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Meeting # 3,153 – John Edel, Director – “Plant Chicago is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting sustainable food production, entrepreneurship, and building reuse through education, research and development. To this end, Plant Chicago is repurposing a 93,500 sq. ft. retired meatpacking facility, The Plant, into a net-zero energy vertical farm. A complex and highly interrelated system, one-third of The Plant will hold aquaponic growing systems and the other two-thirds will incubate sustainable food businesses by offering low rent, low energy costs, and a licensed shared kitchen. The Plant will create 125 jobs in Chicago’s economically distressed Back of the Yards neighborhood — but, remarkably, these jobs will require no fossil fuel use. Instead, The Plant will divert over 6,500 tons of food waste from landfills each year to meet all of its heat and power needs.” Related PostsTHESIS 2013 RMUTT – INNOVATION VERTICAL FARMING FOR FUTURE IN BANGKOK (HD)Vertical Farming: The Future of Food EnergyIn Search of the Future of Urban Agriculture: Plant ChicagoAquaponic Farm with Fish & Vegetables at a Former Meat Packing Factory at Plant ChicagoVertical farming positives & negatives. – Energy technology investigation 2012 part 2 episode 2Dickson Despommier On Vertical Farming

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