The first seasteads (permanent dwellings at sea) instead of being dedicated centers of political experimentation could well be “floating chemical plant clusters” taking advantage of the resources of the mid ocean rigde.
Context | kelp hydrolysis | vent base alpha | DME fuel production platform |
They certainly will carter in one form or another to the big five of ocean colonization.
In another thread the hypothesis was coined that the existing LNG infrastructure (ships, pipelines, loading stations) will be the future energy integration key piece.
From what Craige posted here it becomes clear that DME might also play a mayor role.
In a way all mayor cities are already fitted out to deliver their organic waste to the the shoreline over tubing. It would just be a matter to not pump it into the sea but instead on a tanker that takes it out to the DME plant for processing and transformation into the backbone of the comming fuel and chemical industry.
The same material comes then shipped back recicled as LNG and DME to be offloaded on Adriatic LNG style load terminals, fed into existing piplelines to serve city and land industry needs again. The whole process being carbon neutral in the end.
This is certainly a field investors can make money in a massive industry the planet needs for survival.
context : | vent base alpha | ocean sphere |