STAMFORD, Conn., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Green Earth Technologies (Pink Sheets: GETG) announced today that they have submitted G-Marine OSC-1809 Oil & Fuel Spill Clean-UP! to the EPA as a non-toxic dispersant option for immediate consideration to emulsify and remediate the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The G-Marine Oil & Fuel Spill Clean-UP! brand is new to the marketplace and has recently been submitted to the EPA for approval, but all of the product's ingredients have passed DfE screening and may be found on DfE's Cleangredient list that confirms biodegradation and non-toxicity.
The EPA has Given BP Officials 24 Hours to Choose a Less Toxic Chemical Dispersant. Green Earth Technologies has the capacity to meet EPA's requirements with a concentrated solution of G-Marine Oil & Fuel Spill Clean-UP!, made from a base of plant, tree, fruit and vegetable extracts processed into a colloidal micelle solution.
"Due to the nature and urgency of this crisis, we believe that the EPA should waive the 60-90 day approval process, and consider any and all non-toxic alternatives that can meet the needs of the issue at hand," said Jeffrey Loch, Founder and CMO of Green Earth Technologies. "As all of the ingredients of the G-MARINE dispersant are already approved on the DfE's list, making them safe for direct to water release, the EPA should have confidence in our existing data and results allowing for on-site testing."
Supporting this unique solution to the Gulf oil catastrophe is the Disaster Response Leadership Forum, a Washington-based independent organization which identifies the most effective disaster response solutions. Its Chairman – William Loiry – was instrumental in bringing thousands of government, business, and nonprofit leaders together to facilitate the short-term and long-term economic reconstruction of the U.S. Gulf Coast following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Loiry has recommended approval of the Green Earth Technologies non-toxic solution to BP CEO Tony Hayward.
"BP has already expressed interest in G-MARINE and we urge the EPA to give their blessing to a new, but proven product as the chosen dispersant," said Jeff Marshall, Chairman & CEO of Green Earth Technologies. "As the oil reaches the environmentally sensitive Louisiana coastline, it is important to react immediately and we know G-MARINE Fuel Spill Clean-Up! will be the answer for this effort. The fact that this solution is non-toxic should also be good news to the millions of Americans now concerned about the safety of seafood in the Gulf of Mexico."
Green Earth Technologies also has a plan in place with Corent Company, in cooperation with Evergreen Flying, Inc., both Louisiana based companies, to use 1295 hp Turbine Air Tractor aircraft to apply G-Marine Fuel Spill Clean-UP! dispersant over the affected areas of the BP/Trans Ocean Rig Collapse in the Gulf of Mexico. Utilizing 7 air tractor 802 aircraft, 14 square miles of oil spill could be treated daily.
G-MARINE Fuel Spill Clean-UP! is a unique blend of plant derived, water based and ultimate biodegradable ingredients specifically formulated to quickly emulsify and encapsulate fuel and oil spills. These plant derived ingredients are processed to form a colloidal micelle whose small particle size (1-4 nanometers) enables it to penetrate and breakdown long chain hydrocarbons bonds in oils and grease and holds them in a colloidal suspension when mixed with water. Once oil has been suspended in a nano-colloidal suspension, there is no reverse emulsion; the oil becomes water soluble allowing it to be consumed by resident bacteria in the water. This dispersant formula is protected by trade secrets pursuant to Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) Standard CFR-1910 1200. The ingredient list has been reviewed by the US EPA and contains no ingredients considered hazardous by OSHA.
ABOUT GREEN EARTH TECHNOLOGIES
Green Earth Technologies produces G-branded superior performing green products made with American-grown base oils that utilize the power of nanotechnology to deliver environmentally friendly products with no compromise... meaning, consumers can now "do their part" without having to give up performance or value: Save the Earth – Sacrifice Nothing® is the Company's tagline. The G-brand family of products include G-OIL®, G-MARINE™, G-FUEL™, G-WASH™, G-GLASS™, G-CLEAN™, G-SCENT™, G-WHEEL™, and G-TIRE™, and are offered in a wide range of automotive categories including performance and appearance chemicals. GET products are now available at The Home Depot, Meijers, Kroger, Albertson's, Giant, Shop Rite, VIP, National Auto, Fred Meyer, participating ACE & True Value dealers, Redners, Trader Horns, The Andersons, Biggs, Bennett Auto, Frank's Auto Supermarket and Amazon.com. Please visit www.getg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about GET and its brands.
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