Monday, 16 December 2013

Letter to Shareholders: BioLargo AOS Water Filter: A Technical Breakthrough- Pilot Organizing


Dear Shareholder, 

I write to update you about our BioLargo AOS water filter technology and the proposed Canadian pilot project featuring our technology.  The pilot is being spearheaded by the University of Alberta and arose from the evaluation of our technology by the NSERC Research Chair, as well as our ongoing work with the researchers. The purpose of the pilot is to engineer our filter technology to develop a commercially ready device. The proposed project will include the University and a host of Canadian government funding agencies whose goal is to develop an economically viable solution to treat tailings ponds water associated with the Athabasca Oil Sands and ultimately eliminate the need for the tailings ponds on a going forward basis.


There are one billion cubic meters of contaminated water that have been produced from oil extraction and processing of Canadas most valuable natural resource, the Athabasca Oil Sands, which makes this project one of the most significant water treatment opportunities known.

In addition to treating existing tailings ponds wastewater, the proposed pilot is expected to provide data that can be used to refine the device to be able serve a host of other segments within the water treatment industry.

We also believe our technology could play an important role in any market that contends with hard-to-get contaminants or any industry segment that is looking for a sustainable and low cost solution. 


Our AOS Filter technology combines electricity, filter materials like carbon, and oxidizers like iodine, to generate an electro-chemical kill zone within a filter column. As water passes through the filter, the reactor breaks down the contaminants by electrolysis and oxidation, yielding clean water at the output, which we believe can be safely returned to its source. The filter design provides a cost-effective, rapid-acting finishing step to most any existing water treatment. It accomplishes two primary objectives:
1.            Dismantles soluble contaminants through advanced oxidation, and
2.            Provides complete disinfection
The work done to validate its efficacy thus far has given everyone around the project reason to be excited about moving ahead with the pilot and taking this next important step towards the significant business opportunities for our invention.  In many applications, like the oil sands, we may be the only economically viable solution. 

As you can imagine, we have much work to do before the pilot is officially finalized and starts, and many details are not yet complete. We are in discussions with the University, funding agencies and industry about the proposed project. We will be working to organize the details of the pilot and arrange for the needed capital to make it successful. We are embarking on the mission to accomplish this important work and in many ways we believe this is the most important advancement in the history of our company. 

Last week in Los Angeles we presented an overview about the AOS Filter technology and discussed the proposed pilot project at an investment conference, and want you to have access to the power point presentation materials: The LD Micro Conference Presentation is linked here- 

Tell your friends about BioLargo and call me soon for a personal update. 

Warmest Regards,

Dennis 

Dennis Calvert
President & CEO
949-643-9540  
Symbol:  BLGO.OB  

Sunday, 8 December 2013

BioLargo Water, Inc. Presented its AOS Filter and exciting business developments at the LD Micro Conference December 2013


 BioLargo Water, Inc.














The slide show is below (click the arrow in the lower right hand corner of the window below to enlarge the image)


Wednesday, 30 October 2013

BioLargo’s Product wins Cat Fancy Magazine's Best Product of the Year - Editor’s Choice Award



SANTA ANA, CA – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) today announced that    Cat Fancy Magazine awarded its Litter Deodorizing Concentrate an “Editor Choice Award”, naming it one of the 18 “Best Products of the Year” for 2013.  Detailed in the December issue, on newsstands now, the Cat Fancy editor commented  “I have four cats in a small house. After I started using this, I noticed an immediate reduction in odor and moisture.  I’m not going through nearly as much litter, and I like the fact that it’s environmentally friendly and non-toxic.”

 In August of this year, the product also won an Editor’s Choice Award from Pet Product News International, the leading industry trade publication. The tester their stated, “At first I was highly skeptical of its odor control, but after a couple days, I was amazed that I hadn't smelled the cat's urine or poop at all…even when the cat didn't cover the urine, there was no smell coming from the litter box.”


“We are proud the industry recognizes the value of our cat litter product”, stated BioLargo President Dennis Calvert. 


“We hope to soon introduce a $1.00 per week introductory offer to target the 48 million households in the USA that love cats and 
want the best product on the market to help keep their litter box and 
home odor-free.”

The product is available through BioLargo’s wholly owned subsidiary Odor-No-More, Inc.,
at NaturesBestSolution.com, or 
ask for them wherever you buy pet products.



Coming to a Retailer Near You Soon








Tuesday, 22 October 2013

BioLargo completes first order to US Government for new products


Press Release:  BioLargo completes first order to US Government for new products

SANTA ANA, CA – (October 22, 2013) – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) today announced that its Odor-No-More subsidiary has introduced a new line of odor and moisture control products to the US Government, and fulfilled its first order. The company now offers a series of pouch and canister designs that can be used to solidify liquids or absorb blood and other body fluids. The company will initially target medical providers but plans to expand into general industrial applications and first responders markets.  The product line is being marketed under the brand Nature’s Best Solution®
and will include its Body Fluid Solidifier, Suction Canister Solidifier and Specimen Transport Solidifier (pouches). It rounds out this line of products by adding its Odor Eliminator liquid spray and wipes tailored to serve the healthcare market.

Downeast Logistics, a certified “Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business” (SDVOSB), served as our distribution partner to facilitate our first order to the US Government. Downeast Logistics has operated for more than thirteen years, and will continue to offer our products through multiple channels of the US Government. Its designation as a SDVOSB places Downeast Logistics within a group of highly sought after vendors to the US government. Odor-No-More has registered, and is in the process of registering, itself as well as its products with several procurement agencies of the US Government.

"Being a Service-Disabled owned business with a successful 13 year history selling to the government, Downeast Logistics is a great partner to help launch our award winning technology into the Government sector. We are excited about this new selling channel and the future opportunities in it for our medical products in development, and hope to expand sales of these new products to the private sector through our subsidiary Clyra Medical,” stated BioLargo’s president, Dennis Calvert.

Sherry Doherty, Principal of Downeast Logistics, adds, “The canister solidifier products received positive feedback from all of the military hospital product evaluations we conducted, as its odor control capabilities are unique in the marketplace. We are waiting for procurement response on several bids we have submitted, and are excited about the scope of opportunities for these product lines within the US government.”


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

BioLargo Launches Water Company to Showcase its AOS Filter


Press Release
June 17, 2013  BioLargo, Inc. today announced the formation of BioLargo Water, Inc. (www.BioLargoWater.com), a wholly owned subsidiary formed to showcase the company’s “advanced oxidation systems,” including its new AOS Filter, a product in development specifically designed to eliminate common, troublesome, and dangerous (toxic) contaminates in water in a fraction of the time of current technologies.

Dennis Calvert, President & CEO of BioLargo, stated, “We believe that our Biolargo® AOS Filter represents a revolutionary technical advancement in how water should be treated. With the completion of the proof of claim work at the University of Alberta, we plan to focus on engineering and specific contaminant testing as we continue to position the product for commercial opportunities. We also plan to focus on adding key executives and strategic partners to aid us in building the business. Our AOS Filter can be of great benefit to industry as they deal with regulatory pressures to find a sustainable way to rid water of dangerous contaminants. Global Water Intelligence, a leading industry journal provides the most widely used estimate of the global water market at approximately  $360 billion annual revenues per year. Estimates put the ‘component technologies’ portion at approximately 10% of the global market revenue figures.  We believe our AOS Filter will compete in this component technologies area.  

“Our AOS Filter should have an important role to play in most of this industry’s segments, including oil and gas, refining and petrochemicals, power generation, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, microelectronics, pulp and paper, and mining. It could serve as a platform to build an integrated water company featuring technology, licensing, engineering and services. While there is much work to do, we are excited about the significant opportunities ahead.”

Kenneth Reay Code, BioLargo Chief Science Officer and inventor of the BioLargo® AOS Filter, added “Many industry segments, like energy and industrial process water systems, use extremely high volumes of water in their daily business activity. Often, tiny organic molecules, including soluble contaminants, are problematic for these types of water uses. We also know that many industry segments require ultra pure water. These industries need a treatment system that can manage high volumes of water with constant process performance and a high level of efficiency that is sustainable in term of safety and cost. With our AOS Filter, have been able to prove a level of performance in which our system dismantles organic contaminants to their basic molecular forms in minutes, rendering them safe. Other systems can take years, as in the case of settling ponds, or hours for other advanced oxidation technologies like UV and Ozone.

The company cautions that this market is highly competitive and dominated by global companies that have far greater capital, sales and expertise with established market share.  To compete in this market, the company will require substantial resources that are currently not available.  Further, its products will require regulatory approvals to market the AOS Filter with these claims. To seek regulatory approval, the new subsidiary will require investment capital to complete product development, build prototype products, complete testing, and make such applications.


Tuesday, 14 May 2013

BioLargo's Subsidiary- Clyra Medical Technologies launched its new web site!  










Sunday, 17 March 2013

Iodine Fortification of Vegetables Improves Human Iodine Nutrition: In Vivo Evidence for a New Model of Iodine Prophylaxis.- and Endocrinology Update Comments: Veggies Could be the Answer- Both articles point to how BioLargo's Isan System that can help meet the Challenge!


BioLargo's Isan System* has been delivering precise does of iodine in Australia and New Zealand for years.  The two articles referenced speak to the importance of fortification of iodine in food, and the photos are from actual installations in Australia.  The nation of the Phillippines is already adding iodine to its drinking water to promote health and help stem the tide of Iodine Deficiency Disorder and see the link at the bottom of this page:  Tasmania reports low iodine levels. *BioLargo is marketing The Isan System and its patented technology are owned equally by its inventors from Australia (www.ioteq.com) and BioLargo

Endocrinology Update


Fortified veggies could beat iodine deficiency
Endocrinology Photo

Fortified veggies could beat iodine deficiency

 Fortifying vegetables with iodine is an effective way of upping intake of the micronutrient and avoiding iodine deficiency, Italian researcherssay.
Over a two-week period 50 volunteers ate a 100g daily serving of vegetables fortified with 45mg iodine, choosing between potatoes, carrots, tomatoes or salad.


Urinary iodine concentration before intake was 98mg/L, rising by 20% to 117mg after the meal.
Although iodine deficiency has been controlled by universal salt iodisation, salt consumption has now been recognised as a health risk, the authors said.
As industrialised countries try to reduce salt consumption, “biofortification of vegetables with iodine offers an excellent alternative opportunity to increase iodine intake,” they concluded.




 2013 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Iodine Fortification of Vegetables Improves Human Iodine Nutrition: In Vivo Evidence for a New Model of Iodine Prophylaxis.

Source

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (M.T., A.D., M.D.S., M.F., E.F., G.D.M., L.G., P.A., F.A.-L., A.P., P.V.), Section of Endocrinology, Research Center of Excellence AmbiSEN, and Department of Energy and Systems Engineering (P.Pi.), University of Pisa, 56124 Pisa, Italy; and PlantLab (P.Pe.), Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, 56127 Pisa, Italy.

Abstract

Background:Iodine deficiency is the result of insufficient intake of dietary iodine and as a consequence causes multiple adverse effects. About 2 billion individuals in the world are affected by iodine deficiency. It has been found that the most effective way to control iodine deficiency is through the universal salt iodization. However, salt iodization alone may not be sufficient to assure adequate iodine nutrition. In most industrialized countries, excess consumption of salt has become recognized as a health risk. Therefore, biofortification of vegetables with iodine offers an excellent opportunity to increase iodine intake.Aim and Methods:The aim of this study was to test the efficiency of a new model of iodine prophylaxis in a group of 50 healthy volunteers through the intake of vegetables (potatoes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and green salad) fortified with iodine. Each serving of vegetables consisted of 100 g of potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, or salad containing 45 mg of iodine (30% of the Recommended Daily Allowance), and the volunteers consumed a single serving of vegetables, as preferred, each day for 2 weeks. Urinary iodine (UI) excretion was measured before and after intake of vegetables.Results:The UI concentration measured in volunteers before the intake of vegetables was 98.3 mg/L (basal value), increasing to 117.5 mg/L during the intake of vegetables. Seven days after the discontinuation of vegetable intake, UI was 85 mg/L. UI concentration increment was 19.6% compared with the basal value; therefore, the difference was statistically significant (P = .035).Conclusions:Biofortification of vegetables with iodine provides a mild but significative increase in UI concentration and, together with the habitual use of iodized salt, may contribute to improve the iodine nutritional status of the population without risks of iodine excess.
Iodine back on  health agenda
Tasmania Puts Iodine Back on Its Health Agenda

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