Every year we send billions of € and/or $ to disadvantaged countries such as Mali, Niger Chad, South Sudan, Eritrea and Yemen through non governement organisations and wealthy countries. This aid is not structural but is mainly focussed on symptom control for example handing out food, water and medical supplies. Red Cross, UNICEF, etc.. Every year over and over again. Money down the drain, scratching the surface, just a drop in the ocean.
What we’re looking for is sustainable/renewable water and energy supply.
This need arises because of the lack of a decent infrastructure in these countries where the lack of water and a good energy supply are the main problems. However, what we do have in these areas is an abundance of sun and salt water. If conversion to a fresh water supply is a viable option, we can create a situation like that in Israel, where a dessert was turned into an agricultural reality. With the possibilities we currently have to obtain energy from water in combination with solar energy we can turn any dessert into a garden.
(1) To establish local salt/fresh water conversion plants througout Africa and to build salt water pipelines landwards in various directions where water is needed. The salt/fresh water conversion plants will be driven by solar energy. The salt water transport will also be supported by pumps driven by solar energy. At the end of each pipeline there will be a Hydrogen factory, also solar driven. This will provide the local population with drinking water, agricultural water supply and a very simple means of energy storage. The Hydrogen will be used to produce electricity on demand or fuel for existing cars, stoves, ovens or heating.
(2) To obtain the necessary civil engineering technology and cost estimates to:
- develop fresh water plants with zero production costs,
- meet zero costs and zero CO2 housing needs,
- meet zero costs agricultural needs,
- enable minimal costs conversion to hydrogen to run an existing car, an existing gas driven boiler, a gas driven stove or a gas driven oven.
For all this we mainly need development resources and in some cases minor research in cooperation with civil engineering specialists and universities specialised in water management and solar energy (for example the Technical University of Delft) and/or global universities which are leaders in their field of expertise (for example MIT: leading expert in shock electrodialysis for desalination).