The Greening of America- By linking 75 Oasis machines together per mile, they might someday produce more than 45,000 gallons per mile per day. This is enough to sprinkle about one square mile of farm land, as a part of the installed cost of the overall system and not have to pay for power or water generation to make the desert bloom and capture carbon. A Canadian inventor is already selling a small water from air device. Climate change adds more water vaper (humidity) to the air making it feel hotter. The Oasis machines could make a difference in pulling carbon out of the air in a couple of ways. First is that some carbon is trapped in the water vapor and could someday be filtered out. Second by generating power along each corridor, any future inventions that suck carbon from the air could be powered along each route.
5. Carbon Farming- This infrastructure can grow about 5 million sites between the columns for landscaping sinks and air capture machines. A lofty goal is to have 3 kw available from each column and up to 600 gallons of water. Efforts by others other efforts will be able to reduce current and future emissions but leaving 100 years of carbon emission in the air will still ruin the planet. The 100’s of billion tonnes of accumulated C02 should be the target of this new infrastructure. Operating over decades, it could make a big difference. The data supports the need for immediate action. Carbon capture must be a part of the arsenal to combat climate change. This Greentech Economic Model reduces vehicle emissions, but the bigger opportunity is to create millions of spaces where carbon capture can occur both thru landscaping and machinery to suck the carbon from the air. Injecting it back into the nearby soils can create a lush farming area parallel to the highway. Each column is 75 feet apart where shrubs, flowers and even trees can be grown. On top of each column, we may see someday an atmospheric water generator that captures water vapor and turns it into water like an air conditioner does. Depending on humidity up to 600 gallons per day someday could be captured onto of each column and drain to a piping system below.
This report shows how carbon could be sucked from the air. Labs are working on new materials to filter out the carbon. So, every 75 feet both water and electricity can someday be generated to create carbon sinks. They also may power carbon capture machines that can supply carbon for an abundance of products. Scientists have long known that plants grow better in CO2-enriched air. Collecting the carbon filtered from the air may be a challenge, but the conditions of water, power and site could be abundant. Carbon futures traded Dec 24 for $39.08 a tonne. It is intended that a 3rd party provide the machines. It may be possible to somehow connect the carbon capture devices with carbon tax credits. Here is a story about the state of Carbon Tax Farming. Exon sees a $2 Trillion carbon capture market. Exon announces a $3 Billion investment in Carbon Capture. What is still missing is a global price for Carbon dioxide emissions that will make projects economically viable. See an example for a $200 per tonne price in California Fuel Standards. Indoor farming can grow 1,500 times more food.
From air capture to fuel from this machine which is about the size of a shipping container
* Ten reasons to take Direct Air Capture seriously.
* Current Air Capture Technology.
* This Company says their technology can remove for as little as $94 per tonne
* Limits of Soil Carbon Sequestration https://thebreakthrough.org/issues/food/carbon-farming
* Transforming atmospheric carbon https://phys.org/news/2021-05-atmospheric-carbon-industrially-materials.html
* What on earth are carbon offsets? https://convoy.com/blog/what-are-carbon-offsets/
* Capture Technologies Are Improving https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/carbon-capture-technologies-are-improving-nicely/
* Soils Key to Curbing Climate Change https://www.ft.com/content/a2e1476a-9390-11ea-899a-f62a20d54625
* Ten carbon Capture Methods Compared https://energypost.eu/10-carbon-capture-methods-compared-costs-scalability-permanence-cleanness/
* How Soils Can Help Curb Climate Change https://www.southpole.com/blog/regenerative-agriculture-soil-capital
* Modular Carbon Capture https://cleantechnica.com/2021/07/02/holy-grail-raises-2-7-million-in-funding-for-its-modular-carbon-capture-technology/
6. Pedestrian Villages- In the ripple effect phase, another use of the Oasis Machine is to grow small Pedestrian Villages around station stops in the country side with Oasis Machines shown below as small red dots. The Pandemic is driving people to use the Internet for work. With the fiber connectivity, living in these small green villages will be safer than city living. With a National driverless infrastructure connecting thousands of these small villages that grow their own foods, America can combat Climate Change with engineered solutions that make money and are sustainable. At the same time these small villages will lower the density of urban America, provide more protection from pandemics and provide for millions of climate refugees.
Another use of these small villages is to highly landscape them including lots of trees for use in carbon capture areas and shading as the environment warms.
These Villages start at about 120 acres with potential sports fields, barns, parks and farmlands on the outskirts. Parking is clustered near the stations. Red dots are Oasis machines
Climate Change Refugees
As time goes on, we expect to see more storms, wildfires, cold snaps, droughts, floods and unexpected weather events so drastic as to cause populations fleeing for safety. A National system as proposed herein will provide for rapid movement of people into safer areas for permanent or temporary shelter. These pedestrian villages can be designed to accommodate moving populations thru a plug-in lifestyle for remote work, education, medical, religious, banking or even retirement. They can be small enough that a single company can develop one for $100 million and up and also provide all the management services. A 120-acre size is comparable to the original Disneyland and uses that plan as a template with fours diverse sectors linked by an activity mall. This size can comfortably support a mix of about 5,000 people living, visiting and working inside an urban control ring road. Outside are larger land uses for recreation, farming, and sporting fields. Pressures to grow can be sent to a new village down the way. The pandemic is showing people fleeing the crowded city for more spacious and safer suburbs and small towns. Each village can be unique in architecture, culture, landscaping, attractions, and economic base.
A String of Pearls- Over 50,000 miles of countryside.