Instead of burning coal make it too valuable to just burn Make it a have value to grow food.

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CONFIDENTIAL 1). I wanted to work on drought proofing our country. With help I might be able to do this. I'm not working with the future. I'm with the past and the present, to plan and protect the future. WE CAN make this happen if we work together. We can't control nature. We can harness some of it and most importantly we Must protect it. 90% of water on land is lost. 45% to seepage and 45% to evaporation. The seepage courses salinity problems. The net effect on the amount of water not evaporating into the atmosphere doesn't matter to the rainfall. If we put the water in pipes for managed irrigation and with cheap clean energy we move it where it's needed.

CONFIDENTIAL 2). It may be possible to make fertiliser from coal or oil and not release the carbon. Just an early idea. If plants are made of carbon and take it from carbon dioxide. Then perhaps this carbon need could be put in the soil without releasing it into the atmosphere. Both Coal and Oil are old plants from millions of years ago. This maybe a way to make the soil more fertile. Superphosphate supplies are running out so an alternative is needed. This is a way that both coal and oil will still have value. Perhaps too valuable to just burn for dirty energy. Perhaps the coal could be made into granules or pallets. I think that there are 2 types of coal, Black Coal and Brown Coal. The brown coal is known as dirtier. This may be an advantage if used as a fertiliser.

CONFIDENTIAL 3). It may be possible to put a range of minerals together to create a new type of plant fertiliser. As well as carbon from coal there might be some benefit from iron ore, lime, organic matter and other minerals. These might be able to be made into a pallet that is spread over agricultural land as existing fertilisers are currently. All minerals that Australia has in large quantities. It may also be possible to use Australia's pests like european carp, cane toads and crown of thorn starfish as the organic matter. In that giving these pests a value to be harvested to reduce their negative impact but we must make sure that they don't add anything toxic to the fertiliser. One of the minerals could be a small quantity of salt. There may be different mixes and quantities of minerals for different crops

CONFIDENTIAL 4). Sometimes I think that some of our best minds should put down their telescopes and their microscopes and look at what is staring them in the face. Gravity is always here! So is centrifugal force. If they are put together in the right way even God will be on our side.

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CONFIDENTIAL 5). If the crown of thorns starfish can be used as a fertiliser then there will be an army of eco friendly people will put their hand up to help save the Great Barrier Reef. We don't have to sit back and do nothing but say what can I do about it? If someone is sentenced to community service then maybe they could choose to pick up Cane Toads. If they can be used for fertiliser then there shouldn't be a size or quantity limit as they are a pest. They should be given a value per kilo and this can be subsidized by other parts of the fertiliser.

CONFIDENTIAL 6). When there has been a bushfire that goes through a forest or plantation the soil becomes more fertile which tends to lead to a boost in regrowth of the bush. This should help prove my theory that an increase in carbon in the ground will work as a fertiliser. Perhaps if a plant gets its carbon from both the atmosphere with carbon dioxide through this leaves and carbon in the soil through its roots. Then its growth rates may be increased. This may help justify an added expense to fertilise crops and forest that are harvested. Feed a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Maybe by using this new fertiliser we can feed everyone so no one goes hungry. Like the legend of the phoenix. There is a rebirth out of the ashes. This works with my thoughts on added carbon in the soil.

CONFIDENTIAL 7). When making the fertiliser pellets it may need a binding agent. Perhaps clay and / or lime could fill this role. Once the minerals are crushed they could be made into a slurry by adding water. It will then need to be heated, probably not to the point that it becomes as hard as bricks or pottery but hard enough that it can transported and spread on the land so it will breakdown in time with the weather and the roots of the plants. When spreading the fertiliser it may be possible to also use the method of crop dusting to also fertilise forests as well as crops. If this can be proven as possible to make as a fertiliser then the coal industry will have a new purpose and this will keep jobs in our country. I would like to meet with someone from the C.S.I.R.O. to discuss this idea further. Could you forward my details to the right person or forward their name and contact details so I can try to move this idea forward. Most fertilisers that are used today are generally spread once a year. That's mainly because that's how long they take to breakdown. If the new pellets were made larger or harder perhaps they could last 2 to 5 years. This might mean that a heavier coverage may be necessary but would mean savings because it wouldn't require the fertiliser to be spread as often.

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Thank You. Regards. Gary Mardegan. Copyright © Gary Mardegan 2016

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