We are Prosperium Global Solutions Corp, a sustainable development, triple bottom line company, creating prosperity for communities by creating opportunities in waste management, agriculture, manufacturing and construction.
Technology. Through our strategic technology partnership with ZEO IP Pty, of New South Wales, Australia, (see below) we have global rights to the enabling technology to leverage the amazing properties of industrial hemp to replace plastics, and to build strong, resilient construction elements. We also plan to use blockchain technology, trackable through a UV particle signature, to prove their sustainable origin.
Our end goal is to build sustainable housing. Our research partner Professor Sheryl Boyle, of Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism has named our joint mission “the Hundred Mile House”. Our goal is indeed to build homes from 100% sustainable sources – primarily industrial hemp stalks – that were cultivated within a 100-mile radius of the construction site.
While this lofty goal may not be possible in the immediate future, it sets an attainable target for sustainable housing both locally and globally, wherever industrial hemp can be grown, and miniature Hemp2.0 manufacturing plants can be built and operated with local labor.
While Hemp is our preferred feedstock, for the many reasons given, there will also be opportunities for us to use other fibres to make the pulp, and refined putty, required to build sustainable communities. For example, wherever waste paper cannot be optimally recycled in major urban centres, we can add that to our pulp and further refine it for construction purposes.
In other sustainability applications, such as contributing to the demise of the single use plastics clogging our oceans and destroying precious habitats, we can use our pulp to make a 100% compostable replacement for the fossil-fuel derived polymers that create this scourge.
The Hemp Factor. Our goal is in fact to build homes from 100% sustainable sources – primarily industrial hemp stalks – that were cultivated within a 100-mile radius of the construction site. While this lofty goal may not be possible in the immediate future, it sets an attainable target for sustainable housing both locally and globally, wherever industrial hemp can be grown, and miniature Hemp2.0 manufacturing plants can be built and operated with local labor.
© Jesse Bird
We believe this technology will advance the cause of sustainable communities globally. As the world’s population grows at an alarming rate, more and more of our old growth forests – the water and oxygen engines of the biosphere – are being destroyed. Hemp 2.0 and the 100-mile house comprise one important step towards remediation of this unsustainable situation.
Industrial hemp, or cannabis sativa (not the psychotropic version of containing THC, the main ingredient of marijuana) has long been seen as miracle plant. Grown in large quantities over large areas, especially in a permaculture setting, it is unquestionably the miracle crop.
What is so "miraculous" about Industrial Hemp?
· It’s fast growing – four times the production of fiber of equivalent standing forest area per year;
· It’s valuable – the seeds produce oil and flour that are both health-promoting and valuable;
· It’s environmentally sustainable – it removes four times the CO2 from the atmosphere, and produces four times the life-giving oxygen (O2) per acre compared to standing forest;
· It generates farm and manufacturing employment – a significant increase over the jobs in the forestry industry;
· And now, it will enable us to replace the use of plastics for old growth forest lumber wherever industrial hemp can be grown.
Technology Partners: ZEO IP Pty.
ZEO IP Pty’s Chief Technology Officer, Martin Ernegg has developed the “miracle” Zeoform technology over a thirty year period. He describes it as “nano/micro fibrillation of cellulose cells”.
Zeoform has had tremendous potential as a new material for many years, but had not yet identified a winning application. We believe that our collaboration with ZEO to create a “beachhead” product – hemp flooring – will open the door wide for the main goal of building sustainable housing, and sustainable manufacturing, globally.
Zeoform’s website, www.zeoform.com contains excellent information on this amazing technology. Take a look also at the following videos, which give great insights into the material and its potential uses.
https://vimeo.com/157335464 Alf Wheeler’s first great video explaining the material.
https://vimeo.com/157335463 Alf’s second video – Potential for Zeoform.
Research Partners: Carleton University's Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism
Prosperium was first alerted to the potential of Carleton University’s Architecture faculty as a research partner in this mission when they were announced as the 2017 winners of the prestigious “Here+Now” competition open to members of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). 2017 graduate Jesse Bird, supported by Faculty Advisor Prof. Sheryl Boyle, submitted the winning design – “Upper Squamish Research and Residence” - out of more than 500 architecture college applications!
We are raising to raise the funds through accredited invest to build Jesse's brilliant design, together with other "Tiny House" designs, and to develop communities of sustainable houses, made from 100% nano-cellulose and water, equipped with the latest in sustainable materials and services.
Our total funding goal is $5,000,000, which is being raised through accredited investors in Canada only. When we are through, we will have the healthiest, most sustainable home possible. From that point forward, the future will be limitless.
Industrial Hemp can be grown anywhere field crops are viable, and even in greenhouses, where their more valuable products - such as Cannabidiol (CBD) - can be harvested 5 times annually.
Market Potential of the 100 Mile House in North America.
A major market for Prosperium will be LEED certified commercial and multi-unit buildings, as the product is 100% from recycled and sustainable sources. We intend to give every single batch of Hemp 2.0 products a unique UV signature that can be registered on Prosperium's own unique blockchain to verify the sustainable origin, and actual manufacturing history, for LEED audit purposes. However, with acceptance by the major LEED architects and builders will come success in residential markets. We believe the pure and sustainable source of our materials will become a building standard for sustainable homes.
As you can see from the Zeoform website, theirs is an extremely versatile process, which can make many products out of fibers - primarily hemp, but also cotton and waste paper. It has been used to make furniture, fixtures, bowls and lamps - even guitars and didgeridoos! What it hasn’t been used for is building products such as floors, stairs and walls, for which it is clearly suited:
It can be molded, carved, sculpted and formed (panels).
It is tough (no scratch), it absorbs impact (no “grain” to split).
It can be painted or colored through.
It can be given any appearance needed – all we need is the mold and the organic colouring.
Prosperium Global Solutions Corp. is a sustainable community company for the future, and our intention is to make the Prosperium brand a household name for sustainable products, housing and all elements of construction.