Economic, ecologically, environmentally and societally sustainable agricultural, mining, industry, natural and disturbed lands solutions


The Earth Sustaining Sciences Group

The Earth Sustaining Sciences Group are specialists in environmental  solutions and concepts, design, development, remediation, rehabilitation and management for ecosocietally sustainable agriculture, mining, processing, natural environments, intensive agriculture industries, and communities.

Who We Are

The Earth Sustaining Sciences Group (TESSG) are straight talking delivery focused specialists in operations management and environmental and agricultural remediation, rehabilitation, development and management for the mining, processing, and intensive agriculture industries. TESSG is in the business of providing cost effective and efficient mining operations management, and working solutions for a range of industry wide environmental and agricultural risks including contaminated waters, soils, and cultivation. Our solutions utilise biological, biogenic and biosphere benign methods and materials. TESSG does not deem it necessary to increase site risks by using hazardous reagents when the same end can be achieved in a similar time frame at a fraction of the cost using processes optimised from natural systems.  We have successfully applied its unique environmental remediation solutions on sites in Australia and Oceania, America, Africa, Asia, Mongolia, Pacific nations, and the Middle East. Our systems are industry proven, robust, effective and tuneable to the full gamut of climatic & operational conditions  to which  ecologies, environments, industries and society are subjected.  Twenty-five years ago the founder of TESSG, Wayne Sampey, identified that the biggest business risk to the future of mining would be changes to environmental guidelines and increasingly rigorous controls on environmental discharges and residues. In response to this  Sampey began researching biogenically mediated water purification, metal and organic toxin stripping and pH control. This research led to the first Symbiotic Aquatic Bio-Reactor (SABR) and over a decade of subsequent testing, tuning, perfecting and field trials. Consequently, TESSG is by the declaration by many eminent academic institutions and governments, generations ahead of its closest competitors, and can offer the only fully effective, scalable, high processing rate and feed solution customisable bioreactor and biogenic cultivation systems available today.  

How Green Are We?

TESSG does not think it can save the world, nor does TESSG desire to simply hug and save trees or otherwise have an axe to grind. TESSG was born of the mining  and agricultural industries and believes the greatest good for the greatest numbers will come from enabling industry to continue and expand within the current culture of increasingly stringent environmental oversight, and increasingly pervasive global social and environmental awareness productively, and profitably.  There are a myriad of beneficial projects in operation today that would never have commenced if feasibility had included rehabilitation costs using traditional methodologies. The current regulatory environment and awareness did not exist when many projects were bought online: As these projects mature and wind down, their parent companies face enviro-relational disasters unless effective and affordable solutions can be delivered.  Companies worldwide are sitting on expensive care and maintenance programmes using traditional and largely ineffective environmental control methodologies, because no cost effective remediation solutions were known. Increasingly, regulators will not allow companies to walk away from environmentally unstable sites without incurring crippling penalties and forgoing ever increasing bonds, let alone the potential damage to ever more elusive social capital.  There are projects around the world under due diligence and in prefeasibility right now that will stall because of the extra costs imposed by environmental management of operations, rehabilitation and closure. TESSG’s aim is to work with industry and communities within which industry is embedded, to provide solutions to these problems in an economically, environmentally, regulatory and societally acceptable manner.  

So Are We Simply a Research and A Studies Group?     

No; not as a first choice. While we conduct significant volumes of research and development, we consider studies only as a part of solutions provision. We’ve all seen it; we’ve even been a part of it. Site management isn’t sure how to solve the environmental or agricultural  problems a company faces and regulators, who themselves are usually under resourced, reply to document submissions with increasingly detailed and difficult to answer questions coined by people who rely on the internet far too closely. In response the company will engage a consultancy who promptly recommends that it conducts a course of studies costing upwards of several hundreds of thousands of dollars. The results come in and a fairly generic ‘study’ report is submitted, followed by a recommended list of remedial works that is almost identical to every other such environmental and agricultural remediation plan, and similarly doomed to be costly, only partially effective, and requiring intensive management with intermittent failures for decades if not centuries. TESSG does not believe this standard scenario is productive or viable in the long term and are in the business of delivering solutions, not studies and devote to the avoidance of generic control measures that have failed everywhere else. It is our almost universal experience that the majority of knowledge needed to understand an operations problems sufficiently to implement a solution, is already known by site personnel. By analysing site knowledge, guiding and utilising site expertise and identifying remaining gaps, very little extra base level information is required before moving into trial solutions and full implementation of our solutions biotechnology and practices. Consider, that the individual processes, problem chemistry, geology and environment at any given site is to some extent unique, the resultant environmental management problems are very similar: the exposure and breakdown of x is causing mega litres of water to have pH y and is transporting these metals, these anions or those toxins; the problem materials are exposed here or sequestered there; artificial or natural land forms are contributing to contaminated runoff problems over there, airborne particulates are high because of that. TESSG can implement cost effective, societo-ecologically sound working solutions to these industry wide problems.

Earth Sustaining Sciences Biotechnology

Earth Sustaining Sciences Biotechnology specialises in biotechnological development such as the advanced Rhizospheric and Phyllospheric, (SymECulture) natural biological cultivation advancements, and natural plant derived biopharmaceutical and nutraceutical developments.

Earth Sustaining Sciences Biotechnology,  advanced the Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor (SABR), the world’s only proven all-natural, economic, environmentally viable solution for process affected 0-14 pH water and soil remediation and rehabilitation additionally provides cost effective organic crop and natural growth developing and advancing sustaining multichannel bionutrification methododgies. As specialists in intensive cultivation biodevelopment, Earth Sustaining Sciences Biotechnology delivers world-first natural, cost effective Rhizosphere and Phyllosphere enhancing microbiological processes and systems. He created and perfected the all-natural Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor process (SABR) that economically and expediently delivers acid mine, acid rock drainage water and soils solutions (proven remediation from less than 0.5 pH to neutral) and  high pH industrial effluent solutions, in soils and clays (proven remediation from greater than 14 pH to neutral).

Earth Sustaining Sciences Biotechnology extends to BioSolve, BioStim, BioGrow, BioNute, BioMax, BioActivate, BioBind, BioBoard,  and BioSeal systems including the all-natural development roads, compressed concrete-like stylized flooring and paving and building materials from almost any sands and soils including volcanic sands and beach sands. This is supplemented by the  formulation of TESSI's new BioBoard, the creation of locally produced, lightweight, high strength, highly economic compressed fibre frame or frame-less construction board, block and panel structure building materials from grasses, some of which demonstrate high levels of fire retardancy. a series of natural soil management, dust management, ground and soils formation and stabilisation and management processes.

With The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute, (TESSI),  Earth Sustaining Sciences Biotechnology has created the world’s first all-natural, economic Bioorganic Desalination System SABRBODS, which has delivered 66% salinity reduction in African, Papua New Guinea, and Australian mine waters, and 95% salinity reduction in high salinity agricultural soils and seawater desalination.

With The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute, (TESSI),  Earth Sustaining Sciences Biotechnology has recently further perfected  SymECulture - Symbiotic Ecological Cultivation - High Quality, High Yield,  Reduced Cost, All-Natural Intergenerationally Sustainable Cultivation processes. The processes utilise naturally developed biological, biogenic and biosphere benign methods, providing minimum change for maximum benefit solutions and ecosocietally prosperous outcomes. Sampey realised that studies into plants’ hosting of diverse communities of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, archaea, and protists demonstrated that there was no real understanding of the full effect on the phyllosphere of any given plant by the majority of microbial colonists.

Sampey founded Earth Sustaining Sciences Biotechnology after he considered that the majority of global research was into Rhizospheric effects. Hence, with The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute, (TESSI), he developed  the Earth Sustaining Sciences Biotechnology SymECulture®, Symbiotic Ecological Cultivation. The result from the ontogenic research approach, following many years of self-funded dedicated research and development was the process of symbiotically coupling multiple fine-tuned plant biostimulation variables, by tailored biostimulated and biomatured natural microbiota soil and cultivation medium structuring progressions. Matured minimal risk natural microbiota bionutrient enrichment and management processes followed, delivering final success in January 2019. The extension of SymECulture® through Earth Sustaining Sciences Biotechnology’s research into the symbiotic characteristics of plant rhizosphere and phyllosphere microbial life led to the development of a sustainably fully enriched phyllosphere advancing processes and vastly improved plant derived biopharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals.

The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute

The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute specialises in preserving data and delivering knowledge sharing, teaching and training in environmental and agricultural advancement, ecological contamination solutions, SymECulture natural biological commercial agricultural advancements, and natural plant derived biopharmaceutical developments. The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute delivers world-first cost effective processes and systems for a range of globally oppressive environmental risks inclusive of salinity, acidity and acid mine drainage,  alkalinity  and associated metaliferrous drainage, Bauxite processing ‘Red Mud’ and effluents, Phosphogypsum and effluents, metals, metalloids, sulphides and other pollutant contaminated water, soils, and depleted lands. Our processes utilise biological, biogenic and biosphere benign methods and materials where ever possible, providing minimum change for maximum benefit solutions and outcomes. We understand that some of the greatest environmental risks are land and water degradation through mining, industry and agriculture, further exacerbated by inability and inaction of governments and corporations. This is paralleled by the business risks to the future of mining and industry through the evolution of environmental guidelines forced upon governments and the private sector by a contemporary society. Couple this with salinity driven food security issues exacerbated by climate, pollution and market control and we have a downward spiraling continuum. The rapidly expanding greater population understanding of and commitment to actioning the realisation that many governments deliver industry supporting lamentable laws and governance which disregard respect, rights and recognition of the land, environment and affected parties, continuing to place accountability for ecosocietal degradation at the feet of the mining, industrial and agricultural entities. Conversely, mining, industrial and agricultural entities, expertly return the accountability firmly to the feet of the governments that deliver lamentable laws and governance, thereby maintaining the adamantine cycle. Relying upon Hope; (some-one else, some-where else, some-other time), seldom if ever, delivers ever-necessary solutions. The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute, (TESSI) over 30-years', developed processes that facilitate delivery of in-house, industry proven, robust, effective and tuneable systems solutions applicable to most climatic and operational conditions. The unique systems have been successfully applied as environmental and societal remediation solutions in Australia, New Zealand, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Pacific/Oceania, USA, Latin America, Africa, Asia, India and the Middle East. In 2012, TESSI played a major role in drafting the new Mongolian water law; including a new approach for mining access to sovereign assets and ecosocietal advancement. Wayne Sampey  authored and delivered the internationally acclaimed Australian Indigenous Economic Prosperity Initiative (2012), a methodology that delivers ecosocietal solutions to advance commercial projects placing emphasis upon Indigenous and diversified communities  achieving shared success community industry partnerships.

he Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute has a focus upon the delivery of ecosocietal solutions. As specialists in intensive agriculture, environmental solutions concepts, design, remediation, rehabilitation and management for the mining, processing, natural environments, heavy and high-risk industries, and communities, they deliver world-first cost effective processes and systems for a range of globally oppressive environmental risks inclusive of soil and water salinity and acidity, acid mine drainage,  alkalinity  and associated metaliferrous drainage, bauxite processing ‘red mud’ and effluents, phosphogypsum and effluents, metals, metalloids, sulphides and other pollutant contaminated water and soils, depleted lands, and hazardous airborne particulates. Their processes utilise biological, biogenic and biosphere benign methods and materials wherever possible, providing minimum change for maximum benefit solutions and beneficial outcomes. The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute shared success community-industrial partnership review system (CIRS), incorporates the community ecosocietal impact assessment, with the industry ecosocietal impact assessment. The assemblies independently conduct their own ecosocietal impact assessments, following which they engage in a cooperative, third party mediated gap analysis. Should the data-meld deliver an agreed empirically justified risk assessed approach, a community-industry ecosocietal partnership review with the intent for a project that demonstrates as ecosocietally beneficial to all stakeholders can be progressed. The community-industry ecosocietal impact assessment is designed to be separately conducted by community and industry. This allows community and bonafide stakeholders to achieve the community centric baseline studies into proposed and existing projects in parallel to those being conducted by industry, and by government. The appropriate tripartite management by community, industry and government creates significant advancements in how economic, ecological, environmental, and societal paradigms are approached and shared in accountability and success. Ecosocietal prosperity is the economic, ecological, environmental, and societally sustainable prosperity model with the ability to effectively unite all stakeholders in a linear project intergenerational economic, ecological, environmental, community and resources design, development, and management solutions approach. The system, structured upon a 100 Element Risk Score System, (totaling 1100 Risk Points), conducting reviews across multiple levels from the grass roots concept stakeholders through governance levels to final decision makers, in practical over technical application understanding, learning and involvement essential to progress intergenerational prosperity through a justly structured shared success stakeholder coalition. A risk index, is developed and used to monitor and manage risk identification appetite, exposure, and controls across the immediate and whole of environments and communities over time just as indices are used for share markets and commodities. This risk index will provide a dynamic view of the state of ecosocietal sustainability and actual point-in-time, and accruing risk; a snapshot of risk, developing the market mechanisms to promote responsible industry and community aspirations and endeavours, which is equally important as punitive actions for poor ecosocietal management.

The key is the use of sustainable, transparent locally applicable certified systems that create processes that begin at concept and continue economic, ecological, environmental, and community/industry life cycle through the entirety of the project. local, regional and national industry, and community  strategies for commercial integrity and legitimacy. The methodology, also delivered to the governments of multiple countries, the World Bank, and the United Nations; (who seem to have adopted most of TESSI’ generated recommendations for the UN/OECD 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, inducing the TESSI phrase People, Planet and Prosperity through Partnerships to which they have added Peace which was already realistically covered in both Prosperity) (TESSI 2000). 

Wayne Sampey and Daemon de Chaeney, with TESSG have since developed the Ecomining® system, a 1000 risk point  multiple level assessments review and management process in practical over technical understanding, learning and involvement essential to progress intergenerational prosperity through a justly structured shared success community, industry, government coalitions. The process provides comprehensive progressive mining and industrial assessment, auditing, environmental and societal security bonding, and project and operations management governance. In addition TESSIG's most recent development is the multifaceted environmental and societal Impact assessment process (EIA and EIS), the community industrial partnerships assessment and review program. A system to permit community and others to independently transparently completely assess and contribute to decisions affecting environment and society in a sciences supported detailed empirical manner.

In 2016, at the request of the Papua New Guinea Government, TESSG designed and delivered the world's only viable solution to the mining derived major environmental destruction of the Fly River System and in 2017 TESSI demonstrated that the SABR BioDeSalination (SABRBODS) process could treat hyper saline agricultural soils and desalinate associated waters. The process was then advanced to seawater desalination.  Sustainability has become a word so widely used that most immediately only apply it to the ecological and environmental aspects of society as in 'minimal harm to the environment'. Sustainable should however conjure thoughts of maintainable and lasting, or simply that it will endure and stably exist for an extended period.


Cost effective societally sustainable solutions & sustainable remediation of environmental challenges

TESSG's enduring intergenerational resilience focuses upon sustainable societal solutions, seamlessly delivered through renewables projects to generate immediate and long-term transparent intergenerationally economic societal prosperity through shared success advancement embodying greed free agreements.

Five Point Paradigm 

1. Philosophy    

    Earth is a single biosphere - One World - One Wilderness -One Opportunity

2. Imperative    

     Equal consideration of People - Planet - Prosperity -Earth - Ecology - Economics

3. Empowerment      

     Adaptive advantage through achievable realities - Ecosocietal Solutions

4. Initiative      

     The outcome is enduring societal advancement - Intergenerational Prosperity 

5. Continuum    

     Fairness embodying greed free agreements - Shared Success

Strategic Intent

TESSG is committed to creating enduring intergenerational futures through applied, internationally accepted, societally approved, processes, systems and ethics.  A comprehensive alignment of solutions oriented research and development, applied knowledge sharing and learning, and sustainable projects that adhere to three essential principles:

  • Industry and societal equality
  • Transparent cooperation in participation
  • Sustainable sufficiency and resilience

These principles are centered on five priorities:

  • Essential outcomes focused functional research and development
  • Practical over technical process and systems development, knowledge sharing and learning
  • Enduring income streams  Intergenerationally sustainable solutions design and implementation
  • Shared success delivery Embracing societal diversity, developing unity in government, industry and community through sustainable enterprise.
  • We aim at all times, to ensure and advance ethical, prosperous, sustainable practices and uphold commitments and obligations.

We respect and support peoples, their cultures and knowledge of their environments in advancing meaningful intergenerational prosperity. We realise that appropriate knowledge, when applied, has the indelible power to change situations and improve lives and environments. 

Ecosocietal Prosperity

Positive economic, ecological, environmental, intergenerational societal advancement encompassing  Practice, Arts, Language, Lore and Law.

Societal mutualism is paramount in developing and maintaining intergenerationally endorsed advancements in industry, government and community while reducing unnecessary erosion of ecology, economics and culture. The long-term objective is to improve the prosperity and cultural stability of the world’s growing population in a sustainable framework of improving equilibrium in the Earth's biosphere, discussed as the single ecosystem comprising the Earth and all living organisms.    

Ecosocietal Practice          

The methods and function of performing the task, (how and why it is done),    


The study and practice of culture.    


The interpretation, communication and continuations of culture and society.    


The vital core of a culture’s rules, ethics and morals that ensures protection and preservation.     


The design and application of ‘just’ rules, for cohesive societal regulation and management.     

Ecosocietally Prosperous activities are fully synonymous with Sustainability. However, not all claimed Sustainability may necessarily be synonymous with Ecosocietal Prosperity.                                             

Advancing intergenerational prosperity, while  preserving economic, ecological, environmental, cultural and commercial values

The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute with their associated Institutes deliver solutions that appreciate ecological, environmental, community, industry and government shared success advancement and ecosocietal prosperity through multi-dimensional applied sciences based societally supporting systems. The focus is forward thinking 'greed free agreement' 'shared success partnerships' delivering intergenerationally advantageous solutions. 

Traditional cultures are increasingly exposed to pressures through economics. Globalisation and absorption of modern western mechanisms, particularly prevalent in adolescents, voraciously soaks up the freely available popular media of the developed nations. This most often encourages aspiration to perceived seldom reached opportunities and entitlement to wealth, leisure and status that accompanies the interpretation of ‘western’ or going ‘global’.

The expansion of the inter-web to include mobile phones and low-cost global internet access are accelerating this process. The unfortunate conundrum is that in many cases, the endemic power of culture and the sustainable baseline abundance of communities is not realised. The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute, with their partner institutes, focuses upon the principal need to impart knowledge-based solutions developed along the methodology of practice, arts, language, lore and law; the combination of traditional, cultural and contemporary applied sciences supported learning to create and advance opportunities for the realisation of local, regional, national and global potentials. The goal must be intergenerational prosperity advancement that symbiotically bolsters all cultures and traditions with which we interact, in an enduring framework. Trading in culture and the eroding of traditional societal values in exchange for lands, lifestyles, IP, tech., and trade benefits needs to advance from simply beneficial ‘consideration’ to actual shared success, embodying greed free agreements.

The Earth Sustaining Sciences Group progressively seeks opportunities to mediate/facilitate positive advancement between westernization, traditional cultures and emerging globalisation in a manner that supports all people in development of a greater appreciation for, and valuing of, culture and heritage within wider societally endorsed methodologies for management of change. This drives the preservation of all elements of cultural integrity, opening judiciously selected opportunities and advantages for appropriate and timely ecosocietal advancement.

People - Planet - Prosperity 

Method - Mindset - Management

(Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute, 2000)