SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 26, 2007 — Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in specialty environmental services and web-based environmental information management, announced today that it has been selected by the US Navy’s Innovative Technology program to deploy the Continuous Circulation Surfactant Enhanced Recovery (CCSER) remediation technology to various government entities. CCSER is an evolution of the field-proven Closed-Loop Bioremediation process promoted by Locus and its affiliate partner, MCC Technologies. CCSER has been designed and formulated specifically to treat highly immobile and weathered heavy-end hydrocarbons/fuel oils/and highly viscous carrier oils that contain harmful toxic components (such as PCBs, PAHs), but are recalcitrant to traditional remediation designs. Locus’s selection by the US Navy is further endorsement of company’s cutting-edge approach to promote innovative remediation technologies to deal with complex environmental issues.
After stringent technical review, the Navy found Locus’s abstract eligible for the Navy’s Environmental Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) program. The Locus abstract will be entered as part of an on-line database, referred to as “DENIX,” the Defense Environmental Network and Information Exchange. DENIX is available to all DOD field activities seeking solutions for their environmental program needs.
“We are pleased to be able to support the US Navy and other Department of Defense (DOD) branches with this innovative technology solution for difficult-to-remediate, heavy-end hydrocarbons,” said Mark Bittner, Locus’s Regional Director. “The DOD will now have access to a superior technology for heavy-end hydrocarbon recovery and remediation,” added Mr. Bittner.