Wednesday 12 June 2024

BioLargo Subsidiary Clyra Medical Selects Keystone Industries to Support Manufacturing of its Medical Products

Westminster, CA – June 12, 2024 – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQX:BLGO), a company that creates and commercializes sustainable technologies to solve tough environmental and cleantech challenges, announced that its subsidiary Clyra Medical Technologies, Inc. (“Clyra”) has selected Keystone Industries, a global manufacturer of medical, dental and cosmetic products with distribution partners in more than 70 countries, to support manufacturing of its medical products. The relationship focuses on the build-out of scaled manufacturing capacity for Clyra’s FDA 510(k) cleared Bioclynse surgical wound irrigation solution. Clyra and Keystone have been and continue to make significant investments to support the launch of Bioclynse.

Bioclynse is Clyra’s FDA 510(k) cleared, safe, highly effective, broad spectrum wound irrigation solution with enormous potential to improve patient outcomes in applications like orthopaedic surgery and dentistry. Advantages of Bioclynse include:

  • Non-cytotoxic, non-sensitizing, no damage to tissue
  • No rinse-out required
  • Non-staining
  • Sustained multi-day efficacy
  • Effective against biofilms

Cary Robinson, President and CEO of Keystone Industries, said, “We are excited to support Clyra Medical Technologies to bring Bioclynse to the market. Keystone has a century of experience in developing and manufacturing medical device, OTC and pharmaceutical products. We have committed a significant investment in our infrastructure to support the manufacturing of innovative products like Clyra’s Bioclynse and can readily provide the needed support to scale up production rapidly.”

Steve Harrison, President of Clyra Medical Technologies, commented, “We are continuing to work hard and spend money to support the scaled roll-out of the Bioclynse surgical wound irrigation solution. Finding a manufacturing partner willing to invest significant money in new equipment and dedicated space was critical to these efforts. We look forward to a long and mutually prosperous relationship with Keystone.”

About BioLargo, Inc.

BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO) is a cleantech and life sciences innovator and engineering services solution provider. Our core products address PFAS contamination, achieve advanced water and wastewater treatment, control odor and VOCs, improve air quality, enable energy-efficiency and safe on-site energy storage, and control infections and infectious disease. Our approach is to invent or acquire novel technologies, develop them into product offerings, and extend their commercial reach through licensing and channel partnerships to maximize their impact. See our website at www.BioLargo.com. 

About Keystone Industries, Inc.

Keystone Industries is a market leader with over 100 years experience in developing cosmetic, medical device, OTC and pharmaceutical products. The company operates through a diverse network of over 800 U.S. and international distribution partners in more than 70 countries. Keystone maintains FDA licensing, ISO 13485 (medical device) and 22716 certifications, as well as GMP certification and international product registrations. Keystone’s commitment to innovation and quality ensures that the company consistently exceed the evolving needs of their customers. See our website at www.keystoneindustries.com.

Contact Information

Dennis P. Calvert

President and CEO, BioLargo, Inc.

888-400-2863

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation those about BioLargo’s (the “Company”) expectations regarding anticipated revenue; and plans for future operations. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation: the effect of regional economic conditions on the Company’s business, including effects on purchasing decisions by consumers and businesses; the ability of the Company to compete in markets that are highly competitive and subject to rapid technological change; the ability of the Company to manage frequent introductions and transitions of products and services, including delivering to the marketplace, and stimulating customer demand for, new products, services, and technological innovations on a timely basis; the dependency of the Company on the performance of distributors of the Company’s products. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect the Company’s business and financial results is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

Tuesday 11 June 2024

BioLargo Manufactures First Cellinity Battery Cells, a Safer Alternative to Lithium-ion

Westminster, CA – June 11, 2024 – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQX:BLGO), a company that creates and commercializes sustainable technologies to solve tough environmental and cleantech challenges, announced that it had succeeded in manufacturing its first CellinityTM “Liquid Sodium” prototype battery cells. Visit www.BioLargoEnergy.com to learn more.













Cellinity is BioLargo’s next-generation battery platform designed to provide safe, environmentally conscious large-format long-duration battery energy storage for applications including grid-scale storage, renewable energy storage, charging stations for electric vehicles, and a variety of other commercial and industrial applications. Cellinity is not a lithium-ion battery – rather, it uses a unique chemistry involving molten salt electrolytes that imparts substantial benefits over lithium-ion chemistry. These newly manufactured Cellinity prototype cells will now be tested and validated for the energy storage and transfer performance claims that were generated in the technology’s early-stage research and development by its original inventors:

  • Far greater safety – no runaway fires, no risk of explosion;
  • Extremely long-lasting – no performance decrease over thousands of cycles;
  • No self-discharging, no out-gassing, and no parasitic load for cooling;
  • High energy density – more energy per unit of weight than lithium batteries;
  • All materials can be sourced within North America without the need for rare-earth elements.

“Successfully manufacturing our first battery cells is a pivotal moment in the journey of our battery technology,” said Dennis P. Calvert, President and CEO of BioLargo. “The testing and validation of these cells will allow us make claims about the capacity, charge/discharge rate, and other performance characteristics that we believe differentiate our batteries in the marketplace. After testing and validation, we will manufacture full-scale prototype Cellinity battery modules in 25- and 45-kilowatt hour capacities for further testing and validation.”

He continued, “In parallel to our ongoing development of the Cellinity battery, we’re exploring various financing options that ensure we get paid for and are in control of the engineering and construction of manufacturing facilities. Although initial discussions have taken place, we have no agreements in place. We believe a licensing and partnership model to be a better alternative to self-financed and self-operated manufacturing facilities competing with the likes of Tesla, and well suited for community-based manufacturing partners focused on underserved communities that are in special need of reliable renewable energy. Our target projects will add value to communities, develop workforces, stimulate economic development, promote grid stability and enable the development and expansion of micro-grids around the world. We will fundamentally enable and enhance the adoption of renewable energy.”

Mr. Calvert finished by saying, “The world needs a reliable, safe and eco-friendly alternative to lithium batteries, and we believe our Cellinity battery will meet these needs.”

 

About BioLargo, Inc.

BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO) is a cleantech and life sciences innovator and engineering services solution provider. Our core products address PFAS contamination, achieve advanced water and wastewater treatment, control odor and VOCs, improve air quality, enable energy-efficiency and safe on-site energy storage, and control infections and infectious disease. Our approach is to invent or acquire novel technologies, develop them into product offerings, and extend their commercial reach through licensing and channel partnerships to maximize their impact. See our website at www.BioLargo.com. 

Contact Information

Dennis P. Calvert

President and CEO, BioLargo, Inc.

888-400-2863

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation those about BioLargo’s (the “Company”) expectations regarding anticipated revenue; and plans for future operations. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation: the effect of regional economic conditions on the Company’s business, including effects on purchasing decisions by consumers and businesses; the ability of the Company to compete in markets that are highly competitive and subject to rapid technological change; the ability of the Company to manage frequent introductions and transitions of products and services, including delivering to the marketplace, and stimulating customer demand for, new products, services, and technological innovations on a timely basis; the dependency of the Company on the performance of distributors of the Company’s products. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect the Company’s business and financial results is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

Friday 7 June 2024

BioLargo Engineering Secures Multi-Year Air Force Base Air Compliance Project







Westminster, CA – June 7, 2024 – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQX:BLGO), a company that creates and commercializes sustainable technologies to solve tough environmental and cleantech challenges, announced that its engineering subsidiary has been awarded a contract to provide air quality services to three New Mexico U.S. Air Force (USAF) bases for up to five years, with a potential annual average revenue of $650,000.

The new contract is in addition to ongoing environmental support work at six Air Force bases and is the company’s largest dollar-value Air Force contract to date. These contracts provide regularly monthly flat fee revenue to the company over the life of the contract, which the Air Force may renew each year. BioLargo’s work at the New Mexico bases includes air quality regulatory compliance. Bhate Environmental Associates is the prime contractor with the Air Force under the Fence-to-Fence (F2F) support contract.

BioLargo Engineering, Science & Technologies President Randall Moore commented, “Our team has served Air Force bases with fence-to-fence air quality compliance services for years, but this is the largest such contract we’ve secured to-date. Larger, long-term contracts such as this one are crucial to our strategy of securing steady, reliable income from external clients. This empowers us to focus on commercializing BioLargo’s innovative cleantech technologies, including advancements in water treatment, energy storage, and air quality solutions.”

About BioLargo, Inc.

BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO) is a cleantech and life sciences innovator and engineering services solution provider. Our core products address PFAS contamination, achieve advanced water and wastewater treatment, control odor and VOCs, improve air quality, enable energy-efficiency and safe on-site energy storage, and control infections and infectious disease. Our approach is to invent or acquire novel technologies, develop them into product offerings, and extend their commercial reach through licensing and channel partnerships to maximize their impact. See our website at www.BioLargo.com. 

About Bhate Environmental Associates, Inc.

Bhate Environmental Associates, Inc. (Bhate) provides a diverse range of technical services in the environmental and infrastructure markets to the federal government and private industry. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Bhate’s reach is both national and global. At Bhate, we value high standards of safety, professionalism, ethics, and service to our clients. We foster a collaborative environment that encourages innovative ideas while providing challenges and rewards for our dedicated staff. Through our team’s Responsiveness, Integrity, and Teamwork, Bhate delivers professional, quality, cost-effective, and on-time results to our clients. See their website at www.Bhate.com.

Contact Information

Dennis P. Calvert

President and CEO, BioLargo, Inc.

888-400-2863

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation those about BioLargo’s (the “Company”) expectations regarding anticipated revenue; and plans for future operations. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation: the effect of regional economic conditions on the Company’s business, including effects on purchasing decisions by consumers and businesses; the ability of the Company to compete in markets that are highly competitive and subject to rapid technological change; the ability of the Company to manage frequent introductions and transitions of products and services, including delivering to the marketplace, and stimulating customer demand for, new products, services, and technological innovations on a timely basis; the dependency of the Company on the performance of distributors of the Company’s products. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect the Company’s business and financial results is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

Tuesday 14 May 2024

BioLargo Generates Positive Operating Cash Flow on Record Quarterly Revenues for First Quarter of 2024

Westminster, CA – May 14, 2024 – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO), a company that creates and commercializes sustainable technologies to solve tough environmental and cleantech challenges, announced that the company generated $481,000 operating cash flow with record quarterly revenues of $4,760,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2024. The company filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q with full financial results, available at www.biolargo.com/sec-filings.  

BioLargo will hold an investor webcast on Tuesday May 14, 2024, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time, at the following link, open to the public: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2448/50622   

BioLargo’s President and CEO Dennis P. Calvert discussed the results of the quarter, “We’ve had several years in a row of exceptional revenue growth, and as a result generated positive cashflow from operations this past quarter. Our goal, of course, is positive net income, and results like these bring us closer to achieving that goal.”

He continued, “BioLargo is executing on a winning formula: a team of highly qualified people dedicated to inventing, proving, and partnering to capitalize on a diversified portfolio of transformative technologies with the potential to create real change in the world.”

Financial highlights from the first quarter of 2024:

  • Companywide revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2024, grew to $4,760,000, a 9% increase over the fourth quarter of 2023 and a 28% increase over the first quarter of 2023.
  • The company generated positive cash from operating activities (cashflow) of $481,000, compared with negative $2,000 in the fourth quarter of 2023.
  • The company’s net stockholder’s equity increased from $4.2 million to $5.1 million.
  • Net loss was $775,000, a 32% decrease compared to the previous quarter and a 57% increase compared to the same period of 2023. Net loss included $623,000 in non-cash equity compensation expenses.

Business highlights from the first quarter of 2024:

  • Launched water equipment subsidiary to capitalize on opportunities in PFAS and water treatment.
  • Appointed key industry leaders to board of water equipment subsidiary: Sally Gutierrez, former U.S. EPA Senior Advisor for Water; Jeffrey Kightlinger, recognized water industry leader; and Larry Dick, former Vice Chairman of the board of Metropolitan Water District of Orange County.
  • The U.S. EPA finalized two important sets of regulations on PFAS that will influence the growth of the PFAS treatment market and may disproportionately favor our PFAS treatment technology because of its high efficacy against all types of PFAS and its low rate of production of solid PFAS-laden waste as a treatment byproduct.
  • Clyra is making substantial investments for scaled-up distribution of its Bioclynse line of products and contracting with third parties for FDA-compliant product manufacturing.

About BioLargo, Inc.

BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO) is a cleantech and life sciences innovator and engineering services solution provider. Our core products address PFAS contamination, achieve advanced water and wastewater treatment, control odor and VOCs, improve air quality, enable energy-efficiency and safe on-site energy storage, and control infections and infectious disease. Our approach is to invent or acquire novel technologies, develop them into product offerings, and extend their commercial reach through licensing and channel partnerships to maximize their impact. See our website at www.BioLargo.com. 

Contact Information

Dennis P. Calvert

President and CEO, BioLargo, Inc.

888-400-2863

Safe Harbor Act

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation those about BioLargo’s (the “Company”) expectations regarding anticipated revenue; and plans for future operations. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation: the effect of regional economic conditions on the Company’s business, including effects on purchasing decisions by consumers and businesses; the ability of the Company to compete in markets that are highly competitive and subject to rapid technological change; the ability of the Company to manage frequent introductions and transitions of products and services, including delivering to the marketplace, and stimulating customer demand for, new products, services, and technological innovations on a timely basis; the dependency of the Company on the performance of distributors of the Company’s products. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect the Company’s business and financial results is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

Friday 10 May 2024

BioLargo Q1 2024 Earnings Results Webcast and Conference Call on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

WESTMINSTER, CA /  May 10, 2024 / BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO), a company that creates and commercializes sustainable technologies to solve tough environmental and cleantech challenges, announced it will host an investor webcast and conference call on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 2:30 pm Pacific / 5:30 pm Eastern. The event, which will be open to the public, will be held to review the company's financial results for the three months ending March 31, 2024, discuss recent milestones, and conduct a question-and-answer session.

To listen to a live broadcast, go to the site linked below at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to register and download any necessary audio/video software.

To participate in the live webcast and teleconference:

Webcast Link: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2448/50622

Teleconference Domestic: 877-545-0523

Teleconference International: 973-528-0016

Participant Access Code: 447613

To watch or listen to a replay of the webcast or teleconference:

Webcast Replay Expiration: Sunday, July 14, 2024

Teleconference Replay Expiration: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Teleconference Replay Domestic: 877-481-4010

Teleconference Replay International: 919-882-2331

Replay Passcode: 50622

The webcast replay and accompanying presentation materials will be made available on the Investor Relations section of BioLargo's website at www.biolargo.com/investor-relations.


About BioLargo, Inc.

BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO) is a cleantech and life sciences innovator and engineering services solution provider. Our core products address PFAS contamination, achieve advanced water and wastewater treatment, control odor and VOCs, improve air quality, enable energy-efficiency and safe on-site energy storage, and control infections and infectious disease. Our approach is to invent or acquire novel technologies, develop them into product offerings, and extend their commercial reach through licensing and channel partnerships to maximize their impact. See our website at www.BioLargo.com.

Contact Information

Dennis P. Calvert

President and CEO, BioLargo, Inc.

888-400-2863

Safe Harbor Act

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation those about BioLargo's (the "Company") expectations regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; anticipated revenue; and plans for future operations. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation: the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's business, results of operations, financial condition, and stock price; the effect of regional economic conditions on the Company's business, including effects on purchasing decisions by consumers and businesses; the ability of the Company to compete in markets that are highly competitive and subject to rapid technological change; the ability of the Company to manage frequent introductions and transitions of products and services, including delivering to the marketplace, and stimulating customer demand for, new products, services, and technological innovations on a timely basis; the dependency of the Company on the performance of distributors of the Company's products. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect the Company's business and financial results is included in the Company's filings with the SEC, including in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of the Company's most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

Tuesday 23 April 2024

EPA Adds PFAS to CERCLA (Superfund) Law, Favoring Low-Waste Systems like BioLargo’s AEC

BioLargo’s PFAS treatment technology generates a fraction of the waste compared to carbon filtration

Westminster, CA – April 23, 2024 – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO), a company that creates and commercializes sustainable technologies to solve tough environmental and cleantech challenges, today provided commentary on the importance of a final decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) chemicals as “hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as the Superfund law. BioLargo’s PFAS treatment solution, the Aqueous Electrostatic Concentrator, generates a small fraction of the volume of PFAS-laden waste that carbon filtration systems generate, thus reducing operational costs of waste handling, transport, and disposal.

In the EPA press release, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan stated, “Designating these chemicals under our Superfund authority will allow EPA to address more contaminated sites, take earlier action, and expedite cleanups, all while ensuring polluters pay for the costs to clean up pollution threatening the health of communities.” These new regulations come on the heels of the EPA’s announcement two weeks ago setting PFAS drinking water limits as low as four parts per trillion.

This new EPA action also means that these PFAS chemicals will be listed as “hazardous materials” under the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, which will require materials containing these chemicals to be transported using special protocols.

Tonya Chandler, President of BioLargo Equipment Solutions & Technologies, Inc., which markets BioLargo’s PFAS treatment systems, commented, “We believe these and other upcoming regulations create a price advantage for our AEC system over competing sorbent technologies such as carbon filtration. With less waste generated, we can also offer clients waste handling all the way through to full destruction at our facility.”

These finalized CERCLA regulations are the most recent step by the EPA to limit exposure of Americans to PFAS. In addition to the recently announced federal drinking water standards for six PFAS chemicals, the agency also committed $9 billion in funding to help communities and water providers address contamination by PFAS and other emerging contaminants. This funding will assist communities and water providers to acquire PFAS monitoring and treatment systems to comply with new regulations.

Dennis P. Calvert, President and CEO of BioLargo, commented, “We’re pleased to see the U.S. government taking PFAS seriously and dedicating the billions of dollars in funding needed to protect municipal water supplies across the country.” 

 

About BioLargo, Inc.

BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO) is a cleantech and life sciences innovator and engineering services solution provider. Our core products address PFAS contamination, achieve advanced water and wastewater treatment, control odor and VOCs, improve air quality, enable energy-efficiency and safe on-site energy storage, and control infections and infectious disease. Our approach is to invent or acquire novel technologies, develop them into product offerings, and extend their commercial reach through licensing and channel partnerships to maximize their impact. See our website at www.BioLargo.com. 

About BioLargo Equipment Solutions & Technologies

BioLargo Equipment Solutions & Technologies, Inc. sells and distributes sustainable, best-in-class water treatment systems that solve some of the toughest challenges in the modern water industry. From PFAS capture and destruction to water reuse technologies, every system delivers on a promise of uncompromising technical performance, sustainable energy usage and waste generation metrics, and clear ROI for operations that use them. Its website is www.biolargoequipment.com. BioLargo Equipment Solutions & Technologies, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of BioLargo, Inc., a cleantech innovator and environmental engineering solutions provider dedicated to make life better through technological innovation.

Contact Information

Dennis P. Calvert

President and CEO, BioLargo, Inc.

888-400-2863

Safe Harbor Act

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation those about BioLargo’s (the “Company”) expectations regarding anticipated revenue; and plans for future operations. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation: the effect of regional economic conditions on the Company’s business, including effects on purchasing decisions by consumers and businesses; the ability of the Company to compete in markets that are highly competitive and subject to rapid technological change; the ability of the Company to manage frequent introductions and transitions of products and services, including delivering to the marketplace, and stimulating customer demand for, new products, services, and technological innovations on a timely basis; the dependency of the Company on the performance of distributors of the Company’s products. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect the Company’s business and financial results is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

Monday 15 April 2024

BioLargo PFAS Removal Technology Meets New US Drinking Water Standards

BioLargo’s Aqueous Electrostatic Concentrator generates a fraction of the waste product of competing technologies

Westminster, CA – April 15, 2024 – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO), a company that creates and commercializes sustainable technologies to solve tough environmental and cleantech challenges, confirmed that its Aqueous Electrostatic Concentrator (AEC) can remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water to meet and surpass the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water limits for PFAS chemicals announced April 10, 2024. Additionally, the AEC produces far less PFAS-laden solid waste than carbon filtration or ion exchange, which should result in lower long-term costs for customers while reducing potential regulatory burden. BioLargo also offers advisory services, analytical testing, and education on PFAS science and regulations to water providers who need assistance complying with the new regulations. The newly finalized rules set national limits for PFAS in public drinking water to nearly undetectable levels, as low as 4 parts per trillion.

PFAS are an expansive group of man-made chemicals used for decades in the manufacture of countless goods, including non-stick cookware, fast-food containers, and firefighting foam. PFAS have been linked to numerous health problems including cancer and developmental issues, and are challenging to remove from water using traditional treatment techniques.

While traditional water filtration treatment technologies such as granular activated carbon, ion exchange, and membrane filtration may meet these new EPA standards on some PFAS species, they can fall short of achieving sufficient removal rates for short-chain PFAS molecules (such as the now-EPA-regulated GenX and PFHXS). They also have the significant downside of producing large volumes of PFAS-laden solid waste, which requires additional disposal costs and creates potential regulatory liability.

These new EPA regulations mark a shift in the evolving market for PFAS treatment technologies. Previously driven by a patchwork of state and local drinking water regulations, drinking water providers across the country will have to comply with the new federal standards. The EPA estimates compliance with the new rules will cost approximately $1.5 billion annually; spending in other industry segments is not included in that estimate (e.g., treatment of groundwater, wastewater, industrial wastewater, or landfill leachate).

“These long-awaited drinking water regulations are a big win for our technology,” commented Tonya Chandler, President of BioLargo Equipment Solutions & Technologies, BioLargo’s water equipment subsidiary. “Our AEC has an edge over the competition, as it can meet these new standards for all PFAS contaminants and generates far less PFAS-laden waste requiring disposal.”

In addition to these new standards, in February 2024 the EPA proposed changes to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations by adding nine PFAS chemical compounds to its list of hazardous constituents in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 261 Appendix VIII.

“If these RCRA rules are finalized, costs associated with handling and disposing of PFAS-laden solid waste will likely become more expensive and difficult, giving our product a significant cost advantage over the competition,” said Ms. Chandler.

About BioLargo, Inc.

BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO) is a cleantech and life sciences innovator and engineering services solution provider. Our core products address PFAS contamination, achieve advanced water and wastewater treatment, control odor and VOCs, improve air quality, enable energy-efficiency and safe on-site energy storage, and control infections and infectious disease. Our approach is to invent or acquire novel technologies, develop them into product offerings, and extend their commercial reach through licensing and channel partnerships to maximize their impact. See our website at www.BioLargo.com. 

About BioLargo Equipment Solutions & Technologies

BioLargo Equipment Solutions & Technologies, Inc. sells and distributes sustainable, best-in-class water treatment systems that solve some of the toughest challenges in the modern water industry. From PFAS capture and destruction to water reuse technologies, every system delivers on a promise of uncompromising technical performance, sustainable energy usage and waste generation metrics, and clear ROI for operations that use them. Its website is www.biolargoequipment.com. BioLargo Equipment Solutions & Technologies, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of BioLargo, Inc., a cleantech innovator and environmental engineering solutions provider dedicated to make life better through technological innovation.

Contact Information

Dennis P. Calvert

President and CEO, BioLargo, Inc.

888-400-2863

Safe Harbor Act

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation those about BioLargo’s (the “Company”) expectations regarding anticipated revenue; and plans for future operations. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation: the effect of regional economic conditions on the Company’s business, including effects on purchasing decisions by consumers and businesses; the ability of the Company to compete in markets that are highly competitive and subject to rapid technological change; the ability of the Company to manage frequent introductions and transitions of products and services, including delivering to the marketplace, and stimulating customer demand for, new products, services, and technological innovations on a timely basis; the dependency of the Company on the performance of distributors of the Company’s products. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect the Company’s business and financial results is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.