Effectiveness of anthropogenic Use of Resources as a measure of Efficiency

While the principles of Circularity deem eternally, linearity is indefinite without a beginning and an end. While Efficiency may be seen as an optimization of a linear effort’s length, Effectivity is rather a measure of number of achievable cycles by an input effort. When it comes down to resources’ use we always have Law of Nature’s nexus between mass and energy. Extending a particular resource’s range of use thereby always must imply a saving in energy. Wherever this may be argued, the chosen cycle might not be optimal. Let’s look in contrary to current common practice at the world’s most consumed single resource, “Carbon first!” Some we waste without deliberately using or co-consummate unintentionally by targeting some other resource exploitation. Most bio-genic Carbon we consider abundantly renewable from generous Nature enticing to use it in what is called “Carbon Neutral” usage paths or let it rot naturally for the same motivation, which in neither case meets a standard of effective use. Particularly as we are pulling Paleocene Carbon into the planet’s contemporary metabolism to satisfy our needs instead of using the naturally offered Terrestrial Carbon effectively.

While the numbers of imported fossil Carbon and mined Carbonates are quite tangible, the biomass’ atmospheric Carbon use is just an estimate contemplated in an order of 10Gt per annum whereof 30% are assumed to grow underground harvested at ⅓ respective to the ⅔ agricultural use of the above soil remaining balance. From the total harvest’s 80% usage 42% end up in different waste streams, whereof households and sewage might represent 15% optimistically assuming a 67% recycling rate of 100% requisitioned Municipal Solid Waste (not including excavations and construction demolition wastes). Most eye opening we found however the mostly unmentioned Soil Carbon consummations from land-use changes and agricultural practices equivalent to about 90% of annual harvested Carbon use, relativizing the photo-synthetic atmospheric Carbon re-Use. But even worse appears the correlation between soil-ligated Carbon losses from land-use changes towards bio-fuels at about 10 times the rate of fossil fuel Carbon substitution through yielded bio-fuels. Whereas it must be said that this number would be half without global Palm-Oil Diesel activities, which could be exponentially improved by implementing adequate microbial Composting practices as demonstrated in a Palm Oil plantation in Mani, Colombia.

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That’s why we urge for changing the Eco-System towards Carbon Circularity and have aggregated the necessary Technologies to enable it for a world in Carbon Balance!

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