Transcript of "Eko Gea Vs Microbes A Competitive Analysis"
EKO GEA vs. Microbes*
A Competitive Technology Comparison
Product Feature EKO GEA (not a microbe) Microbes EKO GEA Advantages
Must be grown in a lab or reactor, sometimes weeks
Dilution in water , then add or before being able to use them
No growing time – ready for immediate application
Some require a reactor (capital expense) for
Specific microbes are not suited for all environments: EKO GEA bio-activates microbes already present in the
It is impossible to maintain a “stable” of effective environment.
Any organic waste treatment microbes for every application. § EKO GEA will occasionally introduce its Rhodobacter
Flexibility/Suitability and some inorganic apps. capsulatus or Bacillus bacteria in applications
It is impossible to know what specific microbe will be
suitable for each specific application – one microbe (hydrocarbon cleaning), or when biology is dead (biogas
species does not fit all… fermentation “stuck” or “sour”)
Better nutrition that lasts. EKO GEA is rich in
EKO GEA is its own complex, Microbes require feeding and often run out of the nutrients
oligosaccharides (complex long-chain sugars) + trace
Nutrient Source complete, bio-available nutrient “on the job” (microbe products are usually mixed with simple
elements. EKO GEA is the difference between a balanced
source sugars as nutrient/energy source)
meal and a sugary snack for microbes.
Immediate bio-chemical effect in reduction of odours,
Ion-exchange A biological ion-exchanger - no ion-exchange capacity -
heavy metals, nitrate/phosphorous , etc.
EKO GEA doesn’t die off – it is a 3rd-party nutrient source
Re-application Require constant re-feeding, re-seeding of microbes – they
Only with new, incoming waste and protector which harnesses microbes which are already
Requirements die off and need replacement - endlessly
in-situ (hidden costs w/ EKO GEA competitors)
Contains Alginates which EKO GEA means naturally-occurring microbes already in the
Microbial Protection provide a physical gel-like - no protective capacity - environment are not as vulnerable to toxins and are able to
barrier against toxins do their work without having to be replaced
Microbes must be grown up before use
EKO GEA is flexible and always ready to use and apply
Mix Incubate in an incubator at required temperature for
No forward planning required
Strain for certain spray required amount of time (2-3 weeks)
Preparation/Shelf life applications if nozzle size
No “lost stock”
Mix with nutrients (yeast, sugar, trace elements), apply
No hidden costs related to preparation requirements and
requires with req’d amount of nutrients and keep applying
Use within days after preparation or stock is lost (dead)
Storage Keep out of direct sunlight Refrigeration often required for live bacterial culture Low-cost storage & transport
*Microbes = various commercial competitors of EKO GEA which use microbes as the principal additive
§ Current estimate of the total number of different species of microbes is about 5 billion.
Microbes can eliminate or neutralize many toxic compounds in the Certain microbes can transform the following compounds into
environment. other non-toxic or less toxic forms. These include heavy metals
o Bioremediation is the most economical and most efficient way to such as selenium, arsenic, mercury and uranium; fertilizers,
reduce toxic waste. including nitrate and phosphate; and runoff from mining
o Natural bioremediation often happens very, very slowly. This is
operations. The following inorganic toxic compounds have
why we need EKO GEA (speeds + feeds + cleans + shelters
microbes that can transform them in some way:
Problems can arise if the chosen microbes for a particular job aren't well
o Mercury in batteries
suited to life in their new environment o Nitrite - fertilizer runoff
Some microbes are very good at degrading certain toxins. If microbes that o Selenium
degrade oil, for example, are not present in an environment where oil has o Arsenic
been spilled, EKO GEA can add oil-degrading microbes to that o Uranium
environment. Our microbes are grown in our lab and encapsulated for o Acid mine drainage
later use. Adding microbes to solve challenging bioremediation problems is
Many compounds can be degraded by microbes, including the not a sure thing. EKO GEA leap-frogs this challenge by bio-
following: activating – feeding, protecting, sheltering a FULL RANGE of
o Organic weed killers (herbicide) microbes for the applications to which they are already suited,
o Oil and hydrocarbons acclimatised, and in-situ. EKO GEA can also enhance the
o PCB's polychlorinated biphenyls (insulator-coolants in performance of microbes added to environments for specific tasks.
electric power plant transformers)
o DDT 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl) ethane - an EKO GEA has other attributes other than its bio-activity (microbial
organic insect killer (pesticide) enhancement). Ion-exchange is one of our important product features,
o Plastic and microbes do not offer this capability.
EKO GEA d.o.o.
Ul. M. Grevenbroich 13
3000 Celje SLOVENIA
Tel. + 386 3491 07 60
English: Tel: UK +44 208 144 0102
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