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This is a bio-mechanical robot that grows marine biomass internally and converts it into biofuel
This is a bio-mechanical robot that grows marine biomass internally and converts it into biofuel
166 backers pledged $7,294 to help bring this project to life.

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This is an animation of the finished robot. It is 26 feet long by 14 feet wide. Between the wind turbine, the radial blades on the top, and its PV panel, it generates 12 kilowatts. This is enough to power the thermal depolymerization, biomass cultivation and biomass extraction.

The robot cultivates its own biomass internally by using solar and wind power to maintain ideal growth conditions 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. No biomass is removed from the food chain that maintains the marine eco-system.

The biomass is collected and processed mechanically, NO TRANSESTERIFICATION, into a bio-diesel. The waste products are used as fertilizer in the biomass growth tanks. Nothing is wasted or discharged into the sea.

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    You will receive a complete set of blueprints and the operating software, and a list of materials so you can construct your own robot. This robot will make 5 gallons of biofuel per day and will do it without any supervision. Construction cost will be around $1200 for materials and around 140 hours of your time. The Artificial Intelligence software will be provided as well as complete design and fabrication drawings in Solidworks, AutoCAD and Sketch-Up formats.

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    You will receive a project T-shirt with a photo of the robot in operation on the front and "I helped revolutionize green energy and all I got was a lousy T-shirt" on the back.

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    You will receive a set of plans and full construction drawings for the land-based version of the system. This is more expensive to construct, costing around $3500 in materials and you will need a space of around 100 feet by 100 feet with a southerly exposure to set it up.
    This is a duplicate of the test system I have already made.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    If the backer will buy the materials, I will be the labor and build a robot or land-based system for them. If they will pay for the travel, I will come to their location and assemble the land-based system for them.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    I will build a second operating robot for that backer.

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