(unlike corn / 1 crop per year)
converts CO2 to O2
- some over 50% Oil
converts easily to Bio-Fuel
Special Thanks to Linda Grover and book "August Celebration" for
much of the information on this page. And Thanks to Daryl Kollman
for discovering the power in the algae and creating the brilliant
ideas for saving our planet! "WE ARE THE PIVOTAL GENERATION!"
all over the world could reverse the greenhouse effect.
"We lost our window of opportunity to reverse the greenhouse effect with
trees back in the seventies," according to Daryl Kollman, Founder of Cell Tech,
now called Simplexity (Blue-Green Algae Company located at Klamath Lake,
OR). Daryl explains that algae
multiplies so quickly and produces so much oxygen per square foot that
ponds with a total surface area five times the size of Colorado would be
enough to start to reverse our growing CO2 problem. Scientists say it
was blue-green algae that rescued us from the first greenhouse effect
about 3 1/2 billion years ago.
These are the
crucial pivotal years. As Daryl often say, borrowing the Dalai
Lama's words, "We are the pivotal generation." Daryl continues, "Over the
past 2000 years, it took 1900 years for the world's population to double
from 600 million to 1.2 billion. It took only 55 years for it to double
again, then just 30 years to double once more. That's a rate of growth
that is not sustainable. This is one of the reasons we're the pivotal
generation. It seem likely the fate of our civilization will depend upon
grass-roots action by partnership-minded groups."
"And when you
look at the carbon dioxide concentration, it was at 290 parts per million
10,000 years ago. That figure was constant up to 1900, then it went from
290 to 295, then to 320, then 350. That's not sustainable either. There
are 200 billion extra tons of carbon dioxide between sea level and 15,000
feet, and it's increasing so rapidly that it's drastically changing our
weather. We're faced with these two challenges. A population that's going
through the roof and a carbon dioxide concentration that's doing much the
same thing. These, in my opinion, are the two main issues facing the
an increasing disparity between the very rich and very poor. In 1940, ten
percent of the people controlled 40 percent of the wealth in this country.
In 1990, one percent of the people controlled 40 percent of the wealth. We
have an enormous number of poor people on the planet, and that's growing
on the same curve as population and carbon dioxide. It's going to take
incredible wealth to turn things around -- it will take 500,000 square
miles of algae ponds just to start reducing the carbon dioxide. We have
the wisdom and technology; we just have to choose to do something. To
extend the window of opportunity so that our children have one as well, we
must make a commitment."
There is an
almost limitless business opportunity in the algae pond project, according
to Daryl's son Joe Kollman. Joe explains, the plan is for farmers all
over the world to maintain small algae ponds in every field, using the
algae as a food source and plowing the remainder into the earth to enhance
the nutritional value of their crops. Thus we could reduce our dangerous
carbon dioxide levels while revitalizing our soil and improving the
nutritional quality of our food.
are over 30,000 species of algae, 6000 are classified blue-green.
Blue-green is the oldest form of algae. It's said to have been the first
organism on Earth to photosynthesize (use the energy of the sun to make
food for itself). Blue-green algae is what scientists search for first
when they're looking for life on other planets because blue-green algae is
what gets the whole process started. One inch of sediment from volcanoes
on the bottom of Klamath Lake (it's 35 feet) is enough to keep the Klamath
Lake blue-green algae blooming for over 60 years..
processes the CO2 we use and then gives us back pure oxygen, plus a myriad
of complex bio-chemical nutrients. According to Kollman, algae today provides some 90% of the
Earth's oxygen while trees and all the other plants provide the other 10
percent. Algae represents 70% of the biomass on the planet and some algae
can double or triple in volume several times a day.
algae tests our for huge amounts of vitamin B12, beta carotene and all the
chlorophyll (cleans the blood) you could possibly get in any food. It's
high in protein and the amino acids in the protein are in almost the same
exact proportion as what's ideal for people. Plus dozens of minerals and
trace elements that we need because our topsoil is so depleted.
you could buy spinach that had 158 milligrams of iron per hundred
grams. But by 1965 the maximum iron they could find had dropped to 27
milligrams. In 1973 it was averaging 2.2 (that's from over 150 to
less than 3). That means you'd have to eat 75 bowls of spinach to
get the same amount of iron that one bowl might have given you back in
cobalt. We need cobalt to process B12 (without B12 red blood vessels get
weak) and yet many vegetables that used to have cobalt are testing out at zero cobalt.
60-some elements that have been found in plant tissue, and we're putting
back 4 in most fertilizers (potassium, calcium, nitrogen, and
phosphates). So food grows empty of value. Even organic fertilizer comes
from animals fed from depleted soil.
the pattern has been, move into some fertile place, farm till the soil's
shot, then either move on to more fertile soil - or people stay and don't
get the minerals and vitamins they needs, to they get less healthy,
sluggish, don't function as well, and make illogical decisions. We have 1
in 6 children in America with learning disorders. Imagine a generation or
two from now if the topsoil and nutrition continue to deteriorate.
topsoil over pretty much the whole planet is exhausted. (see map)
And when our topsoil is weak, our food is weak, and we are weak.
The concept of this
project was to have Algae Ponds on farms of 5 times the size of Colorado
or greater allowing the algae to convert excess CO2 in our atmosphere to
O2, then continually plow the algae into the soil for fertilizer (putting
over 60-some elements into our soil instead of the 4 that normal
fertilizers do). The concept today would be to have algae ponds on farms
and convert 90% of the algae into bio-fuel, and plow the remainder into
the soil for fertilizer.
While this project would have algae used to
remineralize earth's depleted soil, another group has much information
about silicate rocks used for this purpose. Remineralization The Earth
Soil Remineralization (SR) creates fertile soils by returning the
minerals to the soil much the same way the Earth does: during an Ice
Age, glaciers crush rock onto the Earth's soil mantle, winds blow the
dust in the form of loess all over the globe. Volcanoes erupt spewing
forth minerals from deep within the Earth, and minerals are contained
in alluvial deposits. Within silicate rocks are a broad spectrum of up
to 100 minerals and trace elements necessary for the well being of all
life and the creation of fertile soils. Glacial moraine or mixtures of
single rock types applied to soils create a sustainable and superior
alternative to the use of ultimately harmful chemical fertilizers,
pesticides and herbicides.
SR has been shown in scientific studies to increase yields as much
as two to four times for agriculture and forestry (wood
volume), and to have immediate results and long term effects with a
single application. Hundreds of thousands of tons of appropriate rock
dust for soil and forest regeneration are stockpiled by the gravel and
For a Brief History of Remineralization, click here:
This paradigm shift away from conventional chemical NPK farming is
a vast new frontier, SR - key to the sustainable agriculture of
tomorrow. The agenda for SR is clear. It will create abundance in an
era of diminishing resources and shift us away from fossil fuels.
Remineralization is nature's way to regenerate soils. We can return
the Earth to earlier interglacial Eden-like conditions through
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Conservation/New Energy reduces "future" CO2
Algae reduces EXISTING CO2!
Yes, if we
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