Oil Spill Cleanup using Bioremediation

Proven Oil Spill Cleanup Technology

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BioWorld has achieved a high degree of success with our bioremediation technology. Bioremediation has now matured to an important economical method of remediating soils and groundwater. Much of the early work on bioremediation involved adding fertilizers in an attempt to improve natural processes. BioWorld’s technology provides consistent results that were lacking in the past.

The Benefits of BioWorld

EPA National Contingency Plan Listing

BioWorld Hydrocarbon Treatment is listed on the EPA NCP Product Schedule under Bioremediation Agents. This enables federal on-scene coordinators to authorize the use of BioWorld for oil spill cleanups.

State of California OSPR Licensed

BioWorld Hydrocarbon Treatment is licensed by the State of California, Department of Fish and Game, Office of Spill Prevention and Response as an Oil Spill Cleanup Agent. This enables the State Regional Response Team to approve BioWorld to be used for oil spill cleanups in California.

The On-Site Solution

A significant advantage of using BioWorld Bioremediation is conducting the remediation on-site. The need to transport hydrocarbon contaminated soil or water off-site as hazardous waste is nonexistent. Permits and/or licenses necessary to transport contaminants is eliminated saving you time and money.

Eliminate Liability

As long as contamination exists, the property owner is legally and financially responsible from cradle to grave – whether or not the contamination has been moved off-site. BioWorld Bioremediation digests petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in soil or water and produces harmless by-products such as carbon dioxide, water, fatty acids and biomass. Once the contamination problem is resolved, liability is removed.

More Than Two Decades of Experience

For more than 20 years, BioWorld Bioremediation has proven to be a non-disruptive, cost-effective and highly efficient method of safely breaking down many chemicals. Our 2-part enhancement and augmentation approach results in a faster and more complete degradation of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in surface soils, subsurface soils, groundwater, surface waters or virtually any other area.

Effective Integrated Approach Using Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Engineering

BioWorld Bioremediation products and services provide an efficient, environmentally safe, on-site treatment solution to many hazardous waste cleanups. We restore most contaminated sites in less time and at a lower cost than other remediation techniques.

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BioWorld Emergency Response

BioWorld Hydrocarbon Treatment products are listed on the EPA National Contingency Plan Product Schedule and licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game for oil spill cleanups.

What is BioWorld Hydrocarbon Treatment?


BioWorld Hydrocarbon Treatment is a natural and eco friendly 2-part product consisting of the following:

  1. Bioenhancement – Bioremediation Enhancer liquid formulation which maximizes the ability of microbes to reproduce and thrive in a hazardous waste situation (in soil or water applications)
  2. Bioaugmentation – Hydrocarbon Digesting Microbes in a dry form for remediating petroleum hydrocarbon waste.

When applied to oil spills, fuel spills, oily water and other petroleum hydrocarbon contamination, BioWorld Hydrocarbon Treatment effectively digests hydrocarbon waste while producing non-hazardous by-products. BioWorld has been used to clean up crude oil, gasoline, diesel, MTBE and other petrochemicals.

How Does it Work?

Depending on the project type, conditions, initial contaminant concentration and clean-up target, BioWorld Bioremediation is added to the soil or water using in situ or ex situ techniques. BioWorld provides the framework for the microbes to directly metabolize contaminants and create enzymes for efficient conversion of contaminants to water, carbon dioxide and other non-hazardous substances such as fatty acids.


Native soil have many types of tiny creatures called microbes.


When hazardous wastes contaminate the soil, the existing microbes struggle to survive. Strains known to be efficient at degrading the waste may or may not be present. In addition, the microbes generally lack the proper nutrients to reproduce and thrive.


Using BioWorld Bioremediation Technology, the proper strains of selected microbes and soluble forms of the necessary nutrients are easily applied to the waste situation.


Billions of healthy microbes constantly work to break down hazardous waste into harmless by-products.


A – BioWorld provides an efficient, eco friendly, on-site treatment solution to many hazardous waste cleanups.

B – Long-term liability from off-site transport and disposal is completely eliminated.


The result is a successful, cost-effective cleanup in compliance with environmental regulations.

Technical Documents

BioWorld Hydrocarbon Microbes SDS
BioWorld Bioremediation Enhancer SDS Spec Sheet

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