OPFLEX CEO to Speak on Environmental Issues in China

2010-12-17 04:20 1655

NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CEO of OPFLEX SOLUTIONS LLC, Scott Smith, has been invited to speak at their CCS Technology International Summit Forum being held in Beijing in January 2011. In attendance at this event will be officials from the China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), major city Governors, large state-owned enterprises and CCS experts from around the world.

Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), is a means of reducing the contribution of fossil fuel emissions to Global Warming, based on capturing Carbon Dioxide from large sources, and storing it in such a way that it does not enter the atmosphere. "China is an incredibly progressive country where it comes to environmental issues," says Smith. "I have been to Dalian, China to show them how Opflex works and had a great reception. I look forward to returning." This recognition of Smith's contributions is even further advanced by Opflex(TM) being officially listed on the National Contingency Plan by the EPA.

The forum is jointly sponsored by China Low-Carbon network (, Chinese Overseas-Educated Scholars Association (COESA) Youth Committee and Sino-Canadian Environmental Protection Foundation. The associate sponsors include the United Nations Asia-Africa Business Council (AABC), American Wattley-Moore Inc, Inner Mongolian Low-Carbon Economy Development Promotion Agency, Shanxi University Low-Carbon Research Institute and China Contract Energy Management Network.

Opflex(TM) is the first low carbon impact (LCI(TM)), reusable foam that absorbs oil and allows water to flow through. With 500% greater surface area than the white adsorbent booms previously used in the Gulf, Opflex(TM) BOOMS, MOPS, and Snare BOOMS can capture surface oil sheen. Submersible Opflex(TM) POM POMS can capture sub-surface oil in equal measure. Submersible POM POMS of the open cell Opflex(TM) material have been proven to work in the affected areas for months now. The company is making inroads into the Gulf Cleanup efforts. BP has already ordered and taken delivery on more than 2 million square feet of Opflex(TM). There are numerous other uses for Opflex-related materials and the company intends to roll products out that help the environment in many other ways in the coming months.