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Are we the Clever Country?: 2006

Thursday, 21 December 2006

Copy to Malcolm Turnbull

I sent an updated copy through David Hawker's office to The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Federal Minister for the Environment . I've had no reply.

Update: 23/4/07: I sent a third copy direct.
Update: 5/5/07: Still no reply.

Wednesday, 20 December 2006

Presentation to Alcoa, Portland Aluminium

I presented the paper and idea to the general manager and his assistant at Portland Aluminium. They expressed interest and said they'd get back to me.

Thursday, 14 December 2006

Copy out to David Hawker

So, I sent a copy off to The Hon. David Hawker MP, Federal Member for Wannon. In his reply he said he thought the idea had merit, and that he would pass it up to the Minister for Water, Malcolm Turnbull.

Saturday, 9 September 2006

It's Doable

A local project engineer examined my concept paper and told me it is a sound engineering concept. If Portland Aluminium agreed to colocation with the smelter some modifcation of their production line (heat exchange technology) would be necessary.

Saturday, 5 August 2006

Dying of Thirst

If it isn't going to rain, we need to get new water sources. After researching how other countries source water through desalination, and being aware that Portland Aluminium produces a massive amount of byproduct heat, I had a lightbulb moment.

Low-temperature thermal multi-effect distillation desalination
+ Portland Aluminium waste heat
+ Portland geothermal resources
= low production cost fresh water for Victoria.
I've been developing an evidence-based concept paper, linking Australia's desperate need for NEW water with proven desalination technologies and Portland as an idea location to establish a desalination plant.

Once I work out how to upload the concept paper I'll provide a link in the sidebar.