Congratulations to Planet Village for winning $1M milestone.
According to their website, the do a) Monitoring and b) teach villagers to pile their organic waste in heaps and turn it every few days (we simple folk call that hot composting )
Remember this when you keep reading:
“CO2 equivalent units will not be considered, only direct removal of CO2.”
So the most a pile of organic waste can remove is 1.56 times the weight of the plant matter, less the water, and anything that converts to methane.
Now how much energy is used in turning the pile or distributing the pile - none. It is all manual labour. On that basis the pyramids were built using no energy either.
OK, but using organic waste reduces the use of fertilizer so that reduces emissions. True, but that is not direct capture.
That was what the Mass Energy Balance spreadsheets were for - for the average idiot to see more mass come out than went in and / or more energy come out than went in.
But I am not an expert. Maybe perpetual motion machines exist - or were the spreadsheets a waste of time to make it look challenging.
But the experts decisions are final… And you can win $1M for teaching people to turn … organic waste.
BTW, if they don’t have the internet to google ‘hot compost’ then they done have access to the great AI system for farming.
Just a tip Elon - ask for your money back…
Bamboo houses and hot compost will save the planet