Endophyte Assisted Phytoremediation

Microbial Solutions

Intrinsyx Environmental uses its collection of unique tree endophytes to inoculate trees and grasses to effectively remove and degrade contaminants in groundwater, surface water, and soil. 

 

The company has over 30 phytoremediation sites in the US, using endophyte enhanced poplar and willow trees to clean contaminated soil and groundwater plumes.  We can now effectively and efficiently clean polluted sites using trees at significant cost savings over conventional remediation techniques, and we can outperform other phytoremediation systems.

  • Endophytes provide phytoprotection to trees and grasses growing in otherwise fatal levels of contaminants

  • Allows for in-planta breakdown of contaminants

  • Decreases nitrogen fertilizer requirements

  • Decreases phosphorus fertilizer requirements

  • Increases drought, flood, and salt tolerance

Endophytes living inside of plant cells

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Inoculated poplars growing on top of a TCE groundwater plume

A Modern Approach for Historic Contamination

Planting of our endophyte-assisted phytoremediation systems has allowed for site groundwater hydrological control and regulator-approved discontinuation of costly groundwater pump-and-treat systems and soil vapor extraction systems. The poplar trees can reach groundwater at depths of up to 30 feet alone, and by using solar powered well pumps, these 100% solar driven systems clean contaminated groundwater at any depth.

 

Our proprietary systems have been deployed at Superfund sites, former military sites, industrial sites, and office parks with the review and approval of the EPA and state regulatory agencies.

The Intrinsic Benefits of Trees

Our sustainable remediation systems provide a greener alternative to traditional remediation practices. In addition to cleaning up harmful contaminants and releasing innocuous by-products, trees provide a host of benefits to the surrounding communities and ecosystems.

  • Sequester atmospheric CO2

  • Trees near buildings can reduce heating and air conditioning demands, thereby reducing emissions

  • Absorb or intercept pollutants like ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ash, and dust

  • Intercept stormwater and reduce erosion

  • Increase property value of nearby homes

  • Provide habitat for native wildlife

  • Reduce the heat island effect in urban areas

  • Improve the mental health of nearby communities

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