This unique absorbent made of basalt fiber has been developed by Green Ocean. It cleans spills of hazardous liquids 3 times faster than any solution on the market and absorbs 3 times more oil than regular absorbents. Only 0.03 ounces (0.85 gram) of absorbing material can absorb up to 1.94 ounces (55 grams) of oil, while other absorbents can soak up a maximum of 0.49 ounces (7 grams). Additionally, 95 percent of oil can be recovered, as absorbents can be squeezed out.
The official website demonstrates a number of products based on a new basalt absorbent, which is a patented Green Ocean technology. The company’s headquarters are located in the Netherlands and Russia, but production facilities in Latvia.