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Green Hydrogen Economy Transition Plan: Trash to Treasure
The flash graphene process generates significant amounts of hydrogen. The process heats tiny amounts of carbon-rich trash to 5000 degrees Fahrenheit (°F) for less than a second to produce the flash graphene and hydrogen. Graphene is a wonder material that is 200 times stronger than steel, lighter than air, an excellent electrical and heat conductor, etc.
Plasma arc gasification systems transform trash to treasure. They "heat the waste to temperatures anywhere from about 1000–15,000°C (1800–27,000°F), but typically in the lower end of that range." These systems can process up to 100 metric tons per day. Thus flash graphene could be mass produced with calibrations of existing technologies.
We could retrain coal, oil and gas workers to build and operate gasification plants, optimized for inexpensive flash graphene and clean hydrogen production, near landfills around the world. Graphene could then be added to many materials, like concrete, as a composite, imparting its incredible strength, elasticity and many other benefits to those materials. The combination will significantly improve the carbon footprint of those materials throughout their lifetimes. Graphene’s many uses will create and open up entirely new and abundant economic sectors and careers.
Our purpose is to create a single, scalable solution which solves Humanity's worst problems, for one family, the basic unit of any society. Once perfected, we can mass produce this solution so that everyone can have it. The symptoms of global overpopulation are growing worse every year; like climate change, the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Empty grocery store shelves, due to supply chain disruptions, is a thankfully infrequent consequence, so far. It is also a grim testimony that even the favoured solution, called guaranteed basic income, or GBI, is far from sufficient. We are currently facing many threats to easy and reliable access to basic necessities, especially food, shelter and energy, causing their prices to increase at an alarming rate. More and more families are being forced to choose between paying rent or buying food. We need guaranteed basic necessities, or GBNs.
Our mission is to inspire organizations and individuals to create incentive prize competition challenges for a Controlled (or Closed) Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) Dream House that can regenerate all basic necessities with zero pollution. This will generate a wide selection of all-in-one solutions to choose from. Mastering CELSS, as the new normal for the masses, is the key to solving most of Humanity's worst problems, like scarcity-based: famine, homelessness, poverty, supply chain disruptions, pollution, climate change, inequality, crimes, wars, stress, illness, etc. Mass adoption of the CELSS standard for all structures, significantly increases the Earth’s biocapacity and Humanity’s ability to thrive responsibly in any environment. An example of this is the Automated Close Ecosystem (ACE) House: Ecosystem of Necessities (EON) greenhouses (see chart below), attached to an eco-friendly, disaster-proof house, tended by a network of automated systems and optimized to closed ecosystem standards (the most eco-friendly design possible). It is a modern version of the pre-industrial subsistence family farm. Guaranteed healthy and eco-responsible Basic Necessities (GBNs) are the result. Fully automating the mass production of all ACE House modules will bring down the total cost enough for governments to reasonably subsidize them. Living in zero pollution houses leads to zero pollution habits, values and lifestyles. These lead to zero pollution public and private interests. Imagine a new and indispensable economic sector: CELSS add-ons, upgrades, services, etc.
This is the best direction for the Great Reset of the global economy, which currently treats everything as optional, even necessities. Growing overpopulation and increasingly rapid advancements in space technology make it likely that our children could live and work in space. Space colonization is a humane opportunity for unlimited, prosperous and responsible growth for us. Until then, the ACE House provides a safe haven for families, protecting them from the worst consequences of overpopulation. It also acts as a crucial stepping stone for the development of safe and ecologically responsible space colony habitats. The ACE House is an idea looking for a pilot project:
Transparent, Photovoltaic Graphene Greenhouse
Waste to Compost, Clean Energy and Flash Graphene Reactor
Graphene + Composites 3-D Printer
Soil, hydroponics, aeroponics
Sun, LED grow lights, ventilation, automation
Food, Garden and Human/Pet waste
Carbon-rich Recycling and Trash: Paper, plastic, rubber
Pure graphene, aerographene, graphene foam, etc.
Graphene-enhanced materials for all economic sectors
Graphene Composite Clothing Materials
Clean Energy Production and Storage Materials
Energy Plus Construction Materials
Water Filtration Materials
The COVID-19 Pandemic forced the world into lockdowns, where only essential workers remained employed. This necessitated the adoption of various flavors of Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) for non-essential workers, globally. The leaders and citizens of many of these countries quickly realised that their minimum wages and social assistance programs, before the GBI, were far from sufficient for the purchase of basic necessities. As vaccinations increased, restrictions were eased and GBIs were removed. Many citizens refused to return to work two or three jobs just to make ends meet. This was called the Great Resignation or the Big Quit. Not forgotten for long, the Climate Crisis has also reclaimed the stage with the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 and a steady rise in history-making natural disasters. The Russian invasion of Ukraine created additional supply chain issues, globally.
Desired Future History
The goal is to create this new, basic ACE housing standard for which all houses would be mandated to meet or exceed. The lack of reliable access to basic necessities is the root cause for our worst problems, including those identified in the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The ACE House fulfills all of the Goals by directly addressing the cause(s) for each problem:
Graphene is a miracle material that used to be expensive to produce. The recently discovered flash process makes its prime quality production fast and inexpensive. It can be produced from any material containing carbon, which includes most of our daily household compost, garbage and recycling production. The process also generates significant amounts of hydrogen; a clean fuel that emits only water vapour when burned. By incorporating this technology into the ACE House, it becomes a decisive way of eliminating all household pollution. Mandate that all product packaging be 100% graphenable, then the ACE House becomes an ideal backbone for a circular economy that guarantees basic necessities for everyone.
We need permanent, forever solutions, now. We need to start adapting the lifecycles for all of our current products, policies and practices to meet closed ecosystem standards, right now, for a bright future. The early mastery of small, mobile, closed ecosystems will greatly simplify the design of eco-friendly houses, towns, cities, countries, space colonies, etc.:
Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, plans to colonize Mars. Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, plans to colonize space with O’Neill Cylinders. Perhaps both could collaborate to combine their dreams into stages of a plan: Build the O’Neill Cylinders first into a Dyson Swarm, to save Humanity and Earth, in the short term. Then, gravity control research could be emphasized to make permanent colonization of Mars, the Moon and other planets, safe.
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