How microbes find an oil spill

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When containing a massive disaster like an oil spill, small microbes play a big role. Arezoo Ardekani, a Purdue University associate professor of mechanical engineering, has published research that describes the complex hydrodynamics of microorganisms at liquid-liquid and gas-liquid interfaces, showing that microbes may flock to areas where surfactant has been applied. This is important […]

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Israel’s Offshore Natural Gas Good to Burn for 150 Years – If Handled Wisely

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Drilling for natural gas is one thing, but getting it safely ashore with terror elements in the region is another. Ever since the news broke a few years back that natural gas exploration companies, headed by entrepreneurs like Yitzhak Tshuva had located large deposits of natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean, the race has been […]

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Ormat's Opti Takes On Oil Sands In Alberta, A Dirty Deed For The Company's "Clean" Image

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  Israel’s ORMAT Industries Ltd  (NASDAQ:ORA) has joined with its subsidiary Opti Canada Inc (TSE:OPC) in a project in extract and produce a high grade of petroleum from oil sands located in northern Alberta Canada. ORMAT is  a world leader in producing  energy from unconventional sources, including geo-thermal energy from volcanoes and hot springs under the […]

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Dow Licenses BioPetroClean's Tech To Gobble Up Oil In Wastewater

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Even the CEO was initially skeptical about BioPetroClean’s simple and effective solution for cleaning up industrial wastewater, but it works; and now Dow Chemicals is onboard. The idea that microscopic bacteria could cheaply and efficiently cleanse oceans of industrial wastewater may seem far-fetched. But it is just this premise that launched BioPetroClean, a Texas-based cleantech […]

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