The Ecological Sequestration Trust is a new charity established in 2011. It aims to bring together world class scientists, engineers, planners, social & political experts and economists.
The Trust aims to establish (through regional demonstrator projects) low carbon, economically attractive development pathways to improved water, energy and food security.
Our approach is to combine improved resource efficiency and resource re-use, with the restoration of ecological & fresh water systems, and an increase in food productivity. A key target is to implement projects that improve soil quality through sequestering carbon from energy production into soils, replacing fertiliser use.
The Trust has been established with an initial five-year programme, with the following objectives:
To develop a land use/resource–economics computer Model. This will be used to develop practical deliverable scenarios for low carbon urban development.
To develop and scale-up an algae bioreactor and anaerobic digestion technologies. This is planned in partnership with leading technology partners around the world who shall participate in the Trust. The scaled-up technologies shall be deployed in demonstrator projects.
To identify and establish at least three locations to demonstrate a low carbon sustainable development pathway for eco-city concepts in China, India and Africa. The scope of these demonstration projects is likely to cover (a) a ‘green-field’ eco-city, (b) a region adjacent to an existing large conurbation, (c) a heavily industrialised region.
To support the creation of teaching material for urbanists in China, India and Africa. This aims to disseminate the learning from the demonstration programmes.