Kuwait officials have tapped Biogenesis Enterprises, Inc., a subsidiary of the newest member of the Milwaukee Water Council, Amiran Technologies, for a $15.1 million business opportunity to remediate what has been termed by environmental experts as the largest ecological oil disaster in history, the Kuwait oil spill.
Saddam Hussein’s forces blew up over 600 oil wells during their invasion in 1990. Many of these wells were not capped for months or years. The flow of oil and the billions of gallons of sea water used to quell the flames of burning wells contaminated thousands of acres of desert sand and caused extensive air pollution. Some of the oil has seeped over 40 feet into the sand and drinking water aquifer.
Biogenesis, a division of Amiran Technologies, LLC, headquartered in Oak Creek, WI, will use its proprietary systems to clean up the oil and other contaminants in the sands of Kuwait.
Amiran Technologies and Biogenesis are working on obtaining similar oil reclamation projects closer to home in the United States. Through its five divisions, Amiran Techologies offers remediation to polluted lakes, rivers, and streams. It will turn the sediment into fine topsoil for sale, and convert livestock manure into pathogen-free dry organic pelletized fertilizer. It also offers metal reclamation from waste streams that are generated from the production of steel, and ecologically sound fire suppressants.
Congratulations to Biogenesis and Amiran Technologies. Further proof that the Milwaukee region is, indeed, a hub for cutting-edge water technologies.
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