Frost & Sullivan Applauds BioLargo’s (BLGO) Innovative, Iodine-based Water Treatment Technology in the North American Market. BioLargo plans to leverage the technology in a number of different markets. Within the oil and gas industry, the company sits on a board with Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE: SU) and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (NYSE: CNQ) to address environmental concerns. The technology could also help the shipping industry – including firms like DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) and FreeSeas Inc. (NASDAQ: FREE) save billions and meet new environmental standards.
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Based on its recent analysis of the water treatment market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes BioLargo Water, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of BioLargo, Inc. Symbol: BLGO) with the 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. BioLargo Water, Inc.’s Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) Filter is a low-cost, high-impact and sustainable clean water technology that has captured the interest of academia, governments, and the industry. With applications ranging from food and agriculture to ballast water treatment, the AOS Filter demonstrates industry-leading decontamination and disinfection capabilities and is poised for a scale-up and successful commercialization in the tertiary and advanced waste water treatment (WWT) market.
The revolutionary, patented AOS Filter combines iodine, water filter materials and electrolysis within a water filter device to provide significant cost-benefits and efficacy improvements over existing WWT technologies. BioLargo, Inc., the parent company, holds 15 US patents with more than three additional pending patent applications.
“The AOS Filter generates high levels of oxidation potential across surfaces within the device by converting a typical carbon matrix filter into an electrochemical reactor,” said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst, Seth Cutler. “This amplification of the oxidation potential of iodine, a key natural disinfectant, creates different and powerful forms of iodine, greatly enhancing its efficacy.”
Furthermore, improving upon traditional activated carbon filters, the AOS Filter performs a disinfection task similar to UV or ozone at much lower price points. It demonstrates impressive levels of disinfection, removing infectious biological pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria, and E.coli in water. It is also extremely effective in removing soluble organics such as napthenic acids, dioxane, sulfur compounds, ammonia, benzene, fungi, and spores.
Unlike absorption or membrane filtration technologies, the AOS Filter does away with the need to dispose of concentrates or solids, boosting performance regardless of salinity. In a recent study, the AOS Filter eliminated 10 million Salmonella cells within a two-minute time point. The industry standard, chlorine dioxide, only eliminated 100,000 cells within a 60 minute period. The success of the early Salmonella trials prompted the company to explore treatment opportunities for other toxins and chemicals impacting water treatment.
While offering the flexibility to conserve and regenerate the iodine within the device, it removes all iodine or, where appropriate, delivers as a residual treatment for diverse applications including the treatment of livestock drinking water or in cooling towers.
Focused on identifying and recruiting licensing partners for commercialization purposes, BioLargo Water, Inc. is targeting strategic segments such as the food processing industry and ballast water treatment industry. By focusing on discrete applications that lack adequate technologies for problem resolution, BioLargo Water, Inc. has been able to position the AOS Filter as an important emerging technology and significant value proposition.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which, in turn, enhances customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.
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BioLargo, Inc. (BLGO) makes life better by delivering technology-based products that help solve some of the world’s most important problems that threaten water, food, agriculture, healthcare and energy. More information can be found about the company and its subsidiaries at http://www.biolargo.com/. The subsidiary BioLargo Water, Inc. (http://www.biolargowater.com/) showcases the Advanced Oxidation Systems, including its AOS Filter, a product being developed specifically to eliminate common, troublesome, and dangerous (toxic) contaminants in water in a fraction of the time and cost of current technologies. It is the winner of the Technology Star award by New Technology Magazine for its breakthrough innovation for the oil industry. BioLargo also owns a 50% interest in the Isan System, which was honored with a “Top 50 Water Company for the 21st Century” award by the Artemis Project. The subsidiary Odor-No-More Inc., features award-winning products serving the pet, equine, and consumer markets, including the Nature’s Best Solution® and Deodorall® brands. (http://www.odornomore.com/). The subsidiary Clyra Medical Technologies, Inc. (http://www.clyramedical.com/), focuses on advanced wound care management and is preparing to make FDA 510(k) applications in 2016.
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