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OriginOil CEO To Address Leaders Of Global Biofuels Industry At World Biofuels Markets 2009

Riggs Eckelberry to Present during Algae Fuels Forum on March 16, 2009 –

Los Angeles, CA – January 22, 2009 – OriginOil, Inc. (OTCBB: OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, has announced that the company’s President and CEO, Riggs Eckelberry, will address the top leaders of the global biofuels industry at the prestigious World Biofuels Markets conference in Brussels, Belgium, on March 16, 2009.

As the largest biofuels event in Europe, the World Biofuels Markets attracts over 1,500 attendees and more than 1,000 exhibitors from around the world. To continue in its tradition of celebrated guest panelists that have included Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Jose Maria Figueres Olsen, Former President of Costa Rica, this year’s keynote address will be delivered by Sir Bob Geldof, humanitarian, businessman and musician, with a special presentation by Jeb Bush, Former Governor for the state of Florida.
Mr. Eckelberry will be presenting at 11:45 during the Algae Fuels Forum, a full-day seminar that will examine the viability of algae as a sustainable, low-cost feedstock for the biofuels industry. Other panelists scheduled to appear with Mr. Eckelberry come from such widely-esteemed companies as BP Biofuels, Verenium Corporation, Boeing Commercial Airplanes and eBIO, the European Bioethanol Fuel Association.

“We are pleased to have been asked to present at the World Biofuels Markets among such highly-respected industry professionals,” said Riggs Eckelberry. “Algae is rapidly emerging as a viable competitor in the renewable energy sector, and OriginOil is at the forefront of developing technologies to enable the production of commercially viable algae oil. I am looking forward to joining my colleagues in a discussion about how we can best work together to help reduce our country’s dependence on foreign petroleum and share with them OriginOil’s innovative algae-to-oil technology.”

The World Biofuels Markets 2009 Congress will take place from March 16-18 at the Brussels Expo Centre in Belgium. For more information or to attend the seminar, visit www.worldbiofuelsmarkets.com.

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