Thursday, 29 July 2021

BioLargo to treat contaminated PFAS water from a major municipality and a federal government agency

 

BioLargo Inc (OTCQB:BLGO) Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development Tonya Chandler talks to Proactive about the group's headway to commercialize its Aqueous Electrostatic Concentrator specifically designed to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of man-made ‘forever’ chemicals.

Chandler says BioLargo will receive and treat contaminated water from a major municipality in Southern California and a federal government agency. The receipt of the treatment water from two potential clients will allow BioLargo to implement its multi-phase commercial approach.

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

BioLargo Discusses PFAS Commercialization, Garratt-Callahan Partnership, and $1.2 Million in New Engineering Contracts with The Stock Day Podcast (BLGO)

Listen to the full interview: https://stockdaymedia.com/biolargo-discusses-pfas-commercialization-garratt-callahan-partnership-and-1-2-million-in-new-engineering-contracts-with-the-stock-day-podcast-blgo/

Phoenix, Arizona–(Newsfile Corp. – July 27, 2021) – The Stock Day Podcast welcomed BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) (“the Company”), a company that invents, develops, and commercializes innovative platform technologies to solve challenging environmental problems like PFAS contamination, advanced water and wastewater treatment, industrial odor and VOC control, air quality control, and infection control. President and CEO of BioLargo Dennis P. Calvert joined Stock Day host Everett Jolly for an interview.

Jolly began the interview by asking Calvert about the Company’s background and current projects. “BioLargo is a science and engineering company helping solve some of the biggest problems that face Earth and our lives, like clean air, clean water.” said Calvert. “We’re a full-service solution provider to industry,” he continued.

“Could you give us an update on BioLargo’s PFAS solution and when we’re going to see that come to the market?” asked Jolly. “[PFAS] has become the contaminant of the decade,” explained Calvert as he elaborated on the widespread dangers of PFAS. “Some people say that it is a multi-billion-dollar problem per year, and it’s getting so much attention,” said Calvert. “There is even a bill before Congress called the ‘PFAS Action Act’,” he shared.

“We’ve come up with a solution that we call the AEC, and that unit is now heading into the commercial phase,” said Calvert, explaining that BioLargo is receiving contaminated water samples from potential customers for the Company to treat with its technology in initial in-house piloting. “The University of Tennessee has agreed to participate in all of this work, so they will be doing the third-party testing of all of these samples.”

Calvert explained that once the Company’s PFAS solution has completed commercial trials, they will begin taking on client projects. “These projects will range from $250,000 to $30 million,” said Calvert. “We present a value proposition to the industry that as far as we can tell is unmatched.”

The conversation then turned to the Company’s additional projects. “In our shareholder’s meeting just a few weeks ago, we talked about a very large magnesium project where we’ve taken a waste stream from a mining operation and have shown our client [that we can] convert that to well over a billion in revenue,” said Calvert. “It’s heading into serious negotiations and we’re hoping to bring that to closure in the near future,” he added. “We invented the technology that makes it work.”

Mr. Calvert then discussed the company’s partnership with water industry veteran company Garratt-Callahan. “In the next few weeks, we will be delivering test units [to Garratt-Callahan] for the design we have created for solid separation, waste, and waste treatment,” he said. “They believe they can sell something like 25 to 35 units in the first year,” he added. “This is a great situation where our expertise is being [used in] an existing relationship with existing distribution filling a niche in the market where our special talents can be showcased, combined with their special talent of serving customers all over the country.”

“[BioLargo] is a dynamic technology and solution driven company that really has itself in a prime position to explode with revenues, drive shareholder value, and we have never been at such an exciting time in the history of the company,” said Calvert.

“What does success for BioLargo look like for 2022 and 2023?”, asked Jolly. “Our engineering group just announced a couple of weeks ago that they have landed $1.2 million in new contracts,” Calvert shared. “It really means we are going to grow.”

To hear Dennis Calvert’s entire interview, follow the link to the podcast here: https://audioboom.com/posts/7912239-biolargo-discusses-pfas-commercialization-garratt-callahan-partnership-and-1-2-million-in-new.

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About BioLargo, Inc.

BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) invents, develops, and commercializes innovative platform technologies to solve challenging environmental problems like PFAS contamination, advanced water and wastewater treatment, industrial odor and VOC control, air quality control, and infection control. With over 13 years of extensive R&D, BioLargo holds a wide array of issued patents, maintains a robust pipeline of products, and provides full-service environmental engineering. Our peer-reviewed scientific approach allows us to invent or acquire novel technologies and develop them to maturity through our operating subsidiaries. With a keen emphasis on collaborations with academic, municipal, and commercial organizations and associations, BioLargo has proven itself with over 80 awarded grants and numerous pilot projects. We monetize through direct sales, recurring service contracts, licensing agreements, strategic joint venture formation and/or the sale of the IP. See our website at www.BioLargo.com.

Contact Information

Dennis P. Calvert

President and CEO, BioLargo, Inc.

888-400-2863

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Monday, 26 July 2021

As House Passes PFAS Action Act, BioLargo Takes Next Step in Commercializing its PFAS Treatment System

 BioLargo begins testing source waters from prospective clients with its PFAS treatment technology

Westminster, CA – July 26, 2021 – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO), a developer of sustainable technologies and full-service environmental engineering company, announced that two potential clients (a major municipality in Southern California and a federal government agency) are sending it PFAS-contaminated water samples to be treated by BioLargo’s AEC water treatment system. This is the first step of BioLargo’s multi-phased commercial approach: (1) off-site treatment of client supplied water, (2) on-site pilot treatment at client location, and (3) full-scale operation. In this first step, BioLargo receives contaminated water from the client, evaluates it for operational optimization, treats the water removing the PFAS chemicals, and then has an independent laboratory analyze the treated water to confirm the PFAS has been removed to client specifications. In essence, it is a “proof of concept” phase to give the client confidence in moving to the next phase. Assuming a successful first phase, these agencies have asked for proposals for on-site piloting to confirm treatment success at a larger scale at the client location. Once piloting is complete, BioLargo would offer customized commercial-scale systems to each client.  

Randall Moore, President of BioLargo Engineering, Science & Technologies said, “By treating client water through our in-house AEC system, we can optimize it for the unique characteristics of the water from each source and confirm for the client that our system removes PFAS to the levels that meet their particular regulatory requirements.”

The AEC (Aqueous Electrostatic Concentrator) is BioLargo’s proprietary water treatment technology specifically designed to remove PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), a group of man-made “forever” chemicals of great emerging regulatory concern (learn more about PFAS on our blog post here: https://bit.ly/3jmIyWN), from water and soil.

On July 21, 2021, the House of Representatives passed the “PFAS Action Act of 2021”. Introduced by a bipartisan coalition in March 2021, the proposed legislation would establish a national drinking water standard for select PFAS chemicals under the Safe Drinking Water Act, designate them as hazardous chemicals (allowing the EPA to clean up contaminated sites and creating stricter rules for handling them under CERCLA), limit industrial discharges under the Clean Water Act, and provide $200 million annually to assist water utilities and treatment facilities to remove PFAS chemicals from their water. The bill would also restrict incineration of PFAS-containing wastes under the Clean Air Act, which could significantly limit the use of the most common treatment strategy: carbon filtration followed by carbon incineration.

BioLargo’s AEC technology has been proven to remove more than 99% of PFAS from contaminated water, and, compared with carbon filtration systems, generates about one tenth the PFAS-laden waste and costs less to operate. Decreased waste minimizes the environmental and regulatory burdens associated with water treatment.

Tonya Chandler, Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development at BioLargo, said “With the passing of the PFAS Action Act of 2021 by the House of Representatives, PFAS regulations are just around the corner. BioLargo is in a perfect position to launch its revolutionary PFAS removal system into the market. The AEC produces significantly less waste than traditional systems making it a superior solution in this regulatory environment.”

Learn more about BioLargo’s AEC treatment through its engineering division at www.biolargoengineering.com/biolargo-aec

Contact Tonya Chandler for more information or to schedule treatment consultation at tonya.chandler@biolargo.com.

 

About BioLargo, Inc.

BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:BLGO) invents, develops, and commercializes innovative platform technologies to solve challenging environmental problems like PFAS contamination, advanced water and wastewater treatment, industrial odor and VOC control, air quality control, and infection control. With over 13 years of extensive R&D, BioLargo holds a wide array of issued patents, maintains a robust pipeline of products, and provides full-service environmental engineering. Our peer-reviewed scientific approach allows us to invent or acquire novel technologies and develop them to maturity through our operating subsidiaries. With a keen emphasis on collaborations with academic, municipal, and commercial organizations and associations, BioLargo has proven itself with over 80 awarded grants and numerous pilot projects. We monetize through direct sales, recurring service contracts, licensing agreements, strategic joint venture formation and/or the sale of the IP. 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 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, 13 July 2021

The 10-Year Overnight Success Story Of CupriDyne® Clean, The Odor & VOC Control Product That Actually Works

CupriDyne Clean is a clean-chemistry odor and VOC control product that has been proven in side-by-side comparisons to deliver the #1 performance in the odor control industry. It is a gentle, non-toxic, eco-friendly, formula that uses novel iodine chemistry to break down odor-causing compounds rather than masking them. The product, made by cleantech and environmental engineering company BioLargo, Inc. (BLGO: OTCQB), is used to combat some of the toughest odors and air quality contaminants in the world at landfills, wastewater plants, cannabis production and processing sites, and other industrial facilities – what is collectively known as the ‘industrial odor control’ market. Until CupriDyne Clean came along, this industry settled for fragrances and masking agents (sometimes dressed up with clever marketing language like ‘encapsulators’ or ‘essential oils’) to fight their odor problems. CupriDyne Clean, on the other hand, actually breaks down odor-causing compounds, providing substantially better performance. Customers noticed.

ONM Environmental, BioLargo’s subsidiary that manufactures and sells CupriDyne Clean, has achieved healthy sales growth for the product over the past three years, due in part to its national purchasing agreements with leading companies in the municipal solid waste industry. More recently, they’ve taken on some of the largest municipal public works clients in the region. Now they aim to accelerate sales growth for the product through key strategic partnerships with industry veterans, a strategy exemplified by BioLargo’s partnerships with 112-year-old North American wastewater services company Garratt-Callahan and BKT Co., a leader in wastewater treatment in South Korea. The wastewater market is ideal for CupriDyne Clean, which has been proven effective at eliminating odorous hydrogen sulfide, a common air contaminant arising from wastewater[2].

How CupriDyne Started Out

CupriDyne didn’t start out as an industrial product. The formula behind CupriDyne Clean started out as an odor control product in the niche livestock and equine markets, then subsequently consumer products were developed for pet stain and odor control. Although the formula was well-reviewed because of its unparalleled odor elimination kinetics (receiving two industry “Product of the Year” awards and several “Editor’s Choice” awards), it never gained widespread market adoption as a consumer product.

Six years after the initial CupriDyne-based products launched in the pet, livestock, and equine market, ONM Environmental (then known as Odor-No-More) was recruited by a waste handling industry leader to develop BioLargo’s chemistry into an industrial odor and VOC control product that could be used to solve large-scale air quality problems. According to that waste handling veteran, the waste industry had put up with poor-performing odor control products for decades, to the point where many waste handling operators were highly skeptical of most odor control products. It was clearly an industry in need of a solution that actually works.

CupriDyne Clean was born: a non-toxic, gentle, environmentally friendly, and safe solution to help manage industrial odor and VOC control challenges. Most importantly, unlike other odor and VOC control products common in the industrial sector, CupriDyne Clean actually breaks down odor-causing compounds, meaning it provides long-lasting efficacy in applications where the odors are strong and plentiful.

BioLargo leadership is confident the CupriDyne formula still has a significant future in consumer odor and VOC (volatile organic compound) control markets. The product has been vetted by third-party studies to be a night-and-day superior technical performer compared to major incumbent brands, and its claims of eco-friendliness and non-toxicity make it an appealing solution for everyday odor problems. Company management is confident that with the right partners, the product will soar in the consumer market.

Finding its Niche

“Not smelling is believing”, a phrase coined by ONM Environmental President Joseph Provenzano is why customers love CupriDyne Clean and keep coming back for more. An example of an early pivotal moment for the CupriDyne Clean industrial odor product was in early 2017 when a Florida landfill customer ordered on the spot after one application of CupriDyne powder to dry wastewater treatment sludge (infamously stinky) reduced odors immediately. Just like that, a key moment with a decision-maker smelling the effect of CupriDyne led to one of the product’s first big deals. Later that year the ONM team signed a deal with a leading integrated solid waste and recycling services company. Now, the company has signed other integrated waste handlers who collectively operate 1,200+ facilities, transfer stations, and landfills located in 39 states and six provinces throughout North America. By June of 2018, CupriDyne Clean’s superior performance and price advantage over competing products increased adoption among the top four waste handling companies in the US[3].

Another important moment for CupriDyne Clean came in the spring of 2019 during the rise of cannabis cultivation in North America, which presented a “pick & shovel” opportunity to supply CupriDyne Clean as a crucial tool the industry’s growing odor and VOC problem[4]. Southern Air Systems Corp (SAS) out of Knoxville Tennessee, analyzed the two main odor-causing terpenes (odorous VOCs that result from cannabis cultivation) and concluded, “after treatment with CupriDyne Clean, no trace of terpenes was detected in the air samples.”[5] By April of 2019, BioLargo signed a 5-year white-label distribution agreement with a sister company of Mabre Air Systems and began offering CupriDyne Clean under the brand name “Cannabusters.”[6] In early 2021 Cannabusters signed a sub-distributor with more than 30 years of history in deployment systems. As the cannabis industry matures more jurisdictions will require cultivators to enact air quality control measures to mitigate odor-causing terpenes like in Los Angeles County.

2020 was off to a great start when CEO of ONM Environmental Joe Provenzano, was published in Waste Advantage Magazine highlighting their work in waste handling. Shortly after, the team launched a joint venture with BKT and Tomorrow Water, a leading wastewater treatment solutions provider with operations in Daegu, South Korea, one of the leading cleantech innovation centers in Asia. BKT has an extensive distribution network throughout Southeast Asia serving more than 400 customers in South Korea alone with a presence in eight countries globally[7]. In early 2021, ONM Environmental acquired deodorizing and sanitizing technology, EcoMist, that helps solid waste collectors treat all types of waste receptacles in real time during pick up[8].

CupriDyne Clean in the Global Odor Control Market

The global odor control market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% and reach $11.15 billion by 2022 according to a limited study by Research and Markets[9].

The U.S. waste handling industry market value for odor control equipment is estimated at $1.3 billion annually, and was forecasted to hit $9.2 billion globally in 2019[10]. Wastewater treatment revenues in the United States amounted to $63 billion in 2018[11] and as their role in regulatory-driven food waste recycling and potable reuse markets increase, so too does odor-elimination demand within wastewater treatment[12]. The U.S. cannabis industry is worth $61 billion[13]contributing to the increased demand for odor control at cultivation sites. The growing demand in household, pets, livestock and equine odor elimination sectors are also inclining. As demand for odor-elimination products increase from complaints, regulatory violations, and litigation, BioLargo is well positioned for continued growth.

While some enzyme-based solutions do eliminate some odor-causing compounds, they often have a limited range of activity, take some time to work, and can be costly. CupriDyne Clean, on the other hand, doesn’t just mask the odor-causing compounds and other VOCs, it breaks them down through oxidation, meaning it is better at improving air quality. Masking agents, encapsulators and neutralizers do not work – odor molecules stick to everything and inevitably begin to smell again. CupriDyne Clean offers substantial savings to our customers compared with competing products that not only cleans, but also eliminates odors.

CEO of BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB:OTCQB:BLGO) Dennis P. Calvert commented, “Our product CupriDyne Clean tackles odors that no other product can, and it does it while being safe, environmentally friendly, and economical. A product like that has a home all across the global odor control market.”

Holding patents in absorbency, antimicrobial activityand anti-odor solutions and delivery systems, the formula behind BioLargo’s CupriDyne products have a definite future beyond the industrial odor control markets. The hardest work is already done to achieve that goal – the product has been developed, validated, and proven in countless applications to be the #1 performing odor elimination product. The company is also in the process with the EPA to register a CupriDyne-based product for advanced sanitization and disinfection claims. Furthermore, because of the product’s successes the company is in talks with prospective consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies about launching a CupriDyne-based consumer product done through distribution partnerships. Despite finding a real and growing market for the product in industrial and commercial settings, BioLargo may yet see its clean-chemistry odor and VOC control product populate store shelves someday soon, and company management looks forward to sharing more information about that soon.


[1] Odor Control System Market Size, Opportunity & Forecast 2026

[2] BioLargo's CupriDyne Clean Proven Effective in Eliminating Hydrogen Sulfide Through Third-Party Lab Testing

[3] BioLargo® Spotlight: Odor-No-More® Leverages Turn-Key Engineering Services and Top-Performing Products for Unsurpassed Industrial Odor and VOC Control

[4] Press Release - BioLargo Supplies Odor and VOC Control Solution to Cannabis Industry: An Uptick Newswire Stock Day Podcast Interview

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

[6] BioLargo's Odor-No-More Enters Cannabis and Hemp Odor Control Industry with Experienced Distribution Partner Through White Label Agreement

[7] BioLargo Expands Global Reach, Signs Joint Venture Agreement with BKT & Tomorrow Water featuring CupriDyne Clean Based Products

[8] BioLargo’s ONM Environmental Acquires EcoMist Trash Receptacle Spray Technology

[9] Odor Eliminator Market - Drivers, Opportunities, Trends & Forecasts up to 2022

[10] Tamarack Article - Industrial Odor Control is Big Business

[11] Revenue from U.S. wastewater treatment | Statista

[12] Wastewater Markets | Climate Change Industry | Climate Change Business Journal

[13] Cannabis Industry Statistics for 2021 

Friday, 2 July 2021

BioLargo highlights its engineering division's recent contract wins




BioLargo Inc (OTCQB:BLGO) CEO Dennis Calvert and its engineering subsidiary CEO Randall Moore tell Proactive it has recently been notified of several new contract awards worth more than $1.2 million in revenue, most of which will be earned over the next six months. The recent wins are expected to increase its operating cash flow, which will support its plans for top-line revenue growth and its efforts to commercialize several of its patented environmental technologies