There has been a lot of publicity and ‘noise’ around the ability of bacteria to degrade oil, especially following BP’s Gulf of Mexico incident. However little has been shown to prove that biological remediation is an effective means of treating oil contamination.
Over many years CBIO have worked to develop a range of a microbial products that have proven to be able to biologically degrade a wide range of oils and hydrocarbons in a variety of different situations from oil drilling cake to contaminated waste water.
Following is a brief summary of the work undertaken by Mark Taylor at ECSOL, an independent analytical laboratory. He was asked by CBIO to assess whether certain hydrocarbon contaminated matter could be biologically remediated. He worked independently and delivered a detailed report of his findings on each occasion.