Combining the latest achievements in solar technology with the knowledge of agro-economics and other fields of science, the transition from a fossil-fuel-based to a solar society becomes feasible. For instance, it becomes possible to create solar carbon from organic matter by means of Linear Mirror II systems. The study demonstrates the opportunity and feasibility, also from an economic point of view, of transforming green waste negative externalities into energy production with neutral CO2 emissions. Applying Isomorphs’ cheap solar energy allows a better use of both municipal and rural green waste obtaining not only bio-carbon or vegetal carbon for energy production but also biochar for soil improvement (garden, horticulture, crops etc.) thus opening new frontiers of user friendly technology.

The Solar Age: Utopia and Dystopia. How to Transform Green Waste Esternalities in Energy and Biochar

GRASSMANN, Hans;CHANG, Ting Fa Margherita;TAVERNA, Mario;ISEPPI, Luca
2013

Abstract

Combining the latest achievements in solar technology with the knowledge of agro-economics and other fields of science, the transition from a fossil-fuel-based to a solar society becomes feasible. For instance, it becomes possible to create solar carbon from organic matter by means of Linear Mirror II systems. The study demonstrates the opportunity and feasibility, also from an economic point of view, of transforming green waste negative externalities into energy production with neutral CO2 emissions. Applying Isomorphs’ cheap solar energy allows a better use of both municipal and rural green waste obtaining not only bio-carbon or vegetal carbon for energy production but also biochar for soil improvement (garden, horticulture, crops etc.) thus opening new frontiers of user friendly technology.
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