SOURCE: Vyper Adamas

Vyper Adamas

November 22, 2010 10:00 ET

Vyper Adamas, Manufacturers of Special Ops Military Vehicles, Has Created a Specialized Oil Spill Cleanup "Pod" to Be Used With Their Modular Vehicle Platform in the Restoration of the Gulf

CARSON CITY, NV--(Marketwire - November 22, 2010) - Recognizing the need for not only a solution to the Gulf oil spill, but also the need for a long-term improvement in their response to any possible future oil spills, BP has been conducting thorough field testing of equipment and various methodologies that can be used to minimize any future oil spill crises.

After thorough field-testing by BP for use in cleaning the beaches in the Gulf, Vyper Adamas announced that their specialized "pods" have been approved by BP for use in the oil spill cleanup. These pods are designed to fit onto the company's Vyper vehicle that was originally created for military use. The vehicle incorporates a universal platform base that can change functionality based on the pod that is being used.

Combining adaptability, maneuverability and speed in wide ranging conditions and terrain, the revolutionary Vyper is quite unique in its modular design. This design allows it to easily accept various pods in less than ten minutes and dramatically change the vehicle's purpose. From an ambulance service vehicle to a cargo-carrying/logistics vehicle to a search & rescue vehicle, the Vyper has now been adapted for use in vacuuming up oil tar balls and skimming the Gulf Coast beachfronts before oil encroaches upon the shore.

The Vyper vehicle is capable of reliably traversing rock, sand and any type of terrain with gradients up to 60% -- utilizing the Chevy Duramax engine and Turbo 400 Chevy transmission. 

BP's interest includes future Emergency Response Vehicles that can travel on the highway quickly arriving at critical beach or oil spill areas in order to perform cleanup swiftly and efficiently, operating on environmentally-sensitive green technology and utilizing bio fuels. Further, from an environmental standpoint, the Vyper not only cleans the beach, it does not leave a footprint behind. This is also true of other Vyper pods that include attachments with flotation tires that can be utilized in swamp areas as well. These tires are configured so that only 1.5 PSI is on the ground, leaving the grass virtually untouched. Further, a manlift pod can reach out beyond its frame so as not to step on (i.e., impact) environmentally sensitive areas.

As was necessary for the Military, the Vyper is lightweight and able to function at night. Through the technological support afforded by Rockwell Collins, 3M and others the vehicle can "see oil at night" without lights and therefore can clean effectively and continuously on a 24-hour/7 day basis. This unique quality allows quiet beach cleaning capability throughout the Gulf in the evenings and early mornings -- leaving the beach areas spotlessly clean, and without disturbance to local residents. When combined with other equipment, such as Cherrington Beach Cleaners, a complete system is created which is called the Vyper Oil Cleanup (VOC) System to scour areas after a spill with more thoroughness. For a description of the complete VOC System, visit

Other unique features of this vehicles is its ability to operate with various attachments such as skip loaders, forklift attachments and other custom abilities, allowing entry to swamp and other hard to reach areas, leaving the environment completely clean. 

The Green Environmental Answer that BP has been seeking

Since the vehicle will not leave a footprint and minimize damage to the living organisms and plant life, i.e. clams, snails, grass, etc; it can get into areas where no human can enter without leaving a footprint. This unique concept can be used worldwide for various toxic cleanups in addition to the Gulf oil cleanup. BP agrees that it is a unique cleanup and maintenance vehicle for the purpose of ensuring that the beaches remain clean.

With stamps of approval from environmental groups, as well as State and National Parks, the Vyper can easily be converted (with a Gasification Pod) to run off of human and bio-waste in National Parks, generating power and providing the capability of providing light to parks -- making them truly Green instead of hypothetically Green.

It should be noted that the Vyper vehicle is part of an overall Green Manufacturing Program designed to be environmentally-sound and sensitive to the needs of a struggling economy. With that perspective in mind, the Vyper is manufactured strictly within the United States and is attempting to export to various parts of the world. By utilizing labor and materials within the boundaries of the U.S., Vyper Adamas is working hard to turn a disaster into an opportunity. 

The company is expanding their workforce through diversification and helping the economy with unique entrepreneurship programs. Accordingly, for example, many parts will be manufactured in South Dakota by Octaflex on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation.

Dedicating themselves to making the United States cleaner with self-sustaining environments, Vyper Adamas is forging ahead with its devotion to Green manufacturing programs -- while forming alliances with like-minded companies, such as BP, and continuing to maintain the support they have received from various U.S. Senators and Governors.

According to the president of Vyper Adamas, Nicholas Chapman, "If we all combine our efforts through teamwork, the result will be high quality, self-sustaining environments that both American entrepreneurs and individual citizens can share with future generations."

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