Nov 15, 2012 14:43 GMT We need transformative solutions on how to feed the cities in the urban era. We need to develop strategies for dealing with the fact that growing populations all over the world are moving into evolving mega cities. Welcome to the 2nd Urban Agriculture Summit in Linköping, Sweden, January 29-31 2013.
Urban Agriculture - New offer in SymbioCity from PlantagonFeb 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.
SymbioCity is a network of Swedish companies and organisations, within sustainable urban development, founded by the Swedish Government and Swedish Industry.
Urban Agriculture includes technology to use city space for growing plants and vegetables in high buildings, so-called vertical farming. The Swedish company Plantagon develops a vertical greenhouse and is world leader in the rapidly growing field.
"It is extremely exciting to follow the rapid development of Urban Agriculture. The fact that a rapidly increasing number of people are moving into urban areas today, puts enormous pressure on the cities. It has become necessary to develop smart and economic ways to produce food in a small area in the city", says Gustav Gorecki, Business Development Manager at Plantagon.
The advantage of growing plants vertically in a city - in a controlled environment - is that large amounts of vegetables can be produced and sold in a small area. In the closed environment of the greenhouse the use of water, energy and pesticides is minimized.
Plantagon recently broke ground in Linköping for the first Plantagon Greenhouse ever. It is to be built near the biogas plant of Tekniska Verken in Linköping.
"I am immensely proud that Linköping is the chosen site for the first vertical greenhouse. We will be the first city in the world to test the new technology and the systems involved to develop sustainable agricultural solutions for future cities", Paul Lindvall, Mayor of Linköping said in a press reelase.
For more information please contact
Gustav Gorecki, Business Developement Manager, Plantagon
email@example.com, phone +46-(0)70-545 01 10
SymbioCity is a network of Swedish companies and organisations. It was founded on the initiative of the Swedish Government and Swedish Industry. SymbioCity is administrated by The Swedish Trade Council, with offices in more than 60 countries around the world and the headquarter is situated in Stockholm.
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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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.
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.
Mar 30, 2012 21:00 BST Plantagon CEO Hans Hassle has been named CEO of The Year 2012 Sweden by European CEO. "A world leader in the field of corporate social responsibility, the founder and CEO of Plantagon has become a shining beacon of inspiration for ethical business people", the journal European CEO says in its nomination. The public announcement was made in the April - May 2012 issue of the journal European CEO.
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.
Feb 08, 2012 10:25 GMT 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.
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 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.
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.
Sep 29, 2011 16:10 BST 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.
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.
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.
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.
Nov 08, 2011 21:51 GMT Oren Lyons, Professor and Chairman of Plantagon, speaks on "Food Security amid Global Climate Change and Diminishing Resources" at the Urban Agriculture Summit 2011, in House of Sweden, Washington D.C. November 16. The theme of the Summit is "How do we feed people in the urban era?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oct 19, 2011 22:36 BST Plantagon was honored in The 2011 International Business Awards, and was recognized at a gala ceremony in Abu Dhabi on 11 October, where Stevie Award trophies and Distinguished Honoree (honorable mention) medals were presented. Plantagon was awarded Distinguished Honoree in the category "Food & Beverage".
Oct 19, 2011 22:13 BST Future Cities - Creating Tomorrow's World - is a major international conference exploring innovative new approaches to designing, managing and financing sustainable living environments. The conference held in Stockholm, October 18-19, featured leading authorities in urban planning, energy, architecture, etc. Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon, talked on "Beyond Tomorrow: Future feeding".
Oct 01, 2012 00:36 BST Illustration of a Plantagon Greenhouse with combined parts, on the side facing south, for greenhouse food production and, on the north side, for office and commercial areas. Illustration shows facade facing west. Building is aproximately 54 meters high. (C) Plantagon. Illustration: Sweco.
Oct 01, 2012 00:33 BST Illustration of a Plantagon Greenhouse with combined parts, on the side facing south, for greenhouse food production and, on the north side, for office and commercial areas. Illustration shows facade facing north. Building is aproximately 54 meters high. (C) Plantagon. Illustration: Sweco.
Oct 01, 2012 00:29 BST Illustration of a Plantagon Greenhouse with combined parts, on the side facing south, for greenhouse food production and, on the north side, for office and commercial areas. Illustration shows facade facing south. Building is aproximately 54 meters high. (C) Plantagon. Illustration: Sweco.
Oct 01, 2012 00:25 BST Illustration of a Plantagon Greenhouse with combined parts, on the side facing south, for greenhouse food production and, on the north side, for office and commercial areas. Illustration shows facade facing east. Building is aproximately 54 meters high. (C) Plantagon. Illustration: Sweco.
Nov 16, 2011 16:28 GMT The Plantagon Greenhouse can be integrated into existing or new infrastructure to increase the efficiency regarding use of water, waste and energy. The commercial area in the backbone of the Greenhouse building will be constructed in an equally sustainable way in terms of energy efficiency, materials and hi-tech solutions. This is the type to be built in Linköping.
Nov 16, 2011 16:28 GMT This is the type of Plantagon Greenhouse Building planned for Linköping. The slanted facade is adapted to temperate climate zones and sun conditions. The backbone of the building contains commercial areas and areas suitable for for research.
Apr 12, 2012 17:01 BST Hans Hassle, Plantagon CEO, talks about The Companization, a new organizational model for sustainable business, at the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on April 12, 2012.
Feb 09, 2012 17:43 GMT Ground breaking ceremony in Linköping, Sweden: from the left Paul Lindvall, Mayor of Linköping, Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon and Anders Jonsson, CEO of Tekniska Verken. Date: February 9th, 2012.
Dec 09, 2011 14:27 GMT From the Plantagon Opening Right document: "By participating in the 100 cities initiative your city is demonstrating it's commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility. Your participation will enable you to benefit from the sustainable social development objectives together with 99 other selected cities within the field of vertical farming."
Oct 06, 2011 23:38 BST Visit to Plantagon by Ms. Bernadette Rathedi, the Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to Sweden. From left: Minister Counsellor Mr. Ishmael Dabut; Prashant Brahmbhatt, Plantagon Global Director, Mia Kristensson, Board Member, Hans Hassle, Plantagon CEO; Ambassador Ms. Bernadette Rathedi; First Secretary Pretty Machado Phologolo; Owe Pettersson, Plantagon COO & Senior Vice President.
Jul 04, 2012 15:33 BST
Plantagon International has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tongji University in Shanghai, on July 4th, 2012. The MOU states that Plantagon and the University will cooperate regarding research on town-planning issues. Video from the signing ceremony at Tongji University in Shanghai. Please see the press release attached for more details. www.plantagon.com
Sep 27, 2011 15:22 BST
Now we are here - about Plantagon today with introduction by Plantagon CEO and founder Hans Hassle.
Sep 27, 2011 14:08 BST
The Plantagon Greenhouse - the development of our greenhouse
Jun 15, 2011 13:02 BST
An inside view of the Plantagon 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. By Plantagon. Animation: Åke Olsson
Dec 06, 2012 17:14 GMT Dickson Despommier is a microbiologist, an ecologist, and emeritus professor of Public and Environmental Health at the Columbia University. For 27 years he conducted research on cellular and molecular parasitism and held lectures and courses on Parasitic Disease, Medical Ecology and Ecology. In 1999, he founded the root for the idea of raising crops in tall buildings; so called vertical farming.
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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.
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)
Sep 21, 2011 13:02 BST 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
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
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...