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Marrone Bio Innovations to Feature Zequanox at International Water Conference 2011


New Naturally Derived Product Helps Industrial Sector Avoid Costly Damage Caused by Invasive Mussels

Davis, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2011

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a leading global provider of natural products for pest management in the agricultural and water treatment markets, will be exhibiting at the International Water Conference (IWC) in booth number 63. The conference, being held November 13-17 at The Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Fla., will present the latest in scientific advances and practical applications for industrial water treatment, cutting across a wide range of industries and functional areas. Visitors to the MBI booth will have the opportunity to obtain product information and preview recently released results from field studies of Zequanox™ at the Bureau of Reclamation's Davis Dam on the lower Colorado River.

Recently approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Zequanox is the industry's first naturally derived product developed to selectively control zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissena species). The product has significant benefits over current chemical treatments, which can be toxic to beneficial species and pollute waterways. Trials indicate that Zequanox is easier to use, is less labor intensive, and requires a shorter treatment time than chlorine. It can be used by industrial facilities, power plants and raw water treatment facilities as an alternative to chemical treatments, such as chlorine, or as a complement to chemical products.

“IWC is an excellent forum for presenting advancements in industrial water treatment and we see it as the perfect opportunity to introduce Zequanox to the industrial business sector,” said Dennis Bitter, MBI's commercial manager for Zequanox . “A scientific breakthrough, Zequanox provides customers with the first available environmentally compatible method to control invasive mussels. Using Zequanox, industrial customers can avoid the costly damage mussels can invoke on valuable infrastructure and equipment without putting their employees or the environment at risk from harsh chemicals.”

Company representatives will be available at the booth during exhibition hours on November 13 – 15. Additional information on the Zequanox product is available at

About Marrone Bio Innovations
Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. is a leading global provider of natural products for the agricultural and water treatment markets. Its effective and environmentally friendly natural agricultural products provide higher yields and quality while managing pesticide resistance and residues. Through its proprietary discovery and development platform and strategically in-licensed technologies, MBI has developed a pipeline of advanced and early-stage products for the significant agricultural and water treatment markets. MBI is selling its award-winning Regalia® biofungicide in the U.S. and other countries, and has recently received EPA approval for Zequanox™ for controlling invasive aquatic mussels in fresh waterways. MBI currently has three dozen patents pending in the U.S. and globally.


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