Raleigh environmental company BGP, Inc. has designed a mobile environmental clean-up unit that can be deployed within hours of a natural disaster, bioterrorism act or the outbreak of disease. It can also be used on agricultural waste. Using a patented process called “gasification”, the portable BGP unit can vaporize up to 25 tons of hazardous waste per day, while destroying all disease-causing microbes.
“The U.S. Government sees bioterrorism as a very real threat to Americans,” says company President David Robinson. “They’ve asked us to help them prepare a response that is quick, flexible and safe for the environment. Because it’s designed to destroy disease-causing organisms, the gasifier also has the potential to prevent a lot of human misery in the aftermath of natural disasters like hurricanes.
These gasifiers can also be put to work cleaning up agricultural waste from hog and poultry farms. The output is a sterile ash that can be used to make concrete. When you think about turning hog waste into something like cement for parking lots, you realize this is a winner for everyone.”
Source: Howard, Merrell & Partners