In addition to the ethylene sensors, Still and Global Cooling Inc., Media, Pa., have developed a portable ripening unit used in Jamaica.
The portable units are made by converting a 40-foot refrigerated container into a 10-pallet ripening unit. The conversion costs about $25,000 per 40-foot unit.
“This is an extremely competitive price for 10-pallet ripening capability,” Still said.
“We have a lot of interest from developing countries, especially India, but interest from the U.S. has been slow to build.”