OriginOil Exclusive Event, Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 2010: CEO Riggs Eckelberry addresses assembled guests at the Pilot System launch event. Algae martinis, demonstrations by OriginOil technical staff, and the brand-new end-to-end algae-to-oil system.
Bio-Energy Day 2009, Toronto, Canada, November 24, 2009: Chief scientist Dr. Vikram Pattarkine presents at a session “North American Advanced Bioenergy,” where he discusses alternative energy sources and algal biofuels as a promising and much-needed technology solution.
Next Generation Biofuels Feedstocks USA, San Francisco, CA, November 16, 2009: OriginOil CEO challenges attendees in keynote on future of biofuels industry, comparing today’s biofuels industry to the state of the Internet in 1992, asserting that “We Know Nothing,” and that biofuels will explode just as the Internet did in 1994.
National Algae Association Quarterly Conference, Houston, TX, September 18, 2009: The first-ever comprehensive algae production model, presented by OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry. Key contributors: Idaho National Lab (INL) of the Department of Energy (DOE), which helped develop the energy and mass balance model; Desmet Ballestra, for capital costs and materials pricing; and principals of Orineo Renewables, for guidance on pricing and value-add product strategy.
Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization Inaugural Renewable Energy Conference, New York City, NY, June 11, 2009: OriginOil CEO outlines plan to overtake petroleum in renewable energy conference at UN headquarters. IREO Secretary-General Robson Mello applauded OriginOil’s contribution to both the conference and biofuels industry at large. "We found Riggs Eckelberry’s comprehensive approach to solving our petroleum dependency to be realistic and powerful," said Mello.
National Algae Association Fifth Quarterly Algae Commercialization, Research and Business Networking Forum, Houston, TX, April 30, 2009: OriginOil CEO presents the company's breakthrough Single Step Extraction process, which combines the company’s Quantum Fracturing™ with electromagnetism and pH modification to break down cell walls, thereby releasing the oil within these cells. This process has reached highest industry efficiency standards.
World Biofuels Markets 2009 Algae Fuels Forum: Algae as the Ultimate Biomass Source, Brussels, March 16, 2009: OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry shows that current business models would not replace fossil fuels until 2060 – much too late to address climate change and petroleum depletion issues. Eckelberry advocates a new model under which technology innovators could export their breakthroughs to producers all over the world, instead of trying to roll out production on their own.
Latino Caucus Foundation Economic Development Forum, San Francisco, CA, November 17, 2008: Riggs Eckelberry presents at EconDev, themed “Turning Crisis into Opportunity: Reinvigorating California’s Economic Climate”. Eckelberry's presentation focuses on oil and energy as seen through futurist eyes. Attendees include members of the California Legislature, legislative staff, representatives of California administrative departments, leaders of the business community, academics, elected officials, and interested public.