Plantagon signs memorandum of understanding with the Tongji University in Shanghai
Press Release • Jul 04, 2012 08:04 BST
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, to maximize energy efficiency, environmental friendliness and consumer interests.
The MOU was signed by Professor Chen Xiaolong, Executive Vice President of Tongji University in Shanghai and Mr Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon International, during a formal ceremony at the Tonji University on July 4th.
"I am more than happy to co-ordinate and manage this project, together with Prof. Chen of our faculty of Agriculture at Tongji. We believe that we are in an ideal position, with our advanced research in design innovation, all agricultural areas, as well as in urban planning, to help Plantagon develop and eventually establish Urban Vertical Agriculture in China”, says Professor Lou Yongqi, Vice Dean, College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University.
"We are delighted to be able to sign this MOU with such a distinguished and reputable institution as the Tongji University and we look forward to many years of productive and successful cooperation,” says Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon.
The Plantagon greenhouse is designed for vertical agriculture of vegetables in urban areas. Plantagon intends to develop integrated solutions for energy, excess heat, waste, CO2 and water in cooperation with partners.
“We feel that there is a need to develop new business models and services connected to commercial projects. An important aspect is to research to what extent a greenhouse can become a focal point for consumers and producers, including food retail and grocery stores, etc.”, says Hans Hassle.
For more information please contact:
Hans Hassle, CEO, Plantagon International AB, +46 709 179 400, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Lou Yongqi, Vice Dean, College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University, +86 21 55963014. +86 13901751533
Plantagon - Feeding the City
Plantagon International is active in the sector urban agriculture and is a global innovation leader in vertical farming. Plantagon's vertical greenhouse minimizes the need for energy, water and pesticides. The negative environmental impact of the greenhouses is very low, and since the products are delivered directly to city consumers, the transportation costs are also minimized. The concept is simple and appealing: daily fresh organic vegetables delivered directly to consumers. www.plantagon.com
Related / Contacts
Related / News
In a historic Swedish-Chinese collaboration, the Tongji-Plantagon Research Center opens to tackle global food crisis
Press Releases • Apr 03, 2013 09:58 BST
Swedish innovator Plantagon International, pioneer in innovative vertical urban agricultural solutions, is setting up the Tongji-Plantagon Research Center with Tongji University, Shanghai. Under the auspices of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, the Consul General of Sweden in Shanghai Ms. Viktoria Li officially opened the lab during a formal ceremony at Tongji University on April 3rd.
Press Releases • Jan 22, 2013 13:01 GMT
The question how we will secure the world's future food supply has globally become an increasingly hot issue due to climate change and the increasing shortage of arable land. International experts in food security, urban farming and agriculture will gather in Linkoping in Sweden, at the Urban Agriculture Summit 2013, January 29-31, to discuss how we are going to feed the cities of the future.
Press Releases • Nov 30, 2012 16:24 GMT
LOS ANGELES, November 30, 2012 - The Swedish company Plantagon, creator of the Plantagon Greenhouse for urban agriculture, has been elected Winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Global Award. ”We are incredibly excited and grateful to have been selected as the winner among so many prominent companies from all over the world”, says Hans Hassle, Plantagon CEO.
News • Nov 29, 2012 01:09 GMT
Swedish company Plantagon in the finals for the Red Herring Top 100 Global Award. Representing Plantagon in the finals – a live presentation before the Red Herring jury in Los Angeles November 27-29 – is Mr. S. Ramakrishnan, Area Manager, and Tadodaho Sidney Hill, Six Nations Confederacy, representing Plantagon's Board and owners, the Onondaga Nation. The winners will be announced November 29.
News • Nov 27, 2012 17:43 GMT
The Swedish company Plantagon International, creator of the Plantagon Greenhouse for urban agriculture, is in the finals for the Red Herring Top 100 Global Award. The Red Herring editorial team has selected the most innovative and promising companies from a pool of thousands from all over the world. The winners will be announced November 29 in Los Angeles.
News • Nov 13, 2012 15:09 GMT
The Future of Food, in Our Global Kitchen. The American Museum of Natural History in New York is today opening a new exhibition where Plantagon is taking a part. The exhibition, Our Global Kitchen will be traveling around the world for around seven years. Plantagon CEO Hans Hassle and CFO Owe Pettersson are present in New York for the opening ceremony on November 13.
Press Releases • Oct 04, 2012 09:11 BST
The Swedish-American company Plantagon was awarded the 2012 SACC New York-Deloitte Green Award for their breakthrough green innovation within the food chain, the Plantagon Vertical Greenhouse. The award was presented by H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at a Royal Gala Award Dinner on October 3 in New York. Representing Plantagon were CEO Hans Hassle and Chairman Professor Oren R. Lyons.
News • Aug 15, 2012 20:53 BST
Plantagon was named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the "Most Innovative Company in Europe" category in The 9th Annual International Business Awards on August 15th, 2012. The award is recognizing product or business innovation in the past year. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
Press Releases • Jul 04, 2012 08:04 BST
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.
Plantagon is endorsing partner of Resilient Cities 2012, 3rd Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation
Press Releases • Apr 11, 2012 12:16 BST
Plantagon is endorsing partner of Resilient Cities 2012, 3rd Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation from 12 to 15 May 2012 in Bonn, Germany. "We are excited to be part of Resilient Cities. Feeding the city is one of the major challenges ahead. The Plantagon Greenhouse is a response to this challenge", says Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon.
Related / Images & Videos
Related / Documents
Documents • Jun 08, 2012 09:48 BST
PLANTAGON參與會議的中國環境“ENERCHINA”從6月10日至6月13日在北京。看到更多的中國信息。 Plantagon is through CENTEC participating in ENERCHINA - June 10-13, 2012 in Beijing - the leading exhibition in China for the energy-saving, renewable energy, clean energy and environmental technologies, products and services with the unique support from China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
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.
Documents • Nov 28, 2011 13:16 GMT
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)
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