BioLargo Offers Pivotal Technology to a Poultry Industry Facing Lean Margins and a Demand For Healthier Chickens
February 1, 2017 12:16 pm ET
BioLargo Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) has developed technologies capable of managing diseases, sanitation and odors using a safe, long-studied disinfectant that isn’t associated with the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria – free iodine.
The $60 billion poultry industry has outpaced beef in per capita sales, but pathogen control and other health challenges remain important issues to be solved. With profit margins below 5%, poultry producers have resorted to crowded coops or cages that make it difficult to control cleanliness and pathogen transmissions. The good news is that technology can help alleviate these problems by making the processes more cost-effective and efficient.
Water Treatment System
BioLargo’s Advanced Oxidation System, or AOS, is a state-of-the-art water treatment platform that uses iodine chemistry, water filters, and electrolysis to achieve outstanding water disinfection and decontamination. Researchers have found that the system is effective against salmonella, listeria, and e. coli, reducing bacteria levels in excess of 99.9999% in highly contaminated water – roughly 100 times greater than current chlorine-based methods.
The company’s Isan technology is another efficient, low-cost, reliable system that’s already approved by the EPA for use in poultry drinking water. The system provides residual iodine for livestock production water, enabling persistent, long-lasting disinfection for water as it’s delivered to animals. The use of iodine is also not associated with the development of any bacteria resistance – an important focus in today’s environment.
Iodine, such as that used in the Isan system, has other benefits other than making clean water. Iodine has been shown to cause increased weight gain in some poultry, as well as negate some of the negative effects of bromine consumption in chickens. The beneficial effects of iodine in feed water are currently under additional study in a research collaboration between BioLargo and University of Alberta scientists.
Improving Air Quality
BioLargo’s CupriDyne technology provides safe, gentle, and effective odor control solutions for the poultry industry. The FDA considers all components of the technology to be ‘generally recognized as safe’ for consumption by humans and animals. It works by eliminating odor-causing chemicals rather than merely masking them with fragrance. It’s also effective in eliminating ammonia – a major contributor to unpleasant smells from livestock.
CupriDyne Clean is eco-friendly, non-toxic, and non-sensitizing, making it suitable for busy industrial settings where workers are present. CupriDyne Clean is also an effective stain remover and all-surface wash, and combined with its dramatic odor control, makes the perfect product to maintain a healthier, more productive facility.
BioLargo Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) technology could prove invaluable to the poultry industry and companies like Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN), Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (PPC), Sanderson Farms Inc. (SAFM), Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (CALM), Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL), Conagra Brands Inc. (CAG) and countless other companies involved in the industry and looking for better solutions.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.biolargo.com.