|Boca Raton Resident
Says Product Can Clean Up Oil Spill!
Right here in our sunny backyard of Boca Raton, Frank Pajaujis has found an ingenious solution to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that is threatening to encroach onto our Florida shores.
Pajaujis has invented a biodegradable powder made from sugar cane fibers and infused with microbes. The granular mixture repels water and absorbs the oil, while the microbes actually ingest the oil. Within fifteen minutes, the ensuing reaction begins turning the sludge into humic material, or dirt. After nine weeks, the dirt begins to degrade naturally, which means that the material can be used in the area's fragile ecosystems such as wetlands and beaches.
Buyers as diverse as a gas company in Dubai, Boca Raton golf courses, and even Inuit groups have already successfully utilized the product. Pajaujis is now trying to garner the attention of BP officials to use his product in the Gulf.
But time is of the essence. Billions of dollars from Florida's tourism revenue results from its pristine beaches. If the spill spreads far enough to hit the fast-moving Gulf Stream, oil slicks could easily hit South Florida—or even coastlines as far away as Europe.
Pajaujis and his powder may hold the key to cleaning up the Gulf spill quickly and effectively. Let's hope the corporate ears at BP are listening!