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Innovative Technology Solutions through COVID-19 and Beyond (Part 1)

April 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Sustain SoCal presents
a Weekly Community Teleconference Series


Thursday, April 30, 2020, 2 pm – 3 pm

April 30 2020 Teleconference Recording


Innovative Technology Solutions through COVID-19 and Beyond (Part 1)

Featured presenters:

Dennis Calvert, Biolargo
Scot Duncan, Conservant Systems
Mark Cleveland, Hytch Rewards

Moderated by:
Scott Kitcher, President & CEO, Sustain SoCal

Please join us for this week’s Community Teleconference, held each Thursday at 2 pm.

In this teleconference session, Sustain SoCal Board member Dennis Calvert of Biolargo, member Scot Duncan of Conservant Systems and Mark Cleveland of Hytch Rewards discuss examples of existing innovative technology solutions that are being repurposed for addressing COVID-19 challenges and those that are having their development fast-tracked to meet some of the pressing issues created by the pandemic.

Mr. Calvert will be discussing his innovative life sciences technology company and environmental engineering solutions provider that has a long history of developing iodine-based antimicrobial and decontamination technologies. Among these solutions is BioLargo’s CupriDyne® line of products, a safe and effective iodine delivery system for spraying and misting public places and enclosed spaces. The company’s subsidiary Clyra Medical Technologies is launching its first FDA-registered “personal protective spray” called Clyraguard to help protect frontline workers and vulnerable persons by adding a layer of iodine-based protection to personal protective equipment. BioLargo’s Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) is already established as a powerful water treatment technology for use against viruses and bacteria, and the company is moving forward to pursue research funding to prove it eliminates SARS-CoV-2 as well. 

Mr. Duncan will be discussing innovative technologies involved with an anti-viral version of the High Efficiency Dehumidification System, (HEDS). HEDS is an energy recovery HVAC system that was developed at the request of the US Army Corps of Engineers to solve the need for a simple, robust, energy efficient dehumidification systems, that could survive with minimal labor man-hours and costs. The anti-viral version of HEDS is designed to provide a single-pass 99.999% “capture or kill” rate of virus sized submicron particles and is being evaluated for applications for Navy hospitals and ships. It can also be applied to most any facility where clean air is a requirement, including office buildings, labs, clean rooms, cruise ships hotels, airports, pretty much anyplace that needs HVAC services and desires clean air in an energy efficient package.

Mr. Cleveland will be discussing Hytch Rewards’  mobility and behavior management platform, available to employers nationwide and which delivers “Shelter in Place” rewards: How incentives can be used to connect people to jobs and critical services – The Opposite-of-Congestion-Pricing and how incentives change driving behavior – Using rewards to gain greater compliance with Shelter in Place or Stay at Home orders – An alternative strategy for preparing for the second wave of COVID-19

Sustain SoCal invites it members, strategic partners and guests to dial-in to our weekly Community Teleconference. Held each Thursday at 2 pm Pacific time, these informal interactive discussions are led by Sustain SoCal members and address strategies and solutions within our recovery and beyond as they relate to energy, supply chain management, transportation, water, human capital management, agriculture, smart cities, cybersecurity, waste stream management, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), cleantech economic development, ESG and impact investing and more.

To participate in this week’s teleconference, please pre-register at your earliest convenience. Each upcoming teleconference will require a separate registration.

Sustain SoCal looks forward to having you join us for this Thursday’s weekly Community Teleconference.

Registrants will receive the dial-in teleconference phone number and an access code a few days before the dial-in event. For questions or assistance in registering, please Contact Us

About the Sustain SoCal Community Teleconference Series:

These informal interactive discussions are led by Sustain SoCal members and address strategies and solutions within our recovery and beyond as they relate to energy, supply chain management, transportation, water, human capital management, agriculture, smart cities, cybersecurity, waste stream management, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), cleantech economic development, ESG and impact investing and more.

About the Presenters: 

Dennis P. Calvert is President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of BioLargo, Inc. Dennis, has led the growth of BioLargo Inc. from a small life sciences start-up to become an award-winning cleantech innovator and full-service solution provider. He is a scholarship sponsor with the National Water Research Institute and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation. Mr. Calvert has an extensive entrepreneurial background as an operator, investor and consultant. He started his corporate career at a Fortune 500 chemicals company and moved on to become a founder and Vice President of Marketing at a physician recruiting firm that grew to become the industry leader. Prior to his work with BioLargo, Mr. Calvert had participated in more than 300 consulting projects and more than 50 acquisitions as well as various financing transactions and companies that ranged from industrial chemicals, healthcare management, finance, telecommunications and consumer products. Education: B.A. degree in Economics from Wake Forest University and was a member of their varsity basketball team. Mr. Calvert also studied at Columbia University and Harding University.

Scot M. Duncan, P.E. is President of Conservant Systems, Inc. and Retrofit Originality Inc. Scot worked for Honeywell, full or part time, from age 12 to 25. Graduated at the top of the class from Cal Poly Pomona in 1984 while working full time at Honeywell. He designed and commissioned the first 0.50 kW/ton chiller plant system in 1986. Started his own Mechanical Engineering/Energy Optimization Firm at age 27. Started, grew and sold Enerliance (inventing and patenting the Load Based Optimization System) from 2006 to 2014. Invented and patented the High Efficiency Dehumidification System (HEDS) from 2005 to present. Currently commercializing the technology after receiving DOD, DOE and CEC Awards and Grants. HEDS has been tested by the DOD and shown to cut energy waste associated with dehumidification by over 57%, while reducing maintenance costs at the same time. HEDS projects have won multiple DOD, DOE and CEC awards and grants, totaling over $5M. Recently, Scot developed an anti-viral HEDS version to help the DOD solve problems with HVAC-caused infectious disease transmission for both ship and shore based assets.

Mark Cleveland, Hytch Rewards CEO & Co-founder, is an entrepreneur with 17 years of experience deploying technology to drive growth for the multimodal commercial transportation industry. He’s been recognized with the NEXT Award for Nashville’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and named by the Nashville Business Journal as one of the region’s Most Admired CEOs.


April 30, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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