Navigation Links
Evolugate Launches Bioremediation Project To Mitigate The Gulf Oil Spill
Date:6/3/2010

As BP scientists struggle to cap the well that is leaking vast quantities of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, attention is turning to the daunting task of cleaning up the oil that is slowly creeping ashore and affecting sensitive marine ecosystems. Bioremediation is emerging as the only viable means to this end, however, significant obstacles prevent current methods of bioremediation from being effective. EVOLUGATE, LLC of Gainesville, FL has developed an innovative solution to the problems that restrain the full potential of bioremediation and has committed its resources to providing and environmentally friendly long-term microbial solutions for effective and rapid bioremediation of the Gulf oil spill.

(PRWeb UK) June 3, 2010 -- As BP scientists struggle to cap the well that is leaking vast quantities of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, attention is turning to the daunting task of cleaning up the oil that is slowly creeping ashore and affecting sensitive marine ecosystems. Bioremediation is emerging as the only viable means to this end, however, significant obstacles prevent current methods of bioremediation from being effective. EVOLUGATE, LLC of Gainesville, FL has developed an innovative solution to the problems that restrain the full potential of bioremediation and has committed its resources to providing and environmentally friendly long-term microbial solutions for effective and rapid bioremediation of the Gulf oil spill.

What is bioremediation and what are its limitations? Oil-eating microbes are found naturally throughout the ocean and bioremediation is the process of allowing these microbes to naturally break down oil of anthropogenic origin. The problem with simply allowing these microbes to do their work is that they do so too slowly to prevent oil from doing significant environmental and economic damage. Sometimes this is because the natural flora is not accustomed to certain components of a particular spill and sometimes it is because the environment lacks other nutrients like oxygen. To solve these problems, researchers have turned to augmenting the native flora with microbes that can degrade components refractory to natural biodegradation or that can work efficiently without oxygen. However, this approach has been largely ineffective mainly because these non-native microbes are not adapted for the specific environmental conditions of a particular spill, such as water temperature, salinity, pH or oxygen concentration. EVOLUGATE, LLC is taking a unique and groundbreaking approach to this problem by pre-adapting communities of petroleum-degrading microbes to both actual oil samples taken from contaminated sites in the Gulf and the specific environmental conditions where those samples were found. The result is a microbial community perfectly adapted for the rapid and efficient biodegradation of specific contaminated sites.

How does EVOLUGATE produce these oil-eating microbes? The key to effective bioremediation of the Gulf oils pill is the abandonment of the "one-size-fits-all" approach to the problem. In essence, there is no magic bullet microbe capable of rapidly degrading all oil spills in any environment. Rather, effective microbes must be tailored for the unique crude oil composition and environmental conditions of affected areas of the Gulf. Only EVOLUGATE, LLC, with its patented methodology for adapting microbes to new environmental conditions and food sources, can produce "designer" strains custom-made for remediating sensitive areas of the Gulf. More importantly, the EVOLUGATE method produces variants of naturally occurring marine microbes so the strains released into the environment are not GMOs. In summary, EVOLUGATE is capable of quickly procuring "designer" microbial communities that are both highly capable of degrading a real-world oil spill and of doing so as rapidly as possible and with minimal lingering impact on the environment.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/06/prweb4090244.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related biology technology :

1. OriGene Technologies Launches Over 5,000 Heavy Isotope Labeled Full-Length Human Proteins as Quantitative Internal Standards for SRM/MRM Mass Spectrometry
2. BellBrook Labs Launches Groundbreaking New Microplate for High Content Chemotaxis Assays in a Stable Gradient
3. Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Launches New Navigator Health Services to Meet Next Generation Needs of Specialty Pharmacy Industry
4. BioSpace Launches 10th Campaign Map for the Mid-Atlantic
5. CORDIS Launches ExoSeal(TM) Vascular Closure Device
6. MO BIO Laboratories, Inc. Launches PowerLyzer(TM) 24 Bench Top Bead-Based Homogenizer
7. Grove Gift Launches Translational Medicine Program at UCSF & UC Berkeley
8. RURO Launches FreezerPro MultiSite
9. ASU Nursing and Health Launches Regulatory Science and Health Safety Masters Program
10. TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc. Launches New Website and OligoBuilder(R)
11. Biomatrica Launches New Partnership Program - Biomatrica Connect(TM)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Evolugate Launches Bioremediation Project To Mitigate The Gulf Oil Spill
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... Hematology Review, 2016;12(1):22-8 http://doi.org/10.17925/OHR.2016.12.01.22 ... , the peer-reviewed journal from touchONCOLOGY, Andrew ... escalating cost of cancer care is placing an ... result of expensive biologic therapies. With the patents ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 22, 2016  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ... QB3@953 life sciences incubator to accelerate the ... shared laboratory space at QB3@953 was created to help ... obstacle for many early stage organizations - access to ... sponsorship, Amgen launched two "Amgen Golden Ticket" awards, providing ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... 2016   StockNewsNow.com , The Official MicroCap News ... Nader Pourhassan , President & CEO of CytoDyn ... clinical development and potential commercialization of humanized monoclonal antibodies ... to the company,s website (see here: www.CytoDyn.com ). ... th , 2016, at the LD Micro Invitational in ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... June 22, 2016  Mesa Biotech Inc., a ... testing platform designed specifically for point-of-care (POC) infectious ... scientific advisory board (SAB). Approved by the executive ... is chartered to advise on the development and ... Led by Dr. Steve Young , this ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/26/2016)... LONDON , April 26, 2016 ... EdgeVerve Systems, a product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: ... a partnership to integrate the Onegini mobile security ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151104/283829LOGO ) The ... enhanced security to access and transact across channels. ...
(Date:4/14/2016)... 14, 2016 BioCatch ™, ... today announced the appointment of Eyal Goldwerger ... Goldwerger,s leadership appointment comes at a time ... the deployment of its platform at several of the ... which discerns unique cognitive and physiological factors, is a ...
(Date:3/23/2016)... , March 23, 2016 ... erhöhter Sicherheit Gesichts- und Stimmerkennung mit Passwörtern ... (NASDAQ: MESG ), ein führender ... das Unternehmen mit SpeechPro zusammenarbeitet, um erstmals ... Finanzdienstleistungsbranche, wird die Möglichkeit angeboten, im Rahmen ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):