Earth Sustaining Sciences fOUNDATION has joint ventured with Mr Terry Koim and Rocksolid Constructions Limited, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea TO DELIVER WIDE RANGING SOLUTIONS.

Terry Koim, Managing Director of the ESS-Rocksolid JV leads ESS representation and projects in Papua New Guinea to deliver specialised agriculture, mining, environmental and resources planning, design, implementation and management services to Papua New Guinea, and Oceania. 

Terry Koim is a Papua New Guinean national, Jiwaka man, based in Port Moresby who earned both his degrees a BSc. and BA, at Papua New Guinea universities, and  is currently completing an MBA from an American university via distance mode due to work commitments. His first degree, a BSc. in Agriculture, graduating at the top of the class, enabled his appointment to work  with the Papua New Guinean department of agriculture and livestock as an agricultural economist and as a land use specialist for a number of years. He later joined the state-owned Livestock Development Corporation Ltd as Operations Manager, promoted to acting Managing Director within 3 years. He was engaged from the Livestock Development Corporation to work with the Department of Public Enterprises, which deals with all Papua New Guinea state-owned businesses, rising to First Assistant Secretary, leaving to focus upon his own commercial interests. His dynamic passion for land, water, environmental, agricultural advancement and sustainable management is closely matched by his abilities. His vision is to see greater Papua New Guinea government investment in sustainable sectors such as commercially prosperous Papua New Guinea owned agriculture. His model is to support advancements for the majority of people who depend on agriculture can be meaningfully engaged to assist in addressing Papua New Guinea's rising unemployment, food security, impoverished living standards,  improvement of GDP, and other related socio-economic issues through a revitalised and commercialised modern agriculture sector. He demonstrates that such outcomes can be better pursued through strategic partnerships with reputable local and foreign development partners, equally passionate about Papua New Guinea and its future. Terry is a fellow of the Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute and a contributing developer and  practitioner of the ESS Shared Success methodology as relevant to the development needs and the diverse cultural settings of most PNG communities. He instructs in many ESS programmes and is intrinsically involved in the design and development of ESS Papua New Guinea and other allied projects with a view to intergenerational prosperity supporting national values.

Solutions Projects

The ESS-Rocksolid JV has  low-cost alternatives to mine waste, tailings, riverine and oceanic dumping, and disposal of mining waste.

1. Central Province Agriculture Project

The intergenerational economic prosperity of remote peoples is closely aligned to the management of the environment and the growing issues surrounding clean and sustainable food, water and intrinsic community growth and sustainable business development.

The Intergenerational Polyculture Agriculture Project plans to develop sought after, rapid market specifically cultivated plantation timber, high protein animal feed, tropically acclimated high grade beef and meat sheep to provide for local consumption and export to Asian markets on a year round basis.The project will be low environmental impact, delivering high societal values and advancements, education, training and meaningful  employment with effective long term commercial gain. Focus is upon Shared Success landowner and community equity and prosperity coupled with corporate, regional and national GDP growth.

The  Project has realistic, technically sound, practical business and employment solutions pathways with the potential for major economic change focussed upon Eco-Societal Prosperity, the driving precursor to individual, family, community and nation empowerment.

Polyculture advancement designs delivering multiple synergistic crop species culminating in a world leading products in Sustainable Agriculture commenced as a business integration strategy and developed into programmes structured around minimum risk for maximum benefit operations to fulfil societal and commercial needs and opportunities. The focus of the operation is to ensure a structure which develops joint venture businesses that deliver community prosperity. 

Upstream Outcomes

Preservation of natural systems, aquifer protection and surface water management delivering intergenerationally sustainable productivity.

  • Land design that ensures the agricultural applications encourage natural habitat and land forms enhancing biodiversity
  • Functional design and application for the effective management of natural resources and processes including the minimisation of groundwater use and the appropriate use and preservation of surface water
  • Communities preservation of existing eco-systems, societal and cultural viability

DownStream Outcomes

  • Enhancement of natural systems, aquifer protection and surface water management delivering intergenerationally sustainable productivity.
  • Land development of applications that provide for the enhancing of biodiversity in both natural habitat and agricultural land forms.
  • Water development of conscious functional design and application that ensures the effective management of natural resources and processes including the minimisation of groundwater use and the appropriate use and preservation of surface water.
  • Communities development of existing eco-systems and societal and cultural viability.

The Project approach of tailored in house solutions delivers cost effective, practical and intergenerationally sustainable agricultural solutions. 

2. Mining Effluent Solution Projects

There are cost-effective societally appropriate solutions to mining and industrial effluent and the environmental and societal destruction, riverine and oceanic waste discharge create. PNG has been exposed, for differing reasons, to major environmental, societal and financial risk through mining and industrial effluent and associated contamination.

The Earth Sustaining Sciences Group (ESS) has created the world’s first all-natural, highly economic, environmentally and societally sustainable solutions process to issues, inclusive of Acid Mine Drainage, Caustic Industrial Waste and Effluents and Desalination Management Processes, focused upon eco-societal outcomes that advance community and environmental solutions supporting community, region and national employment, business and environmental advancing developments.

The Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor process (SABR) the only all-natural, cost-effective proven solution to mining and industrial waste, all-natural water and soil desalination abilities was demonstrated in PNG in 2016. The process is a scalable to any size and throughput using open systems. In situations where space is at a premium or contaminants may be especially hazardous, SABR can be implemented in closed systems. Complex chemistries often result in a system where conditions appropriate to strip one class of contaminants are conducive to stabilisation of others in solution. SABR allows serial reactor implementation using different sets of bio-cells, such that consecutive manifolds can control all contaminants. SABR can rapidly, naturally and cost effectively treat AMD/ARD and acid and alkaline process waters (APW) and materials to a standard that allows their safe use on site, discharge off site or as high value organic fertigation, which continues to advance agricultural and natural soils and growth with negligible risk and within compliance requirements.

The SABR process, which relies on a managed microecology of locally occurring natural  non-modified bacteria was demonstrated to the PNG government in October and November 2016  has been highly successful in managing pH and stripping metals and metalloid contaminants from mining and industrial water in conditions of 0.5 pH to 13.8 pH the world over.

The ESS Group has built upon this foundation and developed stable systems to biologically remove salinity (bio-desalination). The system is functional in two complimentary modes of implementation; one allows sustainable low-cost delivery of fresh water from seawater or brackish sources, whilst the second can desalinate soil to enhance fertility and arability. The ESS Group Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor Bioorganic Desalination Solution (SABRBODS) process was perfected in mid 2017 following more than 25 years of development. The result being an effective, affordable complete set of all-natural solutions in mining and industrial water treatment and desalination, environmental soils treatment, agricultural soil desalination, bioorganic nutrification, wetting, binding and surface stabilisation in a single SABRLifecycle process.  

The SABRBODS process is a unique combination of widely naturally occurring, bioorganisms formed into microecological manifolds or SABR Symbiotic Colonies (SABR-SC) to cooperatively achieve targeted results. Thus far, 360 different SABR-SC’s have been developed and proven under a diverse range of conditions. The SABRBODS process, passive, local taxon structured water and soil treatment systems have thus-far successfully remediated all globally presented soil and water challenges with the demonstrated ability to raise the pH from 0.5 pH to 8.7pH (up to 9pH) or reduce it from 13.8 pH to 6.1 pH; balancing the effluent yield to neutral, stripping up to 99% of bioavailable metals and metalliferous contaminants, and significantly reducing up to 95% of salinity. The ESS Group has reduced seawater salinity from 35000 ppm to below 2000 ppm, and salt-lake and saline agricultural soils and water from 27000 ppm to less than 50 ppm.

The ESS Group’s goals are to utilise the SABR and SABRBODS processes to facilitate ecosystem-stable bioremediation and desalination of sea and surface and accessible waters for agricultural and human use, and the bioremediation, desalination, and reinvigoration of saline soils for agricultural use, in a commercially effective, sustainable manner

SABR is quick to implement and  bring online, with initial tailoring of the approach through laboratory based wet chemistry, either in office or in field, followed by mesol scale cost effective on site pilot reactors to determine a site specific biotuning and demonstrate that the full scale system will deliver appropriate results. The pilot biotuning process allows optimisation of the SABR system to site specific donor geology, commodity beneficiation processes, water and soil chemistry and climate.

The pilot reactor usually generates initial indications within 7 days, though ESS recommends the trial continue for 30 days to demonstrate stability and ensure reactions are taken into full account. Following twenty years of development and field proving, SABR has demonstrated effectiveness in waters associated with coal mines, gold mines, platinum mines, iron mines, phosphate refinery effluents, phosphogypsum effluents, acid refinery effluents, polymineral, rare earth element and radiogenic element bearing effluents, power station effluents, fly ash effluents, alumina effluents and associated tailings. In all cases SABR delivered the solution.

In all cases SABR enabled remediation of the disturbed ecology and rapid reinvigoration of riverine, riparian, lacustrine, wetland, littoral and soil systems. The ESS Group SABR and SABRBODS utilise their processes to support industry, environment and society in reducing and controlling mining, industrial, agricultural and natural environment loss through metals, metalloids, salinity and associated contamination and mitigate the growing intergenerational societal risks.

3. Fly River Eco-Societal Solutions Project

During October through November 2016, Earth Sustaining Sciences (ESS), with strong support from the PNG government and the Ministry of Environment, ESS demonstrated the effectiveness of their Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor Process (SABR).

ESS successfully treated Ok Tedi Mine waters, tailings and the waters, and sediments of the Ok Tedi, Ok Mani, Alice River and Fly Rivers. ESS also successfully demonstrated the SABR process on the dieback area soils and sediments of Ningoreum and Kokonda.

The ESS-Rocksolid JV, they have agreed to provide under ESS contracts their unique economically sustainable processes, techniques & methodologies to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, including training Papua New Guinean nationals in specialised eco-societally effective, long-term environmental, community and industry solutions.

The Rocksolid JV are greatly interested in working with industry and community alike to support the PNG governments programme of community, environmental and industry support in the advancement of PNG from their position as a pro-eco-societal mining, resources, agriculture and development oriented environmental consultancy.


  • Agriculture Assessment, Design, Development, Marketing and Management
  • Livestock and Meat Production and Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Environmental Management Planning
  • Environmental Monitoring Reports
  • Socio-Economic Assessments and Impact Studies
  • Social Mapping and Landowner Identification Reports
  • Environment Permit Application Reports
  • Cultural Studies
  • Environmental Permit Applications
  • Environmental Damage Claim Reports
  • Cost Benefit Analyses
  • Economic Analyses
  • Risk Assessments and Risk Management
  • Site Rehabilitation Studies and Planning
  • Public Policy Analyses
  • Land Use Analyses and Planning
  • Resources Investigations and Renewable Resource Studies 
  • Rural Development Planning
  • Public Awareness and Consultation Programmes
  • Recreational, Cultural and Societal Impact Studies
  • Community Development Planning
  • All Facets of Agriculture, Environmental and Industry Training
  • Earth Sciences
  • Earth Engineering
  • Resources Management
  • Soil Solutions
  • Water Solutions
  • Rehabilitation Solutions


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