Continuing the story a bit, once we prove up the concept with the pilot demonstration, and have solid numbers to show how it works, the state of New Mexico, which owns the college and has a yooge vested interest in forest fire prevention, operating cost reduction (free heat) and economic development, is expected to get on the Biochar+Energy train and start converting state buildings at a reasonable clip. The county wherein the pilot is located is already evaluating it's buildings for heating system conversions. And we are in discussions with NM State University regarding heating a large greenhouse, participating in an aquifer cleanup project, and doing more research on the biochar+microbes synergy.

To reiterate, there is little about this complex community systems approach that would fit the standard Corporate Capitalist business model. It doesn't work very well if you just want to manufacture biochar or to make energy for commodities markets.

This is how the Green New Deal should be structured.
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