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DGAP-News: InFin Innovative Finance AG: Dr. ir. Wieger Wamelink joins Mars One advisory board

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InFin Innovative Finance AG: Dr. ir. Wieger Wamelink joins Mars One advisory

01.12.2016 / 18:00
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Dr. ir. Wieger Wamelink joins Mars One advisory board

Amersfoort, December 1st, 2016- Mars One is pleased to welcome Dr. ir. Wieger
Wamelink to its advisory board. Dr. ir. Wamelink is a senior ecologist at
Wageningen Environmental Science at Wageningen University & Research (the
Netherlands). He has made significant scientific contributions to the
understanding of the possibilities of using Martian soil for food production on
Mars, a key component of the Mars One mission.

Wamelink leads the Food for Mars and Moon team that started experimenting with
growing plants on NASA's Mars and moon soil simulants in 2012. Dr. Wamelink
says: "The food for Mars project was started to provide initiatives like Mars
One information necessary to plan for sufficient fresh food production for
future human Martians. We see this as one of the key-challenges to be able to
establish a permanent settlement on Mars."

Before Wamelink's research in 2012, there had been no similar large-scale
experiments completed anywhere in the world. One of the potential challenges
with Martian soil is the toxic heavy metals it contains. Prior to Wamelink's
research, it was unknown if these metals would end up in the plants, making them
poisonous for humans. The lack of biological material in the Martian soil and
the lack of microbes and other organisms was also a concern. Not only did
Wamelink's team successfully grow ten different crops, the researchers tested
four of the ten grown crops for heavy metals and found that these were safe to
eat for humans. The successfully grown crops on Moon and Mars soil simulants
were the main ingredients in a four-course dinner for the beneficiaries of this

Beyond those findings, Wamelink is also well-known for investigating the effect
of adding biological material (cut up plants) to the soil and experimenting with
replanting seeds grown on the Martian soil simulant. The results of the
groundbreaking Food for Mars research were covered by media around the world,
including publications such as Forbes, The Washington Post, and The Guardian.
Dr. Wamelink has laid the foundation for future research on the topic, both for
his own group's upcoming research and for research by others.

Bas Lansdorp, CEO and co-founder of Mars One: "Growing food locally is
especially important to our mission of permanent settlement, as we have to
ensure sustainable and healthy food production on Mars. The results of Dr. ir.
Wamelink and his team at Wageningen University & Research are significant
progress towards that goal, and we are honored that Wamelink has now officially
joined our advisory board".

About Dr. ir. Wieger Wamelink
Wieger Wamelink has over 20 years of experience in experimental, field and
modelling ecology after graduating as a plant breeder with speciality of plant
physiology. He has (co-) authored more than 150 scientific publications and has
appeared in many tv and radio shows and in many newspapers and other media.
Wieger Wamelink collaborates with other departments within Wageningen University
& Research including the department of Mars One adviser Prof. Dr. Leo Marcelis.
Wieger Wamelink's Food for Mars team collaborates with US based Two Planet Steel
to run complementary experiments on regolith to advance both Martian
food-growing and steel-making.
For more information about the Food for Mars experiments, please go
Photos of the Mars Moon experiments can be found
For more information about the project Food & Steel for Mars, please go

About Mars One
Mars One aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. Before
carefully selected and trained crews will depart to Mars, several unmanned
missions will be completed, establishing a habitable settlement waiting for the
first astronauts to arrive.

Mars One consists of two entities: the Dutch not-for-profit Mars One Foundation
and a British public limited company Mars One Ventures PLC (Mars One Ventures).
The Mars One Foundation implements, and manages the mission and owns the mission
hardware. It also selects and trains the crews, and is building an ever growing
community of experts and supporters that follow the progress of the mission and
contribute to it.

Mars One Ventures holds the exclusive monetization rights around the Mars One
mission. There are many revenue possibilities around the mission to Mars:
merchandise, ads on video content, broadcasting rights, partnerships,
Intellectual Property, events, games, apps, and many more.

For more information about Mars One, please

About InFin Innovative Finance
InFin Innovative Finance AG (Basel, Switzerland) provides innovative services
within the scope of financing, setting up, building, acquiring, managing and
selling companies and participations in companies at home and abroad as well as
holding and managing licenses and patents of all kinds. After the completion of
the full takeover of Mars One, the company will trade as "Mars One Ventures AG"
and henceforth change its business purpose accordingly.

For more information about InFin, please

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