Natural Solution Will Break Down Gulf Oil Spill with Oxygen Producing Microbes

May 21, 2010

GALLIANO, La., May 21 /PRNewswire/ — As the EPA demands that BP find a “less toxic” dispersal agent for oil in the Gulf, Amira EET has scientists in place along the Gulf Coast preparing to supply BP with a super strain of naturally-occurring oxygen-producing microbes that quickly break down oil, do not introduce toxins into the water, and produce only food chain nutrients.

The product, called Arch-Microbes, has already been proven as a viable alternative to toxic dispersants, cleaning spills without destruction of the environment. It is significantly more active than other microbial products on the market, providing fast, large-scale clean-up for oil, toxins and dispersants alike.

While authorities take time to consider how they can deploy technologies like this to the oil onslaught in the wetlands and ocean, Amira EET is offering quantities of its product for free to the wildlife clean-up efforts in Louisiana. The mixture, made up of naturally-occurring microbes found in deep ocean vents, is not genetically engineered and has been selected from billions of microbes for this exact situation. Arch-Microbes put more oxygen into the water as petroleum and other pollutants are consumed, repairing dead zones and sustaining wildlife. Once the oil is gone the microbes die off and enter the food chain.

“Arch-Microbes are proven to be effective in these situations,” said retired General Wesley Clark, an advisory board member of Amira EET, “We have had to be defensive until we caught up with this disaster. Now that we have gained momentum its time to get on the offensive, destroy the oil where it is, and get ahead of it to prevent further damage. Arch-Microbes digest oil without the physical destruction of the environment. It’s a win-win.”

As coastal areas prepare for the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill to come ashore, Arch-Microbes provide a pro-active solution. The microbes can be introduced into coastal waters in advance of an oil slick to limit its impact on wildlife and the environment. Arch-Microbes have demonstrated a 24-hour removal of crude oil and contaminants in Louisiana with over 99.97% effectiveness. Arch-Microbes were used successfully on a large scale in the 1990 Mega Borg oil tanker spill under the product name Alpha BioSea. Since then they have advanced still more in effectiveness.

As well as consuming oil on the surface, Arch-Microbes work underwater. Officials have warned that deep sea plumes of oil must be cleaned up or ocean dead zones will develop. Oxygen-producing Arch-Microbes work in deep sea environments and actually generate oxygen to help sustain and rejuvenate aquatic life and agriculture.

About Amira EET: Amira EET is a joint venture founded to provide oil clean-up and disaster response services to the oil and gas industry. Amira EET has established a South Louisiana operations center in Lafourche Parish and is ready to assist the disaster relief effort in the Gulf of Mexico.


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