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Some Water Conservation Strategies

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A New Technology for Saving Water Used in Agriculture

Regardless what you think of the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis there is very good reason for capturing carbon dioxide and putting it in the ground.

We have developed processes giving CO2 value making sequestration economically viable. Our systems generate a liberating carbon economy by increasing harvests, reducing water used in agriculture, cutting smog and using nuclear waste.

We can increase food, fiber and wood production by 50% now and more later ultimately saving most of the water used in agriculture. With 70% of all fresh water now going to agriculture this means we could triple our capacity for human life on existing sources and more than treble our economy by turning CO2 waste into marketable products.

Settled Science?

We conclude plant physiology has never been properly understood or in the correct theoretical context. We have improved this understanding and created systems we call Sequestered Carbon Amendment and Fertilization, SCAF which creates a carbon economy for the world rather than treat it as garbage.

We're Not Green

In a classic anthropomorphic projection science has seen plant stomata as analogs for sweat glands. We use sweat glands to cool our bodies. Stomata transpire water to capture carbon dioxide. Getting carbon needed for plant photosynthesis to make sugars, starches, cellulose and lignin is what stomata are all about.

The concentration of CO2 in air declined from the 12% of geologic antituity to the 0.0280% low of the last century rising to 0.038% today. The effects have been stunning. Grain and citrus harvests are up and can be increased even more. By using stomata green plants must deal with 2640 molecules before getting one CO2. We get CO2 into plants directly and save nearly all water of transpiration. Plants respond immediately to a root carbon source by dropping big leaves and making appropriate leaves.

A Clue

Cacti have very few, very small stomata in spite of living in hot climates. Heat does not affect plants the way it does animals. This is a critical fact long overlooked by plant physiologists.

A New Concept

We see carbon dioxide as the essential plant nutrient or fertilizer. This is an idea ignored by science in spite of the great success of humus including soils, the only kind producing CO2 naturally. This oversight has allowed the inefficiency of plants to continue into the time of man.

Plants suffer from a very spare source of their major need, carbon. We have an opportunity if not obligation to repair this error and be true stewards of Earth. We address this problem in a new way for the first time in history.


Sequestered Carbon Amendment and Fertilization, SCAF, employs elemental carbon and carbon dioxide in several processes: We use elemental carbon as a soil amendment for soil recovery and improvement, better water and mineral management in addition to using carbon dioxide as plant food or fertilizer. While one idea is very old, the other is very new. SCAF is a handshake over time of modern science and antiquity.

For more about this technology see our website at: http://www.SCAF.i8.com

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