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A new approach to forest innovation and paradigm shifts


Ways to encourage key paradigm shifts and develop forest innovations:
It points out that existing practices need to be questioned, even some so called "sustainable" practices (e.g. clear cutting and replanting). It offers a vision, potential innovations, solutions and an outline for an innovation challenge. Questions, feedback and suggestions are welcome.


  • NickAzerNickAzer Portland, OR, USAPosts: 98 admin
    Awesome thinking! Did you happen to see the Wildfires Prize announcement? Exciting things coming from the Future of Forests Impact Roadmap!
  • akbakb Posts: 134 ✭✭✭
    Hi @NickAzer Thanks.
    Yes I saw the fires topic. A worthy challenge.

    Perhaps something with a water cannon, built like a tank, might be useful for going directly into fires and extinguishing them.

    Also, what about firing a new type of foam with two properties. When exposed to heat (fire) it forms a solid crust (which is thin, safe and biodegradable). This means the fuels access to air is restricted slowing/stopping combustion. And to further aid with that, fill the foam with CO2 as this escaping gas will displace air (oxygen). Dry ice [CO2] might be used: this cools the fire too, and might be easier to handle than compressed CO2.
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