CAN (YT): Aquaponics facility to be powered by geothermal energy

Some entrepreneurs in Yukon say they've found a creative way to move their project forward — by using geothermal power. 

Founders of Yukon's North Star Agriculture have been pushing to build an aquaponics facility in Yukon, which would raise fish and vegetables indoors. 

CEO Sonny Gray says the company has now secured funding to build a facility near the Takhini hot springs, outside Whitehorse. 

The project is projected to cost at least $8 million, including a land purchase and construction. 

The Whitehorse company says some funding has been pledged by NutraPonics Canada, an Edmonton-based company which already has aquaponic farms in Alberta. The Yukon facility would be considered a joint business venture between North Star and NutraPonics.

Read more at CBC News (Philippe Morin)

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