Tuesday 16 October 2012

Let them eat LOBSTER

"Organic" Shrimp for Hungry
 1. Put "organic" biomass in a bio-biodigester.
 2. Ferment with LID On. ( = anaerobic bacteria)
 3. Capture the Fuel (CH4 = Natural Gas)
 4.   (when anaerobic fermentation over ... )
    Several Options are available:

     A. Recover bacteria (dead or alive) for use later.
          - process bacteria (dry, cook, mix, bag, store)
             *store Organic protein meal for Shrimp
     B. Feed bacteria directly to Shrimp         
          - simply introduce Shrimp after anaerobic phase 
            by removing the LID (becomes aerobic)
          - Now the shrimp can feast and breathe O2.
(Bucket+LID)Shrimp Farms can be very LOW tech:
- big bucket or hole-in-ground /w plastic liner.
- requires some form of "LID" for "Anaerobic" phase
  Biomass is very plentiful worldwide
  * (algae or sea weed, as starting biomass)

Some Myths of Compost

• CARBON cannot enter through the Roots.

Roots intake water and minerals (such as NPK)
• Carbon (CO2) enters Leaf stomata (underleaf.

Stomata and Guard Cells are the door for CO2 and water (H2O)

Cooking Methane: Soil and Hydrogen


Most are familiar with Electrolysis

2( H20 ) + electricity = 2H2 + O2

Hydrogen is also cooked from Methane (Pyrolysis)

CH4 + Heat = C (char) + 2H2

* No electricity required (not electrolysis)
* Heat source can be "Solar" (Reflectors)

Transporting Methane: Pipelines, Ships

Preference for CH4 Pipelines, Ships (fossil or not)

If a Methane pipeline has a leak - its flows "UP" into
the Air - not into the ground. It may even catch on
fire and burn explosively. BUT, when all is over, no
real local environmental damage is done.

Same goes for shipping in sensitive coastal areas
(such as the Georgia Strait, BC)

Once the fire is out, you only repair human construct.

Forest Fires: Natural Biochar

Biochar production can be accidental or intentional

Accidental Biochar: Forest Fire (natural biochar).
Intentional Biochar production is more orderly and preserves wildlife, habitats, infrastructure,
(* the benefits without the chaos)

Land Wanted: Soil for Food

A few ambitious Israelis "borrowed" some topsoil
from public parks in Lebanon to bring back home ...

I asked my friend Jack, engineer with relations
in the area. Why did they do that?

After a bark of obviousness: "It takes Centuries!"
Acknowledging the historic geo-political importance
of "Dirt" capable of growing food...

Yet better stuff can now be made in hours that
does not rot away like compost, and offers much
superior qualities over average soil.

Lasting Soil: "Nature's Early Biochar"

Nature's Early Biochar
  300M years ago, on the shores of Pangean Sea, 
  the tide was unusually low, weather tumultuous. 
  Just before the storm, a lightning bolt came 
  out of the dark sky and zapped algae emerging 
  from the water on the rocky ledge.

  How do we know? Biochar with its typical internal 
  microscopic structure was produced by lightning 
  at that moment, and is still visible today.