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  • FMC to team with university researchers investigating bioremediation approaches to the Gulf Coast oil spill

    FMC Corporation has teamed with a number of university researchers to investigate augmented bioremediation of oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident in coastal wetlands and marshes in the Gulf of Mexico. The Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research at Tarleton State University, Texas A & M Galveston Dept. of Marine Biology, Tarleton State Dept. of Engineering and FMC have formed a ...

  • Bioremediation products for cleanup operations

    EnSolve Biosystems has introduced a line of products designed to facilitate cleanup of oil from shorelines, beaches, marshes and open waters. The EnSolve ShoreClean products are designed to release concentrated levels of naturally occurring oil-degrading microbes and nutrients into the waters and beaches along the contaminated shoreline. The microbes break down the particles of oil, converting it ...

  • Encouraging bacteria to clean up oil spills

    Catastrophic accidents account for 9 per cent of the oil released into marine environments. Several disasters, including the 1989 Exxon Valdez in Alaska, and the Prestige incident, off northern Spain in 2002, have seen the use of 'bioremediation' as part of the clean-up operation. Recent work has investigated combinations of natural additives to increase the speed and efficiency of ...

  • Using microbes to clean up oil spills

    Original story at MIT News Catherine Drennan, a professor of chemistry and biology, likes to wax poetic about the complex chemistry of microbes. "I think they’re elegant and beautiful," she says. Of course, she also sees their practical applications. "I love the fact that these microbes can be used for bioremediation in ...

  • IT WAS HELD PRESENTATION OSEI ENZYME IN OIL SPILL

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  • Iranian fungi show promise in cleaning up oil spills

    Iranian scientists have isolated local strains of fungi that can digest petroleum compounds and may be useful in cleaning up polluted sites, especially in similar, semi-arid areas. The researchers isolated fungal strains from oil-contaminated sites within the Arak refinery in Iran and found some of them to cut the amount of petroleum pollution in soil by more than half. Although ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • CMS H2O SI EXPANDS IT’S BIOREMEDIATION DIVISION AND INTRODUCES AN ORGANIC SOLUTION TO OIL CLEAN UP ON BEACHES AND IN WETLANDS.

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - June 4, 2010 – In an effort to assist the firms and governmental agencies involved with the cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill tragedy, CMS H2O Systems International, Inc. (CMS H2O SI) has released its CMS line of bioremediation products specific for oil spill remediation. CMS 200 is a proprietary, ...

  • Oil spills could be cleaned up by bacteria from underground petroleum reserves

    Bacteria taken from underground petroleum reserves could be used to effectively break down crude oil from spills at sea, new research has found. The study measured the breakdown of crude oil components in simulated seawater by four bacterial strains that had been isolated from petroleum reservoirs, as well as by four genetically modified stains. The findings raise the possibility of tailor-making ...

  • OilClean from EcoSolutions Naturally Separates Oil from Water

    Residents of the United States’ East Coast are focused on cleaning and repairing property damaged by Superstorm Sandy, but contaminated floodwaters and damage to natural ecosystems will leave a lasting impact on the region unless handled responsibly and expeditiously. EcoSolutions, a Vermont company specializing in cutting-edge water treatment systems, offers a new product that can ease the ...


    By Ecosolutions LLC

  • EPA RRT VI Science committee

    Tlhe US EPA after several months of talks with OSEI Chairman/CEO Steven Pedigo, has asked Mr. Pedigo to work with their science committee on rewriting and updating the EPA's guidance document and response plans for bioremediation in their region. Mr. Pedigo has already made a significant addition by submitting a document entitled the types of bioremediation and their mode of action, this defines ...

  • Munox Listed on USEPA NCP

    CL Solutions, LLC and Osprey Biotechnics, Inc. are pleased that Munox has been listed by the US EPA on the National Contingency Plan (NCP) bioremediation products schedule.    The NCP listing is in addition to Munox's recognition by EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) Program as a safer oil spill treatment. Munox is on the U.S. Environmental ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • New Product Announcement From CL Solutions

    CL Solutions now provides a dry microbial blend of Pseudomonas and Bacillus cultures for the bioremediation of petroleum spills.  The dry formulation, called MPB, has been developed for use in emergency response situations where immediate availability and a long shelf life are beneficial. MPB is provided as a dry powder that does not require hydration prior to use, but may ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments Assists Science Fair Winner

    Alana Tessman, a talented high school sophomore from Kernville, California, took second-place with her presentation at the Kern County Science Fair 2016.  Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments’ Chumin Campos was happy to help her with her produced water research. Alana, who lived in New Orleans during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, witnessed marine life suffering from the ...

  • Phoenix Project Aims at Cleanup and Job Creation in Niger Delta

    The Phoenix Project proposes to create a pilot "Enterprise Recovery and Empowerment Zone" in the Niger Delta of Nigeria to test an innovative approach to oil spill cleanup that includes creation of an enterprise community generating electricity, jobs and research opportunities for the people of the region. You’ve probably seen the photos of the devastation in the Niger Delta. They were ...


  • Natural Environmental Systems, LLC to expand into international markets with Spanish website

    Dallas, TX – Natural Environmental Systems, LLC has developed a Spanish version website (www.ambientalnatural.com.mx) to market the company’s line of all natural microbial products to the International Spanish speaking audience, as well as the growing Spanish speaking American market. Natural Environmental Systems supplies all-natural, environmentally friendly, ...


  • OriginOil Named One of Top 30 Transformative Technologies for 2010 by Biofuels Digest

    Algae-to-Oil Pioneer's Technology Selected from More Than 250 Leading Organizations, Universities and National Laboratories LOS ANGELES - OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, announced today that it has been selected as a winner of the Biofuels Digest "2010 ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • Los Angeles Tar Pits Hold Bacteria That Degrade Petroleum

    RIVERSIDE, California (ENS) – The Rancho La Brea tar pits in downtown Los Angeles house hundreds of new species of bacteria with unusual properties that allow the bacteria to survive and grow in heavy oil and natural asphalt, environmental scientists at UC Riverside have discovered. Trapped in soil that was mixed with heavy oil nearly 28,000 years ago, the bacteria are ...

  • Planet Resource Recovery to Participate in Brownfield REM Corporation's "Life in the Gulf" Emergency Response Efforts

    HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 06/10/10 -- Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. (PLANET) (PINKSHEETS: PRRY), developer, manufacturer and marketer of PetroLuxus™ and other "Green" technologies for the remediation and recovery of the planet's resources, announced today that it has agreed to jointly participate with Brownfield REM Corporation in the remediation, recovery and restoration of the water of ...


    By Marketwire

  • Rhodococcus bacteria can help clean up fuel-contaminated sites

    Fuel spillages and leaks from petroleum storage facilities can lead to serious pollution of soils and underground water. In a recent study, two strains of Rhodococcus bacteria were found to be effective at degrading a number of petroleum hydrocarbons and thus helping clean up contaminated sites. Fuels can be significant pollutants of soils and groundwater, especially around fuel storage ...

  • Clean-up of dense nonaqueous-phase liquids (DNAPLs) at US hazardous waste sites

    The US EPA's Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation has constructed a website that compiles available information related to the cleanup of dense nonaqueous-phase liquids (DNAPLs) at hazardous waste sites. This initial phase addresses the most common DNAPL contaminants: chlorinated ethenes (e.g., tetrachloroethene and trichloroethene) and multi-component wastes (creosotes, ...

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