Well I have been observing a new Linkedin group I joined and the ideas innovators and inventors Groups really is not what I expected. Each person is trying to promote each others products, show that they have a better solution for some form of way to accomplish goals and attributes and finally sell something.
My thought was that people in this Group would really be talking about how they come up with their Ideas, observe their innovations, and showcase their inventions.
I was not looking for salesmanship tactics, social media, and the other false hoods of networking to better yourself. As a real life Innovator I view this world from a different angle, my perspective of how things work and interact are so different then the normal sole who exists in this society of fit, form, and function. If your grand parents did it this way then I should follow in their foot steps routine is tossed out the window, not in my world.!
The Keystone is missing; the pinnacle of all requirements to grow Algae in ways we have all dreamed is possible you just have to realize your not going to achieve this following everyone else’s order of accomplishing this task. A keystone is the top stone placed in all tunnels that holds the walls of the stone set against the curved walls to hold steady in place once positioned. With out the keystone your walls would come tumbling down. In the algae industry the cultivation is missing, everything else has been achieved and then some. But to make all those gadgets and gizmo’s work you need lots and lots of Biomass. Growing it the same old way isn’t going to be your salvation, it will end up your demise if your not careful.
If you can’t support your own observations with supporting information coming from the rest of industry it seems you are doubted till you can prove it. The pressure has been on since day one when I mentioned that I will be growing my algae a certain way that is different then anyone in industry at this time. This caused some of the intended listeners to be cautious and continue to pester me on how I can do something no one else is!
Industry has protocols and procedures that limit our abilities to mimic Mother Nature, I have used her name directly as it irritates my followers who insist I use Natural Elements as the root cause not the Woman of Nature! But reality speaks volumes when I mention my own observations are much more pronounced then those of industries practices. Why can’t industry listen more intently when I speak of such absurdity ways of practice they are feeling compelled to behave under. I am not saying drop everything that you’re following in the laboratory procedure just the way you’re actually allowing the algae to grow. If you can’t see the difference between a natural bloom of algae and your laboratory procedure you have not got your eyes open enough to see the difference.
I read a lot of material mostly thesis’s of other people in the realm of algae culturing or behavioral practices of other industry growing algae. Mostly I am looking to support my statements I make and wonder why no one else is doing it my way. When you stand out side the realm of current industry practice and shout YOUR DOING IT WRONG! They the industry leadership tend to ignore you. Yet there is some truth to my words and the leadership continue to follow my way forward. Yet reading gives me time to find supporting material that shows I was right all along. How much information is on the net in the algae industry is starting to dwindle. No one wants to share ideas, creativity, and that is a serious downer for those not quite involved in the industry just yet.
I have been banging my gavel on the podium since January 2007; I have a following on >250 on Twitter, 500+ on Linkedin, and several followers on Tumblr with more then 1,000 phone numbers in my contact list on my cell phone. If I call each person on my cell phone these people know my name, and know what I am involved in. I wear Kelly Green in honor of the algae I like to talk about, and have grown algae in my basement for a demonstration model. I understand laboratory procedures followed will produce a better output; I clearly understand that being a rambunctious noise maker will soon stop. Because I impressed the right people and they clearly feel production of this unit I claim will do more for the Algae Industry.
I believe all of us on this planet have a higher purpose many of us will never achieve. I believe this because of the sort of established go to work regime each of our parents portray to their youth as we are all growing up. More then 90% of the population develop a routine of waking, bathing, eating, dressing, driving to work, working, and then returning home. This ritual or routine is established in portrayals through sitcom television, radio broadcasting, and smartphone activity. No where is it more pronounced then the daily activity each of us will experience in growing up to be adults.
As a youth in my twenties I felt a distinguishment among my peers early on and did not waste that time to ponder being just like everyone else. I felt I could do better then just a 9 to 5 job. Looking over my friends activities and their lives as they have gotten older many of those in this world exist to be just like mom and dad. I felt that was not my driven dream to envision. I thought owning my own business was the key, it is and it isn’t. Learning through mistakes of trying and failing I found that the key asset is knowledge and being in charge of that knowledge tends to make sure you’re the pinnacle of conversation not someone else you have to look up to.
In 1992 I started a waste recovery business only to fail in just 2 weeks from angry landlords locking me out of the business location. Thanks to real business men stepping in to my rescue, except in the midst of everything moving forward I lost my total fortune I had saved up, including the house I built with my own hands. It took 8 years to repay the debt I accrued, and I learned that good friends are no friends at all when it comes to partners they become deceitful and corrupt when using your money. Trust no one but your instincts in generating a long term relationship. Before you hand over funds to someone try establishing a small arrangement of funds with them as a test of trustworthiness. If they pass the trustworthiness escapade you may have someone worthy of partnering with, if they fail the test. Move on to the next person and so on.
In 1999 I saw opportunity with the internet and asked for a loan with a sibling only to realize nothing lasts forever in October 2000 with the collapse of the happy days, yes the crash of the Internet. Learning the frustrations of the ups and downs of industry and its ever changing and realizing we needed to be more in charge of the industry then a cist or pustule of sorts. I did not want to have to rely on industry I wanted to be the developer of the new technology. Industry would have to change to my developments, this was a new thinking and in final days of 2000 I started my quest to better myself with learning as much as I could about the sciences. Which ones I figured would work them out by themselves, I wasn’t really trying to be any one topic minded but diversify my interests so that any discussion in any science realm was a capability. This realm of science conversation shocks people to this day. I am knowledgeable in almost any realm of energy manipulation, or transference of energy from state to another. Thermodynamics, engineering, geology, hydrology, weather, seasonal temperature variations against life changes in nature and invariably the majors of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Molecular physics became my favorites.
In August of 2005 Katrina the mother of all Hurricanes hit Louisianan and we experienced the first painful adjustment of oil prices the world had not seen till that weekend. I watched as the world of the internet gave us actual onsite visual destruction and predictable cloud formations and wind velocities. I was enthralled from my Pennsylvania residence. From this distance I could see the world and how it was handling the onslaught of the huge storms effects against the people and nature. An interruption in the flow of gasoline and other fuels made life stand up and wonder what if we could thwart that by changing the establishments thinking of how we get and handle the food, fuel and pharmaceuticals we need to keep ourselves healthy.
Local decentralized power generation was the focus I took early on in establishing this methodology to thwart this kind of interruption again when ever it would occur in our life times. I first thought taking waste from local municipal operations would cure the hiccup of needed energy and only discovered after reaching to academia that larger and larger arenas of waste recovery would make this possible. This was not the course to follow. But taking a waste stream that I had looked at all the way back in 1989 was a better solution, observing how we handle and use and misuse our waste streams brought me full circle. Why not convert a useless waste stream into an energy providing avenue of revenue possibilities. Sounds crazy but its not one bit far fetched, this really is the cats meow. By taking carbon discharged into the atmosphere we can convert the emissions of any fuel source that is combusted in our atmosphere and convert the gaseous cloud of carbon complex molecules to what we need. Everything we need to fuel our belly’s to keeping our homes warm can be provided with growing algae. Yes the green stuff in most peoples swimming pools will now replace the fossil fuels, the food you eat, and the medicines to keep us all healthy.
If you want to accomplish anything you have to have the drive to succeed. You can’t ride on the backs of other people you have to take charge; your leadership in any methodology you select is what sets you apart from the masses. If you desire to takes this journey let me advise you that no matter how many times you fail you have to brush off the feeling of repression and move on. It was not meant to be; it’s not your fault others can’t understand your concept, which just don’t see your vision as you do. Keep smiling, hire a business coach that can assist you in describing your passion and drive into words others can understand. Never give up not for an instant, never let others even close friends know your thinking about giving up, don’t even tell your mother. Keep trying and you will succeed, become that authority and make friends with everyone. Go to mixers introduce people to your ideas and concepts, have some fun but always talk about your passion as positively as you can.
Its taken seven years, one month, ten days, and 18 hours to finally achieve my first hurdle of acceptance. The rest of my lifetime will be taking this concept to fruition and making science stand on its head and take another look at discovering achievements from people like me, I am an Innovator. As an Innovator I made myself this way, I was not born with this imbedded into my mindset I had to be developed and caressed into this formidable scientist. I am devoted to this solution I feel will cure the world of its hiccup with CO2. So lets begin a new life by looking at selecting not the youth as a source of Innovation but the elderly. Why such a distinction because the elderly have had the experiences and the observation to procure actual results through experimentation to achieve their distinction. Most discoveries from our youth are re-purposed 100 or more year old items that have not been in use but were already discovered. Re-purposing existing technology is a key asset I bring to any conversation. As an Innovator I do not look at objects and technology as most people do, I constantly scour the world with what else that product or device can perform.
Lets change the world
Although I have been overwhelmed with interest as of late. I seem to be very popular since the price of oil is hovering above $100 a barrel. Between 4 different groups of investors in 4 different counties to the new meetup groups that are helping introduce me to the spectrum of interest I feel these meetup groups are the best thing to happen to me. I have been writing up a storm lately, pushing the boundaries of putting into words from what only used to be dreams in the past.
Then there is the sustainability of my life as I am in the midst of changing jobs for better pay and less favoritism. A new boss or supervisor has made my life miserable this past year. Do not be favorable to some without being kind to everyone else, it won’t be good in the long run.
Family visits lately show I am still considered the nut case when it comes to my Algae Project. Yet I still have some seriously interested to see me turn what has become my obsession into a reality. So while the skeptics persist, the naysayers believe I really do have something here. Its not just believing in ones self but having stood your ground for so long you know you have the answer the worlds been looking for.
Really, do we get carried away? Of course like many of us we find ourselves interested in side tracked obstacles. Like looking at a pretty picture noticing something unique and odd that strikes your fancy. What do I do? I get involved and that sometimes means I get far off track. I have to remember that my intention is not one of diverting my whole passion for something else. It really is a momentary lapse of reasoning and we follow what interests us for that moment, sometimes the moment is longer then we expect. It especially can get long if you indulge yourself in online forums where many other people chime in to either egress or digress your statements.
So this Summer has been one of diversity as I strengthen my own drive as I look for a better paying income while working on my passion the Algae Project. All the while i am looking at filling out a Federal grant and working to make contact with the advisers of each Grant I am interested in. Then I took it on myself to reach out to my local US Congressmen and started a conversation with his office. You would think I would have started enough with just reading the above mentioned criteria but nope there is more. I attended two picnics one to reach out to employers and one to reach out to politicians, They just love to read the Declaration of Independence near the 4th of July! Corresponding with LinkedIn groups I belong to has also taken up a large amount of time.
Localizing my direction now brings me back to just pushing my Algae but in reality everything I mentioned about in the past paragraph is also about my algae. I live for the little green critters, I work for them, sleep thinking about them, and conjure up a time when I can eat them repeatedly. Oops that’s right I already eat them in my food whether I know it or not. (check your labels folks)
Getting carried away is just the norm here. I think it is more in tune with a song and a dance. You have to follow through to the end of each avenue or path you start and for me that means running several at the same time. No wonder I wake up in the middle of the night remembering I forgot to reach someone on the phone the day before or making an appt. and write a forgive me note to apologize for missing the meeting.
Some where out there is a cadre of maintenance people wondering how long their plastic tube equipment will last. They are dealing with cloudy appearances on the lining. They are dealing with textures and soft spots on the plastic near folds and clasp areas. They are looking like a replacement is in need and the tube/liner may need replacement with as soon as 6 months to a year.
The evolution of growing algae looks like people need to focus not on just what works but what works for long periods of time with out interruption of replacement and repair. OK so I am cruising for a bruising when I tell people this as they feel I am just making them look bad because they are using cheap materials. Cheapness never worked in the long run, so why would it work now.
Just because Plastic tubes are cheaper then say glass does not mean they are the better solution. You need to focus on the product that you’re using from a chemical makeup for your best selection. Try looking through the oil based material used to make the plastic and there you find similar molecules. Those molecules both in the material holding the growing algae and the algae substrate can and will cause a breakdown over time.
Glass on the other hand is more expensive and none of the materials that are used to facilitate the tubes are developed by growing Algae. Also durability of water flowing through glass means a longer time for degradation to occur. Instead of 6 months to a year of length of time for plastic bags and tubes. Now you may wind up with 5, 10, or even 15 years of usage. Then the maintenance to handle the glass is and should be considered as minimal intervention will be needed to wipe clean these tubes. The Plastic tubes/bags will need to be replaced so a complete shutdown to the growing operation will need to take place. This interruption is not worth the time, energy, human, and loss of income potential as the initial cost of Glass is much better selection.
Algae is my passion in this world, its not about what you can do with algae. It’s all about growing the algae in the smallest footprint. You see I do not believe that growing algae outdoors will satisfy the needs of the people of this planet.
I believe we need Innovation like my design to take the production of algae indoors into a controlled environment. Controlled because Natural Elements limit light, temperature control, and various other required ingredients to maximize the output.
You can’t convert the emissions of power plants using raceway ponds when the temperature outside the plants goes below 32°F, algae freeze inside the water they inhabit. You can however convert the emissions inside a building housing a completely self contained unit under my designs control.
My Company is looking for funding and we have been looking since 2007; yes the financial collapse of 2008 really hurt our development strategy. As by now we would have a final product out there saving the coal mining operators from losing good workers. You see we can replace crude oil by growing algae with the same exact carbon35 rating as crude oil. The strain of algae is ready to be grown in great numbers its the funding that has put such a strain on our development. You see in the last 6 years we have gone from wasteful designs to time saving and material saving platforms all to maximize the greater output desired by industry.
Technology is on our side and persistence will pay off…