"The sand was classified as ,special waste' and was therefore destined to be tipped in a hazardous" explained Jenny Wink, Administration Supervisor of Total E&P UK.
"This was something we wanted to avoid so we decided to investigate a solution with our waste solutions partner Enviroco."
Fortunately, an Aberdeen
based biotechnology company, Remedios
, was pioneering a solution using microbes that eat hydrocarbons."The volume of waste sand was by far the most that had ever been trialled" said Jenny
It's a win-win situation," said Jenny