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Product Spotlight: Cleaning up Oil Fields

Jan 09, 2012

Oil is messy and hard to clean up. With a distributor agreement between Green Earth Technologies and E&B Green Solutions, the oil industry has a new choice in products to handle field clean ups.

The G-CLEANŽ products are based on colloidal chemistry, where plant-based, non-toxic, nano-sized particles work at the molecular level to penetrate larger hydrocarbon molecules. These larger molecules create a colloidal micelle that disrupts the molecular bonding of long chain hydrocarbons creating nano-scopic emulsified droplets with larger surface areas which allow resident bacteria to metabolize. This proprietary base is listed on the EPA's National Contingency Plan (NCP) for oil spill clean-ups.

"Our original strategy for this science was to complete our cradle-to-the-grave lifecycle of our motor and engine oils from the grave back to the cradle, completing a full sustainable cradle-to-cradle GREEN approach," said Jeffrey Loch, President and CMO of Green Earth Technologies. "What we discovered and tested was one fantastic green solution for an industry that is faced with constant environmental challenges."

Jessica O'Brien, Vice President of E&B Green Solutions said; "As a national oil and gas producer, we are well aware of the overwhelming environmental implications that are inherent to our industry. Our testing with G-CLEAN has been very successful. The application of a bio-based, environmentally friendly series of oil well servicing products will allow operators and service companies alike to continue to grow and prosper, all while reducing our environmental footprint in the process."

When used as a part of a comprehensive maintenance program, G-CLEAN's innovative products can help reduce man hours and the need for transportation of waste fluids while reducing the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in the well environment. Non-flammable, non-corrosive and odor free, these highly concentrated products will not react with other chemistries and contain no ozone-depleting substances. All G-CLEAN Oil Field Products are made from renewable resources, are Ultimate Biodegradable and are safe for people, pets and plants.