Plantagon in final for SACC NY-Deloitte Green Award 2011
Press Release • Oct 06, 2011 19:13 BST
Plantagon is named as one of three finalists by Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York for its 2011 Green Award, to be presented to the winner by HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden at the Royal Gala Dinner on November 1.
"We are extremely proud and grateful being named finalist for this award. We believe that the Plantagon Greenhouse will dramatically change the way we see and produce ecological food. Growing vertically in urban areas will mimimize the use of water, energy and pesticides, cutting emissions from transportations as well. Urban Agriculture is the solution to the food demand of the mega cities of the future", says Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon International.
The New York Green Summit is arranged by Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York, SACC NY and focus this year is on sustainability in the food chain. The full-day summit, “From Farm to Fork,” will take place on November 2nd at Citibank Headquarters in Manhattan. Summit speakers include leading figures in the food world, such as Martha Stewart, Marion Nestle, Marcus Samuelsson and Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs, Eskil Erlandsson.
The Summit will be preceded by the Royal Gala Award Dinner held the evening before at IAC headquarters, during which the winner of the prestigious SACC NY-Deloitte Green Award, valued at $25,000, will be announced. Guest of honor HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden will present the prize to the winning company, accompanied by guest of honor HRH Prince Daniel.
The other two finalists are Real Stevia and Solvatten. The ultimate winner will be chosen by the Green Award jury: Mr. Steve Trygg, Vice Chairman, SACC NY (jury chairman); Mr. Kenneth Bengtsson, President & CEO, The ICA Group; Mr. Peter Gustafsson, Partner, Deloitte; Ms. Gunilla Jönsson, PhD and Professor, Lund Universiy; Mr. Ronnie Leten, President & CEO, Atlas Copco; Mr. Marcus Samuelsson, Star Chef and Food Activist; Mr. Jens Spendrup, Chairman, Spendrup Breweries.
For more information please visit www.saccny.org
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News • Feb 28, 2012 15:37 GMT
Sweden launches a new offer to feed the cities of the world through SymbioCity, a network of Swedish companies and organizations within sustainable urban development, founded by the Swedish Government and Swedish Industry. The new offer Urban Agriculture, is a new way to cultivate food by building vertical greenhouses that reduce transport costs and emissions.
Press Releases • Feb 27, 2012 11:00 GMT
Urban Agriculture has become a fast growing field for Swedish cleantech companies and is now launched as a new offer to the cities of the world through SymbioCity. Plantagon took the initiative to develop the new offer Urban Agriculture within SymbioCity, and the offer is delivered in cooperation with Plantagon's partners SWECO, SAAB, Combitech and Tekniska Verken.
Press Releases • Dec 15, 2011 12:34 GMT
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 Releases • Nov 16, 2011 16:29 GMT
WASHINGTON D.C. November 16, 2011 — Through their greenhouses, Plantagon has made industrial urban agriculture both attractive and feasible. The unique helix-shaped greenhouse offers clean and sustainable food production in urban areas. Now a new generation of urban greenhouses is here, where the high-rise buildings of the cities can offer a sustainable solution to urban food production.
Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon, speaks on "Feeding the city", in television seminar about Urban Agriculture
News • Nov 15, 2011 23:51 GMT
Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon, speaks on "Feeding the city", in the televised seminar about Urban Agriculture by The Swedish Educational Television, UR Samtiden. The title of today's seminar is "The city of our dreams: Farming in the city." Also participating: Jan de Wilt, Innovatie Netwerk; Stefan Jakobsson, Tekniska Verken in Norrköping and Jürgen Granstedt, Agroetanol.
Richard Fedrizzi, President of U.S. Green Building Council, speaks at the Urban Agriculture Summit 2011
News • Nov 02, 2011 14:56 GMT
Richard Fedrizzi, Co-founder, CEO and President of U.S. Green Building Council, speaks at the Urban Agriculture Summit 2011, at House of Sweden, Washington D.C. on November 16.
Keith Curtis, Senior Energy Advisor, U.S. Dep. of Commerce, speaks at The Urban Agriculture Summit 2011 in Washington D.C.
News • Nov 02, 2011 14:56 GMT
Keith Curtis, Senior Energy Advisor, International Operations, US Commercial Services, ITA, U.S. Department of Commerce speaks at the Urban Agriculture Summit 2011 in Washington D.C. on "Swedish-American Green Alliance; a saga about cleantech collaboration". House of Sweden, November 16.
Press Releases • Nov 02, 2011 14:52 GMT
Press invitation. Welcome to The Urban Agriculture Summit 2011 to discuss "How do we feed people in the urban era?" at House of Sweden, Washington D.C. on November 16. 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.
News • Oct 31, 2011 09:33 GMT
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 GMT
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 • Feb 10, 2012 11:28 GMT
This is a short list of 15 sorts of Asian leafy vegetables that we plan to grow in the Plantagon Greenhouse. At the moment we are planning a crop that does not have to be harvested subsequently, does not have to be bound and does not need to be put in a dark room for planting. That is why leafy greens are suitable.
Documents • Nov 28, 2011 15:09 GMT
Plantagon Urban Agriculture - presentation in 10 slides - from the Urban Agriculture Summit, in Washington D.C. November 16, 2011. A complete solution within Urban Agriculture. Available in sizes from 36 to 142 meters in diameter. Producing and selling organic food inside cities. LEED-certified. Latest cleantech solutions secures energy efficiency and recycling of water and waste.
Invitation to The Urban Agriculture Summit: "How do we feed people in the urban era?" at House of Sweden, Washington DC, on November 16.
Documents • Sep 30, 2011 09:31 BST
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, a city where consumers will have access to healthy and nutritious food in their neighbourhood. When: November 16th, 2011, 1 PM to 5 PM Where: House of Sweden, 2900 K Street NW, Washington DC
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 13:34 BST
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
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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
House of Sweden, 2900 K Street NW, Washington DC, USA