Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Interview with BioLargo, Inc. CEO Dennis Calvert on Uptick Network


Dennis Calvert, President and CEO of BioLargo, Inc. was interviewed by Everett Jolly of Uptick Network on the progress of BioLargo's technology platforms - the Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) water treatment system, advanced industrial odor control solution CupriDyne Clean, and Clyra advanced wound care technologies.

He discusses the company's recent commercial successes in the industrial odor control market, including the recent execution of national purchasing agreements with leading companies in the industry,  and Clyra Medical and its plans to file a 510(k) with two fully developed wound care products in the June - July time frame.

For a direct link to the interview, go to Uptick Network.

Note that in the interview he references the Waste360 report describing the top 10 companies in the USA.  See this link to view that article. 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

BioLargo Finds Welcome Market

A direct link to the article, by Tamarack Advisors, can be found here.

Odor-No-More, Inc., a subsidiary of BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO), announced on May 1st that it signed a National Purchasing Agreement (NPA) for its industrial odor control products with Waste Connections, Inc., a leading integrated solid waste and recycling service company headquartered in The Woodlands, TX.

Odors are a natural part of the decomposing organic material found in all sorts of facilities, but when neighbors smell it, it can be a real problem. The waste management industry has long searched for a solution that actually succeeds in controlling or eliminating the overwhelming odors found at transfer stations, composting facilities, landfill operations, sewage plants, lift stations, food processing plants, and animal enclosures.

The vast majority of competing products masks odors by delivering heavy fragrances that overpower the bad odors. In contrast, the company’s lead product CupriDyne Clean™ goes right to the source of the problem and oxidizes and eliminates the odor-causing compounds like volatile organic compounds (VOCs), ammonia, sulfur compounds, hydrogen sulfide, fatty acids, and mercaptans. CupriDyne Clean is a sustainable product that is safe, non-toxic, non-sensitizing, and breaks down odorous compounds instantly upon contact.

Waste Connections is a leading waste management company with over 500 facilities. Its Senior VP of Engineering and Disposal, Jim Little commented on the NPA for CupriDyne Clean, “Our company is committed to serving its customers with best practices, and after successful odor trials with CupriDyne Clean, we’re excited about this new partnership.”

Dennis P. Calvert, President and CEO of BioLargo was quoted, “Our claim that CupriDyne Clean is the top performing, safest and most sustainable odor control product in the waste industry today continues to be supported by our performance trials with leading waste handing companies.”  Calvert continued, “This is another important achievement by our team at Odor-No-More. Breaking through industry barriers to capture the attention of national waste management companies continues to be a focus for us. Gaining access to large national companies in any industry is always challenging.  As we launch relationships like these, we will always be required to earn our customer’s business every day and get the job done in order to expand sales within the organization over time. This National Purchasing Agreement designates us as an approved vendor and allows us to initiate sales and service efforts to all of their operations without any formal guarantee of purchase volumes. We have much work to do to support this and every other opportunity like this, as we serve our important and valuable customers. Stay tuned to watch us build our business.”

CupriDyne Clean looks to be the long-awaited solution to the large and serious challenge of controlling unbearable odors in this sizeable industry. The top 10 companies in the solid waste and recycling industry alone generated over $37 billion in 2015 sales according to Waste360. Click on Waste360 to become a member for free and have access to this report and to premium content covering the waste industry.











BioLargo is certainly a company to watch. It is a science and technology company with multiple irons in the fire, with its focus on clean air, clean water and advanced wound care. With this news, it seems BioLargo found a welcome market for its industrial odor control product CupriDyne Clean. (www.cupridyne.com)

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Monday, 1 May 2017

BioLargo Subsidiary Signs National Purchasing Agreement with Leading Waste and Recycling Service Company

This morning (May 1st, 2017) BioLargo made a press release making an important announcement on behalf of its subsidiary, Odor-No-More. The original press release can be found here.

WESTMINSTER, CA— (May 1, 2017) - BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) announced that its subsidiary Odor-No-More had signed a National Purchasing Agreement (“NPA”) with Waste Connections, Inc., one of the largest solid waste and recycling companies in North America. Additional details were highlighted in a trade press release by Waste 360, a leading industry news source and producer of the annual WasteExpo trade show (click here).

Dennis P. Calvert, President and CEO of BioLargo commented, “Our claim that CupriDyne Clean is the top performing, safest and sustainable odor control product in the waste industry today continues to be supported by our performance trials with leading waste handing companies.

“A leader in the industry, Waste Connections is committed to best practices and serving their customers with the best available products like our CupriDyne Clean Industrial Odor Control products.

“This is another important achievement by our team at Odor-No-More. Breaking through industry barriers to capture the attention of national waste management companies continues to be a focus for us. Gaining access to large national companies in any industry is always challenging. As we launch relationships like these, we will always be required to earn our customer’s business every day and get the job done in order to expand sales within the organization over time. This national purchasing agreement designates us as an approved vendor and allows us to initiate sales and service efforts to all of their operations without any formal guarantee of purchase volumes.  We have much work to do to support this and every other opportunity like this, as we serve our important and valuable customers. Stay tuned to watch us build our business.”

About BioLargo, Inc. 

BioLargo, Inc. (BLGO) makes life better by delivering sustainable technology-based products that help solve some of the most widespread problems threatening the world's supply of water, food, agriculture, healthcare and energy. More information can be found about the company and its subsidiaries at www.BioLargo.com. Its subsidiary BioLargo Water, Inc. (www.BioLargoWater.com) showcases the Advanced Oxidation Systems, including its AOS Filter -- a product in development specifically designed to eliminate common, troublesome, and dangerous (toxic) contaminants in water in a fraction of the time and cost of current technologies. It is the winner of the Technology Star award by New Technology Magazine for its breakthrough innovation for the oil industry and is named the Technology Innovation Leader in the water treatment market by Frost & Sullivan. BioLargo also owns a 50% interest in the Isan System, which was honored with a "Top 50 Water Company for the 21st Century" award by the Artemis Project now under license to Clarion Water, Inc. BioLargo's subsidiary Odor-No-More Inc., features award-winning products serving the pet, equine, military supply and consumer markets, including the Nature's Best Solution® and Deodorall® brands (www.OdorNoMore.com). BioLargo's subsidiary Clyra Medical Technologies, Inc. (www.ClyraMedical.com) focuses on advanced wound care management.

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Contact:
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President and CEO
BioLargo, Inc.
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Sunday, 30 April 2017

CupriDyne Clean Interview with Waste360-Special Report on Odor Control




CupriDyne Clean Tackles the Toughest Odors


Odor-No-More was recruited by a waste industry leader to help solve odor issues related to MSW and organic residuals.

On April 26, 2017, Odor-No-More president Joe Provenzano was interviewed by Waste360 for the upcoming WasteExpo, the largest solid waste, recycling and organics event in North America. Odor-No-More will be exhibiting again this year. The trade show runs May 7 through 11. The interview with Joe, below, can also be found here.

Text of Article and Interview is below-

Odor may be the most onerous challenge facing the waste industry. It is the most common cause of adverse publicity, regulatory pressures and facility closures. Landfill operators, composters and others handling waste sometimes invest millions for robust odor management programs yet still deal with foul odors because the availability of high-quality products is limited. Many have reached a point where they simply don’t believe any product exists that can sufficiently control odors related to municipal solid waste (MSW) and putrescible organics.
After a decade of solving odor issues in livestock facilities and pet applications, the company Odor-No-More was recruited by a waste industry leader to help solve odor issues related to MSW and organic residuals. As a result, the company developed an aggressive yet nontoxic, safe solution.
Odor No More’s patented product line features CupriDyne Clean, an odor control solution tailored to integrate within a site’s operations, whether it is a landfill, composting facility, materials recovery facility (MRF), transfer station, or wastewater treatment plant. Scientifically-proven and eco-friendly, CupriDyne Clean can be dispensed through misting systems, portable sprayers and/or water trucks to accommodate current infrastructure, each available in varied sizes.
Joe Provenzano, president of Odor-No-More, discusses the product choices that work best for each market need, as well as one of the company’s toughest cases and how it was tackled. He focuses on CupriDyne Clean’s most unique offering, a technology for large open-air sites.
Waste360: Describe the CupriDyne Clean products and which is most effective for the various facility scenarios.
Joe Provenzano: The CupriDyne Clean line includes both powders and liquids. The powder is especially effective for large, open-air sites like landfills and large composting facilities. It’s more cost-effective and efficient than misting for targeting odor on large properties because the powders are added to existing water trucks, allowing rapid, easy treatment of very large areas while requiring no high capital expenditures.
Sites with more confined target areas, such as wastewater treatment plants, MRFs and transfer stations, can use our liquids through misting systems. These facilities often have misting systems already installed, so our product is easily integrated into the current system and cost-effective.
Waste360: What odors do your products work on and what makes them effective?
Joe Provenzano: CupriDyne Clean oxidizes all volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including amines, sulfur compounds, fatty acids and mercaptans, prevalent at sites that process organics. Our products are broad spectrum and work indiscriminately on all organically derived odors.
They eliminate odors rather than cover them. Most other industry products use fragrance to mask odors, often exacerbating the problem. Our products are not masking agents. Rather, this green technology breaks down odorous compounds through oxidation. Odor reduction is immediate.
Waste360: The powder product sounds unique. Can you describe how it works?
Joe Provenzano: We add our powder to a site’s water truck.
You can broadcast over large areas, as the truck can shoot greater distances than a misting system. There is no additional labor, no additional equipment, or maintenance, as operators already have the truck, which is all they need. So the system is efficient, cost-effective and fits with operators’ current practices.
Powders are packaged in 6-inch by 9-inch pouches, in cases of 12. Each pouch is designed for the water volume the user’s water truck holds, in gallons.
Waste360: What are cost savings using powder versus misting for large sites?
Joe Provenzano: The only feasible way to mist large sites is with large portable water cannons, which can cost up to $100,000 each, (excluding ongoing maintenance and operational costs). One site was spending $7 per gallon for a competing product and $10 per gallon when factoring in maintenance costs. While $7 per gallon is much more than the cost of CupriDyne Clean, the additional maintenance associated with repairing and/or replacing fouled nozzles (as a result of the product they were using) drove the price even higher. Unlike many products, ours are non-corrosive and don’t crystallize inside nozzles.
Depending on the facility size and water truck’s capacity, the powder system costs $50 to $150 per application.
Waste360: How many powder applications are typically required?
Joe Provenzano: This typically ranges from one treatment per day to one treatment every three to five days. The rate, however, depends on environmental conditions, facility size, type and volume of waste materials, population density and proximity of neighboring communities.
Waste360: Can you describe an especially tough case and how you dealt with it?
Joe Provenzano: We recently tackled our greatest challenge thus far at a Florida landfill receiving wastewater treatment sludge. Sludge creates one of the most offensive odors you will encounter. The customer spread the sludge and allowed it to dry on the site’s working face. One powder application, dispensed through the water truck targeting that area, reduced odors immediately. The customer ordered on the spot.
Waste 360: How much powder is required?
Joe Provenzano: We formulate powder volume to match the water truck’s volume. Pouches accommodate 2,000-gallon to 8,000-gallon capacities, although we can accommodate larger trucks.
Waste360: How effective is the powder at dealing with compost stench?
Joe Provenzano: We recently conducted a trial at a 24-acre windrow-style facility in the heart of New York City. That facility was using a 5,000-gallon water truck, and one application managed the odor sufficiently for five days.
Particularly beneficial at compost sites is that the technology helps prevent nitrogen loss, enhancing fertilizer value.
Waste360: Can you speak to CupriDyne products’ safety to humans and the environment?
Joe Provenzano: Our products do not contain hazardous air pollutants. They are nontoxic, noncarcinogenic, and proven in independent laboratories. They do not cause skin, eye, or nose irritation and leave no residues or lingering scents. In fact, the core technology is also used in advanced wound care products for humans and animals. So its safety has been tested to human wound care standards.
Waste360: Can you elaborate on the liquid versions in cases where this would be a good solution?
Joe Provenzano: It works well in wastewater treatment plants, MRFs, transfer stations, and any enclosed or partially enclosed space containing waste. We have ready-to-use, 32-ounce handheld spray bottles and concentrated liquids for dilution. We offer concentrates in one-gallon jugs, five-gallon buckets, 55-gallon drums and 250-gallon totes. Dilutions range from 10-1, up to 100-1 depending on severity and concentration of odor. It is an especially good option for facilities and locations that must keep waste as dry as possible; with the correct misting system and product the treated area will not get wet.

About Odor-No-More, Inc
Odor-No-More Inc., features award-winning products serving the waste and recycling, pet, livestock, military supply and consumer markets, including the CupriDyne®, Nature’s Best ScienceTM, Nature's Best Solution® and Deodorall® brands (www.OdorNoMore.com, www.Cupridyne.com). CupriDyne Clean Industrial Odor Eliminator is available in ready-to-use and concentrated liquids (both fragrance-free and several fragranced versions) for misting and spray applications or as an effective, odor eliminating, liquid base for spray-on cover systems. The product is also available in powders for addition to water trucks and hydrogels for transport cover. Odor-No-More, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of BioLargo, Inc. BioLargo, Inc. (BLGO) makes life better by delivering sustainable technology-based products that help solve some of the most widespread problems threatening the world's supply of water, food, agriculture, healthcare and energy. More information can be found about BioLargo and its subsidiaries at www.BioLargo.com.

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Waste 360 Reports: Odor-No-More, Inc. Signs National Purchasing Agreement with Waste Connections

Original Text Link Here



Partnership Provides Award-Winning, Environmentally Friendly Odor Control Solutions to Leading Integrated Solid Waste Services Company


WESTMINSTER, CA – (April 21, 2017) Odor-No-More, Inc., a subsidiary of BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB : BLGO), announced it has signed a “National Purchasing Agreement” (“NPA”) with Waste Connections, Inc., a leading integrated solid waste and recycling service company headquartered in The Woodlands, TX.


The NPA provides a discounted pricing schedule for CupriDyne® Clean Industrial Odor Eliminator products to Waste Connections operational facilities, including approximately 135 solid waste collection operations, 54 transfer stations, 44 landfills and another 39 recycling facilities, located in 39 states, six provinces and the District of Columbia. The company serves more than six million residential, commercial, industrial and exploration and production customers. This partnership brings a safe yet economical solution to odor issues faced by Waste Connections facilities, while maintaining a high level of safety for employees and neighboring businesses and residences.
Waste Connections Senior VP of Engineering and Disposal Jim Little stated, “Our company is committed to serving its customers with best practices, and after successful odor trials with CupriDyne Clean, we’re excited about this new partnership.”
Joe Provenzano, President of Odor-No-More, commented, “Our CupriDyne Clean products offer safe, effective and sustainable solutions for the waste and recycling industry. Both our liquids and powders consistently prove unparalleled in performance in trials around the nation. Rather than just masking odors, CupriDyne Clean breaks down volatile organic compounds instantly and safely, eliminating odors in such an effective way that industry leaders did not believe was even possible.”
VP of Industrial Sales, AJ Sexton, added, “We have solved odor issues from all types of waste including wastewater sludge, grease, food waste, green waste and other municipal solid waste in all types of facilities, including landfills, transfer stations, wastewater plants, trash rooms and composting facilities. It is safe, it works and we guarantee 100% satisfaction.”
The waste industry is quickly learning that CupriDyne Clean’s science-based and environmentally friendly formula provides the long-sought solution to odor issues and potential health hazards to employees and communities alike.
 






About Odor-No-More, Inc
Odor-No-More Inc., features award-winning products serving the waste and recycling, pet, livestock, military supply and consumer markets, including the CupriDyne®, Nature’s Best ScienceTM, Nature's Best Solution® and Deodorall® brands (www.OdorNoMore.comwww.Cupridyne.com). CupriDyne Clean Industrial Odor Eliminator is available in ready-to-use and concentrated liquids (both fragrance-free and several fragranced versions) for misting and spray applications or as an effective, odor eliminating, liquid base for spray-on cover systems. The product is also available in powders for addition to water trucks and hydrogels for transport cover. Odor-No-More, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of BioLargo, Inc. BioLargo, Inc. (BLGO) makes life better by delivering sustainable technology-based products that help solve some of the most widespread problems threatening the world's supply of water, food, agriculture, healthcare and energy. More information can be found about BioLargo and its subsidiaries at www.BioLargo.com.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

CEO Dennis P. Calvert's Interview with Uptick Newswire to Discuss BioLargo's Commercialization Progress

Dennis P. Calvert, CEO for BioLargo, Inc. (BLGO), returns to the show with Jasyn Blair and they discuss educational and marketing materials for upcoming products going to market.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Global Water Intelligence (GWI) Publishes Comprehensive Article with Comments from BioLargo CEO Dennis P. Calvert and Industry Experts on Ballast Water Treatment Challenges and Solutions


BioLargo was fortunate to participate in a recent interview that contributed to a comprehensive market synopsis on the Ballast Water Treatment industry, published in the February 2017 issue of Global Water Intelligence. GWI is widely known as the publication leader in high-value business information for the global water industry.

Dennis Calvert, CEO of BioLargo, Inc. commented about the company’s participation in the article, “BioLargo was honored to be included as a ‘challenger’ and obviously an up-and-coming thought-leader for this highly charged industry segment, as stakeholders around the world evaluate this emerging market and chart a course ahead. We are watching closely as the market opportunity takes shape.”

A brief synopsis of the article and an assortment of Calvert’s comments can be found below.

In order to halt the worldwide spread of invasive or harmful marine species, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) passed the Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM), requiring more than 65,000 ships over 400 gross tons to adopt approved ballast water management plans. For most ships this will require the installation of a type-approved ballast water treatment system. The convention, adopted in 2004, was plagued with delays for years, but now is finally “setting sail” as reported in a recent feature article published by Global Water Intelligence.

The article titled “Starting the Voyage of a Lifetime”, published in the February 2017 issue of Global Water Intelligence, reads, “The long overdue ratification of the 2004 IMO ballast water management convention is expected to unleash a flood of orders for treatment systems,” and then asks, “How will the technology market shape up?” Several expert industry members are interviewed throughout the article, and the overarching sentiment of the piece is that, with an estimated $50 billion at stake for ballast water treatment systems, suppliers, ship operators, and investors will be well-served by developing a thorough understanding of the challenges and potential solutions inherent to ballast water management.

The fundamental challenges facing new ballast water treatment systems are capital and operating costs, size and power requirements, efficacy, and residual toxicity. US Coast Guard approval is also crucial because as Don Stephen, VP Product Management at De Nora was quoted, “Very few people (operators) would take the chance of procuring a system that is unable to be USCG approved because almost certainly there would be a chance of the ship traveling into US waters at some point.”

Ultraviolet and electro-chlorination are today’s leading systems, but both have issues that must be overcome. For one, chlorination-based technologies do not typically treat water upon discharge of ballast water, but rather treat water only during uptake. UV systems, on the other hand, treat at both ends. Young Chang, CEO of C&C Panasia, explains that though this is not currently an issue, the USCG and Marine Environmental Protection Committee have been investigating whether all systems should treat on discharge as well as uptake, following the discovery of some organisms hidden in sediment may not be killed. “It is highly possible in the next few years there will be new requirements saying that all types of treatment systems must treat on deballasting,”  Chang commented. “If that happens, non-UV based technologies will have a tough time to accommodate that and the system may get more complicated.” Another issue with chlorine-based systems is that their active chemicals must be removed from discharge water, meaning a neutralizer injection is required during deballasting to avoid discharge of harmful chemicals.

UV-based systems are not without their problems, however. While chlorine-based systems are capable of killing waterborne microorganisms, UV systems inactivate microbes by making them unable to reproduce, but leave them alive nonetheless, conflicting with the language of the IMO convention regarding discharged organisms.

In order to meet the USCG requirements, substantial power increases in UV systems were necessary to sufficiently neutralize organism activity. Tore Andersen, CEO of Optimarin, explained to GWI how the company was able to overcome this potential challenge. “We used our high power capacity – the biggest difference between Optimarin and other UV makers is our very strong UV lamp.”

Dennis Calvert, the CEO of BioLargo, Inc. (OTC: BLGO), singled out what appears to be one of the most critical problems of all when he shared his thoughts with GWI, “The larger issue is power availability on the ships. Energy efficiency for BWTS will be a key prerequisite to advance in the market… they require large amounts of energy to operate and may require more energy than what ships can currently supply.”  He continued, “There are very few examples where older ships have sufficient excess power for these new BWTS”. According to Calvert, this problem doesn’t afflict all ships, as he was quoted, “Some ships will however not have this problem, such as LNG with regasification compressors and large container ships with reefer power available.”  It’s clear that for those ships with stringent power supplies, energy efficiency of ballast water treatment systems is a key factor dictating their adoption.

BioLargo’s AOS System is billed as the low energy solution to the ballast water treatment challenge, and is targeting entry into the ballast water market by 2019. “While we have some scale-up work to do to meet the volume requirements for the maritime industry, we believe our value proposition is unique, and the industry clearly needs a low energy solution like ours,” Calvert reported to GWI.

With new the new regulations coming into force in September 2017, the shipping industry faces an intense challenge working to conform to the new operating procedures.  The technology market will no doubt be exciting to watch. The GWI article wrapped up with Calvert’s comments, “We believe the systems that are flexible, modular in design, and remain low cost and offer low energy solutions while meeting volume rates will take the lead … the market prescribed by these regulations is so large in scope that an army of companies will be busy for the next two decades.”

BioLargo is positioned to make an impact in the Ballast Water Treatment Industry as it advances its technology, builds strategic alliances, and supports its leading-edge science with talent and resources. A series of important articles published on this blog chronicle the company's milestones.

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