02 May '12, 2pm

Meatpacking plant turns into net-zero-energy vertical farm

Meatpacking plant turns into net-zero-energy vertical farm

Soon, a former meatpacking plant in Chicago will replace carcasses and rendering vats with bakers and brewers and fish farmers and mushroom growers. The Plant (ho ho, a double meaning!) is gathering together a bunch of food-makers to create a self-sustaining system in the 93,500-square-foot abandoned space. As Fast Company reports , a former meatpacking plant is the perfect place to start a food business of this kind: It already contains “food-grade materials” which are safe for food preparation. The plant, which should be finished by 2016 or 2017, will run largely off its own waste. It’s getting a cogeneration system that will burn methane from an anaerobic digester, creating electricity, heat, and steam to boil brewery kettles. The grain from the beer-brewing process will feed fish on the fish farm. The fish waste will feed the mushrooms and plants, which will clean the ...

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