Team Gemini Representatives Meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU Dignitaries on Topic of Economic Outlook

Team Gemini Deutschland GmbH updated German officials on a proposed project in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, addressing the need for increased sustainable fish production

(Stralsund, Germany) — Members of Team Gemini Deutschland GmbH (TGD), a sustainable project design and development company located in Rostock, Germany, with headquarters in Orlando, Florida (USA), joined a select number of guests invited to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at her New Year’s Reception on February 1, 2013 in Stralsund, Germany.

Representing Team Gemini Deutschland was Ilonka Haugner, who is an active participant in events discussing the future of sustainable strategies related to agriculture and aquaculture.

Topics discussed at the gathering included the financial outlook for the European Union (EU), Germany, and particularly Mecklenburg-Vorpommern—a northern German region known for its stunning natural parks and numerous nature conservation areas.

Among the guests attending the event were Lord Mayor Dr. Alexander Badrow of Stralsund; Werner Kuhn of the European Parliament; and Eckhard Rehberg, head of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern CDU in the German Bundestag.

“It is a great honor for our team to be introduced to Chancellor Merkel and other important decision-makers,” describes Ilonka Haugner, CEO of Team Gemini LLC. “The opportunity to discuss with them ways in which we can implement agricultural, environmental, and economic ideas that are sustainable can have far-reaching effects.”

Team Gemini Deutschland GmbH, the German branch of Team Gemini, has been working on securing a variety of resources and opportunities—including research collaborations with the University of Rostock and the Leibniz Institute, and off-take agreements for various produce being created.

Team Gemini’s proposal is to implement a renewable energy and agriculture cluster consisting of a solar-powered Greenhouse producing fish and lettuce, a Biogas Plant, and a Business & Research Center—similar to an ongoing project in the U.S. Central Ohio region.
Chancellor Merkel was pleased to learn that a native species of trout would be grown in the greenhouse—thus creating opportunity for a renewable food source.

Given the high demand for fish in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and other parts of Germany, as well as the large quantity of imports currently existing in Germany, fish production needs to find sustainable solutions to manage growth and demand without placing a burden on the existing resources.

Support by the EU to increase domestic production will significantly help the creation and future growth of project models being implemented by Team Gemini.

The yet-to-be-named project will be located in Dummerstorf, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and has already received significant support from leaders, including the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Till Backhaus.
Team Gemini looks forward to continuing work and collaborations throughout Germany and Europe, and will welcome Chancellor Merkel and others to the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

About Team Gemini LLC
Team Gemini LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship. The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-neutral operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.

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