Thursday, 13 June 2019

BioLargo’s CupriDyne Clean Eliminates Cannabis Odors - Third-Party Validated Study


Westminster, CA – June 13, 2019 – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO), developer of sustainable products and a full-service environmental engineering company, today announced that a third-party study (download it HERE) had concluded its industrial odor control product CupriDyne® Clean eliminates “terpenes”, which cause the odors in cannabis grow and production facilities. Conducted by Southern Air Systems Corp (SAS) out of Knoxville Tennessee, the study analyzed the two key odor-causing terpenes: myrcene and limonene. In business since 1989, SAS personnel have more than 60 years of combined experience exclusively providing air quality services to the power, petroleum and chemical industries. The study concludes,

“After treatment with CupriDyne Clean, no trace of terpenes was detected in the air samples.”
BioLargo President & CEO Dennis P. Calvert commented, “This is a momentous day for CupriDyne Clean. Although field trials had already demonstrated that it was effective against odors caused by cannabis cultivation, this data set represents crucial scientific validation that should accelerate adoption of the product by cannabis and hemp industry operators. Many of the major players in the cannabis industry are scientifically minded, and third party validated data sets like this are crucial to earning their business.” 

Terpenes are highly odorous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced in cannabis cultivation and processing, and are known hazardous air pollutants when present at high concentration. In many jurisdictions Cannabis growers are required by regulators to enact air quality control measures to mitigate odor-causing terpenes at their operations (such as in Los Angeles County). The predominant solution currently used by the industry is carbon-based filters, which are expensive to purchase, install, and replace, and are widely known to be inadequate for handling the high volume of terpenes produced by industrial cannabis cultivation facilities. In order to comply with regulations and maintain good relations with neighbors, growers and processors in the booming cannabis market are seeking better active solutions to managing terpenes.

Joe Provenzano, President of BioLargo’s wholly owned subsidiary Odor-No-More, Inc. commented, “CupriDyne Clean is sold by a distributor to the industry under the Cannabusters brand (www.thecannabusters.com). These results increase our confidence in the product’s capacity to revolutionize odor control in the cannabis industry. Unlike many competitors, our product doesn’t just mask the odor-causing VOCs, it breaks them down through oxidation, meaning it is better at improving air quality. Our product is environmentally friendly, non-toxic, and a not a pesticide, making it an attractive solution for the cannabis industry.”



About BioLargo, Inc.

BioLargo, Inc. is an innovative technology developer and environmental engineering company driven by a mission to "make life better" by delivering robust, sustainable solutions for a broad range of industries and applications, with a focus on clean water, clean air, and advanced wound care. We develop and commercialize disruptive technologies by providing the capital, support, and expertise to expedite them from "cradle" to "maturity" (www.biolargo.com). Our engineering division features experienced professional engineers dedicated to integrity, reliability, and environmental stewardship (www.biolargoengineering.com). Our industrial odor control division, Odor-No-More (www.odornomore.com) features CupriDyne Clean Industrial Odor Eliminator (www.cupridyne.com), which eliminates the odor-causing compounds and VOCs rather than masking them, and is now winning over leading companies in the solid waste handling and wastewater industries and other industries that contend with malodors and VOCs. Our subsidiary BioLargo Water (www.biolargowater.ca) develops the Advanced Oxidation System "AOS," a disruptive industrial water treatment technology designed to eliminate waterborne pathogens and recalcitrant contaminants with better energy-efficiency and lower operational costs than incumbent technologies. Our subsidiary Clyra Medical (www.clyramedical.com) features effective and gentle solutions for chronic wounds to promote infection control and regenerative tissue therapy.

Contact Information

Dennis Calvert President and CEO BioLargo, Inc. 888-400-2863

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

BioLargo Spotlight: BioLargo Engineering Launches New Website


Since its addition to the BioLargo family in October 2017, BioLargo Engineering, Science & Technologies has played a central role in driving the product innovation and commercial capacity of BioLargo. Our engineering division has dramatically increased the variety of services we can offer our clients, bolstered the product and service offerings of our odor and VOC control division, and provided engineering and scale-up capabilities for the development of our clean water technology the AOS. Therefore, we are very happy today to unveil the new website of our engineering division, found at www.biolargoengineering.com.  








BioLargo Engineering’s new website is a tremendous upgrade from the company’s previous one, offering improvements not only in aesthetics but also in functionality, ease-of-use, and marketing potential. The timing of this website is ideal – our engineering division is ramping up its number of customer contracts and is offering expanded service packages to clients in specific areas where the division has special expertise. This includes areas like air quality control, water treatment and management, and cannabis industry-specific services. You can download the company’s abridged service listing in a brochure here.

As always, you can follow news about the BioLargo Engineering, including new service offerings, at BioLargo’s blog at www.biolargo.blogspot.com (that’s where you are now). If you want to catch up on notable posts about BioLargo Engineering, a good place to start is by looking at their posts about:
  • Cannabis services – LINK
  • Microbrewery services – LINK
  • Their recent EPA grant – LINK

You can also learn more about BioLargo Engineering at their website (who would have guessed?), where you can read case studies, articles, service listings, and learn about their past clients and projects.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

BioLargo is an Innovator and Solution Provider Hitting its Stride

Source: Tamarack Advisors via Accesswire

DENVER, CO / ACCESSWIRE / June 6, 2019 / BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) is both an innovator of novel life sciences technologies and an environmental engineering services solutions provider, which is a rare combination for a company of its relatively small size. The company has a diverse portfolio of patented high-tech products, each driven by different subsidiaries focused on specific vertical segments. While each of these products is at a different stage in development or commercialization, each have recently hit critical development and/or commercialization milestones, making this a perfect time to revisit BioLargo.
The Edison Group, an investment research firm, recently released an update to their analysis on BioLargo titled "BioLargo Progresses Towards Independent Businesses". The report goes into detail about the commercial progress of BioLargo's CupriDyne® Clean products, medical products, and the AOS water treatment technology, and shows the substantial progress that the company has made towards its goal of establishing its subsidiaries as thriving independent businesses.
CupriDyne® Clean Continues to Penetrate Waste Handling Market and Cannabis Market Takes Notice of its Efficient Odor Control Solution
As BioLargo continues its long march towards profitability, the subsidiary leading the way in both revenue and product distribution is Odor-No-More, Inc., the makers of CupriDyne® Clean, an industrial odor eliminator currently in use by four of the top waste handling companies in the United States. CupriDyne® Clean has already been granted vendor status by these companies, which allows the product to expand beyond their regional test markets through national purchasing agreements. President & CEO of BioLargo Dennis P. Calvert elaborated further in a recent blog post stating, "In essence, we've proven to decision-makers at our national accounts that the product exceeds expectations and reduces costs, and consequently the product is being adopted in new regions held by our national account customers." Calvert goes on to say that the company has "new waste handling companies expressing interest in the product every week."
While the waste handling business is an enormous market, CupriDyne® Clean has also found a huge potential niche in the emerging cannabis market. With favorable legislation facilitating huge growth in the number of grow operations nationwide, odor and air pollutant control issues have moved to the forefront for regulators. Odor-No-More recently announced a five year white label agreement with Cannabusters, Inc., a subsidiary of the Mabre Corporation, to supply odor and VOC control products to cannabis production facilities. In just the past few days management also indicated in a series of interviews while presenting at the LD Micro conference that efforts continue to establish new distributors in this emerging market. With some projections for the cannabis industry to reach $35 billion by 2024, and 15,000 licensed California providers in BioLargo's backyard, Cupridyne® Clean has an opportunity to establish itself as the go-to solution in a major market in desperate need for odor control
AOS Water Treatment Platform Begins First Real-World Test
Last month BioLargo's Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) began its first in-field pre-commercial demonstration pilot, installing a system at the Sunworks Farm near Edmonton, Alberta. The unit consists of a "portable, modular water treatment solution that delivers the highest performance in disinfection and decontamination, eliminates hard-to-treat micropollutants, and has lower operational costs, capital costs, and energy usage rates than other similar water treatment technologies." The company's business model is to deliver AOS treatment trains as part of a free trial period, after which clients have the option of keeping the equipment through either lease, purchase, or pay-per-gallon.
This demonstration pilot for the AOS has numerous positive aspects. First, by providing the full system to an existing commercial poultry farm, they are able to record and measure key data points against existing historical norms at that farm. Second, they are able to take those metrics and provide analytics to potential customers, creating a "linchpin for future sales". Indeed, the most recent blog post from BioLargo states that they already have another pilot program being installed at a small brewery in Southern California.


Clyra Medical Nearing Conclusion of FDA 510(k) Process
BioLargo's Clyra Medical division is in the process of acquiring pre-market clearance for their first advanced wound care product. This product has several significant advantages over the technologies currently in use, including lower costs, gentleness as a result of its very low dosage of active ingredient, biofilm efficacy and extended antimicrobial protection. BioLargo recently reported it had a second in-person meeting with senior staff at the FDA, where they requested Clyra conduct a 30-day GLP animal study to confirm that the product has no adverse effects on wound healing. Clyra's management expressed confidence in positive results as they had already conducted a preliminary study. Since this was the final material request made by the FDA before a decision is to be made on the application, BioLargo now hopes to have a response back from the FDA in the July to August time frame, unless unexpected further information is requested by the FDA. It also acquired a patent-pending stem cell therapy technology in November (Skin Disc) and management indicates that it intends to acquire through licensing additional FDA-approved technologies as it prepares to go commercial with a portfolio of products focused on helping manage and heal chronic wounds. The addressable market for Clyra's disruptive wound care technology is projected to be $2.5 billion.


Conclusion
BioLargo has invested a decade and over $20 million to establish multiple commercially focused subsidiaries and corresponding patented technology-based products all centered around their proprietary iodine chemistry. CupriDyne® Clean is a product that has made serious inroads into the very traditional, but very large waste handling industry and is turning heads in the red-hot cannabis industry. The AOS water treatment technology recently began its first real world testing scenario as a low-cost water treatment device, and Clyra Medical is progressing with its 510(k) application. Beyond these potentially disruptive technologies, what makes BioLargo unique and well-equipped for growth compared to similar companies is its full-service engineering division which is serving external clients on a fee-for-service basis while simultaneously aiding BioLargo's other operating units to assist in their march toward commercial success.
Looking forward, BioLargo has the opportunity to succeed with a number of different product platforms. With increased sales, real world pilot programs, and the potential approval of their 510(k) application, this may be the time to consider investing in BioLargo, Inc. Management is quick to point out that it plans to expand its sales and marketing efforts, as capital is available, to serve these extremely large opportunities for its proven products and grow into the massive opportunities ahead.
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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

BioLargo's LD Micro Presentation for June 4, 2019




Here you can view the LD Micro Presentation that BioLargo CEO Dennis P. Calvert delivered yesterday, June 4th at the 9th annual LD Micro Investor Conference. As always, we relish the opportunity to allow all our stakeholders, stockholders, and followers to view this presentation in high resolution directly here at our blog. It's an exciting time at BioLargo, with multiple business units hitting critical milestones in development and commercialization of our patented, disruptive technologies.

Monday, 3 June 2019

BioLargo Spotlight Blog Post: CupriDyne Clean Ushering in the Sweet Smell of Success


BioLargo’s CupriDyne® Clean is the innovative, patented odor and volatile organic compound (VOC) control product developed, manufactured and sold by our wholly owned subsidiary Odor-No-More, Inc. The product is loved by owners and operators at landfills, transfer stations, material recovery stations, and other facilities that make up the Waste Handling industry because of the product’s industry-validated claim to #1 performance on the market, its non-toxic, non-sensitizing formula, and of course its price. Just last year, due to increased demand for the product we added services like environmental engineering, deployment system design, construction, installation, maintenance and more. In fact, the company has been awarded vendor status for CupriDyne Clean by four of the top companies in the U.S. waste handling industry through national purchasing agreements, which is now leading to sales of the product expanding in 2019. In essence, we’ve proven to decision-makers at our national accounts that the product exceeds expectations and reduces costs, and consequently the product is being adopted in new regions held by our national account customers. Events like Waste Expo earlier in May have also raised awareness for CupriDyne Clean at the national level, with new waste handling companies expressing interest in the product every week.



Now, the product is even being pulled through partnerships and distribution in emerging odor control markets including cannabis and hemp, wastewater treatment, and manufacturing. With years of working with clients around the nation, in some of the most difficult situations and challenging situations known, we have become trusted experts in delivering full-service solutions to eradicate odors and VOCs from some of the most odorous waste handling sites in the country.



It was thanks to BioLargo company management’s connections as a board member at the business accelerator Sustain SoCal (formerly Sustain OC) that they got an insider’s lesson about the pressing need for new odor and VOC control products in the waste handling industry in 2016. A fellow board member at Sustain SoCal, who was a senior executive with more than 25 years experience with leading waste handling companies, suggested that CupriDyne Clean had the potential to revolutionize odor control in the waste handling industry. In this market, customers are chiefly concerned with finding odor and VOC control solutions that actually solve their problems and are less attached to specific brands. For decades, waste handling industry operators were largely of the opinion that no industrial odor control product actually worked, because incumbent products in the Industrial Odor and VOC control market were typically masking agents and could not overcome the tough odors generated by these high-volume sites. Before CupriDyne Clean, switching odor control vendors often meant switching from a cherry scent to a lemon scent – the actual results never really improved.  This created a perfect environment for the disruptive, high-performance CupriDyne Clean products that actually break down the odorous compounds and VOCs and do not require fragrance to be effective.


Odor-No-More began sales of the new product CupriDyne Clean Industrial Odor Eliminator, coupled with odor control services, in May of 2016. Since then, the product has been met with great enthusiasm by customers, with many users shocked by how little CupriDyne Clean is required to eliminate odors at their site, which consistently leads to significant costs savings. To this day, our demonstrations are first met with disbelief.  As we always say, ‘Not smelling is believing’.  Odor-No-More has been successful in establishing a dominant market position with waste handling sites in Southern California as well as other sites around the country, and its products are now being adopted on a region-by-region basis across the locations of the company’s national purchasing agreement accounts. In the case of some of the company’s large national accounts they have activated purchasing of CupriDyne Clean for all their national locations through their online purchasing portals, allowing all their locations the ability to purchase the product.

CupriDyne Clean has also been formulated into new products, and we intend to increase its portfolio further to market it to new verticals. Some of its existing products are:
  • CupriDyne Clean Industrial Odor Eliminator for misting and spraying (powders & liquids) (link)
  • CupriDyne Clean High-Pressure Wash for bins and compactors
  • Deodorall consumer home-use odor and VOC control, available through Amazon (link)
  • Equine and Litter Box Deodorizers, offered under the Odor No More brand (link)
  • Cannabusters odor and VOC control for cannabis and hemp (link)
  • Petwellbeing, Pet Stain and Odor Eliminator (link)
  • Samuri Smoke Odor Eliminator, sold by Samuri Group, LLC. (link) 
CupriDyne Clean "Wash" in use





















CupriDyne has come a long way since the original technology was first invented all those years ago by BioLargo Chief Science Officer Ken Code. When our first product using the CupriDyne formula was launched into the consumer and pet odor control market, we discovered that the product was so effective at eliminating odors we intuitively knew it would outperform other products, we just had to prove it and find a way to break into the market. The idea was that an odorless, non-toxic, eco-friendly alternative to the incumbent products in this market (many of whose products famously relied heavily on fragrances which increase VOC emissions and generally do not work) would be a welcome solution to most folks’ odor and VOC emissions problems. Our first products even won two “Product of the Year” and a few “Editor’s Choice” awards from multiple industry groups. However, we faced huge challenges and quickly faced the daunting hurdle that a substantial marketing budget and an established distribution network would be required to make a meaningful dent in the consumer market. We knew that competing head to head with giant global companies with established distribution channels, lower margins and globally recognized brands that have enjoyed decades of market success would require the right partner or a big budget.  



















How can we find commercial success with these great products?  We needed to find a market where we could prove out our product’s value compared to other products, tackling real life situations that the competition simply cannot manage. We refined our knowledge and built our various delivery systems and continued to win over customers with CupriDyne Clean.   The waste handling industry has proven a welcome home for CupriDyne Clean, one that welcomes it value proposition as the #1 performing, eco-friendly, non-pesticidal odor and VOC control solution. Of course, our current success and our expectations of continued growth has taken hard work, consistent reliable product performance, some capital and an ongoing commitment to service.  We know that we have only scratched the surface of this massive opportunity and have never been so convinced, as we are now, of the winner we have in CupriDyne Clean.

This may lead you to ask: will the consumer products opportunity re-emerge for BioLargo? 

The answer might be best answered with another question- Is there room in the consumer markets for an eco-friendly, non-fragranced, non-toxic, simple to use odor and VOC eliminator that out-performs all others? We think the answer is yes. Stay tuned!

We are very excited about the continued commercial success for CupriDyne Clean!