Key Data for The Greenhouses
It’s simply the fish cultivation which creates more CO2, so in addition to the normal CO2, it’s creating larger concentrations of CO2, which in turn will boost the photosynthesis for the production of the greens. A pure power booster for rapid growth
All kinds of vegetables and fruits can be grown. Fruit, flower, leaf, stem root and tuber crops. Food, feed, fiber and fuel crops plus algae. All kinds of aquaculture crops. Mushrooms also – a whole ecology system – which is regenerative. Algae and Biodigester systems are to be introduced and integrated as enhancement, for achieving total energy and nutrient self-sufficiency.
For the fish cultivation part, inputs are: ancient sea salts, sunlight (supplemental lamp light), enriched CO2 atmosphere, Nitrogen nutrient from biomass recycling and algae, water that is captured from the internal atmosphere plus a low rate of make-up water. Purchased inputs other than labor are extremely small cost.
With the proper technical know-how, the blue and the green operations are extremely reliable, robust and productive. These living systems when provided ideal conditions produce in great abundance. In nature this is achieved seasonally, but in our growth houses very intense growth is continuous. Productivity is even higher because within our closed atmosphere we have double or triple CO2 as compared to normal atmospheric. This enriched atmosphere is anticipated to double the plant growth but that advantage it’s not assumed in our projections. Our economic calculations show that our method of production with vertical layering will be achieving super profitability.
Our system is like a tree but with much greater effectiveness, every operational growth house is a very effective CO2 drawdown investment that has a zero contribution to global warming. We have effective climate change adaptation and the only known man-made CO2 mitigation that has the capacity to bring down the earth’s atmospheric CO2 with sufficient impact over the next decades as it’s needed to keep global warming below 1.5 C.
First of all, this will be able to be built anywhere, on any type of land, industrial, rural or urban. One does not need any fertile soil, very little space on the ground for the smallest units, and access to very little water. So basically, this will benefit everyone, everywhere.
Equally important, there will be no use of pesticides, so the food will be organically grown, healthy and fresh for everyone. Very important factors, and key for the success of this.
Especially now with the focus on Eco-friendly solutions, Paris Agreement, global warming, reduction of Co2 etc., or concept fits 100% in line with this need of change. Only our solution are not “drastic” ones, meaning that we focus on the positive aspect of supplying and empowering people to be able to access healthier and fresher food, at lower cost, at the same time as it benefits everyone.
Whom will be our users
Farmers, home growers, actually anyone growing anything, as we later also will make some smaller scaled ones for back yard installation to private people. To begin with we will focus on the bigger units for farmers and also for larger industrial food production customers.
We are looking for the first pilot customer, to build the first “live” project.
We need around 4-6 weeks of final engineering, before we can produce the prototype. The testing phase will consist of the following;
First of all, to make the bearing structures of aluminum. The supporting flooring in several levels will be built with the same materials, as well as the staircases.
Our main supplier is situated in 40 countries, with more than 300 manufacturing facilities worldwide of extruded aluminum.
We are in dialogue with different manufacturers of the rooftop fabric incl. the soap bubble insulation, and we will also make the initial prototype there, as a showcase.
We will be cooperating with engineers, both static and structural, experts in fabric, so we can project this for category 5 for hurricanes; (157 mph; 252 km/h; 70 m/s). The cover is planned to be as strong as the structure, and will be non-combustible, so 100% fireproof when needed.
The dome shape is minimizing the forces so the wind can go around the structures, very little is stopping the wind, so it will remain standing for most hurricane zones in the world.
We need to meet certain fire codes when we plan this for human habitat / hospitals also need to plan the fabric to be fire proof; we will use a woven fiberglass non-combustible coating which will create an architectural fabric, and which will be able to stand against fire / heat up 400 degrees C / 752 degrees F.
The benefits are the following
A lot of natural daylight inside the unit during daytime
Perfect temperature inside the unit regardless of the outside temperatures
Can withstand wind loads up to 252 km/h = 157 mph
100% fire retardant, meaning it does not burn by itself
Our solution requires very little additional energy for heating and cooling, so it would only be the extra energy needed for the lighting during night-time, hospital machines, computers and other equipment to run.
What we need to look at, is which kind of alternative energy systems we would need to be able to operate 100% off-the grid.