COASTAL DESERT: TURNING GREEN
HUG ENERGY uses wave energy to pump seawater to shore. Our industrial partners are able to desalinate the seawater using the pressure alone with no external energy source in a reverse osmosis system. The resulting fresh water is then put through drip irrigation systems able to irrigate 15-30 hectares of land. Green coastal deserts means more jobs and more food.
Many coastal areas have water stress problems.
Researchers from MIT predict that by 2050, more than half of humanity will live in water-stressed areas, where people are now extracting unsustainable amounts from available freshwater sources.
One reason is that as the world’s population grows larger and richer, it uses more water. Another is climate change, which accelerates hydrologic cycles, making wet places wetter and dry places drier. The World Resources Institute found that 33 face extremely high water stress by 2040.
And as the global population rises from 7.4 billion to close to 10 billion by the middle of the century, it is estimated that agricultural production will have to rise by 60% to fill the world’s bellies. This will put water supplies under huge strain.
Each project supports up to a distance of 30 km of new cropland in arid coastal regions. By using desalinated seawater to drip-irrigate the cropland, HUG ENERGY emits no CO2 in the desalination process.
By triggering economic opportunities, jobs, and income in rural coastal areas, the local population has less incentive to move to overcrowded cities, where they often start on the “bottom rung”. Less migration to crowded cities means less poverty, better use of existing infrastructure, enhanced delivery of social services, and other benefits/savings.
HUG ENERGY creates hight pressure water, which is used by a reverse osmosis plant that directly increases the supply of fresh water for sustainable agriculture, in coastal desert regions where water supply already is over-allocated or more likely, not available.
HUG ENERGY is ocean wave energy that delivers pressurized seawater onshore to desalination modules. This will be a commercially practical and economically feasible use of wave energy worldwide.
As fishing communities are affected by water stress, fishermen are forced to move away from their livelihood. “Greening” opens jobs in marine security & operations, water processing, agricultural operations, and system management — avoiding the difficult decision to move away. In addition, HUG ENERGY offshore systems help restore the ocean ecosystem along the newly built ocean reservoirs, setting up future fishing opportunities.
Widespread warming affects human health, agricultural productivity and more powerful storms & flooding. By greening the coastal deserts, HUG ENERGY mitigates the rise in CO2 as the green orchards and cropland absorbs atmospheric CO2 by photosynthesis .
These areas, largely located on the west coast of South America, Australia, Africa, and Baja Mexico equate to roughly 11,000 km of available coastline for greening projects and thus a tangible opportunity to realize CO2 reductions.
There are substantial coastal areas with great wave conditions, low rainfall, and sparse populations.
While governments talk about reducing emissions, that is only one side of the story. In fact, carbon sequestration, which is the drawing down of carbon already in the atmosphere is equally critical in the fight against climate change. As there are many ideas out there to realize this, we look for solutions in the best converter of carbon that have been around for millions of years; trees and soils.
The Solution: There have been a lot of wasted efforts in solving wave energy problems because of a wrong pathway. This may be the real reason why United States and Canada have not entered into the fray with the Europeans: they had not been presented with an obvious valid solution with adequate power density. The HUG‘s compact and robust wave power plant enables over ten times higher annual energy output per ton compared to conventional wave devices.
The HUG is the obvious option.
Budget Allowance: $10,750,000 1.8 MW x 6 HUG Systems = 10.8 MW
- HUG System: 19% $2,476,000
- 12 Helical Turbines @ $100,000 $1,200,000
- 6 Electrical Generators @ 10,000 60,000
- 6 Submersible Pumps @ 5,000 30,000
- 6 HUG Paired Systems @ 197,600 1,186,000
- Stonework: 11 m Reservoir Wall (17,000 m3) 25% 2,680,000
- Engineering Planning and Design: 15% 1,875,000
- Contingency, Insurance, Legal costs: 1,250,000
- Grid Connection 5% 537,500
- Ten Year Refit 3% 322,500
- Loan Interest 3% 322,500
- Installation 3% 322,500
- Facilities 3% 322,500
- Mooring 2% 215,000
- Construction Management 2% 215,000
- O&M First Year 1% 107,500
- Subsea Cables 1% 107,500
Budget Allowance: $10,750,000
The Carbon Trust in the UK has benchmarked first wave farm cost of energy at: $0.61 to $0.77 US cents/kWh at a 15% discount rate and assuming a 20 year life.
The range of early array costs of Wave Energy Systems varies from $0.32/ kWh to $0.63/ kWh. The UK experience was $0.37/ KWh, but their system proved unprofitable.
The forecast of cost is predicted to decrease to $0.08/ kWh with mass production over two decades. The HUG has exceeded this prediction: $0.02/kWh because the HUG is different: (out of the Box).
We wish to test a 1/20th scale model ($250,000) and to proceed with an engineering company partner.
Agroforestry could help solve Climate Change.
HELPING SOLVE WORLD’S CARBON POLLUTION
A Full Scale Aquaponic Tree Nursery in Africa supported by:
- A Micro Hydro Electric System: no dams: HugENERGY.us
- An Irrigation System: NORTHydro.com
- A Rabbit and Fish Farm: AfriCAPITALISM.us
- An Agroforestry Intercrop System: LivingWaterIs.com
- The Charitable Arm: SunnyUp.net
- God’s Loveletters: Godloveletters.com
- Thunder of Justice: ThunderofJustice.com
Stage 1 Agricultural Mechanization of Africa
Stage 2 Today’s Tall Trees Nursery: Carbon Tax Fund
Stage 3 Micro Finance & Landlord Cooperatives
Stage 4 Irrigation in Remote Areas using kinetic energy from moving water.
Stage 5 Electricity Created in Remote Areas using moving water without the use of a dam.
Here is how we begin OUR REVOLUTION.