Catalytic Generators
Catalytic Generators

Catalytic Generators

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Perfecting ethylene application ripening technology for more than 40 years

Fruit ripening by ethylene application used to be a risky business. Bulky cylinders and awkward lecture tubes made the entire process difficult, unpredictable and sometimes dangerous, which is why we started Catalytic Generators, LLC. We knew there had to be a better way.

After extensive research and experimentation, our vision became a reality. In 1973, the Catalytic Generator and Ethy-Gen® Ripening Concentrate were patented, and suddenly fruit ripeners had a safe, easy method for applying ethylene.

Just like a piece of fruit maturing, our generator has changed over the years, inside and out. From the awkward 70’s years to the stainless steel 80’s model, all the way to the current svelte version, our generators are constantly changing and improving.

The founders of CATALYTIC GENERATORS, LLC needed a safer way to ripen fruit, and our Generator and Ethy-Gen® Ripening Concentrate was born.

Main characteristics of Catalytic Generators systems

  • Safe
  • Easy to Use
  • Most Advanced Technology
  • Fast, Friendly Service
  • UL Listed & TuV Certified.

We make safety a priority

Ripeners across the world choose the ethylene application products of Catalytic Generators because of the safety, service and ease of use.


Our process of ethylene application for fruit ripening and degreening is the most widely accepted ethylene application system in the world.


Ethylene is a natural plant hormone that affects the growth, development, ripening, and aging of all plants. It is produced by most fruits and vegetables.

Catalytic Generators web site contains ripening tips for avocados, bananas, mangos, pears and tomatoes.



Products / Services

CATALYTIC GENERATORS, LLC specializes in ethylene application ripening technology. Products include:

  • Ethy Gen II Concentrate
  • Fruit Ripening & Degreening Generators
  • Postharvest Supplies
  • Tobacco Curing Generators      
  • Customer Services page.

Postharvest Supplies include thermometers, refractometers, fruit firmness testers, humidifiers, etc., sold through

Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea