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UN recognises spill technology


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Janet Angel, CEO of JACOR LLC, has been selected to present a best practices case study discussing the scientific and ecological value of EcoBioClean® technology before the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on 14 September in Berlin.

This patented technology could be a safer and less costly way to treat oil spills. The UNEP workshop is intended to advance entrepreneurship and start-up initiatives for sustainable chemistry. Participants will include Nobel laureates and other leaders from the environmental and scientific community.

Angel set about developing the EcoBioClean® technology shortly after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Her cost-effective, comprehensive green chemistry application reduces a crude oil slick in salt or fresh water to tiny particles. It continues to biodegrade and transform those substances into beneficial materials suitable for aquatic or ground life with total remediation occurring in as little as seven days. The process is analogous to the way micro-organisms break down organic waste into the chemical energy and nutrients needed for cellular maintenance and growth.

Spill cleanup is costly. In 2010, BP spilt over 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf and spent over US$60 billion in cleanup costs. Treatment of the BP spill via EcoBioClean® would have cost around US$1.02 billion, approximately one-sixtieth of the cost.


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