Upstream Innovations in Mold Mitigation
Oct 27, 2020 12:05 PM - 12:50 PM
Bernie Lorenz, PhD, is an advocate for sustainable, transparent and clean grow methods. With this goal in mind, Dr. Lorenz leverages an advanced chemistry background to bring chlorine dioxide – a safe alternative to bleach and other disinfection agents – to the cannabis industry. As one of the cultivation industry’s most seasoned experts on ClO₂, Dr. Lorenz recently led the effort as technical contact for a new ASTM International standard aimed at establishing cleaning and disinfecting protocols for indoor and greenhouse cannabis cultivation facilities. As Chief Science Officer for ProKure Solutions, Dr. Lorenz applies an advanced chemistry background and passion for sustainability to make ProKure products approachable to cultivation professionals. Prior to joining ProKure, Dr. Lorenz worked at a Phoenix-based company manufacturing and selling “conscious” chemicals, and has also worked as a research scientist in pharmaceutical testing. He has a PhD and a Master’s in Inorganic Chemistry from New Mexico State University. Dr.Lorenz’ writings have been published by the Cannabis Industry Journal.