Within the scope of Clean Arctic complicated joint venture, specialists of Rosneft Oil Company and Russian Arctic National Park found micro organism that can be utilized as a foundation for improvement of an revolutionary agent for cleansing soils from petroleum-based merchandise.
Scientists uncovered the promising microorganisms in the course of the acquisition of samples of polluted soil on the Alexandra Land Island, the place gasoline storage depots have been located till 2015.
In a sequence of exams, carried out within the laboratories of RAS Federal Research Centre of Biotechnology, a singular function of the micro organism was found – they’re able to decompose petroleum-based merchandise at low temperatures (2-6°?). These microorganisms could also be used to create bio-agents for complicated cleansing of soils in Arctic from petroleum-based merchandise.
Thus, the scientists’ discovery will enable to unravel one of many foremost environmental issues of Arctic territories.
“Since the method of soil self-cleaning takes a very long time, biotechnological strategies of soil recultivation, which we’re presently learning within the Franz Josef Land archipelago, get an exceptionally essential position,” – mentioned the top of the Clean Arctic complicated scientific venture Dmitry Krjukov.
The Clean Arctic venture is a logical extension of Russian president’s initiative to scrub Arctic territories, implementation of which was began within the Franz Josef Land archipelago in 2012.
Earlier, on the premises of the Biology Faculty of the MSU named after M. V. Lomonosov, Rosneft along with Innopraktika firm developed an agent for utilisation of oil pollution on water at low and below-freezing temperatures, that has no equals wherever on the earth.
Clean Arctic complicated joint venture by Rosneft Oil Company and Russian Arctic National Park began in 2019. The initiative goals to rehabilitate the ecosystem of the northernmost territories of Russia – the wildlife sanctuary archipelago of Franz Josef Land, which is part of a specifically protected pure reservation since 1994.
The foremost purpose is to evaluate the scope of air pollution of the wildlife sanctuary archipelago’s territory brought on by human financial actions in the course of the Arctic improvement within the Soviet interval. Joint venture grew to become a logical extension of works on remediation of collected environmental injury, carried out in 2012-2017 on the islands of Franz Josef Land archipelago and in Novaya Zemlya inside the borders of the nationwide park.
(Source: Rosneft – Image:snow storm on Alexandra Land Island/Ivan Mizin/arcti.ru)
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