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 AdaptationApr 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, an important conference for a more resilient and sustainable urban future. Feeding the city is one of the major challenges ahead, and we firmly believe that Urban Agriculture is a part of the solution. The Plantagon Greenhouse is a response to this challenge, designed to produce fresh, ecological vegetables in the city, for the city", says Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon.
Resilient Cities 2012, 3rd Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation
Continuing the journey towards a more sustainable and resilient urban future, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability together with the City of Bonn and the World Mayors Council on Climate Change is hosting Resilient Cities 2012, 3rd Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation from 12 to 15 May 2012 in Bonn, Germany, preceding and during the UN Bonn climate talks scheduled for 14-25 May 2012.
Resilient Cities 2012 will enhance exchange, learning, networking, debate and policy development on approaches and solutions to climate change for cities and municipalities. As the largest gathering of major actors in the urban adaptation and resilience field, the congress is the premier opportunity to network with the world’s adaptation and resilience experts.
Representatives from local governments, UN and international agencies, governments, finance institutions, insurance sector, urban infrastructure industry and non-governmental organizations will meet with planners and researchers, consultants and academics to discuss and share the state-of-the-art programs and the most recent results in the field of urban adaptation and resilience.
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
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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.
Feb 09, 2012 18:23 GMT The first Plantagon Greenhouse breaks ground. A new type of greenhouse for vertical farming; an international Centre of Excellence for Urban Agriculture; a demo-plant for Swedish clean-tech and a climate-smart way to use excess heating and CO2 from industries. The potential is tremendous and ambitions high for the new greenhouse being built in Linköping, Sweden, near Tekniska Verken.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Jan 20, 2012 00:21 GMT Presentations from the Plantagon Urban Agriculture Summit 2011, held at House of Sweden, Washington D.C. on November 16, are presented here http://event.plantagon.com/urbanagriculture/ Participating experts were Professor Oren Lyons, Chairman Plantagon International; Keith Curtis, Senior Energy Advisor, US Department of Commerce; Tony Socci, US Environmental Protection Agency, and many more.
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.
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Hans Hassle took the initiative to the PLANTAGON® project and is the brain and architect of strategy and organization for PLANTAGON®. Since January 2008 he holds the position as CEO. Hans Hassle has dedicated his whole work life to learn about, experiment with and manage commercial organisations trying to find out how to use them better for the common good. He is a pioneer in Corporate...