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The INdRA Institute
A bio-recharge think tank.
Alexandria, VA, US
Director: Garee Henderson, Ph.D.

geo-engineering experts since 2002, Asilomar International Conference on Climate Intervention ,  Solar radiation management, geoengineers, Marine Cloud Brightening,  ocean acidification,  stratospheric sulfate aerosols,  Carbon dioxide removal, Greenhouse gas remediation and Carbon sequestration, climate change,  runaway global warming,  Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum, UNFCCC, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Arctic geoengineering, Carbon negative fuel, Convention on Biological Diversity, Earth systems engineering and management,
INDRA contests

 
 
Gravity Engine Prize:
Origami, N-dimensional perspectives, Riemann manifolds and now the VTD... an engine that concentrates gravity, as electrical and kinetic power,  that can be constructed from cheap local materials, perhaps one day flat packed or even 3-D printed on demand.

This is a new nascent power source, and skepticism about it is quite natural.
  However, it took doctors almost 100 years to agree that hand washing before surgery was a good idea.
 
 
 
   
Contest Objective: There is a theory that design will ultimately prove to be the answer for all of life's challenges.


INDRA institute:

             VTD engine construction contest.


This competition is designed to reduce the general purpose gravity engine from theory to practice, and distribution..  The basic g-engine design is the FF-engine [float/fall] which has been developed and vetted both in-silico and in-vivo. 

Potential entrants should review the device details and then read the design notes. The design notes are a work in progress and should be re-reviewed on a regular basis as questions are answered for entrants by GSE engineers.  Good Luck.

Device details:
Design Notes:

The complete details of this device are provided as a part of the program packet.  Materials support grants available to university entrants.

The program packet includes:

1. Operational description: pseudo code
2. Design documents: scalable
3. Access to developer's blog
4. Technical support from GSE engineers

For more information please contact;

Dr. Theo Pruit (Theo.pruit@gravitationalsystems.org)
Dates:
starting date: 4/8/2017
closing date: TBA
Prize amount:
USD Starting Current Goal
First prize $10,000 $45,000 $150,000
Second prize $0 $10,000 $100,000
Third prize $0 $5,000 $25,000

Note: Prizes have been increased as of 3/1/17 by a grant from 3 foundations: Kame Foundation, McArthur Foundation, IEAF.  Further grants will be applied.

 Contest is administrated by M&T bank, Alexandria VA

Judging criteria: The wining entry will be judged, by GSE engineering staff and the staff of Venture Partners, LLC.,  on the following criteria;
Sustained voltage
50%
Entries will be judged by the finished device's ability to generate sufficient kilowatt hours , at 12v, to run an average western household for one year. (11,000 kilowatt hours) via induction.
Kinetic output
25%
Entries will be judged by the finished device's to generate sufficient kilowatt hours, from an attached generator, to run an average western household. (11,000 kilowatt hours) via kinetic torque.
Manufacturing costs
15%

Device manufacturing costs will be judged based upon the material, construction, and shipping costs of the finished device as a flat packed consumer product.
Maintenance costs
10%

Entries will be judged based upon the direct costs of time and materials to keep the device operating at 90% capacity for 1 calendar year.
Notes:
The total output can be a combination of kinetic and induction generated.  The maximum size of the device is limited to 15ft in height and an empty weight of not more than 1,000 lbs.   These are guidelines only.
     
   
   
 
   
     
Ground-based cloud productivity and precipitation steering  contest.
     
Contest Objective: For centuries mankind has been accidentally forcing ecosystem evolution...Let's start doing it on purpose.


INDRA institute:

             Ground-based cloud productivity and precipitation steering  contest.


This competition is designed to foster research and development to support the INDRA project's various drought mitigation and desertification reversal programs

The ultimate goal of the underlying programs is targeted  reductions of  persistent drought, and mitigation of  creeping desertification.  The method is to covert  non-potable resources, such as sea water,  industrial slurries, and even sewage, into potable water delivered above the local PBL [Planetary boundary layer] to enhance productive cloud formation, and manage dry-line storm generation. 

We contend that the delivery of potable water as rainfall is the most cost effective solution to drought and desertification.  Ground based steering of productive clouds, employing precipitation shed phenomena, is a equal goal of the program.

The details of this program  are provided as a part of the program packet.  Materials support grants available to university entrants.

The program packet includes:

1. Operational description: pseudo code
2. Design documents: scaled
3. Access to developer's blog
4. Technical support from GSE engineers

For more information please contact;

Dr. Theo Pruit (Theo.pruit@gravitationalsystems.org)
Dates:
starting date: TBA 2018
closing date: TBA
Prize amount:
USD Starting Current Goal
First prize $50,000 $50,000 $250,000
Second prize $0 $0 $150,000
Third prize $0 $0 $75,000

Note: Prizes will be increased as grants and donations become availabled.

 Contest is administrated by Chase bank New York, New York

Judging criteria: The wining entry will be judged, by GSE engineering staff and the staff of Venture Partners, LLC.,  on the following criteria;
Potable gallons delivered above the PBL
50%
TBA
Maximum height of effective delivery.
25%
TBA
Manufacturing costs
10%

TBA
Targeting
10%
 
Maintenance costs
5%

TBA
Notes:
TBA