoes!

By further exposing greenhouse tomatoes to the natural plant hormone, ethylene, overall uniformity in ripeness will be enhanced. Additionally, accelerating the ripening of final tomatoes saves energy and decreases waste accrued from less mature tomatoes stuck in the mix of more mature harvests. In summary, applying added ethylene results in better color and final quality for greenhouse tomatoes.

This is the goal, isn’t it??

Though the use of Catalytic Generators’ ethylene generators, ethylene can be applied in a safe, easy, and residue-free way. Let’s work together to provide consumers with the best quality greenhouse-grown tomatoes. Catalytic Generators has worked with several greenhouse tomato growers internationally to enhance the quality of their harvest. We can also provide you with ethylene detection and control.  If you’re looking to improve the quality of your greenhouse produce, contact us to take the first step.

[1] Gilli, Céline, et al. “Growing Tomatoes at the End of Cultivation: Ethylene to the Rescue!” Swiss Journal Viticulture, vol. 46, no. 3, 2014, pp. 154–158.

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 both new and current customers located in Australia and demonstrate new ethylene ripening products.



In addition to the new Easy-Ripe®, the ‘Centralised Ripening System’ (CRS) will be on display. Large-scale ripening is made easy with the CRS, as Ethy-Gen® II Concentrate is delivered to each room via a pipe and converted into ethylene as needed.


About the New Easy-Ripe® Generator


Beyond the new white exterior, the redesigned Easy-Ripe® has an improved tank with a cap, which integrates a liquid level indicator, making it easier to know how much Ethy-Gen® II is in the tank. For added convenience, the Easy-Ripe® comes in a wall-mounted version, as well. We’ve integrated new technology which makes a remote connection from a PLC, ethylene controller, or another control panel possible, as well.

With setpoint control of ethylene, ripeners can have more exact ethylene level, as the generator will to react to any changes in the ethylene levels in a room and modify ethylene production to maintain the desired setpoint.


Revolutionizing the Ripening Process in Australia

hort-connectionsWe’ve observed that Australian and New Zealand growers and ripeners have continually expressed interest in new technology to help them deliver excellent fresh produce. From this, Catalytic Generators Australia has developed ripening technology that can assist in the more precise application of ethylene. Catalytic Generators and Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate lead the way in delivering safe and efficient ethylene production with lowered risk, covered by full service and support in Melbourne by Catalytic Generators Australia.


Catalytic Generators will be at Booth #215 at Hort Connections.