2012

C2B begins developing Regional Agricultural Village or "RAV" designed to convert organic waste into fuel and food.

The RAV can be visualized as a series of components. Each component contains operational activities associated with field work, industrial agricultural processes, educational and research, and public relations and tourism.

The primary component is the industrial agricultural process. The agricultural process component contains the high technology green house operations paired with the advanced waste‐to‐energy process, commercial packaging, cold storage, live stock processing and industrial kitchen. The mission of the industrial agricultural component is to demonstrate how modern agriculture can produce nutritional, chemical and pesticide free food regionally at
competitive prices for organic materials and still generate profit.

The bio‐energy and other field crop component contain all of the field operations to grow outside of the greenhouse enclosure. Field crops will depend on the geographic location; bio-energy plants may include switch grass, poplar, willow, pine, sorghum and other. Bio‐energy crops will become part of the waste‐to‐energy process to generate fuels for use on‐site. The goal of the RAV is to produce all or as much of its own energy as required.

The public relations and tourism component contains all of the operations to educate the public about modern agriculture in an entertaining environment. The public relations component will contain all of the restaurants and bars to feed the public as well as on‐site labor, a year round farmer’s market and other potential entertainment operations such as fairs, shows, cultural events. The mission for the public relations component is to educate the public about food, energy and our environment by displaying and comparing modern and conventional agriculture, advanced waste‐to‐energy and alternative energy production processes.

The educational and research foundation component is dedicated to training new modern farmers and all other support technologies including biotechnology, robotics, information technology, process control, alternative energy as well as basic understanding of soil, animal and plant chemistry and biology. Research operations anticipated include development of non-corn based animal feeds, algae to hydrogen production, smart gas grid operations, genomic and
proteomic investigations of local bio‐diversity for better enzymes and processes to produce food or energy. It is anticipated that the educational and research foundation will form an association of like minded institutions. This association may take the form of a non‐profit that works to take research to the point of commercialization by physically testing on‐site at the RAV.