With 10,000 oil spills in the last 50 years, Nigeria is the Oil Pollution Capital of the world.
10,000 oil spills of have caused massive environmental damage in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, resulting in mass unemployment, catastrophic public health and environmental developments, and a shortened life expectancy of 40 years old. For 50 years, the local people have been disenfranchised by the government and oil companies while their land became a top 10 oil producing area globally. They lack clean water, schools, clinics, and developed roads. In a 2011 report, the UN stipulated that there is an urgent need to clean up this environmental disaster. Unfortunately, a lack of accountability has stalled any cleanups and violence has taken over the region. The local people do not trust the government or oil companies, and oil companies do not trust the government either.
Sustainability International has stepped in to facilitate trust and catalyze the largest cleanup of pollution in human history.
- To perform an oil spill cleanup in one village.
- Enable young women and ex-militants secure gainful employment to perform the cleanup.
- Promote Environmental Stewardship and Economic Inclusion.
We are providing clean biotechnology to restore the Niger Delta: BIOCLEAN™. BIOCLEAN™ biodegrades and restores the contaminated site, resulting in decontamination in less than 30 days with only one application needed. This solution restores life to contaminated water, soil, and vegetation. It is 100% organic and is non-toxic and non-pathogenic.
Our project aims to perform two large scale oil spill cleanups on farms in the Niger Delta. We will employ over 500 local people and restore up to 100 acres of oil-polluted farmland. Each farmland's environmental cleanup will take 4-6 weeks, and will include application of an organic biotechnology, measurement and monitoring training sessions, environmental impact assessments, and collaboration with University of Central Florida professors to facilitate research around the environmental & economic impact of the project. The project will be monitored by community members via blockchain-based platform Sela, which you can learn about here.
Ecological attributes of BIOCLEAN™:
- Multiple enzyme compound and dual action non-pathogenic bacteria.
- Organic and bio-active.
- No handling risk.
- Process leads to constant degradation by enzymes and bacteria.
- Ecological biosurfactant.
- Odor control and elimination.
- Non-polluting and organic cleaner and emulsifier.
- 100% biodegradable.
- 100% water soluble.
A tested, proven solution.
BIOCLEAN™ has been tested and validated by the University of Central Florida School of Engineering.
Dr. Fidelia Nnadi is a Full Professor at the University of Central Florida School of Engineering and Computer Science. Her research has been exhibited at The Smithsonian Institute and the University of Oxford. In response to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Dr. Nnadi assembled a task-force to find better solutions for oil spill cleanup. Bioclean was tested and validated by Dr. Nnadi and her team.
“BIOCLEAN™ is very easy to apply. With proper training, it can be applied by the people of the Niger Delta. Providing equitable economic growth for the local people.”
- Dr. Fidelia Nnadi Ph.D, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE
The success of BIOCLEAN™ can be seen in Colombia. In 2012, the town of Chinácota suffered from decontamination in their soil, water, and vegetation from a fractured oil duct. 35 local people were employed as contractors for four weeks while using this biotechnology to restore their environment.
BIOCLEAN™ works faster, and is safer than its competition.
Our competition has devastating and dangerous side effects. Competitors require multiple applications, and over 90 days to clean a spill. In the 2010 BP oil spill, 1.8M gallons of the chemical dispersant, Corexit, was used to VISUALLY eliminate the oil. Hydrocarbons were made smaller, therefore easily digestible by humans and wildlife. Corexit has been known to cause paralysis, bleeding, cancer, and lung damage in humans and wildlife.