AUGUST 2013: USING ROCK DUST TO BIO-REMEDIATE / CLEAN-UP SPILLED OIL
Having spent all of the 1990’s with Briggs Marine Ltd, a company concerned with minimising oil pollution from both North Sea exploration and production of crude oil, to the down stream delivery and use of the end product, this article may mean a little more to me than most.
Here a senior chemist, Ugo Amadioha, with a USA consulting company is hoping to use locally sourced rock dust to restore farms and waterways polluted with oil in his native country of Nigeria. In so doing, he hopes to create opportunities for disaffected young folk to both help with the clean up and to replenish the depleted soils of the Nigerian Delta.
The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans has already shown that rock dust can prevent oil droplets from coalescing and so leave a bigger surface area for the degradation of the oil by naturally occurring microbes. When I found this article in Remineralize the Earth website I submitted it to John McMurtrie (my old boss!) who now puts together the ISCO (International Spill Control Organisation) newsletter.
Once again, a simple solution using nature’s seemingly unsophisticated tools is well challenged to find the funding to do a job that no energy demanding, sophisticated, synthetic chemical will ever achieve. For full article see Page 9, of Issue No. 398 Has anyone out there got some funding for Ugo (and ourselves!) for further research?!
JULY 2013: THE BLUEFLASH SLUG STUNT…
31st May – 2nd June 2013: GARDENING SCOTLAND 2013 – big success for SEER Rockdust and ECOWORM
SEER Rockdust made its 8th appearance at Gardening Scotland 2013. As detailed in our Press Release we shared out stand with Ecoworm Ltd, whose worms have already shown they love SEER Rockdust. It was really excellent to see old and new faces tell us about their experiences with SEER Rockdust. Each day Jennifer Brodie, Binn Soil Nutrients Ltd’s Business Development Director held a Workshop in the glorious New Hopeton Gardens Floral Hall.
MAY 2013: TOP ECO-SCHOOL WINS SEER Rockdust PRIZE
As detailed in our Press Release Prospect Bank School in Edinburgh wins top prize of SEER Rockdust which they apply to their allotment garden. Photo by Revvy Wood.
See also as featured in Sunday Post, 19th May, 2013
- Here is their excellent five page article on the SEER Centre.
- Jennifer is featured in Me and My Job Section.