Presentation on theme: "THIS IS THE BOOK THEY WILL PROBABLY TRY TO BAN AS IT WILL UNDERMINE OIL INDUSTRY PROFITS IF IT GETS OUT ALL INVENTIONS NOT PATENTABLE YOU MIGHT KNOW SOME."— Presentation transcript:
THIS IS THE BOOK THEY WILL PROBABLY TRY TO BAN AS IT WILL UNDERMINE OIL INDUSTRY PROFITS IF IT GETS OUT ALL INVENTIONS NOT PATENTABLE YOU MIGHT KNOW SOME OF THEM ALREADY – BUT DO YOU KNOW ALL? THE 20 ALREADY KNOWN INVENTIONS THAT COULD SOLVE THE POST PEAK OIL CHALLENGE By Stephen Hinton Author of Inventing for the Sustainable planet Ultimate GREEN TECH
3 This device, made of recyclable material, captures most of the nitrogen and phosphorous leaving the waste streams of residential dwellings. It returns these essential nutrients to the soil as fertiliser, eliminating the need for artificial fertilizers requiring huge energy inputs.
4 Name: Chamber pot Dimensions, materials: Porcelain, 30 cm diameter 20 cm high Energy consumption in use: Zero Function: Captures urine and faeces. Urine unmixed with faeces is transported to garden. Operation: Operator dilutes with water and pours onto part of garden growing plants for composting.
5 This special material renders bacteria and remains of medicines harmless. Once in contact with this material, bacteria and medicines are broken down and rendered harmless by the ultra-aggressive organisms living in this material.
6 Name: Soil Dimensions, materials: ubiquitous on land Energy consumption: Zero Function: recycles organic waste, renders most bacteria and complex organic compounds like medicines excreted with urine, inert. Operation: Mix infected material with soil.
7 This invention is a sustainable plough. It runs on renewable energy, and requires very little management except for an external guidance device that keeps it inside the area to be ploughed. You leave this device in the field and after a while the whole field is ploughed and ready for planting. This device also produces high quality protein as a by-product.
8 Name: Pig. Dimensions, mammal various sizes up to 100kg. Energy consumption: requires feeding (can use waste food). Function: Ploughs up arable land, produces food protein. Operation: Requires to be left in field and contained with electric fence or similar.
9 This invention delivers top-class organic vegetables to your door, requiring no fossil energy for their transport.
10 Name: Kitchen garden Dimensions, About 12m by 12m Energy consumption: Human energy needed to tend the plot Function: Provides space to grow vegetables Operation: requires tending through four annual seasons: planting, weeding and care, harvesting and winter maintenance
11 This is a new free social networking app. It creates relationships fast, costs nothing in capital outlay Can be installed and used on all communication devices. The best way to expand your community
12 Name: Kindness Dimensions, materials: Social invention, built in in humans Energy use and source: Energy consumption: Zero Function: Creates long lasting resilient social ties and knits communities together Operation: Expressed by individuals as feeling arises.
13 Name: Clothes line Dimensions, materials: string/rope and supporting posts of metal or wood. Energy use and source: Energy consumption: Captures and uses the heat from the sun’s rays Function: Heat dries clothes. Operation: Place clothes on line and leave until dry.