Friday, February 2, 2018

ElectroHemp in Top 40 BALSA Foundation StLouis startup assistance

Dear BALSA Grant Applicant- Electro Hemp, 

Good news! We are writing to let you know that your application has successfully passed our preliminary screening and is now being evaluated by a panel of reviewers. 

We had over 70 applications this BALSA Grant round, and your application was one of the top 40 which went on to the review stage. After the reviews are finished we will select the BALSA Grant finalists. 

We will provide feedback from reviewers and let you know if you’re a finalist within two weeks. Please note that all finalists will be required to attend one pitch practice session in late February 2018, as well as the awards ceremony during March 2018. 

More details to come. Congratulations again on making it to the review stage and best of luck in your business endeavor. With best wishes, The BALSA Foundation Team

Our Mission and Vision

The BALSA Foundation’s mission is to promote social equity and prosperity in the St. Louis region by empowering first-time entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. We fulfill this mission by (1) maintaining an online, step-by-step guide to starting a business, (2) providing free feedback from experts to anyone with a business idea, (3) providing cash grants, mentorship, and donations of professional services to first time entrepreneurs who need and will benefit from them the most.

Our vision is a St. Louis community that embraces first time entrepreneurship as a gateway to social change.

The BALSA Foundation 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Water Retention Increases Bioavailability

Great article that supports the basic principles of bioremediation- increased organic plant material in soil helps hold water.

Just a 1% organic matter increase over a wide area translates into millions of gallons of water retention ability.

Water retention and increased bioavailability in the soil will boost the #phytoextraction (intake + absorbing​ into plant (toxic removal)) by the process called #phytoremediation which can be accomplished by any number of plants.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Friday, October 6, 2017

ElectroHemp Organic Remediation: Using Trees to Clean Up Pollution Cristina Negri

Update Sep 2, 2017- My question:

 "Is this what happened to all the Milk they didn't use at Chernobyl?" 

  • Black Americans have been targeted for years -- from the very beginning and continue to be targeted and the 'Diabolical Ones' have done it with the help of the mentally challenged white segment of people who have helped them with their racist hate.
    We NEED to help each other in this country -- We NEED to WAKE UP and be UNITED in this country -- We NEED to UNDERSTAND -- That to the Puppet Masters -- We, the 99% -- ALL of the 99% -- Black, White, Hispanic, Jews, Gentiles, Native Americans, Gay, Straight, etc -- we are ALL Negros in their eyes and WE are ALL collateral damage and expendable as we are classified as 'bottom feeders'. Patricia Ameno

video talks about EPA visit to Chernobyl. She mentions: They couldn't use the milk from the local cows because the grass absorbs the nuclear contamination- a process called phytoremediation- plant absorption of the toxins.

Basically, the Cows ate the contaminated grass and it passed onto the milk. 

ElectroHemp Organic Remediation: Using Trees to Clean Up Pollution Cristina Negri: Eye Opening Discussion on Phytoremediation- the stuff that was most appealing to me started at 31:00 and talks about phytoremediation o...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

ElectroHemp BioRad Remediation Pilot Study Discussion

Discussions have begun about a Pilot Study Location for the ElectroHemp BioRad hazardous waste removal system. Stay Tuned for more details and see the announcement at the Hemp Environmental Forums Facebook page

organic disposal system for the toxic plants that eliminate Long Term Nuclear Waste Storage
#phytoremediation with #electrokinetics speeds up the toxic removal process. < this is nothing new. > But what is new is the organic disposal system for the toxic plants that eliminate Long Term Nuclear Waste Storage! Rememeber its our Tax Dollars that pay for this. Eliminating this part of the nuclear waste storage will save the USA Taxpayers multi-million dollars.

Also shared to LinkedIn
Scotty Shared the Pilot Study Discussion on LinkedIn
ElectroHemp BioRad LinkedIn Post Notice

Saturday, September 2, 2017

How Hemp Can Clean Up Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

How Hemp Can Clean Up Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Hemp plants were shown to be effective in cleaning the soil around the site of Russia’s Chernobyl nuclear disaster and were even considered for use near Fukushima.
ElectroHemp Natural and Organic Hazardous Waste Treatment
ElectroHemp Natural and Organic Hazardous Waste Treatment

“As a proven, valuable tool in the fight to repair human-inflicted damage to our soils and ecosystems, hemp could potentially benefit hundreds of thousands of sites across the globe—it is estimated that in the USA alone there are 30,000 sites requiring remediation. As is so often the case, US restrictions on hemp cultivation preclude any large-scale operations from being implemented, and the contaminated sites are largely left unremediated, through lack of both funding and interest on the part of the government.”

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

8/15/17 Letter MO DNR, Politicians, Reporters, et al

MO DNR Employees, Politiicians, Reporters, et al,,,,,,,,
Senator Claire McCaskill

Michele Kratky 
Mariah Chappel Nadalcc: Tony Messenger StL Post Dispatch

RE: 2 part email- Storm Water Permit MO-0122771
Part 1: Missouri Resident, St. Louis Voter. Part 2: Problem and Economical Solution Examples

This is my 3rd contact with the MO DNR. I'd like to remind everyone that the Team and I are willing to offer any assistance needed to assist in containing and contolling the polloution from the landfill. I am not going to give up helping my neighbors as I will partly be helping myself in an act of self preservation to avoid becoming a Cancer Cluster Statistic. Scotty

Part 1: As a MIssouri Voter:
I am continually shocked at the continued lack of remedial action at the Westlake Landfill. MO DNR own documents prove the contamination is spreading outside the landfill. MO DNR cannot continue to deny the facts.  Letting the pollution reach the city sewers and the Missouri River, as it is currently happening in addition to allowing the leechage pumping system to drain into the city sewers as the numerous photos show and were tracked by Residents of the community, is a total disregard for the Health of the residents in the Region.

Part 2: Problem
"Stormwater from just outside the fence line of the West Lake Landfill complex, the dumping ground for Manhattan Project-era radioactive waste, contains a variety of radioactive isotopes, according to test results released late last month by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The sampling of stormwater overflow, conducted on April 30 as heavy rains pounded the region, found levels of alpha particle activity that exceed the threshold allowed for drinking water. Uranium, radium and gross beta readings all registered within acceptable limits for drinking water, which the department used as a comparative baseline because of its stringent standards. StLouis Post Dispatch "
**Important** Radioactive Alpha particles found by the State of MO DNR in Storm Water from this past...

Solution Examples:
"Plants as Water Protectors" 

#PlantsAsWaterProtectors #PhytoremediationRafts

Toxins can be cycled from the water inexpensively with plants in a process called Phytoremediation.

2: Riparian Buffer Zone Examples in Real Life St.Louis Locations. 

Location 1:

Location 2: IKEA 

The above images were used as examples in a remediaiton information packet called: Plants as Water Protectors information series.

Article 5- Phytromediation Rafts with Electrokinetics
Article 4- Plants as Water Protectors
Article 3- Citizen Science Phytoremediation Research StLouis
Article 2- St Louis IKEA Phyto Buffer Zone pt2
Article 1- IKEAs lesser known environmental project