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A dream comes true

If you have read the story about the engine of the Tecodrive 7000, then you will appreciate the innovation above. It's a dream comes true, something that I am hopping Nevada and California will buy. New York, Washington, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago are sit on a mine of gold. The innovation in Connecticut has transformed the gold into sounding money and this is a tremendous step into the future.

Innovation must go forward and as they say into the video, the biomass infrastructures in Connecticut are designed for big projects while the technologies exist for smaller ones. It would not be hard to adapt some Chinese technologies and turn them into a true American product. Puxin was one of the first companies in the world to create small scale biomass digesters. Asia is way ahead to create small size plants with home digesters, home gas compressors, and home power stations. The US has the technologies to turn biogass into electricity, heat and hot water. The little innovation that shall be brought is more about marketing, banking and politics.

In 2009, I installed my first solar plant in France to prove that solar companies were over charging their costs to absorb the state incentives from the wallet of their consumers. Following this first experience, several farms asked me to study the feasibility of installing solar panels on their lands. I made several case studies using different solar technologies, mainly photovoltaic and dish stirling. You can read my article about stirling energy here. In my case studies, I wanted to show the returns made by the farms and the impact of solar energy on their credit score.

Green energy has invaded all kind of industries who invest their own credit value into a sector of the industry in which they do not belong. The first plants installed in France were made by the farmers at their own risks, and many of them have been into debt for a business that is not their business. After they had paid for the solar panels, they could no more buy the tractors, the material and the buildings they would need for their own jobs. Accountants started to take the energy problem seriously and separate the investments made on energy from the investments made for the farm. If they could not invest independently on energy with self sufficient fundings, there is no way that the farm could invest for it. Farmers usually had incentive loans to buy their equipment. The energy companies have taken advantage of those loans until several farms had to fill for bankruptcy because energy had killed their business and their business died from their credit.

Innovation on CNG must bring the financial tools that solar energy has never given with funds to pay and to share profits. The profitability of CNG is twice more efficient than solar and wind solutions what mean that half of the profits could go to the land owners who carry the projects and half profits to the investors who pay the construction of the projects. Those investors could be the pension funds or any other community funds that will finance the wealth of the people such health funds, school funds, innovation funds, trusts or ordinary banking. Just like India invented "micro credit", the United-States must invent a system that do not create a debt but rather a profit. Banks and investors carry the debt while the infrastructures are carried by people who can make profits such small compounds and micro grids. With minimizing the risks for land owners, it becomes more attractive to install and to develop the green CNG technologies. The Tecogen plant of Toren in New-York is a perfect financial example of self sufficiency, profit and micro-grid business. You can also watch my channel about Tecogen. Green technologies don't become a burden but rather what they are meant to be, a real gift from mother nature.

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About E.B

Eima BLANK is a designer and a rewarded entrepreneur who started a career as an ethnographer in 1992, was graduated in architecture in 1995 and is now experiencing her passions as a carpenter and a craft woman. She has directed wood construction projects from 2010 to 2015. She is the author of several books and studies about wood construction and the economy of forestry. She has also won several concourses for her innovations on wood and fabric construction. Her drawings entered an army museum for her sarcastic humor, she has a model house in another museum and she is a member of the ADAGP and the ARS for the management of her artist and designer rights. She is also an occasional cartoonist, what she carries on her smile.
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