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A large fossil Carbon 'Export tax' for 'Greentech' manufacturing

  • more wealth kept in Australia from our fossil resource (rather than transferring wealth to regions or Countries with Carbon import taxes eg. EU and more to come)
  • a reboot of Oz manufacturing (in decline since 2007 according to ASPI) for the climate, renewable energy and housing emergencies
  • a more sustainable, resilient and future proofed economy for War and Peace
  • a reduced business case for the fossil mining export model which will also shore up domestic supply (short of a National reserve for coal or natural gas)
  • more finance for Greentech startups, manufacturing apprenticeships, Industry 4.0 machinery (which we could possibly manufacture in the future), possible wage subsidies for manufacturing operations
  • more finance for materials research, development and commercialisation that can feed into a range of industries
    • priority plant industries with multiple economic uses, low or no freshwater growing requirements, low or no agricultural inputs, fast growing, fast and high CO2 sequestration such as hemp, macroalgae (kelp), microalgae and bamboo for 'Carbon neutral' and 'Carbon negative' (biochar based) building materials and many other applications
    • Carbon/biochar based materials and use of Oz minerals eg.doped biochar, for a range of Greentech applications PV panels, batteries, water treatment, Hydrogen storage, Carbon fibre (transport, massless/structural batteries) etc.
    • With more funding for chemical engineering at Oz Universities, learning issues like these could be answered:
      • What would be the best metal eg.Mn to dope (?'high Silicon' bamboo) biochar for a Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) to store and release Hydrogen at room temperature and pressure?
      • What would be the best ?quantum C based 'new material' to simultaneously convert sunlight to electricity and store it? Basically, a massless/structural solar panel and battery all rolled into one material.
    • If the above two questions could be answered, with more funding for mechanical and electrical engineering at Oz Universities, a learning issue like this could be asked
      • What electrical engines could be built for:
        • Hydrogen fuel cells?
        • The 'new material'?
    • I'm at the biochar hardware backend. Who wants to move this forward?

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