Hi everyone, I am Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson. I am managing director of Johannas Stadsodlingar AB (Urban Farms) in Stockholm, Sweden. We are a team of six people who are setting up large scale circular food production systems, with a focus on aquaponics. We have an indoor aquaponics facility 40 km north of Stockholm, which is our pilot facility. It uses a 300 m2 part of a former cow barn, a well insulated building. We have 100 m2 active growing area (Deep Water Culture) and two fish tanks of 9 m3 each. The complete system contains about 34 m3 water. We are currently in the planning process for a facility which will be significantly bigger. We can be found online at: https://www.johannas.org
We have research funding from the Swedish Innovation Agency to work on food waste as feed for insects, to have insects become fish feed. This project is just starting and involves five companies in Sweden.
We document our project work, engaging 15 companies, academic institutions and government bodies at our website (which unfortunately is only in Swedish at this point): http://cirkularodling.se
We are very interested in collaborating with others in Europe around aquaponics, so don’t hesitate to contact me.