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Biowaste feedstocks are first used to generate energy through the stimulation of anaerobic bacteria, in an airtight reactor which can then be used for electrical generation and heating. The Longju sustainable village plan was the result of a brainstorming session between leading American sustainability think tanks such as the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems and the Rocky Mountain Institute. This plan for South China complements the ZERI approach, promoting an integrated sustainable village model that uses bio-solids from feedlots and feed barns as a feedstock for bioreactors that they produce methane that can power fuel cells and produce electricity and heat for the village. Algae and other microorganisms then feast on the remaining effluent in the fishpond or fish tanks, which the fish then eat thus preventing eutrophication and the degradation of the living machine system. Inflow effluent becomes nutrient loaded pond water, which then irrigates crops in a variety of methods from berm agriculture to aquaponics.
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Biowaste feedstocks are first used to generate energy through the stimulation of anaerobic bacteria, in an airtight reactor which can then be used for electrical generation and heating.  
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Restorative Economics
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Integrated Farming using bio-solids from feedlots and feed barns as a feedstock for bioreactors that they produce methane that can power fuel cells and produce electricity and heat for the village. Algae and other microorganisms then feast on the remaining effluent in the fishpond or fish tanks, which the fish then eat thus preventing eutrophication and the degradation of the living machine system. Inflow effluent becomes nutrient loaded pond water, which then irrigates crops in a variety of methods from berm agriculture to aquaponics.
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== Restorative Economics ==
    
The Integrated Biomass System is almost completely self-reliant, eliminating the need for many expensive inputs typically associated with conventional agricultural production such as feed and fertilizer. Lower overhead costs for small farmers in developing countries helps to make farming more viable in these regions. Existing economic models link development with the idea of disposing of biomass as waste in landfills. The undervaluing of biomass is related to the patterns that emerge are those in which marginalized rural regions are being rapidly depleted of their natural resources to perpetuate this very unsustainable cycle of treating biomass as trash. It is not only an extractive economy but also an exploitative one that is rapidly deflating the value of natural and human systems in these regions to fuel unsustainable economic growth.
 
The Integrated Biomass System is almost completely self-reliant, eliminating the need for many expensive inputs typically associated with conventional agricultural production such as feed and fertilizer. Lower overhead costs for small farmers in developing countries helps to make farming more viable in these regions. Existing economic models link development with the idea of disposing of biomass as waste in landfills. The undervaluing of biomass is related to the patterns that emerge are those in which marginalized rural regions are being rapidly depleted of their natural resources to perpetuate this very unsustainable cycle of treating biomass as trash. It is not only an extractive economy but also an exploitative one that is rapidly deflating the value of natural and human systems in these regions to fuel unsustainable economic growth.
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The names have changed over the year [[Night Soil]], Integrated Farming, Integrated Biomass Systems and now Integrated Farming & Waste Management Systems, but the underlying principle is the same.
 
The names have changed over the year [[Night Soil]], Integrated Farming, Integrated Biomass Systems and now Integrated Farming & Waste Management Systems, but the underlying principle is the same.
 
These more integrated approaches to farming, incorporate appropriate technologies such as digesters that increase the production and utilization of biomass while only marginally increasing energy and resource inputs for infrastructure and construction.
 
These more integrated approaches to farming, incorporate appropriate technologies such as digesters that increase the production and utilization of biomass while only marginally increasing energy and resource inputs for infrastructure and construction.
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The [http://www.cmpbs.org/publications/MP1.2-Longju.pdf Longju Sustainable Village] (PDF) plan was the result of a brainstorming session between leading American sustainability think tanks including the [http://cmpbs.org Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems] and the [http://www.rmi.org Rocky Mountain Institute]. This plan for South China complements the ZERI approach, promoting an integrated sustainable village model.
    
== Abstract ==
 
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