BioSolve® Clear Approved by IMO for Use as Cargo Tank Cleaning Additive

Lexington, MA. – The BioSolve® Company (TBC), manufacturers and distributors of a line of Hydrocarbon Mitigation Agents™ is pleased to announce that BioSolve® Clear was recently approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for use as a Cargo Tank Cleaning Additive. The BioSolve® Company will be added to Annex 10 of the MEPC.2.Circ on its next publication.

BioSolve® Pinkwater, the company’s marquee product, has been used by contractors with confidence for decades to safely clean and degas land-based petroleum, fuel and chemical tanks. BioSolve® Clear is identical to BioSolve® Pinkwater, but without the company’s signature magenta dye.

BioSolve® products are water-based, non-hazardous and biodegradable. Yet these products are highly effective at removing all traces of petroleum hydrocarbons from hard surfaces. BioSolve® products are also effective for cleaning many vegetable oil tanks. “We expect that marine industry customers will appreciate a safer, easy-to-use cleaning additive with no harsh caustic or solvents,” explained Karl Loos, Managing Director for The BioSolve® Company. “Turnaround time is especially important in this industry,” added James Edgerly, also a Managing Director for the company. “BioSolve® products work fast to prepare a tank for maintenance or simply preparing it for the next cargo.”

BioSolve® Clear is available from The BioSolve® Company as well as from TECO Maritime Group (Bærum, Norway) where it is sold as MarClean BioSolve® Tank CC.

As a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.

BioSolve® Pinkwater, the leading hydrocarbon mitigation agent, has been used by industrial, municipal and environmental customers for over 30 years, and is available directly from The BioSolve® Company in the US and through master distributors around the world.

The primary industrial applications for BioSolve® products spill cleanup, tank cleaning and degassing, equipment cleaning and surface washing. BioSolve® products are also used for soil remediation and odor control.


Karl Loos
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