|As more and more people move to expanding cities, farming will be pushed further away from population centers. The result of this is longer transportation routes, less fresh products, increased reliance on petroleum-based fertilizers and more high-intensity monoculture farming. In response to this challenge, Plantagon has developed a vertical space-efficient greenhouse for the urban environment.|
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Idéer blir verklighet i Linköping - Plantagons vertikala växthus har nu kommit ett viktigt steg närmare byggstart
Press releases • Jul 11, 2014 11:00 UTC
Detaljplan i Kallerstad är nu antagen av Samhällsbyggnadsnämnden i Linköping. I detaljplanen ingår ett område avsett för ett kombinerat växthus och kontor för Plantagon International. Detta innebär att världens första vertikala växthus för industriell storstadsodling nu tagit ett betydande och viktigt steg framåt.
Press releases • Jul 04, 2012 07:04 UTC
Shanghai, July 4, 2012 — Plantagon International has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tongji University in Shanghai. The MOU states that Plantagon and the University will cooperate regarding research on town-planning issues. Plantagon and Tongji will also cooperate regarding how to integrate Urban Agriculture in the local neighborhood.
Press releases • Dec 15, 2011 12:34 UTC
STOCKHOLM December 15, 2011 — An alliance of Swedish clean-tech companies has made Plantagon well known within the Urban Agriculture sector. Now the energy company Mimer Energy has reinforced the alliance as Mimer Energy has signed a cooperation agreement with Plantagon International through their partner company Sweco.
Press Invitation - Seminar at House of Sweden November 16: "The Urban Agriculture Summit - How do we feed people in the urban era?"
Press releases • Sep 29, 2011 15:10 UTC
Press invitation - Seminar at House of Sweden, Washington DC, on November 16: "The Urban Agriculture Summit - How do we feed people in the urban era?". Join Swedish clean-tech and American know-how in a half-day seminar on how to use urban agriculture technologies to create a more sustainable city of tomorrow.
Press releases • Jan 20, 2011 13:59 UTC
Plantagon has signed a letter of intent with the Botkyrka municipality in Sweden for establishing a vertical greenhouse. The project has received funding from the Swedish government's Clean-tech Initiative, the Delegation for Sustainable Cities. Construction is planned to begin in 2012.
Press releases • May 13, 2011 08:12 UTC
STOCKHOLM – May 13, 2011 – Plantagon International AB announced today it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.
Press releases • Jul 19, 2011 11:58 UTC
Plantagon competes in the European Business Awards sponsored by HSBC. Plantagon International AB has together with companies such as H&M, Sandvik and Atlas Copco been selected as one of 15 Country Representatives for Sweden in the European Business Awards sponsored by HSBC.
Press releases • Feb 08, 2012 10:25 UTC
Tomorrow is an important day for us as we are breaking the ground for the first Plantagon Greenhouse ever. The ceremony will take place in Linköping, Sweden at 10:00, February 9th, 2012. Participating are Paul Lindvall, Mayor of Linköping, Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon International and Anders Jonsson, CEO of Tekniska Verken in Linköping.
News • Oct 31, 2011 09:33 UTC
The City of Stuttgart has signed Opening Rights with Plantagon for developing a Plantagon Greenhouse in the city, for vertical farming in urban areas. The document was signed by Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, Lord Mayor of Stuttgart, and Plantagon CEO Hans Hassle, during the Economist Conference "Future Cities - Creating tomorrow’s urban world" in Stockholm, October 18th 2011 - October 19th 2011.
News • Oct 30, 2011 19:10 UTC
The City of Barcelona has signed Opening Rights with Plantagon for developing a Plantagon Greenhouse in the city. The document was signed by Antoni Vives, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona, and Plantagon CEO Hans Hassle, during the Economists Conference "Future Cities - Creating tomorrow’s urban world" in Stockholm, October 18th 2011 - October 19th 2011.
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Documents • Nov 28, 2011 13:16 UTC
The necessary components for green food production are found in flows of urban resources as nutrients, water, CO2 and energy in heating. If products are grown in closed urban agricultural systems using the best available environmental techniques, risks for both plants and consumers will be minimized. The Problem - The solution and biodiversity as a consequence (Washington D.C. November 16, 2011)
The Ice is Melting in the North: Statement to the UN Peace Summit, August 28-31, 2000, by Oren R. Lyons
Documents • Sep 30, 2011 09:49 UTC
Leaders of the World! I bring you greetings from the Indigenous peoples of the north and the great Turtle Island, now called North America. I bring you the most urgent message brought to our annual gathering of traditional elders and youth by a runner from the north, from Greenland: The ice is melting in the north... (Statement to the UN Peace Summit, August 28-31, 2000, by Oren R. Lyons)
Why should a tomato fly 10,000 km? We believe that The Plantagon Greenhouse will change the way we produce ecological and functional food dramatically. For instance, it will allow us to produce ecological tomatoes with clean air and water in urban environments, even in major cities. (English, 46 pages, July 2011) www.plantagon.com
Companization. Two different organizations – one non profit and one for profit - both on the foundation of the Earth Charter and the Global Compact. By implementing these two documents into the corporate articles of association we bring moral questions into an otherwise purely economic forum. equity, ethics and sharing becomes major principles at Plantagon. (Folder 20 pages) www.plantagon.com
Documents • Sep 20, 2011 12:34 UTC
The Plantagon is a Greenhouse for vertical farming in urban areas. The Plantagon minimizes the need for energy, water and pesticides - as well as transportation- in the production of greens and vegetables. See this short folder for more information. (folder 10 pages) www.plantagon.com
Documents • Sep 20, 2011 12:25 UTC
Maximum profit is no longer a reason for a company to exist. By the year 2050, 80 percent of the world ́s population will live in cities. Already today we claimed 80 percent of the world ́s arable land. In response to this challenge, Plantagon presents a vertical greenhouse for the urban environment. (folder, English, 10 pages) www.plantagon.com
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The Urban Agriculture Summit - How do we feed people in the urban era? Seminar at House of Sweden, Washington DC, on November 16
Nov 16, 12:00 - 16:00 UTC
House of Sweden, 2900 K Street NW, Washington DC, USA