Revolutionary clean-up solution for oil spills Developed
Clean Earth Technologies has this week signed an Australian landmark agreement with Flinders University to commercialise a revolutionary clean-up solution for some of the world’s biggest environmental problems – oil spills, mercury pollution and fertiliser runoff.
The company has formalised its partnership with the University’s Chalker Research Lab, acquiring a suite of patents and setting up an ongoing research collaboration.
It plans to establish the first large-scale manufacturing facility in South Australia to take the polymer product to global markets, creating a new export industry and job opportunities.
The absorbent polysulfide agent was invented by award-winning South Australian scientist, Associate Professor Justin Chalker, and is made from two low-cost ingredients – sulfur, a massive waste by-product of the petroleum industry, and plant oil, such as Canola, or other waste cooking oil.
The product has proven to be effective in managing agricultural fertilisers and limit damaging runoff into the environment; capturing mercury pollution released by industries like oil and gas, coal-fired power plants, mineral processing and agriculture; and efficiently absorbing oil spills.
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