BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO), creator of patented iodine technologies, today announced that it had added chemist, Richard D. Bickerstaff, PhD, to its team, to assist in the opportunities presented in the oil and gas industry and to provide technical support to the various business development teams within the company. Dr. Bickerstaff received a PhD in chemistry from Carnegie Melon University. His training in the oil and gas industry began as a child as his family mentored him as they drove through the oil fields of Western Pennsylvania (now known as the Marcellus and Utica shale formations), selecting well locations and even participated on his first well at age nine. He went on to earn multiple degrees including chemistry, robotics and economics, as well as securing four securities licenses. Over the past few decades, he has developed a successful consulting business serving industies with special emphasis and expertise in the technical area of fluids management.
“BioLargo has am environmentally sensitive answer to many of the problems associated with the controversial drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, as well as other contaminated water treatment issues within various industries. Between the oil sands and the fracking waters, BioLargo has an important role to play in helping improve safety and helping industry continue to maintain best practices to protect the environment. Our technology helps address the most important water management issues that are pivotal in oil sands and natural gas production which are believed to be the fastest growing and likely the most important segments of the oil and gas industry because they are widely believed to be the key to developing energy self-sufficiency for North America,” stated BioLargo’s president, Dennis Calvert. “Dr. Bickerstaff will work closely with Kenneth Reay Code, our inventor and Chief Technology Officer, and our Senior Advisor Vikram Rao, former Chief Technology Officer of Halliburton and Executive Director of the Research Triangle Energy Consortium, to advance our claims and commercial plan.”
About BioLargo, Inc.
BioLargo’s business strategy is to harness and deliver Nature’s Best Solution™ — free-iodine — in a safe, efficient, environmentally sensitive and cost-effective manner. BioLargo’s proprietary technology works by combining micro-nutrient salts with liquid from any source to deliver free-iodine on demand, in controlled dosages, in order to balance efficacy of performance with concerns about toxicity. BioLargo’s technology has potential commercial applications within global industries, including but not limited to oil and gas, animal health, beach and soil environmental uses, consumer products, agriculture, food processing, medical, and water. It features solutions for odor and moisture control, disinfection and contaminated water treatment. The company’s website is www.BioLargo.com. In 2010, Odor-No-More was awarded two Editor’s Choice Awards, including a “Product of the Year” award, by the Horse Journal, a top industry award for excellence and are sold by BioLargo’s wholly owned subsidiary, Odor-No-More, Inc. (www.OdorNoMore.com). In early 2011, the company signed an exclusive license agreement for use in pet products with industry leader Central Garden and Pet.
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