Did you know that the vast majority of all strains of bacteria are considered friendly and many of them are essential to life itself? One of the reasons BESTech maintains a rigid quality assurance program is to make sure no bacteria classified as pathogens (harmful to humans) find their way into our products.
Did you also know, under perfect laboratory conditions, a single bacterium cell could multiply to become a sextillion in less than 24 hours (one sextillion is written 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)?
Did you know that different strains of bacteria have, for the lack of a better word, different personalities? Some tend to dominate, others become cannibalistic, etc. One might think anyone could purchase a few bacterium cultures with desirable grease eating traits and presto, they are ready to start their own bioremediation business. The reality is that a whole lot of time and effort goes into developing a consortium of bacteria strains that are compatible, along with the right kind and amounts of nutrient, neutralizers, etc.
When BESTech invested well over ½ million US dollars in the early 1990’s with Iowa State University and others, it was necessary in order to establish the basis for the product we use today, although - because of our commitment to continuous improvement, we have made improvements over the years such as the addition of an ingredient that eliminates odors.