The Green Island Project
SUMMARY: Green Island Project is an isolated (or isolatable) municipality that meets some or all of its energy needs from local renewable sources. A post-industrial energy ecosystem that creates local jobs while reducing fossil fuel dependence, an opportunity to innovate next-generation sustainable infrastructures outside of the restrictions of legacy industrial models.
PROBLEM SPACE: In this carbon constrained world, The GIP replicable model: sequesters carbon, supports economic localization and provides worldwide education addressing the critical need for creating green collar jobs.
SOLUTION: GIP by definition can be a collection of optimized distributed energy resources. An enhancement of that concept takes advantage of a method of integration that permits technologies that normally stand alone to work together in a way where the byproducts of the function of one technology can be the feedstock that improves the performance of another. In this way, the attention to integration of dissimilar components increases the effectiveness of the whole system.
The model, as seen in the system diagram has five different categories of energy elements and one for water treatment. The energy categories can be broken down into supply, conversion devices, products, demand and the hydrogen and electricity energy media.
The energy conversion devices are various available technologies that are capable of converting the local feed stocks into useful energy or other useful material. The products are electricity, hydrogen, biodiesel, biogasoline, biochar, soil amendment and fresh water.
GIP is presently in the engineering stage with several island locations.
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