THE PEAR SYSTEM “FEEDING A HUNGRY WORLD”
by Hiram Hiramoto
The PEAR System
(Portable Enclosed Aquaponic Reenergized)
The Portable Enclosed Aquaponic Reenergized System (PEAR) is a combination of Fish/Shell Fish Farming and Hydroponic plant growing methods.
Aquaponics is relatively a new and growing industry in Organic Farming methods. The primary benefits of this method of growing above ground fruits and vegetables is using Fish waste water, a natural fertilizer for the plants whereby the plants restores water purity which then can be recycled back into the fish tanks.
This conserves the amount of water needed to feed the plants via hydroponics. Normal hydroponic farming requires fresh water where nutrients and additives are added in to feed the plants. The water is then discarded after a period of time and a fresh batch of “treated” water is reintroduced into the system. It is important to note as well that using fish fertilizer avoids the possibility of getting affected with Ecoli. Ecoli can only be contracted using contaminated animal waste fertilizer.
What makes this design concept different from existing systems is the “RED” (Renewable Energy Device) power generation system. It utilizes a combination of known and proven methods of power generation involving Hydro/Air, Thermo, Magnetic and Static Energy generation. Design flexibility allows the system to be a stand alone or modified which is dependent upon available resources at hand. It is configured to not only supply enough power to run the system but to have available working energy for personal or other uses. The target is to provide at least 5 KWH of additional energy over the systems power needs.
The PEAR System is designed to be used in highly toxic environments regarding air and water quality. It can be easily modified in low toxicity environments which would reduce the cost of the system dramatically.
This system is designed for portability and can be set up above land, underground or on water (salt/fresh water). Units built on water requires modifications due to the unstable nature of water currents and wave movements.
The PEAR System can be adapted to incorporate “Dirt Farming” expanding it capacity to grow produce that cannot be grown in a “hydroponic medium” such as potatoes and other “root” vegetables. It would require larger fish tanks and fresh water tanks. It is not design to be used in salt water applications.
In a article published by People and Planet titled “Feeding a World of 9 Billion”, Mathusian’s fear that the increasing world population will outstrip food production based upon the following 7 factors: Poverty, Pesticides, Water Shortages, Soil Degradation/Infertility, Declining Fish Stock, Bio Fuel Crops and Climate Change.
Mathusian theory defined in wikipedia
Malthusian theory is a recurrent theme in many social science venues. John Maynard Keynes, in Economic Consequences of the Peace, opens his polemic with a Malthusian portrayal of the political economy of Europe as unstable due to Malthusian population pressure on food supplies. Many models of resource depletion and scarcity are Malthusian in character: the rate of energy consumption will outstrip the ability to find and produce new energy sources, and so lead to a crisis.
Using this as a guidepost, the PEAR System provides solutions to each of these factors showing its effectiveness in resolving world wide food shortages.
Solutions to the 7 Factors above with the PEAR System
Poverty is an Economic issue that produces starvations and deaths. Establishing a multitude of PEAR systems in impoverished areas will create jobs to operate the system as well as provide nutritious, clean and healthy foods for the community it serves. It can operate under a “Bartering” type system where monies are scarce. Although they are still considered “Poor”, they can still live starvation free. Decentralization of these systems will have greater positive impact because it serves a smaller population of people to feed and creates more jobs. Additional benefits is available power that would offset power demands from power grids. Remote location no accessibility to the power grid would access to power their homes and other energy demands not used by the system. This is my main reason for having the RED generator to produce excess energy.
Pesticides and other toxic chemical treatments are not needed in the PEAR system. This is one of the key benefits of the system.
3. Water Shortages
The PEAR system minimizes water requirements because the water is recycled and used only as a medium to feed the plants and fish. Compared to conventional dirt farming as well as hydroponic farming, the production output from the PEAR system would produce many times over the output of dirt/hydroponic farming methods. This would help to reduce the overall demand of fresh clean water in targeted areas of water shortages. Using the water filtration system designed for high toxic environment, the system could filter contaminated water into usable water for the system. Further treatment could be implemented to provide fresh drinking water as well. This would make the system a source that would produce clean drinking water helping to resolve the water shortage problem in that particular area.
4. Soil Degradation/Infertility
The PEAR system does not require soil but “Dirt Farming” can be added on to the system. Doing so as described in the documentary “Back to Eden” and “Food Inc” where the owner of Polyface Farms innovative techniques of raising cattle and agriculture helps to revitalize and restores the soil’s fertility.
Back to Eden
Polyface Farms shown in the documentary “Food Inc.”
5. Declining Fish Stock
The PEAR system monitors and insures a healthy environment for fish and other types of seafood. This system can produce nutritious fish feed from the waste of the produce and wasted fish parts to grow worms. Plants feed can be raised via aquaponic planting beds such as duckweed and other types of plants that fish feed upon. It mimics the natural order of life cycles of how all living things thrive to exist.
6. Biofuels Crops
The PEAR system can be set up near processing plants to make biofuels reducing production costs and provide additional fish and other seafoods that would offset production costs making the cost of the fuel even less expensive.
7. Climate Changes
The PEAR system is an enclosed system that is not affected by climate changes. It is not dependent upon having adequate sunlight and ideal growing temperatures. Adding “dirt farms” to the system will allow crops to be grown that can take advantages of areas where there is adequate sunlight and ideal temperatures increasing overall production output.
There are many styles and variation of Aquaponics in which all of them works well. However, there are no systems to date that I know of that can be used in a toxic environment and powered “off grid” for indoor applications.
The “R.E.D.” Power Generation System
(Renewable Energy Device)
The RED Power Generation System is a design concept that will provide the necessary power to operate the PEAR system and provide additional power for personal or other uses that will provide at least 5 KWH of electrical energy. It is the main component of the Pear system.
Power is generated using proven technologies such as hydro/wind, magnetic/electro magnetic, thermo and static energy power generation methods. The combined methods of power generation enables the system to produce more energy than it takes to make it.
Each method produces various amounts of overunity power and when combined, will generate power to operate and provide excess working energy for other uses. It can be scaled to run small to large systems.
There are 2 different types of RED generators, RED 1 which is a stand alone system and RED 2 generators this is incorporated into the PEAR system itself. In addition to the RED generators, additional power is stored in batteries, capacitors and alike. It is the total collective output of power that makes overunity possible.
Configurations of the PEAR System
The PEAR system can be design in various ways as follows:
The Basic System design of the PEAR system is limited to Fresh Water or Salt Water applications. It is restrictive to growing only fruits and produce that can be grown via hydroponic methods only. Expansion is limited but flexible in design to make add ons requiring additional equipment.
The Combo System incorporates “Dirt Farming” allowing for a wider variety of produce that can be grown. However, it does requires larger tanks and more water to operate the system.
The Deluxe System expands the Combo System and allow for “Open Air” Dirt farming in addition to the enclosed method. This allow for greater amounts of produce that can be grown where there are no worries of Air/Land Toxicities. There must be an abundant amount of water resources available and extra large fish tanks to provide enough fertilized water. It also requires a larger power generator, additional water pumps and piping. This type of system is designed to be built on top of the water such as lakes and ponds. River and Ocean applications requires modification to compensate for movements from water currents.
This flexible design concept allows PEAR systems to be set up to maximize production based upon the intensity toxins in that particular location. In essence, it can be set up virtually anywhere where there is adequate source of water.
Advantages of the PEAR System
There are multitudes of advantages that this system would provide. I will list the key advantages that has the greatest impact.
Increase in overall food production of agriculture and seafoods.
Lowering overall energy demands.
Create new types of semi-skilled/skilled jobs that would help to reduce the increasingly growing percentage of unemployment.
Combat against rising food costs.
Provide healthier foods at a lower cost improving overall health and well being combating rising levels of chronic illnesses and other types of diseases.
Provide seasonally grown foods all year round.
Promotes healthy restoration of the overall environment of our land, water and air.
Reduce/Eliminate the need for GMO type food development, pesticides and other products that is keeping our environment toxic.
Creating new forms of businesses for both food production, distribution, recreation and learning. See examples of “Applications of the PEAR Systems”.
Open Source – This system will designed in an “Open Source” manner that is without “Patent Rights” in order to encourage the development of this product. Healthy competition helps to keep prices low and customer service strong. It also allows for larger quantities of this system to be manufactured and in operation NOW to offset and reverse the trend of increasing world wide food shortage in the world today.
In order to create positive changes, protesting against things that is causing our environment to be more toxic without a viable alternative will not solve the original problem which is a foreseeable and inevitable world wide food shortage problem. Finding solutions to one problem to create another problem in another area is NOT practical and makes no sense or justifiable. The approach must be looked at as a “Win-Win” solution because any losses impacts everyone at various degrees. There are no winners in a win-lose situation.
Disadvantages of the PEAR System
A primary disadvantage of this concept is the cost and return on investment. The return on investment requires a longer time period to expect from normal investment returns with lower percentage of profit in order for this concept to grow large enough to provide high and steady dividend returns in the long term. However, it is important to note that the future returns will be very stable with positive growth outlook.
Another probable disadvantage is getting government’s positive participation as well as opposing industries that would have an adverse impact on their operation. It would require working with those industries that would suffer and find ways for them to participate in the development and implementation of these systems. Also, getting government at all levels to assist and promote this change.
Applications of the PEAR Systems
In designing this system, I have looked at various ways how this system could be implemented that would allow for easy access by the consumer, stimulate the economy, promote and teach healthy eating habits and as a recreational tool. Here are some of my ideas of how this system could be implemented to achieve these goals.
Inner City Farming Markets
The real estate crash has created many abandoned buildings in most cities throughout the country. Converting these buildings into indoor farms where consumers can buy fresh picked produce and fish/seafood products year round.
Reservoir, Lakes & Pond Farms
PEAR system can be built upon reservoirs, lakes and large ponds on permanent floating structures and connected to irrigate dirt farming. This maximizes use of “Unusable Areas” that would produce food as well as help keep the water clean.
Underground Structures and Caves
Man made and natural underground or enclosed areas where there is easy access to fresh water streams or reservoirs can be utilized. Again, areas not being used for any other purposes.
Urban Block Farming Coops
Existing urban home communities where it is possible to set up a Coop type farm where small groups of homeowners can participate and share in the harvest of foods grown. The system could be built to power their homes as well reducing the overall grid power demand lowering or eliminating power bills. Developers of new housing projects can design these systems where for example, a block of homes can participate in maintaining or pay via association fees to have a system large enough to feed that entire block.
Implementing systems described above can also incorporate recreational and learning facilities to the public. For example, a lake set up can be done on one end of the lake while the other side can be used for swimming, fishing and other types of aquatic sports. Food shops can be set up for consumer to purchase fresh pick foods and tours can be conducted showing how the system works.
I am sure there are many other ways of implementing this system that can be done without disruption to current methods for growing foods. This system is not intended to replace, rather to enhance and support overall food production needs. This is why it is so important that this concept be “patent free” where an entrepreneur having a idea how to use this system to start a business. The more systems out there would reduce the strain and pressure on large farm production, stabilize and keep prices affordable. Greater attention can then be given to growing products for non consumable uses which has less impact on food production needs and helps to keep prices low for the manufacturers, in turn, keeping retail pricing to its lowest because of lower cost of goods.
I have been working on a “free energy device” when I started to look at starting a food business approximately 3 years ago. I quickly realize that the cost for energy took a huge chunk of profits and made it less attractive. The Fukushima Nuclear disaster made me look at the health dangers of nuclear radiation fallout and the Smart Meter implementation which made me sick made me realize how toxic our environment is getting from electro magnetic radiation. When I realize the dangers surrounding this and other situations going as such as fluoride in our drinking water system, chemtrails and alike, I search for ways to grow food safely and discovered Aquaponics and other types of ways to efficiently grow foods. The common problem I saw was the lack or need of ‘cheap power’ to make it affordable or profitable in a business environment. Also, I saw no system that addresses nor recognizes our increasing toxic environment. I believe in the years to come, more areas will become so toxic, it will become inhabitable which also means that surrounding areas would be toxic as well. Ingestion and/or exposure to toxic radiation in most cases does not have an immediate adverse health effect on people who have been contaminated. It could take years before major signs of chronic illness to take effect. By that time, it is almost impossible to prove radiation sickness as the cause. The PEAR system is a design concept ahead of its time to operate in a toxic environment and produce clean and healthy foods. It is also a system that can help to detoxify its immediate surrounding environment and a source of “off grid” power and act as a “mini power plant” supporting a small community power needs.
The potential positive economic impact that it can have is another positive aspect of this system and that is why it is important that this system is an “open source” system where anybody can build one or manufacture it for sale. I foresee strong opposition by those who would incur financial loss from it such as big agricultural corporations, chemical manufacturers, corrupted governments and agencies, financial institutions and energy companies. This would threaten their bottom line. However, if they were to view it from a different perspective, they are in the best position to make it happen and would benefit by it more in the long term because of its potential market size.
America and any other country or society became prosperous from having an abundant of resources which sold cheap and in huge quantities allowing the greater of the mass population to acquire it. As resources became more scarce, prices go up impairing the overall demand. Creating shortages allows for greater profits but in the long run will cause one to seek better alternatives creating obsolescence for that product or service. The current levels of greed, corruption and control is being realized more and more by the mass public globally. Eventually better alternatives will be developed that will lead to their demise. The technology already exists but it is being suppressed and those who have succeeded with innovative product inventions are following the mindset of those they oppose by out-pricing the product where most people could not afford it but would benefit it the most. Therefore the biggest obstacle is our perception and attitude. Until we change how we look at things in a more positive manner, situations will continue “as is” for the most part.
Raising the capital investment needed can be done in several ways but ideally, I would like to see a Private Public Offering limiting the amount of individual investment encouraging larger numbers to participate and the funds managed by the State owned bank of North Dakota which is one of the few banks that is truly solvent. This would prevent any type of takeover by investors and loss of funds from bank failure.
Developing and promoting the products this way would boost our weakened economy but also instill pride and hope for the American people. A reaffirmation to the world at large what America represents and the true spirit of the American people in spite of the atrocities inflicted upon us along with other countries and the rising corruption of our government. It would send a clear message to our government, powers to be and the world that “We Americans are too big to fail too!”
Anyone who feels that they have the skills, knowledge and/or cash to invest to make it happen can contact me via email listed below. However, if you are looking at making a quick buck, that’s not going happen. It will take time, strong commitments and focus before high monetary rewards can be realized. The goal is to invoke positive impacts in our troubled world towards greater well being for all.