Wednesday 30 August 2023

BioLargo at Sustain SoCal's Water Solutions 8

BioLargo was honored to be a platinum sponsor of last week's Sustain SoCal Water Solutions 8 conference, focused on innovation and innovators in the water space in Southern California. There were fascinating talks by key local groups including the Moulton Niguel Water District and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Our own presentation at the event focused on BioLargo's solutions for removing and destroying per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that contaminates groundwater and drinking water around the state and across the country. Our Aqueous Electrostatic Concentrator (AEC) system can meet or beat the EPA's proposed new drinking water standards, while creating a tiny fraction of the amount of PFAS-contaminated solid waste compared to carbon-based capture systems. Then, we handle the customer's waste, cradle-to-grave.

So many interesting presentations at this year's events, including by SkyH2O's Alexander von Welczeck, whose company's "SkyH2O stations" can provide clean, safe drinking water anywhere by pulling it out of the atmosphere.

Also of note - a very interesting talk about battery energy storage systems (BESS) being deployed at wastewater treatment operations to ensure constant operation even in the face of fluctuating or interrupted electrical supply from the grid. 

A special thanks to Sustain SoCal's Scott Kitcher, who not only put on another highly successful innovation-centric water event, but also heads such an amazing industry group that catalyzes partnership and collaboration to further our shared goal of making OC a hub for water innovation.

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