As cannabis goes mainstream across the Wall Stree Journal and the world at large, the industry is undergoing a transformation. Specific aspects of the industrial cannabis "hemp" sector are dependent upon a supply chain that is missing in action. Until recently, the entire stigma surrounding cannabis "marijuana" and "hemp" has prevented the development of modern machinery to make full use of the crop.
Now that has changed
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The KEY to our vision of agricultural Green Carbon technology is found with new patented machinery that processes cannabis in the field or in the factory. This allows us to scale production and ship directly to industrial consumers. We are bringing this technology into North America to drive this sector forward.
Our approach solves the existing core problem in this sector. In order to provide raw materials, industrial processing is essential. Each unit that we deploy has the capacity to process all of the material in any given geographical area without large central facilities and the attendant logistics issues. As the industry expands, our production expands.
We are targeting five areas of development. We forecast a $300M market in each of the five areas. Teams to accomplish the objectives in each market area required. Our business requires seed-level angel investment to reach Proof of Concept this year. Field trials are currently underway with this technology.Add a comment
Take your wildest dream... and imagine it as reality. Blue Sky Projects are just that; shooting for the moon, having a vision of the future. Seeing something new. All advances in human civilization come from such things. Let's chase an alternate reality. One where industrial development occurs on slightly different basis: Is it sustainable? Is is ecological? Is it the best long term solution we have? In the very recent past, our civilization had the opportunity to follow one of two paths: 1. Petrochemical technology or 2. Agricultural chemical technology. We chose the first for a variety of reasons... none of which adhere to a Sustainable Vision. Changing course at this time is critical to our planet & humanity, you know, our children. All of the Blue Sky ideas listed below impact multi-billion dollar industries. Manufacturing, Construction, Concrete, Fuel, Chemicals, Plastics and Carbon technology.
This is a game changer and we are at the turning point.
Blue Sky Project #1: Harvesting Equipment Infrastructure in the industry lags behind other agricultural sectors. For example: 'combine fires', where your harvesting machinery (combine) bogs down, jams and then the plant material (etc) catches fire. Processing equipment to separate cannabis foliage, seed, stalk & the subsequent fibre decortication is required. Industrial scale oil, fibre & waste processing (plus logistics) are needed to push the sector forward. Companies involved in manufacturing farm & processing can gain market advantage in the cannabis sector. Substantial capital costs are required for Canadian & US industrial development. Certain companies have invested in this area in Europe where textile applications are growing. New investments are coming into Canada where we have more cannabis production. Suitable equipment is key to industrial agricultural solutions.
Blue Sky Project #2: Construction Materials Large scale fabrication of construction products is key to driving demand. Rapid turn-over crops like cannabis provide raw source stock: various grades of fibre are used in paper, wafer board, shingles, insulation and hempcrete. This last section works as a low-tech high-use operation. It is not a structural concrete material - more similar to building blocks. As the concrete industry is a major contributor to CO2 emissions, this sector would serve a dual purpose - with benefits. Particle board manufacturing plants require $170 million capital cost investments. Pulp & paper mills using cannabis require fewer chemicals to produce higher quality fibre than trees and impacts multi-billion dollar markets. This segment also requires large scale capital investments. Spin off: affordable housing.
Blue Sky Project #3: Bio-fuels Processing facilities for bio-fuel production require massive amounts of “waste product”. Trading fuel for food is not a logical trade-off in achieving energy independence. This segment has the potential to reach $185 billion within a few years. Treating agricultural waste as the source material changes the equation. One logistical nightmare (mentioned above) which must be addressed is the transfer of bulk product, which is normally burned or tilled back into the soil, to the processing facilities. Early projects in these two sectors discovered that farmers were not equipped to transport large amounts of “waste” material. Locating bio-fuel plants near agricultural production and transfer facilities, like DuPont’s new ethanol facility in Iowa, is part of integrated design required in this area. Side note: Tilling excess ‘waste’ material into the fields breaks the soil cycle. Using this biomass is a much more intelligent solution. Spin off: energy independence.
Blue Sky Project #4: Bio-plastics Industrial plastics are used in a vast array of products. Across an amazing range of sectors, plastics are used virtually everywhere. It is responsible for 500 billion pounds of plastics produced every year. On the other hand, most plastics don’t break down very well. Recycling efforts are doing a poor job of capturing and reusing plastic materials. Petrochemical plastics contribute more to long term pollution. Here bio-technology is making advances. Bio-degradable plastics are in production. This one sector has reached nearly $4 billion in 2014. Manufacturing plastics out of cannabis oil feedstock changes the equation to a more sustainable loop. Research into creating bio-plastics using methane also shows interesting promise. Investment in this sector requires similar logistics as the other large scale projects listed above. Spin off: reduction on petrochemical oil sources & plastic trash reduction in our rivers, landfills and oceans.
Blue Sky Project #5: Carbon Technology The Big Ticket Item: Research & development in this arena is proceeding at a very rapid pace. Carbon based technology has the potential to impact several significant and large industries across a wide spectrum. Food, water, shelter, energy, materials, electronics and a few more. Since the discovery of graphene about 10 years ago, this area has proceeded to yield far reaching applications. Recently the EU and the Chinese have begun to invest VERY heavily in carbon/graphene science. It is a ‘leapfrog’ approach - adopting the latest technology changes the future energy & materials needs of developing countries. The science is proceeding rapidly to industrial applications, even as we are talking about it. Sourcing carbon and graphene-like materials from agricultural material reduces costs and pushes forward a radical new carbon-neutral civilization. Spin off: Type 1 Civilization.
A strategic change to the elimination of fossil fuels, advanced land management and capturing carbon on a global scale presents the only solution to climate change on the horizon. What I want to know, is when are the thousands of organizations, environmentalists, research scientists and corporations going to figure this out?
Next: A 10 Year Cannabis Plan
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A Cree Legend - The Warriors of the Rainbow
There would come a time when the Earth would be ravaged of it's resources, the sea blackened, the streams poisoned, the deer dropping dead in their tracks.
Just before it was too late, the Indian would regain his spirit and teach the white man reverence for the Earth, banding together with him to become Warriors of the Rainbow.
There was an old lady, from the Cree tribe, named "Eyes of Fire", who prophesied that one day, because of the white mans' or Yo-ne-gis' greed, there would come a time, when the fish would die in the streams, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, and the trees would no longer be, mankind as we would know it would all but cease to exist.
There would come a time when the "keepers of the legend, stories, culture rituals, and myths, and all the Ancient Tribal Customs" would be needed to restore us to health. They would be mankind's' key to survival, they were the "Warriors of the Rainbow". There would come a day of awakening when all the peoples of all the tribes would form a New World of Justice, Peace, Freedom and recognition of the Great Spirit.
The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would spread these messages and teach all peoples of the Earth or "Elohi". They would teach them how to live the "Way of the Great Spirit".
They would tell them of how the world today has turned away from the Great Spirit and that is why our Earth is "Sick".
The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would show the peoples that this "Ancient Being" (the Great Spirit), is full of love and understanding, and teach them how to make the Earth (Elohi) beautiful again. These Warriors would give the people principles or rules to follow to make their path right with the world. These principles would be those of the Ancient Tribes. The Warriors of the Rainbow would teach the people of the ancient practices of Unity, Love and Understanding.
They would teach of Harmony among people in all four corners of the Earth.
Like the Ancient Tribes, they would teach the peoples how to pray to the Great Spirit with love that flows like the beautiful mountain stream, and flows along the path to the ocean of life. Once again, they would be able to feel joy in solitude and in councils. They would be free of petty jealousies and love all mankind as their brothers, regardless of colour, race or religion. They would feel happiness enter their hearts, and become as one with the entire human race.
Their hearts would be pure and radiate warmth, understanding and respect for all mankind, Nature, and the Great Spirit. They would once again fill their minds, hearts, souls, and deeds with the purest of thoughts. They would seek the beauty of the Master of Life - the Great Spirit! They would find strength and beauty in prayer and the solitudes of life.
Their children would once again be able to run free and enjoy the treasures of Nature and Mother Earth. Free from the fears of toxins and destruction, wrought by the Yo-ne-gi and his practices of greed. The rivers would again run clear, the forests be abundant and beautiful, the animals and birds would be replenished. The powers of the plants and animals would again be respected and conservation of all that is beautiful would become a way of life.
The poor, sick and needy would be cared for by their brothers and sisters of the Earth. These practices would again become a part of their daily lives.
The leaders of the people would be chosen in the old way - not by their political party, or who could speak the loudest, boast the most, or by name calling or mud slinging, but by those whose actions spoke the loudest. Those who demonstrated their love, wisdom, and courage and those who showed that they could and did work for the good of all, would be chosen as the leaders or Chiefs.
They would be chosen by their "quality" and not the amount of money they had obtained. Like the thoughtful and devoted "Ancient Chiefs", they would understand the people with love, and see that their young were educated with the love and wisdom of their surroundings. They would show them that miracles can be accomplished to heal this world of its ills, and restore it to health and beauty.
The tasks of these "Warriors of the Rainbow" are many and great. There will be terrifying mountains of ignorance to conquer and they shall find prejudice and hatred. They must be dedicated, unwavering in their strength, and strong of heart. They will find willing hearts and minds that will follow them on this road of returning "Mother Earth" to beauty and plenty - once more.
The day will come, it is not far away. The day that we shall see how we owe our very existence to the people of all tribes that have maintained their culture and heritage. Those that have kept the rituals, stories, legends, and myths alive. It will be with this knowledge, the knowledge that they have preserved, that we shall once again return to "harmony" with Nature, Mother Earth, and mankind. It will be with this knowledge that we shall find our "Key to our Survival".
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This is the story of the "Warriors of the Rainbow" and this is my reason for protecting the culture, heritage, and knowledge of my ancestors. I know that the day "Eyes of Fire" spoke of - will come! I want my children and grandchildren to be prepared to accept this task. The task of being one of the........ "Warriors of the Rainbow.