Ultimate GREEN TECH. THE 20 ALREADY KNOWN INVENTIONS THAT COULD SOLVE THE POST PEAK OIL CHALLENGE. THIS IS THE BOOK THEY WILL PROBABLY TRY TO BAN AS IT WILL UNDERMINE OIL INDUSTRY PROFITS IF IT GETS OUT ALL INVENTIONS NOT PATENTABLE.
Ultimate GREEN TECH
THE 20 ALREADY KNOWN INVENTIONS THAT COULD SOLVE THE POST PEAK OIL CHALLENGE
THIS IS THE BOOK THEY WILL PROBABLYTRY TO BAN AS IT WILL UNDERMINE OIL INDUSTRY PROFITS IF IT GETS OUT
ALL INVENTIONS NOT PATENTABLE
YOU MIGHT KNOW SOME OF THEM ALREADY – BUT DO YOU KNOW ALL?
By Stephen Hinton
Author of Inventing for the Sustainable planet
This device, made of recyclable material, captures most of the nitrogen and phosphorous leaving the waste streams of residential dwellings. It returns these essential nutrients to the soil as fertiliser, eliminating the need for artificial fertilizers requiring huge energy inputs.
Name: Chamber pot
Dimensions, materials: Porcelain, 30 cm diameter 20 cm high
Energy consumption in use: Zero
Function: Captures urine and faeces. Urine unmixed with faeces is transported to garden.
Operation: Operator dilutes with water and pours onto part of garden growing plants for composting.
This special material renders bacteria and remains of medicines harmless. Once in contact with this material, bacteria and medicines are broken down and rendered harmless by the ultra-aggressive organisms living in this material.
Dimensions, materials: ubiquitous on land
Energy consumption: Zero
Function: recycles organic waste, renders most bacteria and complex organic compounds like medicines excreted with urine, inert.
Operation: Mix infected material with soil.
This invention is a sustainable plough. It runs on renewable energy, and requires very little management except for an external guidance device that keeps it inside the area to be ploughed.
You leave this device in the field and after a while the whole field is ploughed and ready for planting. This device also produces high quality protein as a by-product.
Dimensions, mammal various sizes up to 100kg.
Energy consumption: requires feeding (can use waste food).
Function: Ploughs up arable land, produces food protein.
Operation: Requires to be left in field and contained with electric fence or similar.
This invention delivers top-class organic vegetables to your door, requiring no fossil energy for their transport.
Name: Kitchen garden
Dimensions, About 12m by 12m
Energy consumption: Human energy needed to tend the plot
Function: Provides space to grow vegetables
Operation: requires tending through four annual seasons: planting, weeding and care, harvesting and winter maintenance
This is a new free social networking app.
It createsrelationships fast, costsnothing in capitaloutlay
Can be installed and used on all communicationdevices.
The best way to expand your community
Dimensions, materials: Social invention, built in in humans
Energy use and source: Energy consumption: Zero
Function: Creates long lasting resilient social ties and knits communities together
Operation: Expressed by individuals as feeling arises.
Name: Clothes line
Dimensions, materials: string/rope and supporting posts of metal or wood.
Energy use and source: Energy consumption: Captures and uses the heat from the sun’s rays
Function: Heat dries clothes.
Operation: Place clothes on line and leave until dry.