La Mirada, Calif. (July 13, 2010) – BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO) announced today that former Halliburton Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Vikram Rao, has joined the BioLargo management team as a senior advisor. Rao will work closely with BioLargo to help capitalize on opportunities to commercialize its technology in the water and energy fields.
“I believe that the BioLargo technology presents a unique and cost effective solution for a number of big problems facing any industry that is dealing with contaminated water,” stated Rao. “I look forward to working closely with the BioLargo team to help serve these important industries.”
Having spent more than 30 years at Halliburton, most recently serving as senior vice president and chief technology officer, Rao now serves as the Executive Director of the Research Triangle Energy Consortium (RTEC). RTEC was formed in 2007 by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, North Carolina State University and the RTI (Research Triangle Institute) International to highlight energy issues, better inform academics, industry, policy makers and investors, and conduct research and development to create sustainable sources of energy.
Rao is the author of more than 40 publications and has been awarded 24 patents in fields that include non-ferrous metal refining, alloy formulations, and oil and gas technology. Rao earned a doctorate degree and a master’s in engineering from Stanford University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India. He also serves as a senior science advisor to Global Resource Corp. which features a patented microwave technology serving the oil and gas industry. He is the producer/writer of the Director’s Blog. (A must read!)
“With more than 30 years of engineering experience and as the holder of more than 20 patents, Vik brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to BioLargo,” stated Dennis P. Calvert, President & CEO. “Our recent technical advancements for contaminated water solutions have opened up several major commercial markets for BioLargo. With Vik’s leadership, we can move swiftly and wisely to capitalize on and manage the significant opportunities ahead.”