Urban Farms/W2E

At EarthCorp we consider our planet to be humanity's single most valuable asset, with food being a close number two. Without food, nothing else matters, and without a healthy, thriving planet we have no food. This is the basis for the design of our Urban Farms/W2E (waste to energy) project where we are setting up to convert all forms of human created wastes into clean energy that is used to power indoor urban farms (also called indoor vertical farms).

By 2050, approximately 80 percent of the world population is expected to live in urban areas, and the growing population will lead to an increased demand for food. Efficient vertical farming can play a significant role in this food supply demand. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is launching a program to promote urban farming across the developing world as part of the effort to deal with this dramatic population surge. According to the FAO, vertical farming consumes 75 per cent less raw materials than traditional farming and requires 60 watts of power daily to grow 150 kg of vegetables in 30 days. To obtain this quantity would require 6 m2 space while traditional farming requires at least 72 m2 land area. Water requirements can be reduced to 12 liters for 1 kg of vegetables due to recycling versus 300-400 liters in traditional farming. The success of indoor growing relies on sufficient electrical power supply due to the heavy demand of indoor lighting, water pumps, and related aspects.

EarthCorp has aligned with a global power provider that specializes in non-fossil fuel power generation technologies, including waste to energy (W2E), hydrogen, electromagnetic, and other sources. WPP Energy has a W2E system named VORAX which can convert all forms of waste including medical waste, plastics, municipal solid waste, animal waste and more to clean energy with virtually no residual waste output. This system is offered in multiple sizes and can support the EarthCorp programs to solve the energy balance challenge and create a carbon neutral or negative program while removing human created wastes from the environment.

Our two prong approach uses the W2E system to remediate commercial and industrial waste, hazardous waste, and ultimately landfill waste, so we are cleaning up the planet and creating many jobs. The waste disposal fees will earn investors that may join us a very healthy return. The power produced by W2E is typically sold to private buyers or public utilities for a small margin. In our case we use it to power the urban farms which in turn creates more jobs and many tons per month of highest grade organic foods.

Both aspects are well established industries, though they have not been brought together, particularly under the economic models of EarthCorp where we also share the revenue generated from the sales of products back with the people who work to create them. On average, 50% of the profits are used by EarthCorp for new projects, 25% to expand the existing project, and 25% is gifted back to the actual food producers.

We are creating a true circular economic and environmental cycle: industrial production of all commodities ultimately becomes the waste for Vorax, which recycles the waste to energy to create jobs, enterprise, highest quality foods, and carbon sequestration. Along with each urban farm site we will establish seed banks with heirloom varieties of highest genetic value for use in the farms and to share with the local communities.

We are raising $20 million for this first project to be located in Vero Beach, Florida. This funding is the catalyst to the fully self-sustaining and profitable model that will fuel positive environmental evolution. All future projects would be funded by the growth and expansion of this project. Members of EarthCorp are building Innocent Chocolate Products, aligning with celebrities, philanthropists, and likeminded persons to create this initial project funding. Private investors are also being sought, but we are not waiting for them, we’ve got a planet to regenerate.