News Release 06/06/2017

Bartholomeaux / Public Relations

Media Contact for all Earth Sustaining Sciences Group is through Phoenix, USA-based Bartholomeaux/Public Relations.
 To all Environmental and Mining Media, for immediate release 06.06.17

 World’s First Sustainable Solution to Acid Mine Drainage

Phoenix, AZ USA -- The Earth Sustaining Sciences Group (ESS Group) has perfected the first all-natural minimal risk, commercially viable, environmental and societally sustainable solution to Acid Mine Drainage and Acid Rock Drainage. The SABR process, was created by Wayne Sampey, founder of Earth Sustaining Sciences (ESS), after 20 years of development. The result of Sampey’s labor is an effective, affordable set of complete solutions that can be delivered into any environment and managed by industry or community at any technical level. The ESS Group now globally delivers what scientists around the world have been trying to achieve for more than 60 years. The Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor (SABR) process has been revealed as a leading global answer to mining and mine effluent treatment and environmental solutions. The ESS Group has delivered more than 25 effective solutions to some of the most substantial and difficult environmental/societal challenges in several countries over the last seven years, thus demonstrating the SABR process’ ability to overcome any challenge thus far presented. For additional information please visit:

“To date the SABR process has provided minimal risk solutions in water and solids treatment in the form of SABRSimplex, SABRComplex, SABRBods and SABRBioSolve Systems for the pH and contaminant management of effluent streams,” Sampey explained. “SABRSimplex and SABRComplex Systems have delivered solutions in coal, gold, copper, platinum, lead, zinc, iron ore, phosphate, rare earths, polymetals, bauxite and uranium in naturally occurring, mining related and processing related exposures. Solutions have also been delivered for high flow direct to environment applications including major river systems, general environments from tropical to tundra, arid regions and major forest and agricultural land degradation sites.”

SABR is a unique combination of naturally occurring, localised, cooperative, bio-organisms formed into microbiological manifolds or SABR Symbiotic Colonies (SABR-SC). Thus far, 240 different SABR-SC have been designed and proven in a wide range of conditions; the reason the ESS Group can thus far generally develop on-site remediation systems within 14-days. The SABR process delivers viable sustainable management solutions to all pH levels (0-14) in water and soils and is a major societally sustainable management solution to all challenging effluent and contamination issues. The SABR process achieves effective water and effluent re-utilisation and allows compliant environmental release of process affected waters and water overburden. It is in an environmentally, societally and commercially acceptable model (eco-societally positive) for mines, tailings facilities, waste dumps, processing operations, landfill and associated infrastructure. SABR process, passive, local taxon structured water and soil treatment systems have thus-far successfully remediated all globally presented manifestations of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) ranging from sub-0.5 pH, with the demonstrated ability to raise the pH to 8.7pH (up to 9pH), balancing the realised effluent to neutral, stripping up to 99% of bioavailable metalliferous contaminants across the metals suite and significantly reducing electrical conductivity (Ec).

An advanced element of the SABR process, SABR BioSolve, recently released globally, can remediate alkaline and other process affected mediums providing the means for treatment of waters and soils up to 14 pH, including Bauxite processing effluent and red mud residue (Bayer process). The SABR and the SABR BioSolve processes can now be combined.  The complex process has been utilised in the remediation of highly acidic and alkaline metalliferous muds and fly ash with outstanding success. The remediation of dissolved salts has advanced significantly to the stage of a viable all-natural, desalination reactor system, SABRBODS, which demonstrated 50% desalination of mine water in Africa and Australia, and progressed to 71% desalination of seawater and the potential of greater desalination in mine water.

The ESS Group’s approach is to utilise the SABR process ecosystem-friendly bioremediation to treat effluents, waters and soils in disturbed and natural environments, achieving and utilizing beneficial outcomes to develop and assist in the immediate remediation of on-site and off-site risk and harm, supporting local engagement, employment and business development in cooperation with all stakeholders.  The ESS Group and the SABR process can reduce industry cost and exposure whilst mitigating the growing intergenerational societal risks that water and soil contamination present. The opportunity to advance the prosperity of global in-need communities, and to encourage the support of regulatory authorities in almost any Acid Mine Drainage, Acid Rock Drainage and Process Affected Waters and Lands remediation project, is now clear and available: Cost effective, beneficially deliverable solutions to industrial water and soil contamination now exist.

Three Stage SABR System Gold Mine Solution

 SABR Acid Mine Drainage Solution Demonstrating this is not simply another Sulfate Reducing Bacteria System.

News Release 01/05/2017

Bartholomeaux / Public Relations

Earth Sustaining Sciences Announces World's-First Viable and Sustainable Alumina Process Waste “Red Mud” Solutions.

Perth, Western Australia -- The by-product of the Bayer process bauxite and alumina refining, Red Mud, is extremely caustic, and has historically been difficult and expensive to treat with traditional technologies. Earth Sustaining Sciences (ESS) has delivered what is understood to be the first known financially and environmentally viable and sustainable red mud waste management process, according to Wayne Sampey, ESS Founder. Earth Sustaining Sciences, in partnership with the Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute, has demonstrated their SABR process ability to immediately ameliorate the red mud issue delivering all-natural neutralization and rehabilitation advancement

Neutralizing Red Mud

“Four-years of work has culminated in a proven solution, consisting of multiple SABR process, single and multiple cell bioreactors delivering effective, minimal risk, practical remediation,” Sampey explained. “Solutions delivering multiple biological manifold reaction patterns have been consistently identified in effective all-natural, localized microbial column systems. Data derived from initial single cell reactor stages was used to construct a multi-stage, multiple-biological manifold system which was continuously fed a 50/50 effluent combination of red mud and caustic processing effluent.”

The SABR process successfully treated the caustic effluent on every occasion reducing the pH from 13+ pH to 6+ pH with the ability to balance at a desired neutral associated level, at a flow rate many times higher than design optimum utilized in a full-scale system; thus, demonstrating robustness of process and resistance to all tested operational and potential accidental flow rate fluctuations and contaminant exacerbations.

The effect of degrees of neutralization and societal gain

“If red mud is systematically, all-naturally neutralized utilizing the ESS SABR process, the commodity no longer remains a long-term risk, but available for secondary utilization as a commercial and environmental asset,” Sampey continued. “A progressive function of the SABR process is enhanced all-natural biological solutions liquors utilization in flushing red mud stockpiles and tailings dams, in a continuing stepped remediation process.

Earth Sustaining Sciences Announces World's-First Viable and Sustainable

Alumina Process Waste “Red Mud” Solutions

The progress of the partially treated effluents through the mass and into secondary SABR systems improves the precipitation of contaminants, continually reducing insitu risk while passively remediating the issues. Note that at 7pH most alkali soluble metals are removed from the effluent however, should some metal species remain in solution the SABR process tuning can drop the pH well into the acid range, bio-stripping metals before returning the liquor to neutral allowing environmentally stable water release.”

“Furthermore, it is important to realize that the effective process requires minimal pumping and no chemical dosing. The process is self-sustaining, low cost, low energy, self-stabilizing and requires minimal servicing. The SABR process also delivers solutions for acid mine drainage and phosphate processing waste including phosphogypsum stockpile remediation,” Sampey concluded. 

News Release 28/04/2017

Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute opens Joint Venture Institute Opportunities

Following the Earth Sustaining Sciences Foundation 2017 Project Submission Opening, the Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute has agreed to open submissions for supported shared/joint venture institute operations  in suitable in-need locations.

The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute, founded to design, advance and implement intergenerationally sustainable societal, resources, environmental and agricultural solutions, focuses upon all-natural, low risk, minimum change for maximum benefit solutions.

The institute delivers practical/technical eco-societal prosperity learning  models that seamlessly integrate societally appropriate, commercially viable, science supported, engineered sustainable management systems. Earth Sustaining Sciences developed a series of all-natural processes that deliver both environmental systems rehabilitation and plant growth biostimulation coupled with high level all-natural biological soil enrichment. 

The  curriculum presents techniques and applications particularly effective in delivering effective eco-societal environmental agricultural development to in-need locations with varying water and soil quality,  allowing maximum crop potential by utilising enhanced natural systems to yield fully organic produce. The Earth Sustaining Sciences techniques are supportive of culturally endorsed traditional farming methodologies from small to commercial scales; allowing economic advancement in a framework that strengthens positive outcomes, assisting communities to enter wider markets. 

The institute develops and delivers it's own curriculums that range from children’s and family learning to high-level tertiary and industry support programmes.

The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute also follows the methods and systems of the late Bill Mollison, the brilliant, pragmatic  researcher, author, scientist, teacher and biologist considered to be the "father of permaculture.”

Curriculums are demonstrated in the Earth Sustaining Institute page drop down menu on this website.

Submissions  to  be forwarded to:



News Release 26/04/2017

Earth Sustaining Sciences Foundation Intergenerational Eco-Societal Shared Success Prosperity Solutions

 2017 Project Submission Round

Following worldwide interest in the Earth Sustaining Sciences Intergenerational Eco-Societal Shared Success Prosperity Solutions Model, the Earth Sustaining Sciences Foundation has opened the 2017 project submission rounds for “Complete All-Natural Societal Advancement Biological Remediation and Environmental Agriculture Solutions for Disturbed Environments.”

The Earth Sustaining Sciences Foundation will review all correctly submitted applications and submissions considering the following criteria.

  1. Available, willing participants and labour,
  2. Willing participation in viable and meaningful education and training,
  3. A supporting community and societal position.


Availability of water resource(s) no matter how polluted,


Availability of lands on which crops can be established, no matter how coarse or degraded,

 Industrial and food polyculture agriculture:

Desire to implement multifaceted solutions generating environmental agriculture,

 Potential for intergenerational business development and advancement:

Desire to create intergenerational business solutions to societal issues through commercially viable environmental remediation and regeneration projects.

Applications opened 12:00 midday 26/04/2017  AEST and close 12:00 26/06/2017 AEST

Round One Applications to be e-mailed to: