Fighting Oil with Nature | NYU-Poly

- Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What if cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico wasn’t a matter of choosing between harsh chemical dispersants, labor-intensive skimming and potentially dangerous burns?

Dr. Richard Gross, professor of chemical and biological science and Herman F. Mark chair at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), claims nature has already provided the ideal weapons in the fight against the millions of gallons of oil still spilling into the Gulf.


It seems to me that now is the time to get funding to turn this research into a production ready solution.

It appears that it’s too late to effectively apply this to the Gulf Spill, but I’m sure it will still be a good place to do the research and proof of concept work.

Where can we start? Is there a fund that people can contribute to? A place to drive links with answers, action opportunities, and organization.