An Affliate of Osprey Spill Control
Working in indigenous areas we will incorporate and utilize current technology to create high quality oil spill products. Once established, Osprey EcoConsult Nigeria will produce the oil spill response products needed in Nigeria by employing the locals rather than using expensive equipment or importing all products. Some of the products to be manufactured locally include: loose absorbent, absorbent pads, socks and booms, containment booms, oil snares and sweeps, and spill kits. Osprey EcoConsult Nigeria will create jobs for the local people providing an income above that of most current employment opportunities. Therefore, Osprey will be able to obtain contracts requiring indigenous employees.
Safety is FIRST on all fronts at Osprey EcoConsult Nigeria! Health and safety training is incorporated into every phase of our processes. Personal protective equipment is required to be worn by everyone at all times. Records on air quality, training, medical exams, and incidents will be maintained for a minimum of 3 years and available for review during assessment visits. OSHA's Oil Spill Response Training Course is required of every responder prior to participating on any oil spill clean-up project, or entering any hazardous waste site. This and other courses will ensure that sufficient personnel are identified for the Incident Command Structure (ICS). Personnel must be able to operate all necessary equipment, deploy booms and properly use other spill response products to appropriately protect surrounding areas from impact of the spill.
Osprey Spill Control LLC and Osprey EcoConsult Nigeria take our obligations to the community and the environment very seriously. Along with ensuring that our sorbent product is the most effective on the market, OSC LLC aims to leave the earth in better condition than how we first found it. In this fashion, we wish to contribute 5%+ to benefit the areas in which we are working.
A carefully constructed plan for clean-up based on emerging as well as traditional technologies for the recovery of reclaimed oil for feed stock and electricity production can provide the solutions to remediate existing spills, restore farmland and purify water as well as create the atmosphere for growth of other ancillary economic activities in the region. This is designed to maximize the benefits of the resources dedicated to the clean-up for the greater community.
1. Sorbent Based Oil Clean-up Technology: the methodology for removing oil from water and land is one that employs a cellulose-based sorbent: nontoxic, oleophilic, hydrophobic, cellulose material and adsorption rate of 30:1.
2. Feed stock from the compressed sorbent or Pyrolysis using the Thermal Recovery Unit (TRU); pyrolysis is the technical energy and resource recovery system that creates the mechanism for "disposal", and profit generation through the production of either biofuel or electricity.
3. BioChar: One of the principle products of pyrolysis is BioChar, a soil amendment that has unique properties as a fertilizer, a water retention mechanism and a carbon sink. This could be an exportable product.
4. Used cellulose can be manufactured into "logs" for the local population to use to cook or sell.
With the toxins and stress that hydrocarbon spills into the environment, the invasive species invade and take over, fish die from lack of oxygen, and the land becomes unfarmable. Osprey will be addressing these important issues by innovative remediation and restoration work. Emerging technologies that allow water to pass but not the hydrocarbons will be used. Emerging technologies from our TerraPura and NoSkito lines can greatly minimize the vector borne diseases in the country, while the only byproducts of these are humus, CO2 and H2O.
The two major invasive species in the Delta are the Water Hyacinth and the Nypa Palm. Both can be used as a BioFuel, for crafts and many other uses. In addition to a host of local subsistence uses ranging from medicines to hats and raincoats, some important commercial uses have led to management efforts and are initiating a new interest in its potential. Sap production from nipa produces an intoxicating beverage, sugar, vinegar, and an alcohol that may be used as fuel.
Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is an invasive aquatic plant, largely considered an environmental nuisance, which interferes with fishing and waterway traffic in most parts of the Niger Delta and southwest Nigeria. Its yield is about 322.2 tons biomass (30.5 tons of dry matter) per hectare, annually, which is capable of feeding about 140 cattle or 9,000 goats with average body weights of 250 kg or 30 kg, respectively. This same quantity of biomass is estimated to generate 0.1 MW of electricity. Thus, the three-year project proposed shall:1.Survey, characterize and map water hyacinth hotspots in the Niger Delta
Response clean-up uses skilled responders, many with 25+ years of on-the-job experience. Best practices, products, and equipment are used to clean, improve and preserve the environment. Being prepared starts with contingency response plans with products, equipment and trained personnel available for deployment instantly when a spill is reported. After the initial period, it is Osprey's goal to employ indigenous workers to maintain a minimum of 85% of the Osprey team.