10,000 acres Farm Case Study
(TBS) has worked with the University of washington to study the specific abilities of Nile Fiber™ to sequester carbon from the air we breath. The studies have evolved into formulas. Based on our formulas and using a 10,000 acre farm as an example of a biomass crop the following would apply.
A 10,000 acre Nile Fiber™ Farm biomass farm CO2 sequestration is expected to be 120 tons per year. That 10,000 acres, thus equates to 1.2 million tons of CO2 sequestered, resulting in the equivalent of removing 210,526 cars from US roads, and savings 2.97 million acres of rainforest a per year.
These are incredible numbers not only for the simple example of a 10,000 acre farm but for the vision of what the future of clean air in our county and others countries could actually look like. These formulas are powerful evidence and a possible road map for beginning to restore the worlds air quality to a cleaner future. With countries like China moving to increase coal consumption at a staggering rate, the possibility of balancing the sever CO2 rates that are increasing annually brings promise to an environment already in need.
Nile Fiber™ roots and rhizome community are also noteworthy. The impressive quality of Nile Fiber™ to be able to restore and bring balance and nurturance back to unusable or mistreated or over fertilized agricultural lands is impressive. Discoveries have shown that other species of plants simply growing in the vicinity of Nile Fiber™ roots and rhizome communities show a visibly substantial increase in size and growth. Nile Fiber™ ability to restore and enrich soils proves to add value to a site location and farm.
Nile Fiber™ also does an excellent job of preventing soil erosion and irrigation run off as well as phytoremediation of the soil with its unique ability to absorb, metabolize and or relocate pollutants in soils, water. Many studies show the impressive capacity of Nile Fiber™ roots and rhizome community to metabolize heavy metals. This acts as a cleanser for lands planted with Nile Fiberâ¢.
The high yield output of Nile Fiber™provides the maximum amount of bio-energy per acre than any other biomass alternative, providing the maximum land conservancy while achieving the highest amount of bio-energy.
Research provided by University of Washington
We all love the environment and the lands that provide a sanctuary to our country and a future for our children. Nile Fiber™ possesses some incredibly unique properties that positively effect the the air we breath and the lands we live upon that make for a beautiful environment. A cornerstone to our business is acting as a steward to the environment and maximizing the true potential our incredible product possesses.
Carbon Sequestration is the first of several innate characteristics of this plant. Nile Fiber™ has the ability to sequester carbon at a massive rate per acre per year in comparison to other other biomass crops and in comparison to trees being used for biomass. We all desire clear air today in a world that is being but to the stressors of pollution globally. Nile Fiber's ability to sequester carbon at a rate of 15 times that of trees is so uniques that we are leveraging that ability as a primary strategic benefit to our product. This benefit we believe will be a clear choice to businesses in and industries that are looking hard today at solutions to reduce their carbon footprints and for a clean solution for future business in their own industries. With government regulations closing the gap fro industries like coal to find cleaner solution for their continued success TBS believes that Carbon Sequestration will become a huge selling point. As an example, the 10,000 Acre farm Case study to the right describes a detailed perspective on the huge impact Nile Fiber™ could have given Millions of planted acres.
Phydoremediation is yet another term gaining more and more popularity in the world today. Phydoremediation is the ability a plant or organic material has to mitigate pollutants and contaminants for the air, soil, and waters in the environment. We at TBS are specifically interested in Nile Fiber's ability to metabolize heavy metals for the purposes of cleaning superfund sites and specifically as a product for remediation. TBS is currently working with Universities to study these unique characteristics and to commercialize them.
Nile Fiber™ - Environmental Benefits
Phytoremediation and soil detoxifier Nile Fiber™ sequesters carbon from the atmosphere and phytoremediates 15 times faster per acre per year than any known plant or tree.
In today’s world of polluted air, seas, and soils, Toxins are around us daily. Mother nature is constantly fighting a battle that modern man has created. Mother nature may need our help moving forward if we are to ever see the clean air and sweet waters of the past. Nile Fiber™ may be just what mother nature needs more of. Nile Fiber™ has an incredible ability to Phytoremediate the soils of our earth.
Using Phytoremediation to Clean Up Sites
Phytoremediation is the direct use of green plants and their associated microorganisms to stabilize or reduce contamination in soils, sludges, sediments, surface water, or ground water. First tested actively at waste sites in the early 1990s, phytoremediation has been tested at more than 200 sites nationwide. Because it is a natural process, phytoremediation can be an effective remediation method at a variety of sites and on numerous contaminants. However, sites with low concentrations of contaminants over large cleanup areas and at shallow depths present especially favorable conditions for phytoremediation. Plant species are selected for use based on factors such as ability to extract or degrade the contaminants of concern, adaptation to local climates, high biomass, depth root structure, compatibility with soils, growth rate, ease of planting and maintenance, and ability to take up large quantities of water through the roots.
Source: The Environmental Protection Agency
Using Native Plants in Phytoremediation
Use of native plants in phytoremediation provides advantages over other species and helps bring back the heritage of flora lost through human activity. In addition to restoring biodiversity to areas that have been disturbed, remediating Superfund sites using native species provides for wildlife habitat enhancement and conservation and saves money over alternative cleanup methods. Unlike many introduced species, once established, native plants do not require fertilize, pesticides, or watering. As encouraged by the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative, use of native plants in site restoration may serve to restore wetlands and other habitats and create nature parks, sanctuaries, and other green areas
Two Presidential documents address the use of native species in Federal projects and their protection from invasive or introduced foreign species. The first is the April 26, 1994 "Memorandum on Environmentally Beneficial Landscaping". The second document is Executive Order 13112 of February 3, 1999 - Invasive Species. For more information on use of native plants in restoration of Superfund sites, contact Scott Fredericks, U.S. EPA, (703) 603-8771, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn about phytoremediation work being done by some faculty members at the University of Washington.
Source: The Environmental Protection Agency
Virtually eliminates soil erosion
By Planting Nile Fiber™ as an agricultural crop Soil Erosion can be virtually eliminated. Nile Fiber™ has a robust and extensive natural fibrous root system reaching down into the earth several meters. The Rhizome of Nile Fiber™ is hearty and acts as an anchor of sorts for the plant. Soil erosion is virtually eliminated due in part to 1 factor. First is the capacity for the plant to consume vast amounts of water. Nile Fiber™ love water and by nature thrives on riparian areas and along waterways. TreeFee had strict planting protocols for dealing with the planting of Nile Fiber™ for biomass uses around riparian areas. This is important when it comes to runoff of irrigation waters that contain fertilizers and pesticides. The more the crops capacity to capture this runoff the better the prevention of toxic and harmful elements to the surrounding soils and properties. The need for this superior form of soil erosion is true of any agricultural crop.
No tilling or disruption of the soil
After initial planting the only mechanized component is gathering crop with a low ground pressure forage harvester. This is a huge advantage when it comes to soil erosion. By simply not having to till the soil the Nile Fiber™ crop system virtually eliminates soil erosion except in the event of an extrem wether pattern.
- Minimal chemical inputs - Minimal pesticides or fungicides needed.
- Low fertilizer requirements - Fertilizer applications are less than half that of conventional crops.
- Creates wildlife habitat - Minimal disruption and long duration between harvests creates habitats for migratory birds
- Reduces potential for drought - Green belts cool the surface and draw moist cover from clouds increasing rainfall.
- Creates new soil - Growing Nile Fiber™ creates new soil particles and increases soil depth and matrix over time.
- Oxygenates the air and purifies the atmosphere - high metabolism of Nile Fiber™ loads the environment with oxygen and reduces dusts and pollen.