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Paulo Borges De Brito

May 27, 2014


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Very interesting. You said that the petroleum industry would be a good sector to partner with. What if you can't partner with them? What would be other industries that would be potential partners? Paulo

Helio Laubenheimer

Jun 18, 2014


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Hi, Which type of kelp are you refering to: Canopy or Stipitate kelp species? Depending on the type you will need a lot of surface for it to grow on, therefore I am not quite sure if your buouy system will have the desired effect. In order to keep costs low, ideally a place where you can actually use the ocean botton would be more efficient. Even better if you re-carpet the ocean floor, in other words, carry out a reforestation of existing degraded "kelp forests". Best regards

Will Rumph

Jun 21, 2014


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Hi Helio, Thank you for your questions and suggestions. My designs called for the Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera). I also planned to use the smaller species in other designs. I like your idea for reforestation. My goal to extend the kelp forest 20 or 30 miles out into the ocean. Thanks again for the feed-back! Roem-

Climate Colab

Aug 6, 2014


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Not clear that this would work, even on a small scale --- (1) It is a relatively complete list of items that are addressed in this presentation. Inspiration from Madagascar and American Southwest. Mostly focused on west coast of Ecuador where the wind rarely blows. (2) Its goal is to store water inside a solid structure. Each platform unit will come with a solar powered drip irrigation system, a water tank, as well as containers for growing crops or just greening up a space. (3) There is no clear information on “How much will emissions be reduced or sequestered vs. business as usual levels?