NOSDRA, DPR okay usage of Green Boom’s absorbents in oil spill clean-up, remediation in oil-impacted areas

National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) have approved the use of Green Boom’s product for oil spill clean-up and remediation in oil-impacted areas of Nigeria.

Specifically, both agencies of the Nigerian government granted Green Boom product registration permits to clean up spills and eliminate landfill plastics.

The permits were established to allow absorbent usage in oil spill clean-up and oil impacted site remediation.

The development was announced by a statement issued on Monday, October 4, 2021 by Green Boom.

According the statement, “Green Boom, the only 100% biodegradable line of oil-only absorbents, is proud to announce the organization has received a product registration permit to use its absorbents for the purpose of oil spill clean-up and oil impacted site remediation in Nigeria.

“The USDA Bio Preferred Certified, revolutionary line of eco-friendly oil absorbents is suitable for large spill response, industrial and transportation MRO, and safety spill kits.

“Green Boom is honoured to be approved by NOSDRA and DPR for the introduction of products that will have a positive impact in the industry and the in Nigeria, which we achieved through our local partners -Okama Infinity Nigeria Limited” said Green Boom Co-Founder Sudhir Sharma.

He stated: “We believe our products are simply better quality than polypropylene as they are completely biodegradable, absorb faster, absorb more, won’t tear and are comparably priced.”

Sharma said that “Its full-line of oil-only absorbents are available in industry-standard pillows, socks, booms, and loose sorbent.”

“Unlike the majority of industry competitors who are cleaning up spills by moving the incident from one location to another, or are utilizing non-biodegradable polypropylene, Green Boom will serve to make an eco-friendly mark on the country’s oil-spill cleanup mechanisms by ensuring a greener future.

“The Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria is greatly affected by oil spillage which have negatively impacted the lands and sea, Green Boom Oil-Only Absorbent which is eco-friendly and very effective for spill control, response and remediation is suitable for clean-up and restoration of aquatic life, lands and oil recovery,” said Nigeria’s Mr Oghenekaro Jockey, MD/CEO of Okama Infinity Nigeria Limited.

He added: “We hope to collaborate with the Inyerbational Oil Companies (IOCs) and Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) in the use of this product as well as create employment for our youths.”

Mr Jockey said that “in order to better understand the science behind Green Boom and its bio-based, oil-only absorbent products, interested persons should visit”

He said that :Green Boom is the only 100% biodegradable line of oil-only absorbents suitable for large spill response, industrial and transportation MRO, and safety spill kits.

“Available in industry-standard pillows, socks, booms and loose absorbents, these green alternative products have a larger capacity, faster absorbency, and are more durable than polypropylene at a comparable price.”

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