by Michael dEstries
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Looks like Kevin Costner’s investment in oil-cleaning technology is on the verge of paying off nicely.

BP recently approved open water testing of the actor’s centrifuges — capable of separating 97% of oil from water at a rate of nearly 2,000 barrels a day per machine. After several delays, BP is expected to test six of the massive devices in open water later this week. If successful, their implementation could mean big things for the Costner’s company, Ocean Therapy Solutions. He said some 26 units are ready to be deployed, should the tests prove successful. From the LA Times,

Details of any contractual relationship with BP were not disclosed. Asked if the actor would charge for use of the machines, Pat Smith, a spokesman for Costner, said, “We don’t know yet. We haven’t had that discussion yet. This is only a test trial.”

We should no more by the end of the week on Costner’s tech. With all the failings BP is having in capping the well, it would be great to have some good news, however small, that something is working.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Dana

    Just to give you guys a heads up, the Ocean Therapy Solution URL takes you to a porn site o__o

  • DJ Karma (VegSpinz)

    OMG that is so funny! Who messed with the link??

  • Anon

    That link should read not

    • Michael d’Estries

      Thanks, Anon. Fixed. Sorry about the porn link, everyone. Though I have to wonder how quickly someone in that industry thought to take advantage of Costner’s url that way…

  • Whoever…

    This should be the way to clean up the oil spill: