Kevin Costner's Company To Help Clean Up Oil Spill

In Celebs by KGaz , on Thursday, May 20, 2010, 8:01 AM (PDT)
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Costner invested in an oil-water separator invention.

We love green celebs! And we've just learned that Hollywood heavyweight Kevin Costner is using his notoreity and cash for major good: he's invested in a company that has figured out how to separate oil and water, which will be a massive help in damage control caused by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

British Petroleum and other companies in the oil business have been biting their nails for nearly a month since a Deepwater Horizon drill rig exploded in the gulf in late April. The spill continues to cost the U.S. and other nations millions, with thousands of gallons of oil being lost every day. It's triggered heated debates about the welfare of wildlife, the economy and the environment and could seriously affect energy talks in the future.

Fortunately Kevin Costner and his brother Dan have stepped in as major investors in a company called Ocean Therapy Solutions. The company has developed a machine called Ocean Therapy that, according to Rediff Business, "can apparently separate oil from contaminated seawater." The machine cost $24 million to build, and after testing, BP has approved it to help oil spill cleanup.

Costner began investing in the technology almost two decades ago, after the 1989 Exxon-Valdez oil spill off the coast of Alaska. It's reported that "Costner has been funding a team of scientists for the last 15 years to develop a technology which could be used for massive oil spills." The technology involves a super-fast centrifuge operation, as centrifuge motion in previous years was too slow to separate oil from water.

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Comments (1)
Posted By htomfields (4 years ago)
You've probably heard about Kevin Costner's oil-water separators — BP bought 32 of them to help clean up the catastrophic Gulf oil spill. But did you know this technology was invented at Idaho National Laboratory 20 years ago? Check out this video, which features the inventor, INL's David Meikrantz. Go to Idaho National Laboratory's facebook site to see the video.
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