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: