RavenQuest BioMed (CNSX:RQB) Gains Momentum as Investors Discover Cutting Edge Technology

Alessandro Bruno

RavenQuest BioMed Inc (CNSX:RQB) (OTCMKTS:RVVQF) (FRA:1ITrecent momentum merits a closer look. The company’s shares gained 29% or $0.11 since the end of July, moving from $0.38 per share to $0.49 in the past two weeks. However, current share price alone can’t predict Ravenquest’s future growth. For that, we look to the company’s use of cutting edge technology in the cannabis space.

Its operations are rooted in astrobotany. As the name implies, the field is futuristic. In specific, Ravenquest is pursuing gravitropic growing techniques. This is the science that NASA uses to grow plants – and therefore food – in zero gravity environments. Gravitropism is one of the pillars of Ravenquest’s pursuit of higher quality cannabis with significantly more energy and environmentally efficient methods, which translate to higher earnings per share. Plant gravitropism, also known as plant geotropism, studies the way plants respond to gravity, or the absence of gravity. 

Interestingly, plant gravitropism is an intuitive process. Consider the basic plant in our normal gravitational context; it has roots that grow down and shoots that grow up. Roots absorb water and nutrients while the shoots bring nutrients down the plant. But how do plants know where up and down is? NASA, thanks to its work on botany in gravity-free environments, has discovered that plants become confused when they ‘don’t know’ which way is up. The answer to this question is at the heart of Ravenquest’s strategy to produce the highest quality cannabis in the most efficient manner.

Essentially, Ravenquest uses orbital gardens, allowing them to maximize the number of plants growing in a given space, even in low-light conditions. The plants are arranged in an 8 foot long drum, reaching toward a central source of light. RavenQuest has configured this model in order to achieve scalable production. The method is ideal for marijuana plants.

Plants, especially marijuana plants, thrive in orbital gardens because of gravitropism. Suspending the plants in a simulated gravity-free environment tricks them into diverting more energy into growing out the buds. In other words, orbital gardens allow the plants to grow stronger and faster as they naturally divert nutrients toward the buds. Indeed, observers who have witnessed Ravenquest’s orbital gardens have described the leaves as being made from ‘rubber’, resulting from the higher amount of nutrients.

The orbital gardens subject the plants to a gentle agitation as they rotate, achieving an effect, not unlike that of a workout for humans. It strengthens the entire biological infrastructure, especially the stalk, which due to higher sturdiness is able to transfer nutrients more rapidly and efficiently in order to reach the very highest buds. And the bud is what matters. That’s what generates the fruits of the harvest and simply translates to more revenue and earnings per square foot; something, investors should care about.

RavenQuest BioMed CEO George Robinson on Orbital Gardens Being the Best Growing Technology in the World

And then there are the ‘luminous’ advantages: that is, the amount of light that they absorb because of their proximity to the light source. This combines with excellent airflow. And, as with all plants, the ‘leader’ guides these toward the light source. When there is a sufficient and adequately distributed light, the leader stops this natural tendency, because it becomes satisfied and stops the Icarus like quest toward the ‘sun’. Unlike Icarus’ wings, however, there’s no risk of the plants catching fire, the mechanism is self-regulated.

 Finally, the orbital garden system allows for higher overall quality and consistency. RavenQuest controls the climate in the four-foot wide drum (the orbital garden) using automation and artificial intelligence. This combination of botany and technology is what allows RavenQuest to aim for a uniformity of product, and therefore, it allows for true quality control: the plants experience the same highly controlled environment. And, the entire orbital process uses some 65% less power and up to 90% fewer nutrients, without wasting water. In business terms, it means the Company can expect higher returns than its competitors, as well as a superior environmental performance. Science is the foundation of Ravenquest’s approach; and in a forest of companies in the cannabis sector, it makes all the difference.

Alessandro Bruno

Alessandro Bruno

Alessandro Bruno, born in Naples, (BA and MA in International Relations, University of Toronto). Alessandro is a research analyst and writer in various business sectors and international politics. He was a Programme Officer for the UN in North Africa and a senior for one of the first international sustainable investment...
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