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Published on February 13th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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World’s 1st Plantagon Greenhouse for Urban Farming Under Construction (in Sweden)



 
plantagon urban greenhouse

Here’s a pretty cool urban farming solution—a Plantagon greenhouse for urban farming. Construction on the first one broke ground in Sweden last week. This unique vertical-farming greenhouse will also be “[part of] 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,” a news release on the groundbreaking states. Aside from offering an innovative vertical farming solution, “Plantagon plans to develop integrated solutions for energy, excess heat, waste, CO2 and water” in cooperation with several partners.

Here’s a video more on the Plantagon greenhouse:

The first Plantagon urban greenhouse is being built in Linköping, Sweden. Representatives from Linköping city, Plantagon, and Tekniska Verken (the regional energy company, which is located nearby) broke ground on the project together on February 9, 2012.

“This is a historic day for Plantagon. This ceremony marks the realization of the vision of creating functional sustainable solutions for the growing cities of today and tomorrow, where we can grow food in the cities in a resource-smart way, making use of the special conditions of the city,” says Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon.

More info at Plantagon
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  • http://www.facebook.com/milan.stepanovic.142 Milan Stepanovic

    Do you believe me Zachary , that i see this greenhouse fey years ago in my mind when i was watching heat exchanger in my scrap yard…i have build in my yard the same with my Armature and plastic fibers to hold the earth…i still have some ideas for designs about greenhouses, if your company wants to email me gploca@yahoo.com (i am in Serbia) thanks in advance.

  • Deb

    Some details about how this thing works would be nice. 3:55 of flyovers, with no substantive info about the design is really frustrating.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4XXCWG67ABQUZFL3TNNQ6NHTPQ Bibliofilen

      It’s all mostly in Swedish but they have a circling line with plants going through the building and getting to the bottom when they are harvested. And they get the energy through solar panels. It’s a whole science.

      • Bob_Wallace

        When EPCOT opened in the early 1980s (?) they had a display of tomato plants that slowly circled through a spray of nutrients. Plants hanging with their roots fully exposed. Going around like suits in a dry cleaners.

        Seemed overkill to me, but interesting. Could have done the same thing with regular hydroponic growing and much less hardware.

        I have the same sort of feeling about this idea.

        KISS.

        • http://cleantechnica.com/ Zachary Shahan

          hmm, don’t remember seeing that :(

          • Bob_Wallace

            Here you go…

            http://news.cnet.com/2300-13576_3-6241440-1.html

            I don’t remember the roots being in a paper tube but hanging loose. Perhaps I was there on a different day when they were trying it a different way.

          • http://cleantechnica.com/ Zachary Shahan

            :D

            don’t remember those at all, but i was quite young last time i went there :D

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