Friday, March 31, 2006

Ocean-Grown Homes

Popular Mechanics - Ocean-Grown Homes: Wolf Hibertz Wants To Build Low-Cost Housing From The Sea

Autopia Ampere will begin as a series of wire-mesh armatures anchored atop a sea mountain. Once in place, they will be connected to a supply of low-voltage direct current produced by solar panels. Over time, electrochemical reactions will draw minerals from the sea to the armatures, creating walls of calcium carbonate, which is what us landlubbers commonly call limestone

The process also removes carbon compounds from the ocean which could reduce carbon dioxide. The process has already been demonstrated off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, and California.

Via The Proceedings fo the Athanasius Kircher Society

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