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Monday, 4 November 2019
BioLargo Spotlight: Odor-No-More Tackling Odors at Larva Factory
BioLargo’s subsidiary Odor-No-More has made a name for itself mainly by selling its industry-best odor and VOC control product CupriDyne® Clean to the waste handling industry – meaning landfills, transfer stations, composting facilities, etc. As last week’s blog post demonstrates that the company is also expanding into new market applications like the cannabis and hemp industry. What most people might not realize, however, is that the company’s odor and VOC control products and services can help in virtually any situation where nuisance odors are causing problems for a company. Today’s blog post illustrates this idea by highlighting an interesting facility that Odor-No-More is now serving.
The company’s newest odor control client – Vivotein – operates soldier fly larva factories in Southern California, and they were having tough odor control challenges that are now being solved by CupriDyne Clean.
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you might be asking what a soldier fly is. Soldier flies are small black flies whose larvae (about the size and appearance of a mealworm) have a wide variety of uses for humans, including as an animal feed, fishing bait, and composting supplement.
The Vivotein facility in Ontario, CA, now being serviced by Odor-No-More, produces huge quantities of soldier fly larvae mainly for use as an animal feed, and the final packaged larvae must be dehydrated before shipment. The larvae are dehydrated in enormous ovens which creates a strong and distinct odor. Out of respect for their neighbors and in a desire to stay ahead of the curve in the area of odor control, the Ontario Vivotein facility decided to implement Odor-No-More’s odor control system because of our recognition as an industry-leading odor solution provider. Now, plant management reports that odor emissions from the building have been reduced substantially.
The first equipment installed by Odor-No-More were on the facility’s exhaust vents (see video below) to directly address the odor emissions that leave the building. Next, in the second phase of equipment installation, Odor-No-More is installing odor elimination equipment at key locations throughout the facility. These delivery systems were designed, built, and installed all by Odor-No-More staff.
Waste handling remains the company’s primary target market. There is a seemingly endless number of landfills, transfer stations, and composting facilities that need high performance odor control products and systems, and in the coming weeks we’ll be bringing you more posts that discuss projects at waste handling sites. We hope that this week’s post helps demonstrate that Odor-No-More’s odor and VOC control products have the potential to address odor problems across a vast range of industries. As we like to say – there’s no odor problem we can’t help solve.
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What is a BioLargo Spotlight?
It’s an exciting time at BioLargo. We’re moving fast, and it can be difficult to keep our stockholders and the investing public informed of our progress. In light of this, we will be posting a series of short articles titled “BioLargo Spotlight”, highlighting certain business activities and other important information in between our required SEC filings. Of course, these do not replace our public filings, which contain more complete information than can be delivered in this forum, and thus we urge you to carefully read and rely on those filings for definitive information, and to review our risk factors and caution regarding forward-looking statements. We are optimistic about our business as we work hard to continue to grow and ultimately generate profits for our stockholders.
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.
Our attorneys remind us that while we believe these developments are important and that these small victories could add up and lead to big victories, at this stage they do not rise to the level of an official material disclosure. As the size and magnitude of these developments become material, we will naturally report that information in an 8-K and our regular SEC filings.