Amiran Technologies to Remediate Kuwait Oil Disaster

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.

Read more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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