Grow your own energy?


In short:

  • Use wood chip gasifier to make electricity and heat.
  • Use heat and electricity to make biodiesel. (Pay farmer to grow 80 acres of canola for this.)
  • Use canola mash to make ethanol.
  • Use remaining mash to feed tilapia in a greenhouse.
  • Use greenhouse to grow food, and cattails to clean the water. (Eat and/or gasify the cattails.)
  • Sell CSA shares of energy + tilapia.

Rob has a gasifier and a biodiesel setup, a friend with a commercial oil press, and access to farmers with land.



1 Comment

  1. dakota said,

    October 2, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    There was an article in Mother Earth News about raising tilapia in an old swimming pool a few months ago. Frankly, it sounded rather inhumane. This solution though… might be workable?

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