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Good evening everybody I'm Gerri Willis.
It's been 62 days since the deep water oil rig exploded since then as much as a 125.
Million gallons of oil has been poured into the gulf.
While BP and the government fight over how best to clean up the -- Our next -- says he has a plan that works.
Tony Blakey is the founder and executive chairman of ultra greens joining us now from London welcome.
-- and honestly in our.
-- tell me how this how this technology works.
But today it's a combination of things -- technology is membrane that we developed with sun's partners ABS.
For something entirely different as a military thing we notice that it was sucking up oil -- a right to just -- believe.
The real trick here is have been up about a 168.
When they gonna suck up 25000 gallons a day I'm -- gonna have them out there in six weeks.
Twice -- it let me let me stop you there because I wanna make sure people understand what you're talking about here.
Gallons of oil could be sucked up by a single boat is that what you're saying the day.
100% has been tested.
We've had a blood test people down that they've seen it actually working.
We've had a massive engineering -- we've had scientists from all over the world working on this.
We have a huge huge logistics operation -- -- the guy who did the Falklands.
Move for our whole war thing amendment ninety such as well we've we did we had this incredible team we will have the fishermen the fishermen must -- the coast.
When are -- waiting for anybody we're gonna go and do this.
That's that's awesome and very exciting to hear were looking at some artists renderings here -- might actually work and just to give people a sense of what it.
How would really operates it's almost kind of like using a paper towel to pass the water.
Threw -- to pull the oil out in the and the oil is set aside in what looks like big pillows on most.
-- she and separate the two.
You think he developed different entirely different purpose how can you be so sure that it will work in this instance.
Well until you do things we -- personal obviously got some of the gulf oil the same kind of vote.
We've got house PP if they would give us five samples of the -- that's.
He's actually down that I'll be really honest with you what we've ended because we got some Mississippi because to go out and get -- -- because we were prevented from actually getting -- five cuts -- so we.
Tested it on the fighting is -- it provided my little sir let's.
Well it's an accompaniment to that is okay say the plane being.
Me as I assailants who you're talking about there correct on so we right so what they wouldn't send justified some -- a stop trying to -- -- -- But that is some Mississippi fisherman went out and got it while we've been tested on that we night -- Alex Rios.
Over under and when he -- -- who are looking -- all the rest of the things that need to be picked up.
Basically if we're gonna have a fleet.
As a very strange number would have a 168 -- that gonna go out we're gonna do it and welcome awaits.
We have to do this would need when you talk to friends -- the commercial fishermen's association.
They've had enough that they aren't gonna save the coast.
Right and I've I've seen that kind of impatience and -- entirely understand why people are so upset.
You say that BP has really stood in the way.
And not help to get this technology to the golf hadn't gotten a better reception from the US government.
From the White House we have you know what else is actually being greater things -- -- -- difference between.
United some political levels -- perhaps unwelcome White House wants to do as far as we know the president wants to save the -- There's a big difference you got two choices you can name.
Clean up the mess and try and salvage people's lives well you can prevent it cucumber vented by having.
This looks similar boats out I'm I'll tell you -- we put a huge American company for example.
That is actually set aside a computerized factory which it was gonna make an entirely different product is emptied the factory it's sitting than they had an unknown make these arrays.
And -- we're gonna get them with truckers and we're hoping -- highway patrols will allow.
You know the guys to speed down to 'cause this is the biggest logistics thing infections the Falklands which is why we -- the -- and -- a couple of night are guys.
Wow that's impressive.
So you think you produce enough of this to really make a difference I mean that's the other question hanging right.
You've never actually have you manufactured this in mass before.
We've kind of been affected some of that but we've already -- seven factories around the world waiting to.
Make this we know we can get somewhere in the -- of a million square a just the stuff.
We can get it over to the -- the rigs will be made in and ready to deploy the first sort of be in the water into -- Now he had a very likely.
This sounds like this will be very effective against oil that's in the water but there's also sort of a sludge that we're seeing pictures -- right now can -- be used with that.
Jessica we've within the hope when it is once you've got a -- of problems -- -- values.
You can and put different technologies.
I mean Kevin -- thing is good but you know you have -- -- you get it out that so what we're gonna do is we.
We're working -- the people of those -- we have over a hundred sciences and Aaron.
How frustrating that's coming up with ways to pick up the -- from how frustrating has it been trying to work with -- M -- Well we've we've you know we go to the -- we managed to get through them to come down three of their son has come down -- spend ages telling us why wouldn't work hand that was an entirely -- so devoted look at what has said.
Wow very impressive I mean the other thing you've got to remember resisted this -- we just sort of the three things.
We we've graded the whole of the beach operation.
The whole of the 15100 miles of beach.
We've broken it down into areas we have an emergency barrier system.
Which can be rust we have -- -- -- you've got pictures of that some land on the Barry is we use surface and it is to actually put these things out.
And eventually -- that's the rule horizon take the big -- -- so we're talking about.
What -- -- breakaway slicks and those little will be taken out as well so we're gonna protect the beaches.
We gonna do next thing we're gonna do is we're going to go to the of the -- of the oil that's on the war liberals are gonna go to the sludge on the big.
Large pieces of talk -- the final thing we gonna do is listen this is the united controversial -- -- -- We're gonna go -- move -- to the remember horizon rig itself we're gonna take all of that oil as it comes up but I have to tell you that originally were running and is saying send an -- -- One of one about directors in fact actually is -- XBP managing director of brand is coming to me on the way up here -- -- defense.
David we've he was MD up -- 2003.
Than he did nothing but also recovery.
He's coming to me on the way out here was a good BP's luck.
The fact that drilling two more wells can you believe this that cool relief wells he said would close wells -- -- well.
Well yeah concerns.
Sarah we hope that doesn't happen sir we hope that -- Because we will have a -- doesn't matter he's sending the entire -- -- that.
So the reality is if they do manage to blow those ones as well which is -- -- like because he's a relief wells right just in case instead of sending you'll be under that little house and a 160.
-- -- -- -- -- All the best in and in traction on this horrible horrible problem we appreciate your time in describing your technology.
Fascinating stuff good luck.
A lot of good about you coming on the first that would be wonderful I'm there buddy I'm definitely there okay -- I'm pro -- are two weeks' time it today and I think Italian.
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