Estech, Inc. was founded to carry out R&D on Algal Turf Scrubbing, ecosystem modeling,
aquaculture and the scale-up of water cleaning systems. In agreement with most of the
scientific community, we recognize that atmospheric alteration and resulting global
warming, is a serious environmental issue. Global warming is the first human-created, global-altering process to become widely-accepted. Biodiversity loss and habitat
reduction, as well as unsustainable fishing, are widely known in the scientific and
environmental communities, but have not been seriously addressed. Global scale
degeneration of our hydrosphere is more insidious, because it largely remains beyond
public view. Numerous “dead” areas, some the size of countries, have been created
by human waste waters, mostly in bays and gulfs around the fringes of oceans.
In addition, waste toxic compounds are everywhere in the world ocean, reaching the most remote
regions. This dumping of human waste products not only affects many wild populations of fish and marine mammals, but also negatively affects a large part
Implementation of a national algae-based surface water treatment program that includes application of large scale regional Multi-Use Algal Turf Scrubber® facilities offers a solution to these challenges by providing cost-effective nitrogen and phosphorus recovery from impaired surface waters, biodiesel production and high grade soil amendments. These regional Algal Turf Scrubber® systems will allow farmers to produce more crops while protecting surface waters like the Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico and Chesapeake Bay from excess nutrients. Rather than impose restrictions on fertilizer use, which reduce crop and ethanol production, fertilizer producers could work to establish a fertilizer excise tax that would help fund operations of these surface water treatment systems.
From this national algae based surface water treatment program, everyone benefits:
We ask everyone interested in global solutions to our environment problems to bring
this website, and its links to the attention of responsible government, foundation and
business leaders and to friends and associates. These problems can be solved, but
they involve serious commitment to solutions, rather than business as usual.
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