Groasis Waterboxx Beats Fortune 500 Competition, Wins Popular Science Best Invention 2010

November 18, 2010

STEENBERGEN, The Netherlands, November 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Groasis
Waterboxx, winner of Popular Science Magazine’s “Best of What’s New” 2010
swept all 11 categories for the best invention, leaving behind other
fantastic inventions, such as the Apple iPad, Porsche 918 Spyder Green
Supercar, Panasonic Viera TV, Intel Wireless display and 117 others for the
Grand Prize.

Pieter Hoff, inventor of the Groasis Waterboxx, is happy with his
innovation, as it is pivotal to the success of his mission. In 2050, the
world’s population will grow to around 10 billion. With 6.5 billion people
currently inhabiting the earth, and 900 million already suffering from
hunger, the immensity of the future crisis is clear. Hoff’s dream is to
reforest 5 billion acres of land that has been deforested by mankind over the
last 2,000 years.

He explains: “The cutting of trees for lumber and animal grazing and
mining has destroyed and eroded an area the size of Canada. If this area was
small enough to cut, it is also small enough to replant.”

Pieter Hoff aspires to replenish the eroded area with food-producing
trees, and the Groasis waterboxx makes it possible to plant trees, bushes and
vegetables in otherwise problematic eroded, arid and rocky soil. The
production of food from an additional 5 billion acres of trees also helps
solve the climate problem.

Hoff continues: “The Treesolution is simple. If we unbind more CO2 atoms
from the air with trees than we put in the air through fossil fuels, then the
climate problem is solved. Mankind produces annually 8,4 billion tons of CO2
through using fossil fuels. One acre of trees unbinds an average 2 tons of
CO2 molecules in harmless C and O atoms. The C atoms are fixed in wood and
the O atoms are put in the air. So if we plant 5 billion extra acres of trees
producing food, then these trees unbind 10 billion extra tons of CO2. That’s
more than we pollute.”

While solving the food problem, then, the Groasis Waterboxx combats the
climate problem, at no cost. Pieter Hoff expects that farmers, governments
and investors will start replanting eroded areas in 2011. The Groasis
Waterboxx was tested in the Sahara desert between 2006 and 2009 and on more
than 30 places worldwide in 2010, with good results. The box is deliverable
from January 2011.

    Website: http://www.groasis.com
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Groasiswaterboxx
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