Quick starts for developing countries
|Fossil fuel dependencies of developed countries|
Ironically, there are far more affordable and renewable energy sources which are more easily accessed. Subsequently, these developing, usually poor nations have an inherent advantage regarding a ready-conversion to affordable and eco-friendly fuel infrastructures. Moreover, developing nations are not faced with the same political-economic obstacles (i.e.: oil companies, fossil fuel lobbies, etc.) present in developed countries.
Imagine free energy that is not only eco-friendly but also a fully renewable source, a fuel alternative which begins to correct the global damage created by CO2. Now envision a turnkey solution so cost-effective it elevates poverty conditions in developing countries at an accelerated rate, providing instead a sustainable prosperity based upon economic self-sufficiency. Such solutions are available today, and are perfectly suited for emerging nations, providing renewable, clean energy and self-sufficient agriculture.
|Hydrogen Powered Tractors (courtesy The New Holland Company)|
Agriculture, civilization's cornerstoneGoing back to ancient Egypt, the ability to store grain is what has continually separated developed nations from the rest of the world.
|Egyptian grain harvesting|
Therefore, if the availability of food and grain storage is critical to development, how can emerging nations best embrace the fuels required to power agricultural vehicles and machinery? Also, are more affordable technologies available to replace 19th and 20th century fossil fuel?
Both windmills and water wheels existed before the industrial revolution. Nonetheless, today's modern reenactments are far bigger, more effective and product sufficient quantities of energy to compete favorably with fossil-based alternatives.
Consequently, the most positive use of the earth's over abundant water supply is to employ it as an almost infinite energy resource and begin to reverse CO2 influences.
|Splitting water with electrolysis|
The hydrogen horsepower step-upSolar, wind or water powered vehicles are, by themselves, not feasible. However, the electricity produced through these sources can provide moderate power to many types of vehicles. There exists today a wide variety of electric and hybrid-electric cars traveling the world's highways.
However, regarding the needs of high-horsepower, fuel-intense farming equipment, the considerable electricity harnessed from renewable energy resources can act as a catalyst to split water molecules into substantial quantities of hydrogen and oxygen gases in a process known as electrolysis. The hydrogen is then stored to be used as free and clean fuel, emitting zero carbon waste. Moreover, hydrogen or hydrogen/electric powered equipment is directly comparable to diesel alternates and can sustain far longer periods of performance at a considerably higher rate of horsepower than strictly electric vehicles.
|Hydrogen powered tractor (The New Holland Co)|
Conversely, unlike most industries, farmers have the unique advantage of working across vast areas of land and thereby have large amounts of resources to produce natural renewable fuels. Subsequently, farmers are the most suitable candidates for a successful implementation of cycled, independent energy development.
The processA one-time investment in renewable energy generation (solar, wind, river or biomass) yields:
- Power required to perform water splitting through electrolysis
- An enabled extraction and storage of hydrogen fuel
- Free, renewable fuel to power hydrogen/electric farm equipment
- A resulting independent, cost controlled, low-risk farming cycle
|Water to Fuel Cycle (CLICK TO ENLARGE)|
Individual famers in developing countries would likely lack the substantial capital investment needed for the purchase and installment of energy generating turbines. Therefore, it then becomes prudent for governments benefiting from the eventual agricultural resources to invest in this one-time start-up cost. In the long run, it will prove considerably more economic, with far more certain an outcome than the alternative of costly farm subsidization?
Energy independent farming provides developing nations the safety-net required to leapfrog to a more developed economic status. Upon arrival, those governments can then focus on the broader educational and social development needs of the nation.
Once turnkey, renewable energy strategies are in place, poor nations can become self-sufficient almost overnight, without a need for longterm funding, without dependencies upon fossil fuels, without further destruction of the earth's fragile ecosystem. From a global standpoint, the electrolysis process begins a long overdue replacement of CO2 with oxygen (O2), as man initiates the repair of earth's fragile ecosystem, while at the same time improving international standards of living and the overall quality of life.
- New Holland Agriculture Website (manufacturers of above tractors)
- New Holland PDF (portion used in above diagram)
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