Queenslanders band together on CSG waste

CSG Enviro Services has entered into a technology collaboration agreement with bioengineering firm PolyGenomX to expand its capability in the long-term sustainable management of saline water and brines for coal seam gas companies.
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CSG water testing in Queensland, courtesy of Origin Energy

Noel Dyson

Of particular relevance to CSG Enviro Services is the application of the fellow Queensland company PGX’s bioremediation system.

The system uses highly salt-tolerant bioengineered plants and trees to treat CSG production water containing salt and salt brines produced by reverse osmosis and other salt-extraction processes.

These salt-consuming plants can be grown for biofuels and the trees can be grown for timber without the salt re-entering the environment.

Using PGX’s PolyX technology, plants and trees can be adapted to almost any conditions over relatively short time periods.

In nature this adaptation may take thousands or even millions of years.

PGX’s technology does not involve genetic modification of the plants.

Instead, with PolyX, the plant’s in-built adaptive mechanisms are triggered to deliberately invoke specific characteristics from within a plant’s normal adaptive repertoire.

This way the plant’s adaptations can be tailored to a specific outcome or environment, such as those generated by CSG water and salt.

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