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El "concreto Romano" sería mucho más sustentable que el concreto que fabricamos hoy

El "concreto Romano" sería mucho más sustentable que el concreto que fabricamos hoy | biotecture | Scoop.it
Al mirar de cerca el Coliseo Romano, podemos ver que en realidad no está construido de ladrillos; sus ladrillos de piedra actúan como el encofrado...
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Casas hechas con ladrillos de plástico reciclado o cáscaras de cacahuete ~ Azul Vital

Casas hechas con ladrillos de plástico reciclado o cáscaras de cacahuete ~ Azul Vital | biotecture | Scoop.it
Casas hechas con ladrillos de plástico reciclado o cáscaras de cacahuete ~ Azul Vital http://t.co/lnFRnU0G13 vía @AzulVital

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What is sustainability in architecture | energreen design

What is sustainability in architecture | energreen design | biotecture | Scoop.it
What is sustainability in architecture? This is a good point of discussion since every architect studied the greatest masterpieces of history under the point
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Honey on Tap: A New Beehive that Automatically Extracts Honey without Disturbing Bees

Honey on Tap: A New Beehive that Automatically Extracts Honey without Disturbing Bees | biotecture | Scoop.it
The Flow Hive is a new beehive invention that promises to eliminate the more laborious aspects of collecting honey from a beehive with a novel spigot system that taps into specially designed honeycomb frames.
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Esta torre de bambú extrae agua del mismo aire para paliar la sequía

Esta torre de bambú extrae agua del mismo aire para paliar la sequía | biotecture | Scoop.it
Warka Water es una torre hecha de bambú y plástico biodegradable que puede recolectar agua de la lluvia, niebla y el rocío. Fue desarrollada por la firma arquitectónica Architecture and Vision para ayudar a las poblaciones de escasos recursos a tener agua potable todos los días. La idea ahora llega a Kickstarter.
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Algas andaluzas que comen CO2 como 26.000 árboles - Noticias de Tecnología

Algas andaluzas que comen CO2 como 26.000 árboles - Noticias de Tecnología | biotecture | Scoop.it
Algas andaluzas que comen CO2 como 26.000 árboles AlgaEnergy es una empresa andaluza que puede producir más de 40 toneladas de biomasa al año, y que podrían limpiar los gases de efecto invernadero
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Biochar Workshop Part 1, How to Make Biochar

Biochar making workshop led by Bob Wells, soil scientist Jon Nilsson and Patryk Battle. There are 5 parts:

1- How to Make Biochar

2- Why to Make Biochar

3- The Carbon Cycle

4- The Biochar Facility

5- Biochar & the Greenhouse

 

Additional Resources link http://www.livingwebfarms.org/resources/4560000658


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Vivalist's curator insight, December 13, 2014 6:02 PM

Biochar sequestrates CO2 (1kg of biochar is equivalent to up to 3kg of CO2), retain water and nutrients. It also promotes micro-organic and fungi life.

 

You can make biochar with any living material (bones, wood sticks, corn stover, sunflower stalks...) but if you're looking for carbon per mass, the heavier the input, the more biochar you get (1/3 of the initial weight). While making it, you can re-using the energy generated and reduce emitions. Justmake sure the water content is as minimal as possible.

 

Out of the kiln cheminee, you have water vapor and CO2 so it could be sent to a greenhouse.

 

For one unit of input (wood) you get 50% char, 10% volatiles (CO, Methane, Hydrogen...) used during the process and 40% you can turn into heat/energy > heat water tank, facilities & greenhouses, dry wood...

 

You also get a by-product called wood vinegar, used diluted 200-1 with water and sprayed on plants. It is a bio stimulant for germination and a pest repellent because of its odor. 

 

To build the kiln you need an outside chamber with a cheminee and bottom air holes with additional top tiny holes and an inner chamber where the biochar is done. The inner one is sealed with tiny holes on the side.

 

The outter chamber can be insulated with ciment walls or ceramic fiber.

  

You can add urine to biochar to sequester its phosporus while not being too bothered by salt issues.

 

LIving Web Farm has (among other great series) a series of video detailing the system used in this workshop:

Part 1 - intro https://youtu.be/FCmASuDusSY

Part 2 - Feedstocks https://youtu.be/NTvOsnP6uy0

Part 3 - Production https://youtu.be/10wdqjT3w9Q

Part 4 - Enegry Use https://youtu.be/8HL5JAHaKOU

Part 5 - System Design https://youtu.be/0A3te1B62OI

Part 6 - Applications (to be released)

Vivalist's curator insight, September 8, 2015 10:54 AM

Living Web Farm produced a couple of video series on Bob Wells and Jon Nilsson's company CharGrow, LLC and its biochar system.


A must see!!!

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SmartGreens: Canada's First Upstart Farmers

SmartGreens: Canada's First Upstart Farmers | biotecture | Scoop.it
Upstart Farmers are innovative farmers who use efficient, sustainable techniques to grow better food and enrich his or her community. Learn more here.

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When They Brought These Wolves Into The Park, They Had No Idea This Would Happen

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Agriculture vs Permaculture Documentary

Short documentary exploring the differences between the current agricultural model and the newer style of permaculture. Done for a Salford University project...
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Pin by Adventures on Emergency Preparedness | Pinterest

Pin by Adventures on Emergency Preparedness | Pinterest | biotecture | Scoop.it

Quickest way to understand Aquaponics is to look at this infographic. | See more about 5 gallon buckets, buckets and hydroponics. (Quickest way to understand Aquaponics is to look at this infographic.


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 22, 2014 4:59 PM

Aquaponics: This machine will allow us to survive under emergency circumstances (as long as there is a source of electricity).

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Trojan Horses, Recipes, and Permaculture

Trojan Horses, Recipes, and Permaculture | biotecture | Scoop.it

The Transition movement seemed to catch fire right from the beginning, and I confess that its success made me, as a permaculturist, a bit envious.


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Foldschool, muebles open source para niños

Foldschool, muebles open source para niños | biotecture | Scoop.it
Foldschool, muebles open source para niños
Foldschool es una colección de muebles de cartón para niños. Descarga los archivos, imprimelos y sigue las instrucciones para hacerlos tu mismo!
..y una vez...

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El último invento del MIT: un pegamento tan fuerte como el cartílago que es 90% agua

El último invento del MIT: un pegamento tan fuerte como el cartílago que es 90% agua | biotecture | Scoop.it
Es difícil seguir la pista de todo lo que hacen en el MIT, pero este invento nos ha llamado la atención.
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Invernaderos que producen electricidad

Invernaderos que producen electricidad | biotecture | Scoop.it
La eficiencia energética de los invernaderos no se reduce a conseguir un mínimo consumo de electricidad sin renunciar a una productividad máxima. Los nuevo

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Australia’s first carbon-positive prefab house produces more energy than it consumes

Australia’s first carbon-positive prefab house produces more energy than it consumes | biotecture | Scoop.it
ArchiBlox unveiled Australia’s first carbon-positive prefab home that’s packed with eco-friendly features and gorgeous to boot.
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Un edificio de apartamentos con cinco plantas impreso en 3D

Un edificio de apartamentos con cinco plantas impreso en 3D | biotecture | Scoop.it
El edificio completado | Fotografía: Caixin Aunque técnicamente el edificio en sí no está impreso en 3D, para hacer los módulos prefabricados que...

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L'Arbre à Vent: turbinas de viento pensadas para ciudad

L'Arbre à Vent: turbinas de viento pensadas para ciudad | biotecture | Scoop.it
Las turbinas de viento que suelen emplearse para la generación de energía suelen situarse en lugares altos
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The smartest cities rely on citizen cunning and unglamorous technology

The smartest cities rely on citizen cunning and unglamorous technology | biotecture | Scoop.it
Ignore the futuristic visions of governments and developers, it’s humble urban communities who lead the way in showing how networked technologies can strengthen a city’s social fabric

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Prototypical incubator transforms plastic waste into edible mushroom cuisine (Video)

Prototypical incubator transforms plastic waste into edible mushroom cuisine (Video) | biotecture | Scoop.it
Is this the future of food -- eating mushrooms that have been fed with plastic waste?

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40 DIY Tricks To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible - Page 4 of 4...

40 DIY Tricks To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible - Page 4 of 4... | biotecture | Scoop.it
Groceries are certainly not cheap these days. Many households spend hundreds of dollars every month feeding their families and making those groceries last is important.

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Biomimicry's surprising lessons from nature's engineers

Biomimicry's surprising lessons from nature's engineers | biotecture | Scoop.it
In this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build.
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Increíblemente interesante (eng)

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Ecobalance and Biomimicry are the Sincerest Forms of Flattery

Ecobalance and Biomimicry are the Sincerest Forms of Flattery | biotecture | Scoop.it

Ecobalance is a concept in which humans minimize their environmentally destructive tendencies through the design of systems connected to water, air, energy, materials, and food. It seeks equilibrium between the built and natural environments by considering all the life support systems within the context of a building life cycle. The more self-supporting a building in a circular economy, the less disruptive the building is to the natural world. Biomimicry is a methodology defined as the science and art of imitating nature to find solutions to human problems. 


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Flora Moon's curator insight, May 28, 2014 10:38 AM

Instead of minimizing environmentally destructive tendencies, we must emphasize amplification of regenerative systems in all infrastructure systems.  Biomimicry provides a systems methodology we'd do well to consult.

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Five Ways to Grow Edibles Vertically

Five Ways to Grow Edibles Vertically | biotecture | Scoop.it

Growing salads, fruits and herbs vertically not only allows urban dwellers to grow food in small spaces, but follows the permaculture principles of stacking, using renewable resources and making the most of the edge.


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Rebuilding the Natural World: A Shift in Ecological Restoration

Rebuilding the Natural World:  A Shift in Ecological Restoration | biotecture | Scoop.it

Restoring degraded ecosystems — or creating new ones — has become a huge global business.


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