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The oceans offer us abundant bio-energy, water and other critical commodities. And, we need to achieve RCP 2.6 (neg. global emissions) soon.


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Summary


(RCP 2.6)

Ocean resources can supply a vast/sustainable supply of water, nutrients and CO2 negative energy. The STEM needed to radically expand the production of these critical commodities is extant and offers a rapid path to achieving the RCP 2.6 metastrategy.

A basic overview:

1) IPCC (WG3)-"..the combination of bio-energy, carbon capture and..storage (BECCS)...if biomass is grown sustainably, this combination may lead to negative emissions". This proposal is a BECCS class proposal.

2) Marine Biomass- International interest in sustainable marine biomass production is high.

3) Large scale oceanic concepts under development (a)(b)(c).

4) The Gas Exchange of Hydrogen-adapted Algae as Followed by Mass Spectrometry- Chemosynthetic production of micro-algal based biochar/biofuel/food/feed/fertilizer and fresh water production.


5) Alabama Gets First-In-World Carbon-Negative Algae Biofuel-Photosynthetic based CO2 negative fuel production. Chemosynthetic based cultivation, coupled with marine resources, is a far cheaper system due to multiple factors.

6) NASA's OMEGA Project. "...to grow algae, clean wastewater, capture carbon dioxide and..produce biofuel without competing with agriculture for water, fertilizer or land.".

7) The IMBECUS ProtocolWorking draft of an international marine centric STEM and cooperative governance scenario.

The above chemosynthesis technology can be used in terrestrial or marine tanks or pipelines converted over to function as 'dark bio-reactors'.

Interestingly, due to the high level of 'public/civic use' need (i.e. existential need for AGW mitigation/adaptation), emanate domain laws (EDLs), in some nations, can be used to secure existing pipelines/lands for conversion to chemosynthetic bio-reactor type pipelines.

Using EDLs to acquire existing right-of-ways and pipelines avoids significant new construction costs.

(First Biodiesel Pipeline...Future Dark Bio-reactor?)

Thus, energy, water and nutrients etc. can move along the same land utility (2M km+ in US).



What actions do you propose?


Who will take these actions?

This proposal recommends the formation of a 'Social Benefit Corporation' (B Corp) as the primary agent of change. This approach is expanded upon within the IMBECUS Protocol Draft


Where will these actions be taken?

Universal


What are other key benefits?


What are the proposal’s costs?


Time line


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References

Please watch this NASA video while noting the primary point source of vast scale CO2 emissions from highly urbanized regions:

Marine Biomass 

Energy–nutrients–water nexus: Integrated resource recovery in municipal wastewater treatment plants

Chemosynthesis/Oxyhydrogen Reaction in Algae

The IMBECUS Protocol Draft: Environmental and Political Risk Reduction of Global Carbon Management

NASA's OMEGA Project

The Blue Biochar Initiative (BBI) website

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