Wednesday, 31 July 2019

BioLargo Water Begins Demonstration Pilot for its Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) to Treat Captured Stormwater in Southern California


Westminster, CA – July 31 2019 – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO), developer of sustainable science and technologies and a full-service environmental engineering company, today announced that its Canadian subsidiary BioLargo Water, Inc. has commenced a pre-commercial demonstration pilot that will utilize the company’s Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) to treat captured stormwater in Southern California at BioLargo’s Westminster, California facility. The pilot’s goal is to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of deploying the AOS to enable stormwater treatment and reuse, an important and emerging water management application in the US and Canada. The pilot project is supported in part by research and development funding of to up to $189,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).













BioLargo Water will collaborate on the project with Richard Watson & Associates, Inc. and Carollo Engineers, Inc. Richard Watson has been active in stormwater quality management since 1990 and currently consults to three watershed management groups in Los Angeles County. Carollo Engineers, a leading environmental engineering firm providing cost-effective, innovative, and reliable water treatment solutions, will provide engineering and water treatment validation for the project.

The goals of this demonstration pilot will focus on the efficacy of the AOS to treat captured stormwater to water reuse standards. The pilot will also help establish the capital and operating costs of the AOS in this application, a crucial step before potential commercial pilot clients and paying customers would consider the technology in this industrial setting.

BioLargo Water President Dr. Richard Smith commented on the news, “This pre-commercial demonstration pilot represents a pivotal moment for our company and for the AOS technology. It’s an opportunity to show the world that the AOS can provide high-performance and cost-effective treatment of captured stormwater and play a big role in the more than $4 billion stormwater use market.”

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BioLargo CEO Dennis Calvert commented, “Stormwater capture, treatment, and use is an important and emerging water management market in the United States, particularly in California where voters in Los Angeles county recently passed ‘Measure W’ to provide $300M annually to pay for projects, infrastructure, and programs to capture, treat, and use stormwater and urban runoff. BioLargo is eager to demonstrate that the AOS is capable of helping solve challenges in this area that is so important to California, the United States, and globally.”

With this announcement, BioLargo is now conducting three pre-commercial pilots for its AOS technology: a poultry processing wastewater pilot in Northern Alberta, Canada; a brewery wastewater pilot in Southern California; and this stormwater pilot. These pilots represent a critical step toward commercialization, as they will provide crucial real-life technical and economic data required for the technology’s adoption by future customers, and will produce the case study data required to accelerate market adoption of this novel and potentially disruptive technology.


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 infected wounds to promote infection control and regenerative tissue therapy.

Contact Information

Dennis Calvert President and CEO BioLargo, Inc. 949-643-9540 x2

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BioLargo Engineering Awarded Additional U.S. Air Force Subcontract


Westminster, CA – July 31, 2019 – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO), developer of sustainable products and a full-service environmental engineering company, today announced that its engineering subsidiary has been awarded a third subcontract to provide air quality environmental engineering services to the United States Air Force. This new contract, for bases in Kansas and Illinois, follows the recent award of subcontracts to provide services to USAF bases in Texas and Arizona.   











The subcontracts are a result of “teaming agreements” with Bhate Environmental Associates, Inc. (www.bhate.com), as prime-contractor, to prepare bids for submission to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for environmental services on Air Force bases throughout the country. Bhate assembled a multi-disciplinary team of four companies, including BLEST, to provide services to the USAF in what is commonly referred to as “fence-to-fence environmental services” call orders.  These fence-to-fence (F2F) projects include a menu of environmental engineering services, which focus on hazardous waste, hazardous materials, air quality, water quality, natural and cultural resources.









The total value of this contract awarded to Bhate is approximately $3 million over a five-year term, of which the subcontractors will receive a portion (first year guaranteed, and GSA can extend for four additional years). In addition to this awarded contract, BLEST is working closely with Bhate to pursue similar environmental projects for the USAF which are in various stages of bids and consideration.

Randall Moore, President of BioLargo Engineering commented, “We thankful to be working hand-in-hand with Bhate to serve our country and the US Air Force. We are hard at work on other similar bids for F2F project work.”

Dennis P. Calvert, President of BioLargo, Inc. commented, “We are thankful for the opportunity to serve and we are excited about the expanding list of opportunities ahead for the BioLargo family of companies.”


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

Safe Harbor Act

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from expectations, estimates and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results.



Monday, 29 July 2019

Video on AOS Poultry Farm Demonstration Pilot

BioLargo Water put out a special video this morning on YouTube highlighting its first AOS full treatment train demonstration pilot at Sunworks Farm near Camrose, AB. You can check out the full video right here on the blog!

As a reminder, you can read all about this demonstration pilot in the detailed blog post we put out about it in May.

A special thanks goes out to Jenny and Matt for filming and to Carter for editing.


Monday, 22 July 2019

BioLargo Engineering Awarded U.S. Air Force Subcontracts


Westminster, CA – July 22, 2019 – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO), developer of sustainable products and a full-service environmental engineering company, today announced that its engineering subsidiary has been awarded two subcontracts to provide air quality environmental engineering services to five United States Air Force (USAF) bases in Texas and Arizona.

BioLargo Engineering, Science & Technologies (BLEST; www.BioLargoEngineering.com) has entered into a series of “teaming agreements” with Bhate Environmental Associates, Inc. (www.bhate.com), as prime-contractor, to prepare bids for submission to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for environmental services on Air Force bases throughout the country. Bhate assembled a multi-disciplined team of five companies, including BLEST, to provide services to the USAF in what is commonly referred to as “fence-to-fence environmental services” call orders.  These fence-to-fence (F2F) projects include a menu of environmental engineering services, which focus on hazardous waste, hazardous materials, air quality, water quality, natural and cultural resources.

The total value of these two contracts awarded to Bhate exceeds $12 million over a five-year term, of which the subcontractors will receive a portion (first year guaranteed, and GSA can extend for four additional years). In addition to these awarded contracts, BLEST is working closely with Bhate to pursue similar environmental projects for the USAF which are in various stages of bids and consideration.

Randall Moore, President of BioLargo Engineering commented, “Our team has significant experience and expertise in this particular area of practice, and we are proud to serve our country and the US Air Force. We look forward to working hand-in-hand with Bhate on these first contracts as well as future successful bids.”

Dennis P. Calvert, President of BioLargo, Inc. commented, “These government contracts validate the wisdom of adding Randy and his team of engineering professionals to the BioLargo family of companies. Our investments in technologies and talent continue to pay off.”

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

Safe Harbor Act

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from expectations, estimates and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results.


Thursday, 18 July 2019

EPA Awards $2.3 Million in Funding for 21 Small Businesses to Develop Innovative Environmental Technologies

Source - US EPA: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-awards-23-million-funding-21-small-businesses-develop-innovative-environmental

BioLargo Engineering was one of 21 companies awarded an EPA SBIR Phase I grant as announced today in the EPA's press release. BioLargo's grant will fund efforts to find technical solutions to PFAS contamination in water. You can read our own press release about our project HERE.

Read the EPA's press release in its entirety below!

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EPA Awards $2.3 Million in Funding for 21 Small Businesses to Develop Innovative Environmental Technologies

07/18/2019
Contact Information: 
EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov)
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $2.3 million in funding for 21 small businesses to develop technologies that will help protect human health and the environment by monitoring air quality, treating drinking water, cleaning up contaminated sites, and creating greener, less toxic materials.
“These funds support small businesses that have developed new technologies to monitor air quality, test for PFAS, and address other pressing environmental challenges,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Through EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research program, we provide important assistance to entrepreneurs as they develop innovative solutions that will strengthen both environmental protections and economic growth.” 
These 21 small businesses are receiving Phase I contracts from EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which awards contracts annually through a two-phase competition. Companies compete for a Phase I award of up to $100,000 by submitting research that addresses key environmental issues. After receiving a Phase I award, companies are eligible to compete for a Phase II award of up to $300,000 to further develop and commercialize the technology.
SBIR Phase I recipients include:
  • Creare LLC, Hanover, N.H., AirQAST Portable Automated Air Quality Monitoring
  • Anfiro, Inc., Woburn, Mass., Block Copolymer Membranes for Total Removal of Ionic and Nonionic PFAS from Industrial Wastewaters Optionally Co-Contaminated by Alcohols
  • Brisea Group, Inc., Parsippany, N.J., Development of Microwave-assisted Membrane Filtration for Pretreatment of PFAS in Industrial Wastewater
  • AAPLasma LLC, Feasterville, Pa., Non-Thermal Plasma Assisted Inactivation of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Wastewater
  • Framergy Inc., Wilmington, Del., Innovative Pretreatment Technologies for PFAS in Industrial Wastewater
  • Mainstream Engineering Corporation, Rockledge, Fla., Field-deployable Measurement of Fluorocarbons in Water
  • PTP Strategy LLC, Gainsville, Fla., CDD-SORT: A Next-Generation System to Detect Hazardous & Recyclable Materials in Discarded C&D Debris
  • Faraday Technology Inc., Englewood, Ohio, Electrochemical Pretreatment of PFAS-Contaminated Aqueous Effluents; Electrochemical Extraction and Remediation of PFAS in Soils
  • Talk About It Solutions DBA Remooble, Maple Grove, Minn., Fast Acting Bio-Derived and Bio-Degradable Paint Removers for Epoxy, Latex and Lacquer Coatings
  • Claros Technologies Inc., Stillwater, Minn., Novel Sorbent Technology for Simultaneous Removal and Degradation of Waterborne PFAS
  • Polykala Technologies LLC, San Antonio, Texas, Development of “Smart” Polymer Nanofiber Mats for Selective and Efficient Removal of PFAS from Landfill Leachate 
  • TDA Research Inc., Wheat Ridge, Colo., Disposable Test Strips for Ultra-Sensitive Quantification of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Ground Water; Development of a Non-Toxic Paint Stripper
  • Sporian Microsystems Inc., Lafayette, Colo., Low Cost Hyperspectral Measurement System to identify Harmful Materials in Construction and Demolition (C&D) Materials
  • Oxbyel Technologies, Inc., Mesa, Ariz., Electrochemical Mineralization of PFAS in Industrial Wastewater
  • QuakeWrap, Inc., Tucson, Ariz., Trenchless Water Main Point Repairs with SuperLaminate
  • 2W iTech LLC, San Diego, Calif, Rapid Field Trace Detection of Perfluoroalkyl Substance in Water
  • BioLargo, Inc., Westminster, Calif., Aqueous Electrostatic Concentrator to Remove Per-and Poly-fluroakyl Substances from Water
  • KWJ Engineering Incorporated, Newark, Calif., Ultralow Power Sensor Package for Ground Level Air Pollution Levels from Wildland Fires
  • MicroAeth Corporation DBA AethLabs, San Francisco, Calif., Black Carbon and UV Particulate Matter, Multi-Gas, Multi Pollutant Sensor Platform
  • Intellisense Systems, Inc., Torrance, Calif., Remote Air Quality Reporting (RAQR) Device
  • Enoveo USA, Berkeley, Calif., The NODE biosensor: real-time contaminant detection in stormwater
     
EPA’s SBIR funding supports both the economy and the environment by creating jobs and promoting small businesses to bring environmental technologies to market. One EPA SBIR small business, GreenTechnologies, LLC, is commercializing a sustainable and innovative treatment and nutrient recovery process for wastewater. Their processes recover nutrients such as phosphorus, carbon and nitrogen in wastewater and convert the excess nutrients into sustainable slow-release fertilizers, branded under the name GreenEdge®, which are being sold commercially throughout the country and internationally.
EPA is one of 11 federal agencies that participate in the SBIR program, enacted in 1982 to strengthen the role of small businesses in federal research and development, create jobs, and promote U.S. technical innovation. To be eligible, a company must be an organized, for-profit U.S. business and have fewer than 500 employees.
Learn more about EPA’s SBIR program at www.epa.gov/sbir and learn about the current open Phase 1 SBIR solicitation, which closes on July 31, at www.epa.gov/sbir/sbir-funding-opportunities
Learn more about the federal SBIR program at www.SBIR.gov.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

BioLargo Spotlight: Update on the AOS Poultry Pilot


Blog Post Update on AOS Poultry Pilot

Today we bring you an important and very positive update on our poultry wastewater demonstration pilot for our clean water technology – the AOS. In May we announced that our Water Technology division (www.biolargowater.ca) had designed, built, and delivered a sophisticated pilot water treatment train featuring our Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) at a poultry and livestock farm near Edmonton, AB called Sunworks Farm. You can see the pictures from the install at our blog post here. This demonstration pilot is a full treatment train containing everything a client needs to treat their wastewater to discharge standards set by regulators (in the US these are set by the US EPA) and even treat that water to water reuse standards that would allow the poultry farm to re-purpose the treated water for use in equipment and facility cleaning, thereby reducing the operation’s water usage and reduce the contaminants commonly found in their waste water. This is the first of our demonstration pilots, and we have another running right now at a Southern Californian microbrewery, with two more committed on the horizon.

We’re proud to say that our pilot AOS is operational now, and we have collected data showing that the AOS performs as predicted – eliminating contaminants from the poultry wastewater to the required standards. This is a critical milestone: we have real proof that BioLargo’s AOS delivers high performance poultry wastewater treatment in a real industry setting. As you can see in the picture below, treatment by the AOS train also results in a visible improvement to the water’s color! This is thanks to the multiple components in the AOS treatment train including the CFS system (coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation) spec'ed and installed by the BioLargo Water team - see a little video about this system HERE.




















This picture (below) indicates the success of the AOS’ disinfection performance in treating this highly contaminated wastewater. For those uninitiated in microbiology, the petri dish on the left is speckled with bacterial colonies, each of which came from a single bacterial cell in the water sample being tested. The science and engineering team collected countless samples to generate statistically significant data showing the AOS exceeded expectations in disinfection performance.




















We are often asked, what does the pilot work look like on a week-to-week basis for our scientists and engineers? Wastewater is produced from operations every Tuesday and remains in a holding tank within the facility. The wastewater is then drawn from the plant and treated over the course of the next 12 hours. Depending on the flowrate being tested this process may be completed in between 5 to 12 hours. Because this is a research pilot, every week new conditions are being tested, including different flowrates to optimize operational conditions. In the end, the goal is for the water that is treated by the AOS and the treatment train to be sufficiently clean to discharge and potentially reuse. This demonstration pilot represents a pivotal moment both for the AOS technology itself, and for the hardworking BioLargo Water R&D team developing this technology. For those unaware, a pre-commercial demonstration pilot is a crucial step in developing a new technology – especially one as complex as an advanced water treatment system. In this pilot our team is refining the technical offering of the AOS in a real commercial/industrial setting and refining the technology’s business model – wherein the AOS is offered as a portable, modular treatment train that solves a customer’s wastewater problems.

The BioLargo Water team has been dedicated to advancing the development of the AOS since the subsidiary’s inception in 2014, and this pilot is also the first field test not only of the AOS, but also of the team’s ability to deliver high performance water treatment results in a real field setting. In the pilot so far, they’ve certainly delivered, and we know they’ll exceed expectations. And as a reminder, our team is also currently executing on a demonstration pilot at a microbrewery in Southern California, and the technology is also being pulled by industry stakeholders for more pilots in areas like stormwater, food & beverage, and petrochemical.