• Richard A. Petersen

Finding Funds for Fixing our Hot Planet

Updated: Jun 7

No organization runs on thin air, not even those that are non-profit.

Author: Richard A. Petersen ––– Editor: Allison Hawkins

"Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together." -- James Cash Penney

To be successful in the all-out effort to repair the planet's environment, Hot Planet Repair Team needs to obtain funding to grow its projects. Money is the green fuel required to power the engines of Planet Repair that will achieve the monumental Great Untrashing.

You can’t take off without a pilot.

HPRT is planning a pilot project to build and operate a proof-of-concept High-Density Bio-Factory (HDBF). An HBDF consists of one or more identical modules, designed to be 100% Zero-Waste, Zero-GHG-Emissions, and Carbon Negative. Each module is an automated vertical farming system that operates continuously year-round. The pilot project will consist of a single module requiring about one acre of land while providing the equivalent growing capacity of 60 acres. It is designed to capture and sequester 33 million pounds of CO2 per year in the form of Climate-Smart commodities (Bio-oils, Bio-Char, Bio-Graphite, Bio-Graphene) and Biomass (Nano Cellulose Crystals and Fibrils).

The module is initially charged with about 50k gallons of water in a closed loop system. About 10k gallons of makeup water is added monthly due to loss from transpiration. The water is regularly analyzed and nutrients added as required. Once in full operation most of the power required is self-generated using the biomass oils and gas it produces. The crops to be used in the pilot are industrial hemp and red rye grass.