Sebago Farms Plans Massive Greenhouse, Algae Biofuels Facility in Maine
by Lori Valigra (Massive High Tech) In an area of Maine generally known for its strip malls and big box stores, newcomer Sebago Farms plans to build a 1.7 million square foot mixed-use facility that will house hydroponic greenhouses, a fish farm, and an algae-based biofuels research area and employ up to 170 people.
The ambitious project — the size of about seven Walmart superstores — is the first venture of WNWN LLC (which stands for Win Win or Waste Not Want Not), owned by Arundel, Maine, businessman and retired school teacher John der Kinderen. Der Kinderen also is a principal in project planning and management at BioSynEnergy LLC, a Doylestown, Penn.-based company that describes itself as a team of worldwide, multi-disciplinary experts focused on refining waste streams into green revenue and jobs.
…The aim is to build three greenhouses in phases that will include a demonstration greenhouse with algae for food and fuel. The goal is to have a local source for food and a development that offers high-tech jobs, he said. The site also aims to be environmentally friendly and to produce as little waste as possible . READ MORE and MORE (Sustainable Business Oregon)