End to End Algae Production Model: The OriginOil Study, 24 February 2012: A summary of the main findings of OriginOil’s analysis of end to end algae production, using algae-waste blends and pure algae. Also includes a review of U.S. clean fuels drivers, and summary slides on OriginOil and algae as an industrial feedstock.
Renewable Energy World Conference, Long Beach, CA, February 15, 2012: OriginOil Senior VP of Technology Paul Reep presented on “Biofuels and the Department of Defense”. Reep reported on what OriginOil is doing to meet the aggressive renewable fuels mandates from the U.S. Department of Defense, and specifically from the Department of the Navy. During the open forum, Reep compared the current military priority to the 1950s when the Navy, under the direction of Admiral Hyman Rickover converted the aircraft carrier and submarine fleets from diesel to nuclear power, paving the way for the entire commercial nuclear power industry in the U.S., and how a similar such undertaking has already begun.
Clean Defense Summit, Washington D.C., February 8, 2012: OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry presented the latest developments in the U.S. military’s drive to implement alternative fuels, especially in the U.S. Navy. He showed how algae can be a cornerstone feedstock in a blended fuels strategy, and what OriginOil is doing to make this happen. Finally, Eckelberry briefed the audience on the company’s plan to make every algae producer able to create fuels themselves onsite.
Algae Production and Networking Workshop, NAA, Los Angeles, CA, January 30, 2012: OriginOil Senior Vice President of Technology Paul Reep discussed issues of fuel versus food grade algae, with their benefits and limitations. He then presented an optimal process of converting algae into bio-crude and drop-in fuels, and algae’s role in the DOE’s Uniform-Format Biomass Feedstock System. Finally, he introduced the new OriginOil Algae Appliance, the entry level harvester for process development projects that accomplishes low energy, chemical free flocculation, removes of up to 95% of the water and compromises the algae cell walls.
Pacific West Biomass, San Francisco, CA, January 16-18, 2012: OriginOil Senior Director of Product Engineering Bill Charneski discussed the strategies for the use of algae biomass and the optimal process of converting algae into bio-crude. He then discussed drop-in fuels and how algae was part of the DOE’s Uniform-Format Biomass Feedstock System. Finally, he introduced the new OriginOil Algae Appliance™.
Fourth World Algae Asia, Beijing, China, November 15-16, 2011: OriginOil Senior Director of Product Engineering Bill Charneski discussed the strategies for the use of algae biomass: fuel versus food grade with benefits and limitations. He then discussed the optimal process of converting algae into bio-crude and drop-in fuels and how algae was part of the DOE’s Uniform-Format Biomass Feedstock System. Finally, he introduced the new OriginOil Algae Appliance, the entry level harvester for process development projects that accomplishes low energy, chemical free flocculation, removal of up to 95% of the water and compromises the algae cell walls.
ABO Summit 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 27, 2011: OriginOil Senior Vice President of Technology Paul Reep reported on lessons learned by OriginOil in the field, the prospect of using algae for carbon capture, food dislocation caused by using food crops for fuel, and the progress and importance of multi-feedstock diversification strategies.
WRA Biofuels 2011 Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 12-13, 2011: Speaking in plenary session, OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry identified serious dislocations caused by single-crop fuel policies and pointed to algae as a way to make crops and waste more sustainable. Eckelberry concluded that “In this zero-sum game, there can be only one winner. Food will always win, since biofuels can be replaced by fossil fuels.” He continued, “instead of waiting for algae to take over from existing biofuels, we should use it now to diversify feedstocks and increase their fuel value. Biofuels from algae can have a relatively high fuel efficiency ratio.”
Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference, New York, NY, September 12, 2011: CEO Riggs Eckelberry presented OriginOil at the Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference 2011, held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. The briefing to institutional investors covered the company’s low-energy, chemical-free and high flow algae harvesting technology and its commercial development process.
Algae World Australia, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, August 16, 2011 : OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry reported on algae for carbon capture, partnership and project at MBD Energy in Australia, moving from test phase to industrial phase, vendor integration, the new real-time control network (SCADA), focusing on Single Step Extraction™, defining a uniform intermediate feedstock – Algae Crude, and much more.