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Clark Environmental is first Florida facility for treatment of liquid biofuel contaminated soils

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Clark Environmental Inc. received the first Florida Department of Environmental Protection permit to thermally treat liquid biofuel contaminated soils. The permit enables Clark to remediate soils contaminated with liquid biofuels such as ethanol, methanol, biodiesel, green diesel and vegetable oils.

Clark currently features the largest and most technologically advanced high temperature thermal treatment facility for recycling petroleum contaminated soils and sludges in the Southeastern U.S. This additional treatment capability will provide them with the opportunity to better serve energy, infrastructure, commercial and industrial customers throughout the state of Florida and Georgia.

The facility is also permitted to thermally treat coal tar pitch and creosote-contaminated materials.

“With the increasing focus on sustainability and biofuel production, Clark Environmental’s newest capability provides a remediation solution for soils contaminated with liquid biofuels,” said Jim Clark, vice president of the firm. “Our thermal treatment facility cleans and recycles contaminated soils while eliminating our customer’s future liability. This is a true sustainable remediation method as opposed to landfilling.”

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