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[GreenYes] Fwd: ZERI News - US Projects

>From: ZERI Foundation <news-english@zeri.org>
>Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 17:13:06 +0100
>Subject: News Flash 011022
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>ZERI will implement a series of new projects in North America
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>http://www.zeri.org/news/flash/01/011022.htm
>
>Over the next months ZERI will implement a series of new projects in
>North America, some will succeed, some will fail, but all are offering
>us new insights in how sustainable development can be envisioned,
>designed and implemented using the ZERI methodology. The five projects 
>under consideration are:
>
>(1) Producing within the apple ecosystem in Vermont
>
>project concept : Farming of organic orchards, and processing of apples
>into organic cider where all waste (pomace and yeast) is converted to
>energy food bars, and where the prunings of the apples, as well as the
>old apple trees are used for mushroom farming. The project is expected
>to be replicable not only for apples but a variety of bittersweet
>fruits.
>
>(2) Solid municipal waste treatment in New York State
>
>Converting decommissioned cement plants along the Hudson River, using the 
>proven technologies of Bedminster in Sweden, and building on the 
>experience in Japan by Taiheyo Cement producing either compost,
>fertilizer for rehabilitation of eroded land, and/or energy pellets. It
>is hoped that this project could be replicated throughout the USA, using
>not only old cement kilns but also other industrial plants which are
>decommissioned and of no future value in their core business.
>
>The technical pre-feasibility study has been concluded on August 31,
>2001, and the conditions for the undertaking of a full-fledged
>feasibility are defined.
>
>(3) The creation of a Valley Vision for Aspen
>
>a project and educational mix centered around the hypothesis that the
>reuse of crushed basalt, a waste from road construction and from past
>mining activities could regenerate top soil and subsequently secure an
>improved hydrological balance which in turn could well increase the snow
>fall and thus the skiing season. A second project relates to the
>cleansing of water through gravity and friction reduction in the
>transportation pipes. All this is in parallel with a major educational
>initiative.
>
>(4) Septage from Santa Fe County as the basis for a biotech industry
>
>Septage is treated biologically and its by-products are used as the
>basis for a biotech industry based on natural enzymes produced in their
>local ecosystem. Since parts of the Santa Fe region are 100% dependent
>on septic tanks, the clean-up of the tanks leads through a biological
>process to the cultivation of water hyacinth, a fine substrate for
>mushrooms and earthworms, a source of natural enzymes. The objective is to 
>be able to replicate this model throughout the South West of the USA.
>
>(5) Tyre/Anhydrate by-products in pavements for private and public use
>
>the combination of cord from tyres imported from Texas, USA, and
>anhydrites, a by-product from the manufacturing of cooling agents from a
>factory in Ciudad Juarez, can lead to a portfolio of pavements with a
>variety of applications from sporting courts like baskettball and
>tennis, to pedestrian ways and bikepaths, and even heavy duty roads.
>This reduces dust in the air, thus reduces risk of respiratory health
>problems in a hot and dry climate.
>
>Ideas and inputs in order to secure the implementation of these projects
>is most. Ideas and comments are most welcome, please send these to
>info@zeri.org
>
>http://www.zeri.org/news/flash/01/011022.htm
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>This news item was sent to you by:
>Isa Jalo ( http://isa_jalo.tripod.com/ )
>
>ZERI Foundation
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>
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Gary Liss
916-652-7850
Fax: 916-652-0485

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