AOS Filter Breakthrough

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.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

BioLargo’s AOS Filter Lands Its First Canadian Federal Research Grant

SANTA ANA, CA – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) announced today that the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded an “Engage Grant” to Dr. Lynn McMullen at the University of Alberta’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Sciences to initiate research with BioLargo’s Canadian subsidiary BioLargo Water, Inc. The grant will allow dedicated research at the University of Alberta around the company’s AOS Filter technology and its electrochemical inactivation of pathogens. This research will provide the necessary fundamental data that can be translated to further applications in the food and agricultural industries.  
“This first federal grant gives BioLargo expanded access to the unique knowledge and expertise at the University of Alberta and helps foster our long-term research partnership with the school”, commented  Dennis Calvert, President & CEO of BioLargo. “This specific award is for the maximum available under the Engage Grant program at $25,000 and we look forward to this important work with Dr. McMullen and to expanding our work at the University of Alberta as additional grants are finalized.” 

Dr. Lynn McMullen is a Professor of food microbiology at the University of Alberta where she has been teaching for over 20 years. She received her Ph.D. in Food Microbiology from the University of Alberta in 1994.  Her primary research focus is on the use of novel techniques to improve the microbial safety and quality of meat and other animal products. She works closely with industry and government organizations to improve meat hygiene and looks forward to her involvement with BioLargo as this research adds an exciting dimension to solving problems in food safety. Dr. McMullen has mentored over 40 graduate students in the past 20 years and the research with BioLargo will lead to the training of more students. We anticipate that the research will allow BioLargo to expand their Advanced Oxidation system to new applications in food and agriculture.  

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

"Unprecedented Results" Explained in SNN Live Interview with Dennis Calvert- President & CEO of BioLargo

SNN Interviews Dennis Calvert
President and CEO of BioLargo, Inc.
Symbol: BLGO

"Unprecedented Results" explained.

The AOS Filter - Link to Interview Here

Monday, 8 December 2014

"Unprecedented Results" Explained - LD Micro Presentation- A Shareholder Update

Dear Shareholder, 

We continue to refine our AOS Filter and expand trials on various contaminants as we prepare for commercial pilots. Our commitment to research in this area is considerable and dynamic. Our research team expanded to include three dedicated PhD researchers working for our subsidiary, BioLargo Water (Canada). Our offices and our lab are located within the University of Alberta research center at 'Discovery Place'. Our staff is led by Richard Smith, PhD and our Chief Science Officer, Ken Code and they all are backed up by extensive resources of the University. Our focused work is paying off. Our trial results are, by all accounts, "unprecedented" and the commercial opportunities have been referred to as "endless" by top independent researchers. 

We agree. 

We have three bold claims backed by test results at the University of Alberta. When compared to competing technologies focused on eliminating contaminants in water- test results with the AOS Filter show that our technology is: 

100 x more effective 
>10 x faster 
1/20th the cost/power 

To help illustrate: 

We recently completed a study to validate the AOS Filter's ability to eradicate Salmonella.

Salmonella is a problem: 
100,000 cells = infection 
94 million cases reported /yr (WHO) 
155,000 deaths annually (WHO) 
USDA Reports USA cost at ≈ $2.65B/yr 

Results: BioLargo AOS Filter: 
*10,000,000 cells 
*2 min. for total kill 

This rate of effectiveness is 'unprecedented'. 

To help illustrate just how 'unprecedented', the results can be compared the performance to an industry standard chlorine dioxide- 

Chlorine Dioxide 
*100,000 cells 
 *60 min. for total kill 

Our dramatic results help illustrate the extremely high levels of oxidation achieved within the AOS Filter / reactor. We shatter the records set by our competition. The study is being prepared for publication and we hope to share these soon. 

Armed with results like these, we believe that our commercial opportunities within the oil and gas industry and the industrial food processing industry are obvious and big. We are anxious and pressing ahead to push towards commercialization as soon as possible. We are targeting first commercial trials in the next six to nine months. We have a number of interested parties in discussions with us and we are busy refining the design of our AOS Filter to help insure that we meet the specific demands of these trials. 

Additionally, we expect to announce soon, the completion of the first grants to help support our ongoing research. We continue to work diligently to successfully license our consumer products related assets and expand sales to the US Government. Our work with Clyra Medical is advancing slowly due to our limited resources, but it is advancing, and we are anxious to accelerate that work. Our license of the Isan technology to Clarion Water is good and deserves more explanation in the future. We have initiated discussions with a number of potential strategic alliance partners within the water industry and we believe that area of focus will pay off. We will report again soon as these various initiatives move ahead. 

We presented an overview at the LD Micro Investment conference last week. 
(Click this safe link to view the presentation) 

Please help us spread the word and call me for an update anytime. I welcome a chance to speak with you! This is a very exciting time for BioLargo and I look forward to sharing more soon! 

Dennis P. Calvert 
President & CEO 
BioLargo, Inc. 
949-643-9540 x 1 

Forward Looking Statement Disclaimer-The statements contained herein, which are not historical, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the risks and uncertainties included in BioLargo's current and future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in BioLargo's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.