Category Archives: Industrial Ecosystems

New materials, “Cradle to Cradle” designs, recycling, and systems that enable closed loop sustainable cities and manufacturing.

Wind turbine waste

Today’s clean energy thought: all energy systems have waste. If the UK goes ahead with their renewable energy plans, they will be burying ONE MILLION tons of fibreglass every 25 years. (For obvious reasons the UK is preferring wind to … Continue reading

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More thoughts on how long to rebuild

Hi all, I tinkered with my previous post and turned it into a more permanent reference page. Specifically, I added ideas around how important the City Size Bonus would be to allowing people to specialise in more professional industries rather … Continue reading

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Lunar city to save us from climate change?

What about solving climate change by building an industrial city on the moon? A good lunar city could use solar power to launch PowerSats via maglev railgun into orbit around the Earth to power the world from abundant RELIABLE solar … Continue reading

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Canada’s dead trees to build ‘plyscrapers’

Climate change warmed up Canada’s winters for so long that pine beetles destroyed billions of trees across Canada’s vast forests. Those trees are dead or dying. They will release┬ábillions of tons of CO2 when they rot. What to do with … Continue reading

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Elon Musk becomes even more like Iron Man

Elon Musk designs a hand-gesture 3D Cad interface similar to, you guessed it, Tony Stark (Iron Man).

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