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.
”This is a great opportunity to apply renewable energy technologies to sustainable agriculture”, says Brian Kennelly, CEO of Mimer Energy, "this collaboration brings together all our founding principles to be an ethical company with a social conscience that can really make a difference to the future of the way we live our lives".
Mimer Energy is an energy developer providing low or zero carbon geothermal heating and cooling comfort to communities, companies and public bodies. The technical team at Mimer Energy has a track record of 2,000 ground source heat pump systems, connected to over 200 kilometers of boreholes, Mimer Energy aims to provide worldwide access to inexpensive, clean, fully renewable and reliable geothermal heating and cooling energy with zero emissions and no negative environmental effects.
”Through Mimer Energy’s extensive knowledge in geothermal heating and cooling, we are confident that our alliance of expertise will be even stronger in our efforts to provide strong and competitive solutions for our joint Urban Agriculture offer”, says Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon International.
Other companies in the alliance developing solutions within Urban Agriculture in close cooperation with Plantagon and Sweco are Saab, Combitech and Tekniska Verken.
For additional information please contact:
Brian Kennelly CEO Mimer Energy AB, +44 (0)7881 583 261, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hans Hassle, CEO, Plantagon International AB, +46 (0)709 179 400, email@example.com
Carin Balfe Arbman, Plantagon, Media Relations, +46 (0)70 633 35 08, firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently UN estimated that Earth’s population will increase by 40 percent and exceed 9 billion by 2050. 80 percent of the population will live in cities. The urban sprawl and the densification of the cities will create logistic as well as food security problems. In response to this challenge, Plantagon has developed a vertical, space-efficient greenhouse for the urban environment.
The Plantagon Greenhouse can be integrated into existing or new infrastructure to increase the efficiency regarding the use of water, waste and energy. The greenhouse will deliver fresh food directly to consumers.
Plantagon won the 2011 Red Herring Europe Top 100 award and was also awarded Globe Forum Innovator Idol 2009, nominated to Globe Award 2010 & 2011, the Katerva Challenge 2010 and represented Sweden as one out of 50 Swedish innovations at the ”Wall of fame” in the Swedish Pavilion during the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.
Plantagon - Feeding the city
The Plantagon Greenhouse dramatically change the way we produce ecological food. The Plantagon Greenhouse cut costs and environmental damage by eliminating transportation and delivering directly to consumers in city areas. Plantagon may be the first company where social responsibility, transparency and sharing are demonstrably valued at the same level as financial engagement and profit. www.plantagon.com