Article: Growing Green, by Matt Blackman

November 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Educational Articles & Links



Food Prices: Clean Green Revolution

Food prices have doubled since 2002. The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the last 10,000 years. This article addresses issues with food prices and industrial agriculture practices. The article suggests a ‘clean green revolution’. Today, agritech companies are boasting significantly higher crop yields, year round growing potential; with less water, nutrients, and energy needed.

Read: Growing Green by Matt Blackman

ETFE – Pillows

November 8, 2011 by  
Filed under ETFE Pillows

These photos show our prototype ETFE pillows. The pneumatic ETFE pillow will be used to encapsulate our BioDomes, adding a number of beneficial characteristics. ETFE, compared to greenhouse glass, is 1% of the weight, transmits more light, and costs 24%-75% less to install. Other characteristics include being able to bear 400 times its own weight, 50-year life span, self-cleaning, and recyclable (http://bit.ly/v96qQ8).

Biodome

Bidome: ETFE incorporated along light weight structure.

3'x3' pneumatic ETFE pillow

3'x3' pneumatic ETFE pillow, front view

3'x3' pneumatic ETFE pillow, side view

ETFE pillow, pressure control valve