Zero waste agriculture.
The future of food!
We believe that for the good of all, perhaps the very survival of all, we must return to the thinking from centuries ago, in that there was an understanding that we are "in this together".
We believe that we must bring together think tanks that roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. We envision a world where the microbiologist and the chemical engineer have lunch with the botanist and the entomologist, talking about how the bug protecting the plant oozes a fluid that enhances the bacteria that processes the fertilizers. Over the next days, each of those lunch friends have coffee with the sociologist, the economist, and the psychologist.
We believe in the power of the pollinator.
In nature, we see the power of the pollinator, a humble Mason bee for example. That is the role we see for Catalyst Agri-Innovation Society. We will act in the role of the cross pollinator by working closely with other industries and study facilities to create solutions that address common farming issues. We will serve as incubation centres and launching pads. We will ensure that the students of today, and for life, leave with the principle that we are all "in this together".
The decline of rural communities.
It is a fact that a strong and vital urban society has always been supported by a strong and vital rural society. General decline in the Roman empire, the British empire, and the Russian Communist empire paralleled, if not followed, the decline of their rural communities. The same thing is happening in North America now, but, for the most part, there is no awareness or understanding in society at large.
But the future is already here and, along with it, the solutions we seek!The Point 3 Biotech Consortium launches the Symbiosis Centre.
Point 3 has formed a strategic alliance with Catalyst Agri-Innovations Society to operate the Pilot Plant and future research programs. The partnership will bring extensive experience for both teams and will provide them with world-class equipment to advance the biogas industry and provide solutions for:
- Substituting finite natural resources
- Recovering and recycling nutrients
- Improving water recycling (from manure treatment)
- Reducing disposal costs
- Reducing environmental footprints and the impacts of livestock farming
Research using the Pilot Plant is set to become more significant and timely as the BC government is making a bold statement in the CleanBC Strategy, calling for a 30-fold increase in renewable gas in the grid and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 per cent, both by 2030. At the same time, the BC Ministry of Agriculture released the Code of Practice for Agricultural Environmental management, replacing the Agriculture Waste Control Regulation from 1992.