Mike Hart, CEO of Sierra Energy, is on a mission. His company already has one fully functioning gasifier that can convert everyday garbage into clean energy, but he doesn’t want to stop there. Hart won’t stop at putting two, or even three gasifiers into the world to create green fuel and sustainable power from waste. His goal? 50,000. Ambitious? Darn right it is, but Hart has a plan that may make this high shot a reality, potentially overnight.
The plan is called TECHPIPE. Techpipe is Hart’s answer to the zoning conundrums, bureaucratic red tape and government interference that continually thwarts any real progress from getting made by environmentally beneficial technologies region to region. In a nutshell, Techpipe is a sharing platform that aims to spread education on cleantech, provide a real eco solution, and empower environmentally-minded entrepreneurs. The goal is to identify one of these entrepreneurs in each county in the world (this is where the 50,000 number comes into play). For a fee, these entrepreneurs looking to make real impact are given exclusive distribution rights to Sierra Energy’s technology so they can start manufacturing and operating clean energy gasifiers right in their own backyard.
The technology is up for auction now. Those most motivated to start making a real change in their community’s energy needs and harness this clear opportunity will win. It’s just that easy. Once an auction winner has secured the rights to Sierra Energy’s plans, they’re free to modify the technology in whichever way serves their localized needs the best. Unlike a traditional auction, there isn’t just one prize. In fact, Hart wants as many winners as possible. The more winners there are, the more teams building clean energy machines in the world. Winners can use Sierra Energy’s online resources, share idea, exchange information and synchronize efforts. The hope is that as more connections grow, those with the technology will form an ecosystem that reaches across the globe. Think how much clean energy can be created if 50,000 developers around the world all collaborated to achieve a common goal that’s good for all.