Response to the discovery, in Cuxhaven, Germany and the Galway area, Ireland, that algae harvested in the water can more efficiently stay in the water, and be processed and stored below sea-level—towards efficient ocean industry.
The discovery was by me of Irish peasant practices. This is contrary to what has been proposed as a method of harvest by companies like Bio Architecture Lab. I don’t believe that anyone has come up with the idea of harvesting at or below the surface of the water, and of processing there.
What I witnessed in Ireland was that algae cut in the intertidal zone would be collected by a net and be hauled, in the water, to a landing. I know of no literature on this.
I believe the submarine idea, which goes further, is unique, and I would like to protect that.
Recently two German utilities have pulled out of large nuclear power-plant projects for the UK.
2007-2008: I said that the large nuclear power-plant projects would not work, and that the money could be better spent on renewables. Sally O’Reilly, a critic in the UK wrote, after seeing my show in London on alternatives to four new nuclear reactors, that “the role of art in matters of such gravity as nuclear power, or the retrofit of military technology… [I had proposed building algae-collecting submarines]… must be called into question.” Now, in the Financial Times, a spokesman for the World Wildlife Fund is quoted as saying nearly identically what I said five years earlier.
Use Russian military technology, e.g., harvesting submarines and small ballast-tank submersion rigs, plus—very important–concentrating all methane production on the methane aircraft, now being developed by Tupolov.