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UrbanFarmers AG announces launch of first commercial Aquaponic rooftop farm project in Basel, Switzerland

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Planned to produce more than 5 tons of vegetables and 800 kilograms of fresh fish annually

Press release:

Zurich, July 2 2012 – UrbanFarmers AG, a pioneering Clean-­?Tech company in the field of urban agriculture, today announced the launch of the “LokDepot” rooftop farm project in Basel, Switzerland. The pilot project operated by UrbanFarmers AG is most likely the first commercial-­? scale Aquaponic rooftop farm project of its kind worldwide and will provide food for 100 people year-­?around.

The “LokDepot” rooftop farm covers a greenhouse area of 260 square meters and is planned to produce more than 5 tons of vegetables and 800 kilograms of fresh fish annually – enough to feed a local community of 100 people year-­?around. The capital investment of CHF 700’000 has been financed by a grant of Christoph Merian (CMS) Foundation, UrbanFarmers AG and its private group of investors. CMS Foundation is also the landlord of the “LokDepot” facility and will provide the rooftop free of charge to UrbanFarmers for the next 20 years of farm operations.

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July 13, 2012   2 Comments