Thursday 26 February 2015

BioLargo’s AOS Filter Receives Financial Support from the Government of Canada and Alberta Innovates

Press Release: February 26, 2015

BioLargo’s AOS Filter Receives Financial Support from the Government of Canada and Alberta Innovates
SANTA ANA, CA – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) announced today that its Canadian subsidiary BioLargo Water, Inc. has received financial contributions from two additional government agencies to support the work around its AOS Filter. The National Research Council ofCanada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) has provided BioLargo with financial support through its “Youth Employment Program” (YEP), to further its fundamental mission to “stimulate wealth creation through innovation,” and dedicated to support the work of Simmon Hofstetter, PhD, exclusively for BioLargo Water, Inc. and its AOS Filter technology.

“NRC-IRAP’s support ensures our company continued scientific expertise to help us in our journey to develop and commercialize the AOS Filter Technology”, commented Dennis Calvert, President & CEO of BioLargo. “NRC-IRAP’s YEP is specifically designed to support highly trained post-secondary graduates like Dr. Hofstetter in his work with BioLargo Water.”

Simmon Hofstetter holds a PhD in Food Science & Technology from the University of Alberta, with a background rooted in microbiology, and experience with industrial research and development in the food safety industry, as well as in novel technologies geared towards eliminating microbial pathogens. Dr. Hofstetter has also worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta to assist with biodegradation and reclamation research pertaining to the Athabasca Oil Sands. Overall, Dr. Hofstetter brings a suite of expertise in microbiology and toxic compounds relevant to precious water resources. Dr. Hofstetter is working to enhance and expand current applications of the AOS Filter technology.

In addition to the support from NRC-IRAP, Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures (AITF) contributed $62,500 under its program to help support the work of Petr Miller, PhD. AITF Industry Associates Program grants are awarded to help accelerate business ideas with research expertise, transform Alberta industry through practical application of research, and to support highly trained personnel in research and industry settings. The grant value is for one year’s support with the intent to extend for an additional $62,000 for year two. This funding will enable BioLargo Water to support Dr. Miller’s ongoing work to scale up and refine the BioLargo AOS system.

BioLargo Water- Research Center 
Petr Miller, Ph.D. is a Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta. He received his PhD in Food Chemistry and Technology at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague in the Czech Republic. He has more than eight years of research experience in the field of Food microbiology, Food Science and Technology. He is an author of several research articles published in leading scientific journals. His past work includes research of fundamentals of novel antimicrobials and their application in food, and novel processing food technologies and their application. Dr. Miller currently works in collaboration with BioLargo Water to optimize the AOS Filter.

“We are thankful to have Drs. Hofstetter and Miller on our BioLargo team and are excited to have the support of such renowned organizations as the NRC-IRAP and Alberta Innovates”, stated Mr. Calvert.

Monday 23 February 2015

The Life Changes Network - A studio chat with Dennis P. Calvert and Hosts Filippo Voltaggio and Mark Laisure (Show #307)

Last week I was in the studio for a great conversation with:

Filippo Voltaggio and Mark Laisure-

“Look Ma, No Chemicals,” with Guest Dennis P. Calvert and Musical Guest Mark Gasbarro on LIFE CHANGES – Radio Show #307

Thursday 19 February 2015

BioLargo’s Isan System Showcased at World AG Expo for its Commercial Debut in USA

SANTA ANA, CA – (Marketwired – Feb 19, 2015) - BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) announced today that its licensing partner Clarion Water introduced the new and improved Isan System at the world’s largest agricultural trade show, the World AG Expo, as part of its commercial launch into the U.S. market. The Isan system is an innovative, environmentally friendly, fully automated, cost effective disinfection solution for agriculture, horticulture, waste-water, manufacturing and industrial applications.
Since licensing the technology from BioLargo last August, Clarion has completed a comprehensive technical and engineering update to the Isan System, featuring a new automated touch screen user interface, enhanced security, enhanced control features for increased monitoring and sensing, and adding automated functionality providing users unmatched flexibility, reliability and control over this state-of-the-art disinfectant delivery system, and begun commercial trials.  

Already referred to as one of the most important technical advancements in food safety in the past 20 years, the Isan System won a ”top 50 water company award” by the Artemis Project in 2010 and a DuPont Innovation Award for its excellence in science and innovation in 2004.  Early versions of system have been widely used, trialed, tested and validated in multiple commercial markets over the past 10 years in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.  

Tom Bercaw, President and founder of Clarion Water, commented, “We are excited about the significant commercial opportunities for the Isan technology in the United States. With our most recent technical and engineering improvements complete, we have shifted our focus to trials, sales and marketing. The World AG Expo allowed us to connect face-to-face with a host of potential clients and confirm their interest and need for a functional system that can precisely and safely deliver and leverage the power of all natural iodine. The response from the marketplace is very positive and welcoming.”

BioLargo president Dennis Calvert commented, “These recent developments confirm our confidence in Clarion’s ability to deliver our innovative technology to the commercial market. Clarion brings marketing savvy, skilled engineering, manufacturing expertise, an unsurpassed commitment to service, and a long track record of success.”

About Clarion Water

Clarion Water is an operating division of InsulTech Manufacturing, LLC (, which has over 20 years of commercial success around the globe representing hundreds of millions in sales of technical products to Fortune 100 companies.