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Israel recycles 90 percent of its water. The U.S. recycles 1 percent. Here’s how we can change that

Industrial Advancements Widely Vary If you travel the world (which everyone arguably should do if they can), you’ll quickly discover that various areas of the globe are in massively differen...

Here’s the Investment Strategy Warren Buffett Uses, and What it Could be Applied to Next

Don't Follow The Crowd Warren Buffett is the last person you’ll ever see following the crowd. In fact, the man known as the “Oracle of Omaha” is considered by many to be the epitome of the s...

Blue Gold: Why Water is This Century’s Most Important Investment Frontier

Reliance on Central Networks 'Currently, about 90% of the U.S. population relies on centralized networks of pipes and huge “mega-facilities” for water treatment and distribution. But due to ...

Riggs Eckelberry Aims to Take Water Treatment from $1 Trillion to $5 Trillion

Article by Jeremy Ryan Slate Original Publication: Grit Daily Disrupting Big Water Riggs Eckelberry doesn’t look like a bomb-thrower. And yet, he’s driving the disruption of a trillion-dolla...

Water – Disrupting a Trillion Dollar Market, Feat. Riggs Eckelberry | Freestyle Friday

Article by Jeremy Ryan Slate Original Publication: Create Your Own Life Driving Disruption Riggs Eckelberry doesn’t look like a bomb-thrower. And yet, he’s driving the disruption of a trilli...

Whose John Hancock is that on the Declaration of Water Independence?

Article by Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Original Publication: COMMPRO Ardent Defender Of Water It was signed by the man who is the world’s most ardent defender of wat...

Field Notes: Fashion's Making Waves

Editor's note: WWD Field Notes is a column featuring the latest technology, B2B and business solution news. Article by Tracey Greenstein Original Publication: WWD Plastic's Bad Rap Plastic h...

The Next Generation Advanced Oxidation Process

Shale Technology Showcase 2018 Article by Ariana Hurtado, Hart Energy Original Publication: HARTENERGY: E&P Highlights: Latest Products & Technologies In this special section, E&P highlights...

Here’s A New Brewery Wastewater Treatment System to Know: Modular Water Systems

Article by Chris Cowell Original Publication: Craft Brewing Business Debut & First Sale When OriginClear Inc. debuted its on-site water treatment solution this year, its Modular Water System...

The Only True Pleasure is That of Human Relations

“The only true pleasure is that of human relations” Interview With Riggs Eckelberry the CEO of OriginClear Interview & Article by Yitzi Weiner Original Publication: Authority Magazine Here’s...

Water Quality Products INDUSTRY NEWS WEEK 7/22/18

OriginClear Announces New Division OriginClear Inc. announced a new division for Modular Water Systems, which offers a product line of prefabricated water treatment systems.

OriginClear Launches Modular Water Treatment Division

New Modular Water Systems Riggs Eckelberry: "Water users are increasingly forced to treat their own wastewater on-site, at the point of use. This sets the stage for Modular Water." 

Why I Chose To Build My Business In LA

What Does LA Ask Of Me? As Paul Graham, the famous venture capitalist behind Y-Combinator and countless billion-dollar-plus startups wrote, every city you live in asks characteristically dif...

OriginClear Licenses Technology to Water Technologies International, Inc. (WTII) for Southeast USA

OriginClear’s investment in WTII also helps close a strategic acquisition  Los Angeles, CA – June 12, 2018 – OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OCLN), a leading provider of water treatment solutions,...

Water Technologies International, Inc. Utilizing OriginClear's Technologies To Pave New Roads

Regaining Control Of Water Resources The United Nations estimates that by 2030, water demand will exceed supply by 40 percent. By combining OriginClear’s Electro Water Separation (EWS) waste...

AlgEternal Ups Production With OriginClear Technology

OriginClear's Smart Algae Harvester These test results, according to the companies, demonstrated that OriginClear’s line of Smart Algae Harvesters is highly efficient, effectively controls b...

OriginClear Spanish licensee to supply water treatment tech for pig farming effluent

Depuporc to Integrate Originclear Tech Depuporc intends to integrate OriginClear’s Electro Water Separation with Advanced Oxidation (EWS:AOx) technology in the systems it deploys. The contra...

OriginClear Delivers First Commercial Unit In China For Ammonia Removal

Effective Ammonia Removal OriginClear’s system effectively removes levels of ammonia which are both high and variable, from a continuous flow of wastewater generated by a chrome-plating proc...

World Water Day 2018 Emphasizes Natural Water Solutions

Highly Refined & Effective Processes Specifically, practices such as Advanced Oxidation, or even Electrochemical Advanced Oxidation (EAOP), offer highly-refined processes that are a result o...

OriginClear Spanish Licensee Signs Multi-Year Commercial Swine Manure Treatment Contract

OriginClear Technology Adoption The contract outlines orders beginning with 12 machines in the first year, tripling to 36 units by the third year. Between component sales and royalties, Orig...

Breakthrough Wastewater Treatment for FOG Removal

Fat, Oil & Grease Effluents Solved OriginClear’s combined process, EWS:AOx, is fast, versatile and low maintenance. It has a small on-site footprint, uses a low amount of consumables and cos...

Sugar Cane In The Desert: Ennesys Proves Sustainable Waste Treatment In Abu Dhabi

In 2011, OriginClear helped launch Ennesys to target France's sustainable energy law, RT 2020, which will require that buildings achieve a positive energy balance by the year 2020.

Rounding Up Glyphosate's Threat To Drinking Water

In the meantime, while researchers conduct studies to understand the exact dangers of glyphosate’s presence in our water, OriginClear is focused on ending its presence in our water once and ...

Hurricane season has completely overwhelmed wastewater treatment centers in Florida and Texas

OriginClear is working with local affiliates to send industrial water filter machines capable of cleaning water from oil spills to the affected areas.

Case Study: Originclear Removes Glyphosate From Drinking Water

...recent testing in the La Kretz Advanced Prototyping Center demonstrated the ability to virtually eliminate the herbicide glyphosate from drinking water by up to 99.3%.

Florida Researchers Looking at Leachate Treatment Technology About to Launch in Malaysia

As OriginClear prepares to launch the full-scale operation in July, Florida Atlantic University is testing the technology to see how it might work in U.S. landfills as wastewater treatment p...

OriginClear partners with Florida university to test leachate treatment solutions

OriginClear already implements its technology in East Asia and is testing solutions for North America at Florida Atlantic University.

Circular water companies make a splash heard ‘round the world

"We go to the early adopters first," said OriginClear CEO Riggs Eckelberry. The cost-effectiveness of the new technology allows him to predict a future in which companies operate decentraliz...

OriginClear Enters Agricultural Waste Water Treatment in Europe's Largest Pig Producing Country

Spain's patented Depuporc system will integrate OriginClear technology for high-speed, chemical-free water clarification and sanitation.

Despite Record Rainfall, California's Drought Is Far From Over

But water waste is still a problem. For example, in California alone, nearly 60% of freshwater allocated to farming is lost to evaporation and runoff.

Progressive Water Treatment completes major power plant project

OriginClear Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Progressive Water Treatment Inc. (PWT), completed the installation and startup of a $2 million boiler feedwater system for a power plant operated ...

Originclear subsidiary installs $2m boiler feedwater system for midwest public utility

This is the third large power plant project that PWT designed, built, installed and successfully started up in 2016, bringing the total such orders to approximately $3.5 million for the year...

Onsite treatment recycles produced water for irrigation

Two US companies  - OriginClear and ECT Services & Solutions - team up to recycle produced water on the site of oil and gas operations for use in agricultural lands in drought-stricken Calif...

OriginClear to designate Progressive Water Treatment its complete system manufacturer

...PWT is building a showcase trailer-based system that incorporates OriginClear’s patented Electro Water Separation™ (EWS) for a complete water treatment solution.

California actually benefits a lot from trade with China

Even China’s problems present lucrative opportunities for niche California companies. Heavily polluted water, for example, has drawn Chinese investors to companies like OriginClear, which is...

Oil wastewater for crops deemed safe, but skeptics remain (starts at 2:55)

To prepare the wastewater, Cabrales and his team are using cutting-edge technology by the company, OriginClear. The equipment allows Cabrales to separate the nonsoluble particles and filter ...

Produced water to irrigation-grade achieved in a single modular system

The ECOPOD pilot scale system uses OriginClear’s Electro Water Separation, requires no chemicals and reliably processes 340 bbl/d of oilfield produced water with minimal operator supervision...

Can Recycling Tech Solve Agriculture, Oil Industries’ Water, Wastewater Challenges?

The single-modular system, called the ECOPOD, usesOriginClear’s water treatment technology — ECT is an OriginClear licensee — and reverse osmosis to transform produced water into clean water...

The Water Revolution: Moving To A Decentralized System

In the same way the personal computer revolution transformed how we engage with electronics, the water industry is decentralizing and democratizing.

In Conversation With: Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginClear

I came out of high tech, which is all about disruptive technologies creating whole new markets.

OriginClear Licensee Unveils Produced Water Cleanup Site

The ECOPOD pilot scale system uses OriginClear's Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), requires no chemicals and reliably processes 340 barrels per day of oilfield produced water with minimal ope...

CEO of the Year, California

Looking to the future we plan to become a major player in the outsourced water treatment business in North America.... In order to achieve this we plan to acquire other firms working in the ...

Two US companies win the 2016 China BlueTech Awards

The judges were impressed by OriginClear’s advanced water cleanup technology, Electro-Water Separation™ (EWS), which is based on electrochemistry and will tackle China’s most recalcitrant ty...

OriginClear Announces Stock Ticker Symbol Change

"Our new symbol better represents our mission to expand our global market presence through strategic acquisition,” said Riggs Eckelberry, president and CEO of OriginClear Inc.

Refinery Tackles Water Issues

To address these three key concerns, refinery managers outsourced the facility’s new boiler-feed system to Progressive Water Treatment (PWT), a McKinney, Texas-based water services company.

OriginClear partners with cleantech incubator and relocates HQ

'We have built big, all the way to commercial scale, at our mid-city headquarters,' said Riggs Eckelberry, OriginClear CEO. 'Now we’ve turned high tech and the more than US$5 million in test...

CSUB engineering students work closely with L.A. company to tackle wastewater treatment

“If they do develop something to solve that problem here,” he said, “it could be also part of a global solution.” - Dr. Luis Cabrales

Produced Water Treatment Benefits California Oil, Gas Operations

OriginClear worked with a Bakersfield, California-based exploration and production firm to test OriginClear’s electrolysis technology in treating produced water for beneficial reuse...

Oil Industry Workers Find Water Treatment Opportunities With OriginClear Partnership

“Even while the oil industry is struggling with low prices, the demand for water treatment is growing due to the need for fresh water,” said Dr. Luis Edgar Cabrales Arriaga...

OriginClear and CSU Bakersfield work together on wastewater treatment

“Even while the oil industry is struggling with low prices, the demand for water treatment is growing due to the need for fresh water,” said Dr. Luis Edgar Cabrales Arriaga, Assistant Profes...

Oil & Gas: Facing Down the Drought

OriginClear utilized three electrolysis technologies (electrocoagulation, electroflotation and electro-oxidation) to separate and lift contaminants from the produced water. The electrolysis ...

IHS CERAWeek to Feature the 2016 Class of Energy Innovation Pioneers

The Energy Innovation Pioneers for 2016 include... OriginClear Technologies – Jean-Louis Kindler, President

Xcel Energy selects OriginClear subsidiary PWT for boiler contract

Minnesota-based public utility Xcel Energy has awarded OriginClear Inc’s Progressive Water Treatment Inc (PWT) a contract valued at nearly US$2 million for a boiler feedwater treatment syste...

Xcel Energy Awards Contract to Progressive Water Treatment

“We believe this contract, and numerous others like it, validates OriginClear’s decision to acquire Progressive Water Treatment,” said Bill Charneski, president of the OriginClear Group.

Progressive Water Treatment Starts Over $1 Million Installation For Texas Refinery

The smooth start-up, and the support since, have placed PWT in a position as a top supplier to Delek.

Manufacturer to pay $1 million for OriginClear China rights

Under the MOU, Mr. Xu committed to payments totaling $1 million over two months to purchase the rights to the JV, and has already completed the first payment to OCHK of $150,000.

TriSep and OriginClear release results confirming treatment for produced water reuse

The paper reports that OriginClear's Electro Water Separation (EWS) technology effectively pretreats produced water from oil wells....

OriginClear, Renewable Water Technologies Team Up to Treat Agricultural Effluent

The planned joint venture (JV) is expected to deploy OriginClear’s Electro Water Separation (EWS) technology for first-stage water clarification of agricultural effluents....

PWT reverse osmosis systems recover millions of gallons for Texas city’s drinking water

“Horizon City is now able to use this water as a source for drinking water,” reports Marc Stevens, President of PWT, a subsidiary of water treatment solutions provider OriginClear Inc.

Progressive Water Treatment Turns Previously Rejected Water into Freshwater

PWT is the first company in the newly formed OriginClear Group of water service companies and is a designer, builder and service provider for a wide range of industrial water treatment appli...

OriginClear Seals Progressive Water Treatment Acquisition

PWT expects to report 2015 revenues of more than US$6 million. Based on the current backlog of orders, PWT believes it will achieve revenues of more than US$7 million in 2016.

Chinese Manufacturer To Invest $1.5 Million in OriginClear Subsidiary

The first payment of $100,000 was made in accordance with a binding investment schedule.

Produced Water Cleans Up Its Act

The company recently partnered with Vaquero Energy to test the EWS system for “the treatment of produced water for steam injection and to provide irrigation water for California’s drought-st...

OriginClear eyes acquisitions

OriginClear recently signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dallas-based Progressive Water Treatment, a profitable systems integrator forecasting US$6 million in 2015 revenues.

OriginClear to Acquire Progressive Water Treatment

Under the agreement, PWT will become a wholly owned subsidiary of OriginClear. PWT has forecast that its revenues will exceed $6 million in 2015.

Energy Department Foresees Algae Biofuel in your Future

That means finding other ways to put algae to work, and on that score we’ve been following two algae companies that provide different examples of that approach. One is the company OriginClea...

OriginClear announces US patent for its modern, two-stage EWS process

Unlike other technologies, the company's patented Electro Water Separation process rapidly and efficiently removes organic material from large quantities of water without the need for chemic...

OriginClear Expands Water Treatment Technology’s Commercial Reach

Both systems sold in China employ OriginClear’s Electro Water Separation process (EWS), a primarily non-chemical system that efficiently removes micro-algae, oils, suspended solids, pathogen...

Big Oil in California Finds Water Most Prized Resource

One of the industry’s biggest headaches is what to do with the torrents of naturally occurring “produced water” that come out of wells along with oil and gas.

California Farms Are Using Drilling Wastewater to Grow Crops

That may change thanks to businesses such as OriginClear Inc., a Los Angeles-based licensor of technology that purifies wastewater by zapping it with electric pulses. OriginClear has run pil...

E&Ps Seek Oil Wastewater Reuse Amid California Drought

California’s epic drought is pushing Big Oil to solve a problem it’s struggled with for decades: what to do with the billions of gallons of wastewater that gush out of wells every year, Bloo...

What’s up with Algae now?

Together, OriginClear and INL have submitted a proposal in response to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB).

CSUB tests new technology that could reclaim water

Originclear says oil companies stand to save significant costs in disposal of produced water and will be less reliant on fresh groundwater for hydraulic fracturing operations in the future.

Reclaiming Water from Oil Production

As a result, oil and gas executives are reassessing their current water utilization activities and are working to adopt a longer-range perspective on water life-cycle management.

OriginClear Treats Disaster Cleanup Water

Deploying its self-contained mobile unit incorporating EWS, OriginClear cleaned up the water that disaster crews used to wash away the mud.

OriginClear, E3 Offer Disaster Water Reclamation Services

Water cleanup technology company OriginClear and OriginClear licensee E3 Services and Solutions have formed a joint venture to offer quick-response disaster water reclamation services...

Reducing Fracking’s Freshwater Footprint

“EWS does the heavy lifting so all the downstream processes can work much more efficiently,” says Bill Charneski, president of OriginOil’s (now OriginClear) oil and gas division. “That way, ...

Recycling drilling wastewater benefits both the environment and the bottom line

Water technology company OriginClear (formerly known as OriginOil) has developed a new method for treatment of frac flowback and produced water, called Electro Water Separation (EWS), design...

OriginOil Launches OriginClear for petro and wastewater cleanup

The new product line will incorporate and fully replace the company’s earlier CLEAN-FRAC™ and PRIME product line, while also extending into wastewater treatment.

OriginOil: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Good news for the company’s fans? Industrial Systems Inc. as of September 2014 had sold four industrial systems, powered by OriginOil’s EWS, to Synergy Resources for produced water and oily ...

Laboratory approval for OriginOil’s Prime product

A key product developed by OriginOil has received third party confirmation of its effectiveness.

Third-Party Testing Confirms OriginOil Process Reduces Produced Water Contaminants

Independent third-party testing by Zalco Laboratories has confirmed that OriginOil’s Prime product for oil and gas operations successfully reduced contaminants in produced water to the level...

New treatment process to remove contaminants from produced water

OriginOil said their technology could save producers up to a million dollars in operating costs on a single fracked well.

4 minutes with… JL Kindler, CCO at OriginOil

If you could snap your fingers and change one thing about the Advanced Bioeconomy, what would you change?

OriginOil launches algae division

OriginOil Inc. has announced the launch of its Algae Division, naming Mael Disa-Vingataramin as its President.

Finding solutions for a fracking wastewater problem

Managing the flowback and overall water life-cycle is easily a billion dollar business and the process can take several forms.

Electro water separation system to be tested in California

OriginOil recently commissioned a pilot site for the electro water separation (EWS) treatment of produced water for steam injection and to provide irrigation water for California’s drought-s...

OriginOil Launches Standalone Frack Water Treatment

CLEAN-FRAC PRIME is a precursor to downstream processes that remove other contaminants, such as scaling or cross-linking chemicals that inhibit hydraulic fracking effectiveness.

Water Reuse: The Emerging Frontier For Fracking?

Forward-thinking operators are adopting advanced wastewater treatment and recycling technology that can greatly mitigate this cost center.

Electrode Design Increases Efficiency Of Suspended-Solids Removal

A specially designed electrode could improve the efficiency of removing suspended solids, oil or other contaminants from water in applications traditionally served by dissolved-air flotation...

The Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2015

The “Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy” for 2015 as nominated and voted by the readers of The Digest and the publication’s editorial board.

OriginOil and INL team to fight contamination

Disinfection capabilities provided in the form of OriginOil’s Electro Water Separation technology (EWS) may help to create giant open-air ponds for large-scale algal biofuels production.

OriginOil teams with Idaho National Laboratory on algae biofuel production

In Idaho, OriginOil announced that it is collaborating with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Vaquero Energy working with OriginOil on reusing produced water

For onsite applications, EWS is typically combined with downstream processes into the complete solution, CLEAN-FRAC™.

What tech will take off in developing nations in 2015?

Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginOil says the treatment and reuse of water used in ‘fracking’ is set to take off in the United States, where the market will be tripling between now and 2020.

Two Pink Sheet Plays That Could Shake ND's Oil Industry

OriginOil says its  CLEAN-FRAC is a complete solution that can be designed for enhanced oil recovery, hydraulic fracturing operations, irrigation water, and even potable water.

Cleaning up the fracking mess

OriginOil’s tanks are small enough and mobile enough to install right at the frack site. Their solution will save the gas industry money because they’ll no longer have to truck the stinky wa...

Oilfield innovators drawn to water

Because flowback and produced water typically don’t meet clean water standards, they must be treated. That’s where Eckelberry’s company and dozens of other entrepreneurs come in.

OriginOil granted patent in China

The application has also been published by the European Patent Office (EPO) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Gulf Energy completes CLEAN-FRAC 5000 system order

...Gulf Energy, an oil service company with major customers across the Arabian Peninsula, has purchased a US$ 1.4 million CLEAN-FRAC™ 5000 system, designed to process 5000 bpd, for the compa...

OriginOil & China's Trillion Dollar Water Cleanup Program

OriginOil’s technology could prove to be an instrumental part of the clean water equation, as energy service providers are feeling the pressure from the Chinese government to find ways to sa...

Algasol Renewables, OriginOil Collaborate on Algae Fish Feed Production

OriginOil is to provide algae harvesting technology for the low-cost algae growth system from Algasol Renewables. The integrated system will launch at Algasol’s new facilities in Bangladesh ...

OriginOil Announces Partnership for Algae Division & Diversifies Revenue Model

OOIL has been a frack play but in our opinion the real story is in water remediation where the company can become completely diversified and take advantage of several multi-billion dollar in...

California Aquaculture Companies Explore Sustainable Fish Farming

For the company’s shore-based breeding tanks, Cruver hopes to grow his own food. He’ll use technology developed by Los Angeles-based OriginOil.

OriginOil’s Frac Water Separation Photograph Wins Second OG&PE Competition — Will Be Featured On Magazine’s Front Page

Their CLEAN-FRAC 1000 Integrated Electro-Coagulation, Electro-Oxidation & Electro-Flotation illustration demonstrates how it continuously removes oils, suspended solids, insoluble organics, ...

The Eco-Friendly Side of Fracking; OriginOil Analyst Report by Small Cap Street

OOIL has begun to get some recognition for its process by investors and industry peers, even including a meeting attended by T. Boone Pickens.

OriginOil cleaning tech passes test

OriginOil Inc says that, in independent laboratory tests, its CLEAN-FRAC technology was effective in treating flowback water at a rate greater than 1,000 barrels per day from a disposal site...

OriginOil cleaning tech passes test

According to the Lizard Analytical Laboratories test report, the technology removed 99.6% f turbidity, 0.3% total suspended solids and 90.5% of oil in water.

Algae: Green Pest or ‘Green’ Solution?

Algae can be a part of the solution, rather than the problem. Fast-growing algae in wastewater can be harvested while the water is cleaned and the algae population can then be for other purp...

OriginOil announces chlorine dioxide pre-treatment

By using EWS, operators can produce CLO2 to process water for re-use with the added benefit of no additional CLO2 generator infrastructure requirement.

OriginOil’s frack technology exceeds expected energy efficiency

...These CLEAN-FRAC numbers are over 60% lower than Halliburton’s published energy usage of just over 0.56 kWh per barrel for its CleanWave Mini-Water Treatment system.

OriginOil technology selected by E3 for water reclamation projects

E3 intends to develop and further commercialise key OriginOil technologies for oil and gas water reclamation, aquaculture and feed stock production. E3 also plans to partner with OriginOil o...

OriginOil and TriSep join to create improved fracking filter

OriginOil Inc and TriSep Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of water treatment membranes, say that OriginOil’s Water Separation (EWS), combined with TriSep’s iSep ultrafiltration (UF) ...

OriginOil Technology Breakthrough Greatly Enhances Membrane Filtration, Enabling Highly Efficient Frack Water Recycling

The explosion in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has created a new set of demands, challenges and constraints for the use, supply, treatment and disposal of water. The EPA estimates 70 to...

OriginOil Technology Breakthrough Greatly Enhances Membrane Filtration, Enabling Highly Efficient Frack Water Recycling

The explosion in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has created a new set of demands, challenges and constraints for the use, supply, treatment and disposal of water. The EPA estimates 70 to...

OriginOil’s First Demonstration-Scale Field Trial a Success, Technology Ready for Commercial Application

In the first month of field operation prior to and since the showcase, this CLEAN-FRAC 1000 unit demonstrated better than 99 percent removal of turbidity, suspended solids and oil from the s...

Industry News - OriginOil's First Demonstration-Scale Field Trial a Success, Technology Ready for Commercial Application

In the first month of field operation prior to and since the showcase, this CLEAN-FRAC 1000 unit demonstrated better than 99 percent removal of turbidity, suspended solids and oil from the s...

The 50 Most Visible Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2014:

#29 - OriginOil hasn’t generated monster revenues yet, but it sure does pack a punch in visibility — lately, its systems have been purposed for the fracking industry, and that’s meant attent...

OriginOil’s first demonstration-scale field trial a success

The CLEAN-FRAC 1000 configuration at the Colorado showcase coupled EWS with an iSep™ ultrafiltration (UF) membrane system from TriSep Corporation.

OriginOil's First Demonstration-Scale Field Trial a Success, Technology Ready for Commercial Application .

The system on trial was OriginOil's new CLEAN-FRAC(TM) full treatment system. The CLEAN-FRAC design combines OriginOil's Electro Water Separation (EWS) technology with selected downstream po...

Firm demonstrates new treatment system for frack water

Origin Oil demonstrated what’s branded as the CLEAN-FRAC 1000 system at Industrial Systems Inc. (ISI) in Delta. The system is designed to treat up to 1,000 barrels a day of flowback from hyd...

OriginOil System Can Treat 1,000 Barrels Frack Water Per Day

Clean-Frac integrates OriginOil’s Electro Water Separation (EWS), a high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, with a variety of “polishing” systems to deliver ...

Partnership expected to bring jobs to ISI

ISI has acquired the second license to manufacture a new patented process that its developers promise will be a “breakthrough in water cleanup technology for oil and gas ... and other water ...

OriginOil demonstrates CLEAN-FRAC 1000 frack water treatment system at Delta showcase event

A demonstration of OriginlOil’s technology was held at the headquarters of the company’s Western Slope Colorado licensee, Industrial Systems Inc.

Event showcases demonstration-scale system for cleaning hydraulic fracturing water

Held at the headquarters of OriginOil licensee, Industrial Systems Inc. (ISI) on Colorado’s Western Slope, the showcase featured the CLEAN-FRAC 1000 system, which is designed to process frac...

OriginOil Showcases Demonstration-Scale Frack Water Cleanup Unit

OriginOil Inc announced today that CLEAN-FRAC™ 1000, its new demonstration-scale frack water treatment system, was shown to successfully remove oil and contaminants at a showcase for media, ...

OriginOil showcases demonstration-scale frack water cleanup unit in western Colorado

CLEAN-FRAC integrates OriginOil’s EWS with a variety of “polishing” systems to deliver a wide range of purity levels that enable different reuse applications from re-injection into frac well...

Event showcases demonstration-scale system for cleaning hydraulic fracturing water

Held at the headquarters of OriginOil licensee, Industrial Systems Inc. (ISI) on Colorado’s Western Slope, the showcase featured the CLEAN-FRAC 1000 system, which is designed to process frac...

Global refining and petrochemical news

OriginOil intende to pursue growth through acquisition of one or more service companies with proven ability to treat frac flowback and produced water from the oil and gas industry.

Push to Commercialize Fracking Water Tech

Earlier this month, OriginOil announced it will launch a product line designed to process 1,000 barrels per day of frac flowback and produced water. The company will demonstrate its water tr...

Industry News - OriginOil Secures First Middle East Licensing Partner for Oil and Gas Water Cleanup

Burgan One is a leading regional service provider firm in the oil and gas sector. It focuses on upstream activities covering the Kuwaiti market, and its relationships in Iran , Syria , Iraq ...

OriginOil and Burgan One Commercial Establishment sign oil and gas clean-up deal in Middle East

Oil and gas service provider Burgan One Commercial Establishment (BG-1) has signed a licensing agreement to design, manufacture and distribute products that incorporate OriginOil, developer ...

OriginOil Makes Middle East Deal

OriginOil of West Adams has made a licensing deal to bring its water cleanup technology to the Middle East.

OriginOil’s Growth Strategy

OriginOil says it intends to pursue growth through acquisition of one or more service companies with proven ability to treat frac flowback and produced water in the oil and gas industry. The...

Frac Water Recycling Technology Demos Hit the Road

OriginOil is hitting the road this month to showcase its electro water separation (EWS) technology for potential licensees. The company wants to contribute to the growing trend of recycling ...

Origin Oil, Inc. to debut NEW Electro Water Seperation Fracking Process at a LIVE Event in Delta on May 27th…

on Tuesday, May 27th, a LIVE demonstration will be held in Delta, CO, to showcase the power of sustainable water treatment and management options for hydraulic fracturing operations.

OriginOil to pursue growth through acquisitions of service companies

OriginOil’s acquisition plans are presently limited to service companies in petroleum and industrial waste.

OriginOil announces complete frack water treatment

OriginOil licensee Pearl H20 has also scheduled the installation of a commercial-scale three-quarter barrel per minute system in California’s Monterey Formation. Branded as Pearl Blue, the s...

OriginOil looks to acquire oil and gas service companies

OriginOil, Inc announced that it intends to pursue growth through acquisition of one or more service companies with proven ability to treat frac flowback and produced water in the oil and ga...

Demonstrations of OriginOil Harvesting Prove Popular Draw at NAA

OriginOil reports that weekly demonstrations of OriginOil’s algae harvesting process at Houston’s National Algae Association are popular draws for new algae producers now investing in commer...

Demonstrations of OriginOil Harvesting Prove Popular Draw at National Algae Association's Commercial Test Center .

Cohen recently reported that "Three algae start-up companies are working on a large off-take contract. Commercial algae production systems are being delivered, and put into production. Stude...

OriginOil teams with Catalina Sea Ranch to research off-shore algae production

OriginOil will provide its demonstration-scale EWS Algae Model 12 system to Catalina Sea Ranch, which will use it to treat incoming seawater and harvest algae to feed its shellfish nursery a...

On the Move

OriginOil, a water-cleaning company based in Los Angeles, will supply Catalina Sea Ranch, an offshore shellfish ranch, with its electro water-separation algae Model 12 system.

OriginOil, Catalina Sea Ranch to collaborate in research program

According to Catalina Sea Ranch, its operations will be monitored by leading institutions specializing in marine ecology and spatial planning. This will provide science-based data for evalua...

OriginOil Launches EWS Petro U.S. Roadshow to Showcase Frack and Produced Water Cleanup System .

Each OriginOil showcase focuses, first, on demonstrating EWS to potential licensees. It also provides a venue for regional officials to dialogue on crucial water issues.

OriginOil's harvesting tech announced as winner for the 2014 Transformative Technologies Award

The competition, held over the past two months, is the only set of awards entirely decided by the Digest’s online readers, who voted using social media.

OriginOil partners with shellfish farmer

Catalina Sea Ranch, which recently received permission for a 100-acre shellfish farm off the California coast, will be using a filtration system provided by OriginOil.

ginOil, Catalina Sea Ranch Agree to Collaborative Research Program

OriginOil Inc., developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, today announced that it recently agreed to a collab...

Origin Oil partners with Catalina Sea Ranch on water cleanup technology

Catalina Sea Ranch plans to use OriginOil to treat incoming seawater and harvest algae to feed its shellfish nursery and selective breeding program. EWS is a high speed process that cleans u...

Hydraulic Fracturing: Staying Afloat in Times of Tightening Water Supply

Major energy companies have been active in other ways to help lessen the water problem.... OriginOil Inc. and others, drilling companies can formulate fracking water that is made with less o...

OriginOil partners to test algae feed for shellfish

OriginOil will provide its demonstration-scale EWS Algae Model 12 system to Catalina Sea Ranch to treat incoming seawater and harvest algae to feed its shellfish nursery and selective breedi...

OriginOil and Catalina Sea Ranch Agree to Collaborative Research Program .

OriginOil will provide its demonstration-scale EWS Algae Model 12 system to Catalina Sea Ranch, that will use it to treat incoming seawater and harvest algae to feed its shellfish nursery an...

OriginOil: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

The BiofuelsDigest 5-minute guide to OriginOil's water cleanup technology: OriginOil continues to develop and promote new technologies; it has been a dizzying ride from algae production syst...

Leaked Report: Corn Ethanol Hurts The Environment

At the OriginOil lab we have identified certain strains of algae, such as euglena, that are high-starch and can be easily fermented into alcohol.

National Algae Association selects OriginOil harvester for its model algae demonstration site

...the National Algae Association has selected OriginOil’s entry-level algae harvester for its model demonstration site, which features best-of-breed algae production systems in permanent op...

OriginOil Demos Algae Harvester at NAA Center

he National Algae Association (NAA) has announced that the OriginOil Algae Harvester will be demonstrated on Fridays during the months of March and April for students, algaepreneurs, private...

The 10 Hottest Trends in Algae

OriginOil announced that academic testing has verified its new Algae Screen growth optimizer effectively controls bacteria and microscopic predators in commercial algaeproduction, helping to...

OriginOil to Open Houston Office for Cleaning, Recycling Fracking Water

There is a ready market for the water-handling industry in Texas. The oil and gas sector is one of the largest water users of any industry, Approximately 3 to 5 million gallons of fresh wate...

Water recycler to open Houston office

Water recycler OriginOil, which signed its first deal last year to bring its technology into the oil field, plans to open a Houston office to help spread its technology, the company said.

Chemical-free process cleans up water from fracking

A new technology being used to process water left over at the end of the fracking process could help save millions of gallons of water every year...

Houston attracts LA fracking-water cleanup company

...OriginOil Inc. is opening a satellite office in Houston's Energy Corridor. The California company's Petro division is focusing on water cleanup technology to recycle water from hydraulic ...

Thermal fish farm demonstrates 'game-changing' technology

The words "game-changing technology" and "fish farming" do not typically find themselves in the same sentence, let alone on 120 acres of desert farmland in the eastern Coachella Valley.

Israeli technology firm intends to integrate OriginOils’ Electro Water Separation in its systems

...OriginOil announed that it will collaborate with Israel’s AquaGreen Fish Farms, Ltd to further streamline zero-discharge aquaculture systems for the production of chemical free seafood.

Zero Impact Fish Farm Innovator Adopts OriginOil's Chemical-Free Water Treatment Technology

Israeli technology firm intends to integrate Electro Water Separation in its systems following OriginOil's public showcase launch last December.

OriginOil launches aquaculture showcase at Aqua Farming Tech in the California desert

OriginOil Inc., the developer of the Electro Water Separation™ (EWS) water treatment process inaugurated its Permanent Technology Showcase this past December with demonstrations of its EWS A...

Ennesys raises €300,000 for $6m valuation

Early-investor in the company OriginOil released a statement coinciding with the new funding stating that the $6m valuation multiplies OriginOil’s seed investment in the joint venture by thi...

OriginOil’s AquaShowcase

OriginOil recently launched an aquaculture showcase in California’s Coachella Valley, employing the water separation and cleanup technologies developed from their algae R&D, which now also s...

OriginOil Licenses Technology for Hydroponics in East Asia

Orca Vision, Japanese eco-solutions provider with sales in Japan, South Korea and China and a manufacturing facility in South Korea, will implement OriginOil’s EWS technology in a vertical f...

OriginOil - read about the latest technologies and uses of algae in an exclusive interview

At the recent BIO Pacific Rim Summit, BioFPR Managing Editor Sarah Watson interviewed Origin Oil’s Algae Master Jose Sanchez Piña, who once helped write Mexico’s biofuels legislation. He is ...

Energy Company Dives Into Aquaculture

The company last month struck an $800,000 deal with Japanese urban farming company Orca Vision Inc. For the latest application, aquaculture, of its core Electro Water Separation technology. ...

Clearing the Water: A Company Looks to Boost the Valley’s Fish-Farming Industry—and Help Save the Salton Sea—With Its Technology

...In 2012, the production of farmed fish worldwide surpassed the production of beef for the first time in modern history, according to an article from environmental think-tank Earth Policy ...

Clearing the Water: A Company Looks to Boost the Valley’s Fish-Farming Industry—and Help Save the Salton Sea—With Its Technology

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the pair were present at Thermal’s Aqua Farming Technology fish farm, which farms tilapia and catfish, as OriginOil unveiled its relatively new Electro Water Separatio...

OriginOil Launches Aquaculture Showcase

OriginOil has launched its Permanent Technology Showcase with a demonstration of its EWS Aqua Q60 and EWS Algae A60 models at Aqua Farming Tech, a sustainable fish farm in Thermal, Californi...

OriginOil to Launch Permanent Technology Showcase

For the first time, OriginOil will publicly demonstrate its field-scale systems to remove ammonia and disinfect fishponds in a single step, and to harvest algae efficiently for healthy and e...

Nueva alternativa para reciclar el agua

La contaminación del Salton sea se ha convertido en uno de los grandes problemas del sur de California.. Pero seria posible que el agua contaminada y la cantidad de deshechos se conviertan e...

OriginOil to Launch Its Permanent Technology Showcase at Model Fish Farm

For the first time, OriginOil will publicly demonstrate its field-scale systems to remove ammonia and disinfect fish ponds in a single step, and to harvest algae efficiently for healthy and ...

OriginOil Could Have An Algae Solution for Sustainable Aquaculture

Energy and feed costs have been identified as two of the key issues facing the future growth of aquaculture - a technology which must grow if the world’s human population is going to increas...

Water Cleanup Technology Demo Announced

OriginOil developed the Electro Water Separation technology, which the company describes as a high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water. The company will inaugu...

OriginOil to launch its permanent technology showcase

The technology demonstration will highlight the ability of OriginOil’s EWS technology to reduce ammonia levels and kill aquatic pathogens, as well as to harvest algae rapidly.

OriginOil launching fish farm technology showcase

Many fish farms in the Coachella Valley have closed in recent years due to high energy and feed costs. As a result, aquaculture facilities such as Aqua Farming Tech are pioneering ways to im...

OriginOil Is Launching Permanent Technology Showcase at Model Fish Farm

OriginOil will publicly demonstrate its field-scale systems for the first time that remove ammonia and disinfect fish ponds in a single step, and harvest algae efficiently for healthy and ec...

OriginOil Algae Screen verified by academics

The researcher, who intends to publish a peer-reviewed paper on the process, found that the Algae Screen prototype required less than 0.1 watt-hour of electricity per gallon of treated water...

OriginOil’s Algae Screen verified by St. Cloud U.

lgae Screen specifications and product information are available at its product page. The price of $5,900 plus shipping includes remote consultation with Jose Sanchez Piña, OriginOil’s vice ...

AIM Interview: Jose Sanchez Piña

Currently Vice President of QA & Services at OriginOil Inc., Jose Sanchez Piña is a veteran in the design and field operation of open pond, photobioreactor and dark-growth algae production s...

OriginOil triples capacity of entry-level algae harvester

The EWS Algae unit, now designated as Model 12, offers reduced energy consumption due to an improved design that reduces electrical resistance and boosts harvesting performance.

The New Age of Marine Nutraceuticals

Astaxanthin, which gives salmon and flamingos their pink color, could be a huge market on its own, according to statements by OriginOil, Los Angeles, CA, and Garden State bioEnterprises (GSb...

OriginOil Launches Electro Water Separation Model 12; Tripling Entry-Level Algae Harvester Capacity

In California, OriginOil announced it has tripled the capacity of its entry-level algae harvester from four to twelve liters per minute at no additional cost, with improved energy efficiency...

OriginOil Launches EWS Model 12 Algae Harvester

The available intelligent power management system can take readings via sensors on parameters such as salinity, temperature, pH and algal density, to better manage and dispense energy to ach...

Ennesys buys OriginOil’s non-core patents

Ennesys, based in Nanterre, France, is to acquire three of the company’s early patent applications...

OriginOil Launches Electro Water Separation Model 12

OriginOil VP of quality assurance and services Jose Sanchez unveiled the new harvester’s improved capacity, energy efficiency and available intelligent power management, as well as its abili...

OriginOil introduces Electro Water Separation Model 12

The new system's improved design reduces electrical resistance and enhances harvesting performance, and ultimately reduces energy consumption, while the available intelligent power managemen...

OriginOil to sell patent applications to Ennesys

Ennesys has agreed to repay OriginOil's research and development (R&D) costs apart from an ongoing licensing fee on revenue from the patents.

OriginOil Sells Algae Patents to Ennesys Joint Venture

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that it has agreed to transfer three of its early patent applications to its French joint venture, Ennesys.

OriginOil signs pay-per-barrel agreement with ISI for water treatment system

OriginOil, Inc., a provider of water cleanup technology for the oil and gas, algae, and other water industries, has signed its first pay-per-barrel agreement with Industrial Systems, Inc., o...

Ennesys, la start-up qui a séduit François Hollande

French president made a special visit to Ennesy near Paris where OriginOil algae tech turns waste into energy!

Let's Invest In Water

OriginOil water clean-up tech offers a powerful impact on global clean water investment.

Arizona Takes Its Algae Biofuel Show On The Road

That’s just the tip of the algae biofuel picture in the US. Major oil companies like Exxon and Chevron have dabbled in algae biofuel but the real muscle is coming from algae-centric companie...

Technology to reuse oil field water scores landmark deal (video)

OriginOil has signed its first contract to bring its water-cleansing technology to the oil field, for use in a multistep process that will turn sludge from oil wells into water that can be r...

OriginOil to supply first oil and gas water cleanup system

US-based electro water separation (EWS) developer OriginOil has signed its first pay-per-barrel customer for the EWS Petro Model P160 oil and gas water cleanup system.

Contract Wins: OriginOil, ISI, Solidia Technologies, Cool Planet, Locus

OriginOil, developer of Electro Water Separation (EWS), a high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, has signed its first pay-per-barrel agreement with Industri...

Farms to Tables Around the World

...Aqua Farming Tech Inc. is the leader in the farmed-fish industry... Now the company is partnering with Los Angeles-based OriginOil to establish a permanent technology showcase for a high-...

Wastewater Infrastructure: WaterShots Online Photo Contest

Second Place: A fish farm manager drinks the clean water effluent of the EWS Algae ("the Algae Appliance") after a test run at a fish farm in Coachella Valley. The water was treated with Ori...

OriginOil to Clean Frac Flowback Water at Monterey

OriginOil, Inc. developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, today announced that licensee PearlH2O has schedule...

Algae Farm-In-A-Balloon Could Silence The Algae Biofuel Boo-Birds

Since the early days of fermenting ethanol from yeast, the biofuel market has grown along a number of different pathways. A couple of examples we’ve been following are OriginOil, which has d...

Algae Enviro Engineering adopts OriginOil’s harvesting technology

Algae Enviro-Engineering is the only algae producer in Singapore. Its commercial products include AEE Spirulina Probiotic Premix, which is designed to be incorporated into animal feed, and S...

Singapore's Algae Enviro Engineering Adopts OriginOil's Harvesting Technology for Algae-Enriched Animal Feed

“After evaluating OriginOil’s portfolio, our technical team felt that OriginOil had some novel, scalable, and potentially game-changing technologies for carbon sequestration, algae productio...

Singapore’s Algae Enviro Engineering Adopts OriginOil’s Harvesting Technology for Algae-Enriched Animal Feed

Algae Enviro-Engineering is the only algae producer in Singapore. Its commercial products include the uniquely enhanced AEE Spirulina Probiotic Premix, which is designed to be incorporated i...

Interview with OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry

Mr. Eckelberry and his brother Nicholas co-founded OriginOil in 2007. With experience running technology companies, Riggs (normally I would refer to him by his last name, but given that he c...

Water treatment in fracking presents challenge

Companies working on water recycling technology have taken notice. E&P magazine reported on one company in it March 2013 edition. "OriginOil is spreading the word about its frack flowback wa...

Water treatment during fracking process a challenge

OriginOil is spreading the word about its frack flowback water-cleaning technology, hoping others will see value in a low-energy, chemical-free system the company says is capable of lowering...

EWS Aqua Q60 the Aquappliance...water treatment system

EWS Aqua Q60 (the Aquappliance) is a commercial fish farming pond water treatment system, designed to clean pond water of ammonia, bacteria and aquatic animal pathogens in a continuous loop....

AlgEternal chooses OriginOil’s EWS system

...AlgEternal will integrate OriginOil’s Electro Water Separation into its commercial algae production platform for paying customers in the US and overseas as early as the fourth quarter. Al...

AlgEternal selects OriginOil EWS technology

AlgEternal selected OriginOil EWS technology after exhaustive testing demonstrated that EWS Algae systems harvest algae at the highest level of efficiency, and effectively control bacteria i...

AmericaCNG selects OriginOil’s water treatment technology

AmericaCNG has selected OriginOil's Electro Water Separation (EWS) chemical-free technology for the treatment of frack flowback and produced water.

OriginOil and AmericaCNG partner for oil and gas E&P operators

AmericaCNG, OriginOil's latest OEM, plans to market EWS to its LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) equipment customers at shale plays across the United States by leveraging OriginOil's Throughput Pr...

CEOLIVE.TV Interview

In this CEOLIVE.TV CEO Interview we speak with Mr. Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginOil, Inc.

ASPEN, COLORADO Scientists have been trying to unlock the secrets of algae for decades.

The most recent breakthrough for OriginOil is the ability to clean up fracking water as well as produced water. Their process can reduce harm to the environment, lower costs and make large-s...

A Quest To Save The Struggling Fish Farm Industry With Algae And Ingenuity

...One of these companies, OriginOil, is making inroads in the aquaculture industry with a closed-loop system that can both clean the water in fish ponds and produce nitrogen-rich water for ...

Targeting Distributed Algae Architectures, OriginOil Launches Mid-Sized Algae Harvester

The new harvester, designated EWS Algae A60, processes 60 liters (16 gallons) per minute of algae water and is ideally suited to distributed architectures. Individual A60 units can each be a...

Ballot measure on Colo. fracking ban in the works

The panel included former Garfield County Commissioner Tresi Houpt, who also served on the state’s oil and gas oversight commission; Zane Kessler, director of the Thompson Divide Coalition, ...

Chemical-free Water Treatment

OriginOil, based in Los Angeles, has demonstrated a breakthrough in water clean-up technology to target water-intensive industries including oil and gas, algae, and the agricultural sectors.

OriginOil launches Model A60 mid-sized algae harvester

The A60 is a continuous flow ‘wet harvest’ system to efficiently dewater and concentrate microalgae. It can remove up to 99 percent of the incoming water volume and produce a 5 percent solid...

5 Questions with OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry

We recently caught up with clean water pioneer and OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry, who will be speaking at the summit on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17.

OriginOil Launches Mid-Sized Algae Harvester

...Individual A60 units can each be assigned to manage a pond or bioreactor assembly of up to 500,000 liters. Units can be combined to achieve massively parallel processing capability.

Breakthrough water tech uses electrical pulses to clean and sanitize water

A new type of water cleanup technology that can effectively and efficiently remove organic contaminants from large quantities of water, without using any added chemicals, could be a huge ste...

Origin Oil Offers Zero-Capital Commercial Oil and Gas Water Treatment System

Origin Oil’s EWS Petro process effectively reclaims water for beneficial reuse, and recovers additional oil, minimizing both the cost of new water for fracking and the heavy costs associated...

OriginOil introduces cost-effective water treatment system

US-based electro water separation (EWS) developer OriginOil has introduced a programme for oil companies to pay by the gallon to treat water with reduced upfront capital costs...

OriginOil introduces cost-effective water treatment system

The programme pays only on performance. Oil service companies, disposal well operators and other end-users can make savings while treating large quantities of contaminated frac flowback and ...

OriginOil Granted Patent in Japan for its Core Extraction Invention, Files Latest Aquaculture Application

The invention was previously issued as patent 2010239380 in Australia (see image) for the same term. The application has also been published by the European Patent Office (EPO) under the Pat...

Electromagnetic separation technology applied to aquaculture

Technology originally developed for harvesting oil from algae has now been applied to sanitize water and remove ammonia from commercial aquaculture ponds. Electro Water Separation (EWS) tech...

Algae: From Food to Jet Fuel

According to Eckelberry “Algae is a unique form of bioenergy, because it has a profile just like petroleum, which came from algae. This means that, not only can algae crude really substitute...

OriginOil granted patent in Japan for its core extraction invention, files latest aquaculture application

The invention, titled “Systems, apparatus and methods of obtaining intracellular products and cellular mass and debris from algae and derivative products and process of use thereof,” was iss...

Electromagnetic separation technology applied to aquaculture

Technology originally developed for harvesting oil from algae has now been applied to sanitize water and remove ammonia from commercial aquaculture ponds. Electro Water Separation (EWS) tech...

Energy Innovation: US Algae Company Turns Sewage Into Biofuel

Right around this time last summer we took note of a new US-France urban algae farming collaboration that combines algae biofuel production with wastewater treatment.

New Global Energy and OriginOil to Create Permanent Technology Showcase near California's Salton Sea

New Global Energy, Inc., has entered into an agreement with Origin Oil, developer of Electro Water Separation, the high-speed, chemical-free way to clean up very large quantities of water us...

OriginOil commissions third party studies to validate its Electro Water Separation technology

Multinational engineering firm, MWH Global, plans to test and study the EWS Petro process for the recycling of produced and frac flowback water. Pacific Advanced Civil Engineering plans to t...

OriginOil Commissions Third Party Studies to Validate its Electro Water Separation Technology for Aquaculture and Frack Water Applications

Multinational engineering firm, MWH Global, plans to test and study the EWS Petro™ process for the recycling of produced and frac flowback water. Pacific Advanced Civil Engineering (PACE) pl...

OriginOil technology successfully processes liquid sewage

...A prototype EWS Waste unit now processes liquid waste at an urban algae demonstration site near Paris, generating clean, nitrate-rich water to feed algae grown on the building’s roof as a...

Voilà! US Algae Company Turns Sewage Into Biofuel, In France

The companies behind the project are California-based OriginOil, Inc. and Ennesys, a partnership involving OriginOil and UK based Pacific Junction Corporation (Ennesys SAS was founded in Fra...

Voilà! US Algae Company Turns Sewage Into Biofuel, In France

...Considering all the political poop that certain US legislators have lobbed in the direction of France over the past ten years or so, that’s a bit of poetic justice for you, especially sin...

Building’s Treated Sewage Feeds Rooftop Energy Source

Water technology company OriginOil says its Electro Water Separation system has successfully treated a commercial building’s liquid sewage directly at the point of origin.

OriginOil processing sewage to grow algae in Paris

OriginOil has developed a process to treat liquid sewage at the point of origin and use it to feed and grow algae for fuel.

Urban site treats liquid waste with algae technology

OriginOil, Inc.’s Electro Water Separation™ system (EWS) has just been successfully demonstrated to treat liquid sewage directly in commercial buildings

OriginOil releases commercial-scale algae harvester and aquaculture water treatment designs

OriginOil announced it has expanded its algae and aquaculture designs to achieve commercial scale. The new systems are each intended to process up to 60 liters (16 gallons) per minute, scali...

10th Annual AREDAY talks “Transition to a Sustainable Economy”

OriginOil sponsors Renewable Energy Day in celebration of sustainable clean energy at AREDAY conference

OriginOil Expands Algae and Aquaculture Systems to Achieve Commercial Scale

OriginOil Inc. announced today that it has expanded its algae and aquaculture designs to achieve commercial scale. The new systems are each intended to process up to 60 liters (16 gallons) p...

OriginOil Technology to Revitalize California Aquaculture Farms

OriginOil, developer of Electro Water SeparationT, the high-speed, chemical-free way to clean up very large quantities of water, announced that New Global Energy will implement OriginOil's w...

OriginOil to establish permanent technology showcase near California’s Salton Sea

We’ve hit the limit of what we can do in our Los Angeles lab,” said Nicholas Eckelberry, OriginOil co-founder and chief inventor. “We need lots of algae and big fish ponds to demonstrate how...

OriginOil establishing technology showcase near Salton Sea

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that it will establish a permanent technology showcase at Aqua Farming Technology, a leader in sustainable fish farming since 1993, in California’s Coachella Va...

Florida's aquaculture profits; EU agrees fisheries fund rules; OriginOil sets up base in California

OriginOil, the water clean up specialist, is to establish a permanent technology showcase near California’s Salton Sea. The facility will be based at Aqua Farming Technology, a leader in sus...

AlgEternal Technologies picks OriginOil’s Electro Water Separation tech

OriginOil has hit an absolute bull’s eye with their new EWS-powered Algae Appliance™,” said Hugh Morris, COO and founder of AlgEternal. “Simply put, OriginOil provides reliable, efficient, c...

OriginOil's Electro Water Separation Selected as AlgEternal Technologies' Preferred Algae Harvesting Technology

AlgEternal determined that OriginOil’s harvesting technology met their high standards, with the capability to provide a low-bacteria, live cell paste directly from the green water, with no p...

Origin oil claims breakthrough with algae culture photo bioreactor

According to the US based company, it has developed a breakthrough process for removing up to 99 percent of contaminants from the very large quantities of water to preserve algae in the proc...

OriginOil's Pivot

OriginOil has adapted their Algaeappliance, which incorporates the company’s Electro Water Separation™ technology, to a new platform designed to eliminate ammonia and reduce infestations in ...

Global New Energy to use OriginOil technology in bid to restart California aquaculture

In California, New Global Energy will be using OriginOil’s Electro Water Separation Technology as part of its strategy to acquire and restart shuttered fish farms in the Coachella Valley reg...

New Global Energy adopts OriginOil technology to revitalize California aquaculture farms

New Global Energy will implement OriginOil's water sanitizing and algae production technology as part of its strategy to acquire and restart shuttered fish farms in the Coachella Valley regi...

New Global Energy adopts OriginOil technology

NGE’s decision came on the heels of a highly successful demonstration at Aqua Farming Technology, a leader in sustainable fish farming since 1993. The field test demonstrated OriginOil’s Ele...

Beyond Biofuels: Integrating Algae in the Built Environment

OriginOil is one of those companies that has moved into new markets. Since its inception in 2007, OriginOil has shifted its focus away from biofuels production and toward licensing its techn...

OriginOil’s AlgaeAppliance cleaning water for fish farms

Technology originally developed by OriginOil to concentrate algae from solution has not only been recently adapted to the petroleum fracking world for cleaning produced water, but is now als...

Two vital resources

...OriginOil Inc., Los Angeles, makes separators that use electromagnetic waves and bubblers to filter additives and coagulated hydrocarbons out of frack water. Verenium Corp., San Diego, se...

Texas Encourages Frac Water Recycling

The firm recently introduced its CLEAN-FRAC system in Texas where the Railroad Commission, which regulates the fracking industry, says the amount of frac water disposed of in wells has incre...

OriginOil retains Merriman Capital as capital markets advisor

In California, Merriman Capital has been retained as capital markets advisor to OriginOil. In this capacity, Merriman will advise OriginOil management on various strategic initiatives focuse...

OriginOil, Inc. Retains Merriman Capital As Capital Markets Advisor

...These initiatives include the effective engagement of a potentially broader institutional shareholder base, strategies intended to increase trading liquidity, evaluating various strategic...

GS BioE-OriginOil ‘game-changer’ for anti-oxidant ingredient from algae production

In an inter-US agreement, Garden State bioEnterprises (GS bioE) has adopted OriginOil's harvesting technology as a key component of its proprietary production system for the high-value produ...

Insight: The road to a greener America is littered with road-kill

...Take OriginOil, a U.S. startup that developed a process to convert algae into renewable crude oil. It now markets technology to oil and gas producers for the cleanup of water that is cont...

Wastewater Recycling Part III: Costs and Challenges

Eckleberry said that while treating water for reuse has traditionally been more costly than disposal in deep injection wells or trucking to a water treatment site – 11 cents per gallon for d...

Wastewater Recycling Part II: How it’s Done

OriginOil uses a system called Electro Water Separation (EWS). EWS combines electrocoagulation – using electrical pulses to prompt organic material in water to coagulate, or clump together –...

OriginOil teams with CWT for water cleanup

OriginOil, Inc. has named Clean Water Technology (CWT) to manufacture commercial-scale equipment for its new performance-based water cleanup program.

Wastewater Recycling Part I: Will Drilling and Environmental Goals Align as Cleanup Costs Fall?

“There’s no way they can just walk over these environmental issues, they’re going to have to address them very aggressively,” Riggs Eckleberry, Chief Executive of advanced biofuels firm Orig...

Astaxanthin harvesting gets a boost

...GS bioE very recently concluded its testing of the OriginOil Model 4 Algae Appliance™. The companies are now in discussion regarding GS bioE’s 2013 commercialization plans and the potenti...

Garden State bioEnterprises adopts OriginOil’s algae harvesting technology

Being able to concentrate the algae that makes Astaxanthin is a potential game-changer for our industry,” said Andrew Greene, president of GS bioE. “By deploying the OriginOil Algae Applianc...

Garden State Adopts OriginOil Technology for Astaxanthin

OriginOil, Inc. and Garden State bioEnterprises, LLC (GS bioE), an emerging technology provider to the wholesale commercial algae production industry, have announced that GS bioE has adopted...

Exclusive video: Chemical-free water treatment system recovers petroleum, saves water

To help operators extract more petroleum from process water and reduce the need to use fresh water in the fracturing operations, OriginOil has developed a chemical-free water treatment and s...

Using CO2 For Fracking Means No Dirty Water And Less Climate Change

Most of this argument is over water, reports the Financial Times. Hydraulic fracturing uses between 4 and 6 million gallons of water for each well, says the National Petroleum Council, an in...

Harvesting Green Gold: Algae Energy is More than a Facade

Although Tauzinat has over two decades of experience in emerging markets, new technologies and their applications, he remains a relative newcomer to the world of water, energy and waste. Thi...

Enhanced third party testing shows 99% oil and solids removal, further validating OriginOil CLEAN-FRAC process

According to Ben Spaulding, Fluid Imaging Technologies' Lab Manager, 'The tests evidence a 99.9% reduction in free oil and a 99.5% reduction in suspended solids. They show a dramatic decreas...

Clean tech looks to cash in on fracking

...A Los Angeles company called OriginOil has developed a technology to help boost production of algae biofuels, one of the great green hopes for displacing fossil fuels and cutting planet-w...

Clean tech entrepreneurs look to cash in on fracking boom

A Los Angeles company called OriginOil has developed a technology to help boost production of algae biofuels, one of the great green hopes for displacing fossil fuels and cutting planet-warm...

Online Map Shows Algae Biomass Facilities, Projects Worldwide

OriginOil and Ennesys’ algae harvesting system — which the companies say generates clean energy for buildings, helps with water purification and advances France’s energy goals — was highligh...

Turning oily sludge into crystalline water (video)

As oil companies have scrambled to cut down costs and water use, an array of water recycling companies have emerged to offer different approaches to cleaning and reusing the resource...

Streetwise Video Spotlight

Private companies are now rushing into the relatively new market for recycling drill site water...

Texas Bill Puts Water Management In Spotlight

Water recycling is good news for companies like OriginOil, Resirkulere, and Halliburton, all of which have various systems and processes that clean fracture flowback water enabling it to be ...

Fracking Could Lead to Big Profits for Some Companies

A machine, developed by a company called "OriginOil," removes sludge from water that came from an oil drilling site - with a process originally developed for extracting algae...

Not ready for slime time: Algae present challenges as fuel source

“Using a fuel to make a fuel doesn’t make a lot of sense,” said Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of California-based Origin Oil, which has developed electromagnetic pulse technology that encourages alg...

Fracking Could Lead to Big Profits for Some Companies

The increased use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, to extract natural gas and oil in many parts of the United States, has dramatically increased the nation's energy supply, b...

Fracking Could Lead to Big Profits for Some Companies

A machine, developed by a company called "OriginOil," removes sludge from water that came from an oil drilling site - with a process originally developed for extracting algae...

OriginOil Algae Technology Might Revolutionize Fracking

I recently spoke with Riggs to discuss OriginOil’s original mission and its unexpected  journey into a unanticipated market. A technology company with applications from clean energy to oil a...

OriginOil readies CLEAN-FRAC system

Dr. Gerald Bailey, former President of Exxon for the Arabian Gulf and OriginOil's Oil and Gas Industry Advisor, was present for the technology demonstrations and commented, "The response by ...

OriginOil to commercialise water purification system by Q3

Following the completion of a successful demonstration of the company’s CLEAN-FRAC technology at Eagle Ford Formation, Texas, Origin Oil’s licensee PearlH20 is now planning to deliver its fi...

Frac Water-Cleaning Developers Look To License Technology

The system, called Clean-Frac, removes oil, suspended solids, and bacteria as well as insoluble organics from frac flowback water...

OriginOil Claims Solution for Fracking Water Problem

The folks at OriginOil say they have the solution for the problem of what to do with all of the wastewater leftover from hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking,” the process used to...

New Water Treatment Process Enhances Oil Recovery

Serendipity has played a role in many scientific discoveries… Developing a water treatment method capable of separating oil-producing algae, bacteria, and other organic material during its a...

CLEANTECH LA MEMBER NEWS

OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough energy production process for the oil and algae industries, teamed up with its first licensee, PACE spinoff PearlH2O, to challenge industry g...

OriginOil Challenges Halliburton's Flowback Data

OriginOil Inc. teamed up with its first licensee, PACE spinoff PearlH2O, to challenge industry giant Halliburton’s published costs for cleaning flowback water for reuse in wells...

Exxon at Least 25 Years Away From Making Fuel From Algae

The scientific barriers to cultivating the sort of “super algae” Exxon sought have induced the industry to focus on “robust, cheap local strains of algae that aren’t exotic,” said Riggs Ecke...

New Water Treatment System for Oil & Gas Industry Shows Promise for Frack Water

OriginOil Inc. has developed an energy production process for harvesting algae and cleaning up oil & gas water. Operating at the first stage of extraction, this high-speed and chemical-free ...

Transforming $100 Billion Global Market

OriginOil, Inc. (OTC/BB: OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough energy production process for the oil and algae industries, announced that its Solids Out of Solution (SOS) technology could h...

OriginOil water treatment system sees successful first test results

The system completed its first field test on produced water from an oil well in Lost Hills near Bakersfield, California. The test demonstrated the removal of organics, bacteria, and suspende...

First field testing on frac-water treatment system from OriginOil

The field trials demonstrated that the process removes almost all organics, suspended solids and bacteria from produced water, demonstrating the potential impact of OriginOil’s technology in...

OriginOil Hits Frac Milestone at California Well Site

OriginOil Inc. has reported that its CLEAN-FRAC™ water treatment system for the oil and gas industry successfully completed its first field testing on produced water at an oil well in Lost H...

Water treatment system yields successful field results

...The field trials demonstrated that the process removes almost all organics, suspended solids and bacteria from produced water, demonstrating the potential impact of the technology in enab...

OriginOil’s CLEAN-FRAC™ Water Treatment System Yields Successful First Field Results

OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough energy production process for the oil and algae industries, today announced its CLEAN-FRAC™ water treatment system for the oil and gas indust...

OriginOil forms specialized group to expand application of frack water cleanup technology

US-based OriginOil launched a specialized licensing group focused on the commercial applications for its Solids out of Solution technology outside of the oil and gas industry.

OriginOil strengthens focus on frack water cleanup; launches licensing group to accelerate commercialization in secondary markets

Algal technology company OriginOil, Inc. has launched a separate licensing group to address the growing number of potential commercial applications for its Solids out of Solution technology ...

Great big things from tiny lil’ algae: 10 Algae Trends for 2013

Earlier this month, OriginOil announced that its Solids Out of Solution technology will help the aquaculture industry reduce toxin levels and adopt algae as fish feed on a wide scale. Buildi...

Alex Leshnick to head OriginOil’s licensing group for frack cleanup

Alex Leshnick has been picked by OriginOil, Inc. to head up a separate licensing group to address the commercial applications for its Solids out of Solution™ (SOS) technology outside the oil...

OriginOil Tests Breakthrough Aquaculture Water Decontamination System

Ongoing algae biofuel research and development is yielding the prospect of applications beyond the production of biofuels. Work on realizing algae biofuel breakthroughs, OriginOil announced ...

OriginOil partners with aquaculture producer WeFeedUs

...Building on successful lab results, OriginOil has formed a cooperative partnership with WeFeedUs, a Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based aquaculture company, to test and validate OriginOil’s prop...

OriginOil's Eckelberry says algae can ease fracking chemical concerns

Is algae the solution to the safety concerns surrounding hydraulic fracturing?... CEO Riggs Eckelberry explains OriginOil's plans to demonstrate the technology in Texas' Eagle Ford Shale and...

Origin Oil & Ennesys Use Paris Building Wastewater to Grow Algae for Energy

OriginOil and its energy systems partner Ennesys unveiled this pilot project at the high-rise La Défense area in Paris, which has 37.7 million sq ft of office space, where they are fusing tw...

OriginOil and MBD Energy settle patent infringement and continue to work together

OriginOil has an Australian patent, and alleged that MBD had filed for a patent that included OriginOil’s intellectual property. Zacks reports that MBD management visited OriginOil back in O...

Settlement of patent dispute and continuation of commercial relationship with MBD.

In October the senior management of MBD visited Los Angeles to discuss the problem and agreed to settle the litigation by withdrawing the patent application, assurances of future non-infring...

Algae Biofuel Breakthrough Hinges On Common Bacteria

One of the key factors standing between algae biofuel and the real world of market-competitive energy is something that has a lot in common with the common cold, and that is bacteria...  How...

FDA audited lab reports OriginOil Algae Appliance reduces bacteria 98 to 99%

...When compared with centrifuging, the Algae Appliance reduced bacterial colonies by 98% in the case of open ponds, and 99% for bioreactors.

FDA audited lab reports OriginOil Algae Appliance reduces bacteria 98 to 99%

This could extend the shelf life of liquid algae concentrate from hours to days, addressing a key problem standing in the way of the multi-billion dollar algae industry...

OriginOil announces success of algae harvesting process in reducing bacterial concentration

...Now imagine being able to make money even with a small algae farm—that can bring entrepreneurs to the table who could help our industry really take off.

OriginOil algae harvesting process proven to reduce bacteria

OriginOil, Inc... has announced that its algae harvesting process reduces bacterial concentrations by as much as 99 percent. This could extend the shelf life of liquid algae concentrate from...

OriginOil algae harvesting process proven to reduce bacteria

In the study, an independent university team harvested algae from both open ponds and closed systems, using a well-known centrifugal process on the one hand, and OriginOil’s Algae Appliance ...

OriginOil Addresses Bacteria Removal in Harvested Algae

Algae decay depends on the amount of bacterial colonies per gram (CFU/g). Once the number of bacterial colonies reaches a threshold, the algal biomass is considered “rotten”. The shelf life ...

OriginOil Process Removes 99% of Bacteria From Harvested Algae, Removing Key Barrier For Industry

This could extend the shelf life of liquid algae concentrate from hours to days, addressing a key problem standing in the way of the multi-billion dollar algae industry...

Independent study group shows that the Algae Appliance reduces bacteria in algae production systems by 99%

This extends the lifetime of algae concentrations from hours to days. A study by an independent University research group using algae from open algae ponds and closed bioreactors compared re...

OriginOil Addresses Bacteria Removal in Harvested Algae

Algae decay depends on the amount of bacterial colonies per gram (CFU/g). Once the number of bacterial colonies reaches a threshold, the algal biomass is considered “rotten”. The shelf life ...

An Entry-Level Algae-to-Biomass Energy Harvester

Harvesting algae cost-effectively has been a real challenge for those who are seeking alternative sources for biofuel production. Identified challenges include...

Energy, and Algae, Grows On Buildings

OriginOil and Ennesys’ algae harvesting system — which the companies say generates clean energy for buildings, helps with water purification and advances France’s energy goals — has been hig...

Vive la revolution, French engineers create power from algae and wastewater

Engineering research in France may have come up with the latest way to utilize the energy-producing qualities of algae and it could prove to be a significant step forward in producing cheap,...

Not just slime! Wastewater-grown algae used to heat buildings

Algal blooms have caused headaches for plant operators over the years yet it is becoming increasingly common to now harness nutrients produced in wastewater and infact grow algae and turn it...

Is Algae More Precious Than Gold?

...So it doesn’t just provide a cheap, sustainable energy solution… it also recycles waste at the same time...

OriginOil Algae Appliance spotlighted in France

Over two hundred attendees from the European construction industry viewed the operational system during the opening reception...

New green-energy system grown on building facades in Paris, provides fossil-fuel alternative.

In the business sector of Paris, France, clean-energy companies Ennesys and OriginOil are unveiling their newest demonstration project: an urban algae harvesting system...

Algae in Construction

In France, a new building project integrates algae processing with wastewater treatment, energy generation and building construction. American company OriginOil has joined forces with French...

OriginOil Algae Appliance spotlighted in France

...OriginOil announced that its Algae Appliance was spotlighted as a key process in the recent grand opening of an urban algae showcase near Paris. Featured were the algae growth systems dev...

New Urban Algae System Generates Energy While Cleaning Wastewater in Paris

Ennesys, a Paris-based energy systems company and OriginOil, an American algae harvesting company just unveiled their new urban algae demonstration project in La Defense, near Paris. The rev...

Urban Algae Turns Wastewater into Energy

American company OriginOil has joined forces with French firm Ennesys to develop a process that converts wastewater from commercial buildings into energy...

Urban algae turns wastewater into energy

While governments discuss new environmental policies at the Doha Climate Change Conference, private industry is also looking to the future with new technologies to produce clean, inexpensive...

OriginOil to enter Canadian waste water treatment market

US-based bio fuel developer OriginOil has entered into an original equipment manufacturers’ agreement with LH Opportunity and Ensteel Industries to enter the water treatment market in Canada...

OriginOil's Second Licensing Agreement Targets Canadian Oil Sands Market

...OriginOil has granted a non-exclusive license to LH Opportunity Group to bundle OriginOil's high-speed and chemical-free CLEAN-FRAC technology with systems that LH and Ensteel plan to dev...

OriginOil Targets Canadian Oil Sands Market

A study previously issued by the University of Toronto and the University of Alberta suggested that "the choke point for the province's oil sands expansion may not be the huge carbon dioxide...

OriginOil partakes in urban algae project demonstration

Paris-based energy systems company Ennesys, in partnership with OriginOil, developed a solution that converts wastewater from commercial buildings into energy...

Algae Can Make Truly Green Buildings

Because the harvesting process uses no chemicals, the water used to grow the algae can be recycled into the growth system. Alternatively, once the algae has absorbed the nitrates, the water ...

Algae harvesting company OriginOil’s second CLEAN-FRAC licensing agreement targets Canadian oil sands market; urban algae demo project in Paris

OriginOil’s CLEAN-FRAC process is based on the company’s Solids Out of Solution technology that efficiently removes oils, suspended solids, insoluble organics and bacteria from produced or “...

OriginOil's second licensing agreement targets Canadian oil sands market

Bill Ross, President of LH Opportunity Group, stated, 'We are very excited to take the lead in the Canadian market with OriginOil's breakthrough technology, CLEAN-FRAC. Through Ensteel we be...

OriginOil Rises on Deal to Use Algae at Oil-Sands Projects

OriginOil’s algae may be used to produce biofuel or treat wastewater. The company licensed its technology to LH Opportunity and will receive a percentage of revenue from sales of the planned...

OriginOil Targets Canadian Oil Sands Market With Licensing Agreement

LH was an early private investor in Athabasca Oil Corporation. Ensteel has completed projects for companies like Propak Systems and Plains Fabrication that supply industry leaders in the Can...

OriginOil's Second Licensing Agreement Targets Canadian Oil Sands Market

...OriginOil has granted a non-exclusive license to LH Opportunity Group to bundle OriginOil's high-speed and chemical-free CLEAN-FRAC technology with systems that LH and Ensteel plan to dev...

OriginOil Product Wins PopSci Award in Green Category

“The Best of What’s New Award is the magazine’s top honor, and the 100 winners − chosen from among thousands of entrants − each a revolution in its field.”...

Popular Science Honors OriginOil With “Best Of” Green Category

“The Best of What’s New Award is the magazine’s top honor, and the 100 winners − chosen from among thousands of entrants − each a revolution in its field.”...

OriginOil Model 4 Algae Appliance

OriginOil created this compact unit to lower the barriers to entry for algae harvesting. The Model 4 can process one gallon of algae-rich water per minute, concentrating the algae for later ...

Radiation loving algae comes to Japan’s rescue

...Government grants are financing research into using algae harvesting technology as a new approach to radiation remediation.

First signed agreement for CLEAN-FRAC process with Pearl H2O water treatment firm

This is the first potential commercial application of the process and OriginOil expects to be paid, on a royalty basis from the revenue paid to Pearl, starting in early 2013...

OriginOil signs first agreement to license its CLEAN-FRAC process for oil & gas market

New “Powered by OriginOil” deployment points to future licensing revenues from a market potentially worth $300 Billion per year...

OriginOil Signs Agreement for Oil & Gas Market

The agreement is the first in the company's "Powered by OriginOilT" strategy of deploying OriginOil's unique technology across global markets to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) who w...

OriginOil to License CLEAN-FRAC Process to Pearl H2O

The agreement is the first in the company’s “Powered by OriginOil™” strategy of deploying their unique technology across global markets to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) who will in...

OriginOil signs first agreement to license its CLEAN FRAC process

Pearl H2O intends to integrate OriginOil’s CLEAN-FRAC as the first step in its own continuous-process oil and gas frack water recovery and cleanup system. Pearl plans to deploy a showcase sy...

OriginOil Signs Deal To License Clean-Frac Process

Pearl plans to deploy a showcase system before year-end, which is expected to result in first licensing revenues to OriginOil in early 2013...

OriginOil signs first agreement to license its CLEAN-FRAC process for oil & gas market

The agreement is the first in the company's 'Powered by OriginOil' strategy of deploying OriginOil's unique technology across global markets to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) who wi...

OriginOil signs first licence agreement for CLEAN-FRAC process

OriginOil Inc has signed its first agreement to licence its proprietary CLEAN-FRAC process with oil and gas water treatment firm Pearl H2O...

The Little Creature That Could We Owe It All to Algae

“For almost 40 years, The Mini Page, a weekly newspaper for children, has entertained and instructed kids in classrooms and homes. Each week, The Mini Page presents fascinating facts a diffe...

OriginOil receives first Australian patent

OriginOil announced that it has received its first international patent for its algae harvesting technology from the Australian patent office...

OriginOil receives first international patent

‘As a global technology company, patents in foreign territories are critical to secure our international reach and our position as a leader in the algae industry.’..

OriginOil Receives Australia Patent For Algae Harvesting Technology

OriginOil is currently prosecuting 29 patent applications, of which 13 have been filed as international applications....

OriginOil Granted Patent In Australia For Its Breakthrough Algae Harvesting Technology

The invention, titled “Systems, apparatus and methods of obtaining intracellular products and cellular mass and debris from algae and derivative products and process of use thereof,” was iss...

Australia Grants OriginOil Harvesting Patent

Australia has officially granted Los Angeles-based OriginOil patent #20102380, for their Single Step Extraction™ system...

OriginOil Will Use Algae to Clean Up Japan

RITB, a long-time Japanese research partner with algae technology firm OriginOil, Inc. located in Los Angeles, said it has plans to use the grant money and funding from private investors to ...

OriginOil to License CLEAN-FRAC Process

...“Cleanup firms can integrate seamlessly into their systems and under their own brand. We see this as the way to distribute our breakthrough process in the shortest possible time.”...

OriginOil: First prospective licensee for CLEAN-FRAC process, possibly on a revenue sharing basis.

This type of business may be the largest generator of revenue to OriginOil since the potential market for such systems could approach a trillion dollars per year...

OriginOil to license its CLEAN-FRAC process for oil & gas market

...to license its proprietary CLEAN-FRAC™ process under private label to firms offering oil and gas water treatment solutions, in a first deployment of the “Powered by OriginOil™” brand. Des...

OriginOil To License CLEAN-FRAC Process For Oil, Gas Market

OriginOil’s process is based on the company’s Solids Out of Solution™ technology that efficiently removes oils, suspended solids, insoluble organics and bacteria from produced or ‘frac flowb...

OriginOil to license its CLEAN-FRAC process for oil & gas market

Under a typical private label scenario, OriginOil might grant a non-exclusive license to bundle OriginOil’s high-speed and chemical-free CLEAN-FRAC technology into a licensee’s frack water c...

Wastewater to keep Parisians warm

Bred in flat panel photobioreactors (PBRs - enclosed containers to minimise contaminants) on the roof and the sides of the building, and nourished on the impurities from the toilets, his bel...

OriginOil: using pulsed electrical current to clean frack water

It can be used for cleaning frack water (water used for hydraulic fracturing of wells), or produced water (water which is produced from an oil well)... The technology was originally develope...

Japanese government to fund algae biofuels research

US-based energy extraction company OriginOil and the Research Institute of Tsukuba Biotech (RITB) have confirmed the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries grant will go towards bui...

Japanese research institute receives funding for algae harvesting biofuel project

The Japanese government has made the development of renewable energy a top priority following the Fukushima disaster in March 2011. Its Fiscal Year 2013 budget has allocated “limitless recon...

OriginOil’s Japanese research partner receives grant for bioremediation and biofuel program

OriginOil announced that their Japanese research partner has received government funding for an ambitious algae biofuels program to provide renewable fuels and help eliminate radioactive mat...

Japanese Group lands algae grant, tips deployment of OriginOil system

In California, OriginOil reported that its Japanese research partner has received government funding for an ambitious algae biofuels program to provide renewable fuels and help eliminate rad...

Japanese institute backed for algae fuel/decontamination venture

Grant approval has come from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to build one-acre sites to prove biofuel production and toxic remediation using algae. The venture will look ...

Japan taps algae for renewable fuels and radioactive waste cleanup

A government-backed algae production project in Japan seeks to look into algae as a source of renewable fuels as well as a way to eliminate radioactive materials....

OriginOil’s Algae Harvesting Systems Heading to Japan

OriginOil, Inc's research partner in Japan has reported receiving government funding for an ambitious algae biofuels program to provide renewable fuels and help eliminate radioactive materia...

OriginOil’s Algae Harvesting Systems Heading to Japan

Algae Industry Magazine – August 30, 2012: "OriginOil, Inc's research partner in Japan has reported receiving government funding for an ambitious algae biofuels program to provide renewable ...

OriginOil: Algae harvester to clean radioactive sites in Japan.

The Research Institute of Tsukuba Bio-tech has received grant approval to build one-acre sites to validate the use of algae in bio-remediation. Of the two initial sites one will be a control...

Two Potential Opportunities in Algae Biofuels

...OriginOil Inc. are two companies that are well positioned to capitalize on the trends in algae biofuels....

US DOE Orders Two OriginOil Systems For Algae And Oil And Gas Applications

One unit is designed to dewater algae continuously and with very low energy, while the other can recover 98 per cent of contaminants from frac water in a single pass, as shown in third party...

New Technology Debuts For Harvesting Algae, Cleaning Oil And Gas Frac Water

A new clean technology process has been developed for harvesting algae to produce formulated feedstocks from biomass and cleaning oil and gas water...

Idaho National Labs Orders Two OriginOil Systems

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that it has received purchase orders for two test scale units from the United States Department of Energy’s Idaho National Labs (INL) under its research agreeme...

OriginOil receives two orders for Algae Appliances

The US DOE, Idaho National Labs, has ordered two test scale energy appliance units. One is a Model 4 algae dewatering system that will treat four liters of liquids per minute that will be te...

U.S.DOE's Idaho National Laboratory orders two OriginOil systems

We also are interested in testing OriginOil's system for processing frac flowback water,” Newby said. “The boom in hydraulic fracturing is urgently forcing new practices in water conservatio...

OriginOil receives 2 unit orders from US Department of Energy

Cleantech company OriginOil has received a purchasing order for two units from the US Department of Energy’s Idaho National labs (INK) through its research agreement…

OriginOil Launches Oil and Gas Division

OriginOil, Inc. has announced the formation of a dedicated business unit to aggressively market its continuous-flow, high efficiency and chemical-free technology for frack water cleanup and ...

BioPower News OriginOil to supply algal biomass to Idaho National Labs, US

OriginOil has secured purchase orders from the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Idaho National Labs (INL) for algal biomass, under their cooperative research and development agreement...

OriginOil launches new business unit to market water treatment technology

OriginOil Inc has formed a new business unit to market its continuous-flow and chemical-free technology for frack-water cleanup and petroleum recovery...

OriginOil Uses Algae to Clean Frack Wastewater

A new application for OriginOil is using their algae system to process flow back water—wastewater from hydraulic fracturing of shale oil and gas wells...

OriginOil Ships First Harvester to Ennesys

OriginOil, Inc. has shipped the first production model of its Algae Appliance™ harvester to Paris-based Ennesys, its urban algae joint venture located in the iconic La Défense complex near P...

OriginOil Has a Vision for Urban Algae Biofuel Farming

...here's a little something to go with your micro wind turbine and your rooftop solar thermal-electric array: a small-scale, energy efficient system for harvesting algae in preparation for ...

OriginOil Adds Anthony Fidaleo to Board

OriginOil, Inc. has announced the appointment of Anthony Fidaleo to its board. Fidaleo will serve as OriginOil's third independent director. In the past three months the Company has added tw...

OriginOil appoints Anthony Fidaleo as adviser

Fidelao is a finance director with more than 25 years experience as a certified public accountant, chief financial officer, executive vice president and chief operating officer, with public ...

OriginOil sees shaply expanded markets for liquids-solids separation technology

The company identified: the Algae Market, projected to grow to $1.6 billion by 2015; the Produced Water Market, with a potential market for the disposal and treatment of produced water from ...

OriginOil Broadens Focus to Address Markets Each Estimated at More Than $100 Billion in Value

We are seeing additional revenue and growth opportunities where our technology has the potential to become a cost-effective strategy in multiple vertical industries," stated OriginOil CEO Ri...

OriginOil Broadens Focus to Address Markets Each Estimated at More Than $100 Billion in Value

Today, water management and oil recovery are among the toughest challenges facing oil and gas producers, especially in the new era of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), that requires million...

OriginOil Broadens Focus to Address Algae Biofuels and Water Treatment Markets

With daily world oil production exceeding 70 million barrels, this implies a potential market for the disposal and treatment of produced water of at least $400 billion, because energy compan...

OriginOil Broadens Focus to Address Markets Each Estimated at More Than $100 Billion in Value

Recent lab testing of the SOS system on petroleum ‘frac flowback’ water has pointed to its effectiveness in removing solids, soluble organics and emulsified liquids from water in a single ch...

U.S. Navy Pursues Algae Biofuel

Private sector companies like U.S.-based OriginOil are already achieving process breakthroughs that offer the potential for additional steep declines in the price of algae biofuel. OriginOil...

Enzymes and Algae May Spur a Biofuel Boom: Ian Gilson

OriginOil has developed a unique, patent-pending process for separating oil from the water and biomass produced from growing algae. The company has recently demonstrated that this technology...

Moving the Algae Appliance into the oil field

The separation of oil and water from fracking flowback liquids has been validated by PACE Engineering, a civil engineering firm in Fountain Valley, California. The Algae Appliance was able t...

Hydrofracking drives new water treatment solutions

...Other companies, including OriginOil, offer competing solutions. “Because states are persuading themselves to let fracking go on, they will create a booming market for cleanup,”...

OriginOil Teams with CWT for Wastewater Clean-up

OriginOil recently announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Fountain Valley, CA-based PACE to collaborate with oil field operators in Texas and elsewhere to improve petrol...

OriginOil taps Clean Water Technology for Frac Flowback water treatment system

Recent third party testing has shown that OriginOil’s process, originally developed for algae harvesting, separated 98% of hydrocarbons from a sample of oil well ‘frac flowback’ water, and t...

OriginOil selects manufacturing partner for wastewater treatment units

OriginOil will work with engineering business Pace to install the first commercial units, which are designed to process 60,000 gallons of petroleum-contaminated water per day....

OriginOil Engages Manufacturing Partner for Commercial Rollout of Its Oil and Gas Water Cleanup System

CWT was chosen for its expertise in the wastewater industry and for its previous success building OriginOil-engineered systems. To shorten time to market, CWT plans to adapt the shells of it...

OriginOil files two patents for wastewater processes

In California, OriginOil has filed two patents for its technology processing solids into solution; the technology is expected to find immediate application in oil and gasfield wastewater cle...

OriginOil Files Patents for its Oil & Gas Field Wastewater Cleanup Technologies

The filed patents will  protect OriginOil’s two inventions related to these processes, the one being, “Solute Extraction from an Aqueous Medium Using a Modular Device”, and the second is “Mo...

OriginOil Files Patents for Processing Oil and Gas Field Wastewater

Recent third party testing has shown that the Company’s patent-pending process, originally developed for algae harvesting, can separate 98% of hydrocarbons from a sample of oil well ‘frac fl...

OriginOil Files Patents for Processing Oil/Gas Field Wastewater

OriginOil, Inc. has filed two patents with the United States Patent & Trademark Office describing its unique technology for processing solids in solution....

OriginOil Files Patents for Processing Oil and Gas Field Wastewater

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, as many as 50 barrels of water are contaminated for each barrel of oil extracted domestically. OriginOil’s patent-pending process could offer clea...

OriginOil and Algasol Collaborate for Developing Integrated Algae Growth and Harvesting System

OriginOil and Algasol Renewables, two major companies in the algae energy industry have entered into an agreement for developing an integrated algae growth and harvesting system....

OriginOil Strikes Water Cleaning Deal with PACE

In keeping with its licensing strategy in algae, oil and gas, and waste removal markets, the memorandum provides that OriginOil may choose to be paid for the equipment and receive a small ro...

OriginOil Signs Initial Agreement to Commercialize Its Oil and Gas Production Water Recovery Process

In keeping with its licensing strategy in algae, oil and gas, and waste removal markets, the memorandum provides that OriginOil may choose to be paid for the equipment and receive a small ro...

OriginOil, Algasol ink pact to develop algae harvest, dewatering system

In California and Spain, OriginOil and Algasol announced that they will collaborate on the development of an integrated algae growth and harvesting system. By bundling their products, the tw...

OriginOil and Algasol to Develop Growth, Harvesting System

Algasol recently entered into a partnership with NASA and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy. Algasol has also collaborated, and maintains a close rel...

OriginOil : A new agreement. - Analyst Blog

Algasol has a patented photo bioreactor system that floats on water, either on the sea or on salt water ponds on land. The company is working with NASA and the Lawrence Berkley National Labo...

OriginOil and Algasol (Spain) Partner to Develop Integrated Algae Growth and Harvesting System

By bundling their products, the two companies plan to achieve new levels of cost and performance in micro algae cultivation for biofuels and high value products....

OriginOil, Algasol Partner to Grow Algae

Thought the collaboration, the companies plan to achieve new levels of cost and performance in micro algae cultivation for biofuels and high value products...

Is algae the fuel of the future?

OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry says there is growing excitement about -- and investment in -- alternative fuel sources. He talks with Alisa Parenti in Red, White and Blue Chips...

Riggs Eckelberry, President and CEO of Origin Oil, converting algae into renewable oil

Beyond Zero's Anthony Daniele talks to Riggs Eckelberry, President and CEO of OriginOil, a Californian company helping algae growers convert algae into a renewable crude oil which is a direc...

PACE Tests OriginOil Recovery Process

OriginOil's announcement last week that its algae harvesting technology has found a new, and potentially major, application in the oil and gas world...

In Third Party Testing, OriginOil Technology Recovers 98% of Hydrocarbons in Oil and Gas Production Water

Frac flowback describes water used in a drilling process called 'hydraulic fracturing,' or 'fracking.' This test sample was taken from an oil well from which 200,000 gallons of oil-rich wate...

OriginOil CEO on Algae as `Petroleum of the Future'

Riggs Eckelberry, chief executive officer of OriginOil Inc., talks about the use of algae to produce biofuels and chemicals. He speaks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's...

Algae technology cleans up fracking

Safer fracking may be possible. Biofuel start-up OriginOil has devised a new process to treat water that’s been tainted by gas and oil drilling, reducing production costs and limiting enviro...

OriginOil’s algae harvest technology removes 98% of hydrocarbons from frac flowback

This test sample was taken from an oil well from which 200,000 gallons of oil-rich water flowed back over a period of two weeks. The water resources firm PACE Engineering supplied the sample...

OriginOil's Algae Technology May Help Clean Up Wastewater from Oil and Gas Operations

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, for every barrel of oil produced globally, an average of three barrels of contaminated water is produced. In the United States, the water to oil r...

OriginOil Technology May Aid Oil and Gas Industry

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that their Algae Appliance, developed for algae harvesting, may also help clean up the water produced in oil well water flooding and hydraulic fracturing....

OriginOil: Algae Can Clean Polluted Water From Oil, Gas Wells

OriginOil finds a new application for algae, while the industry works on scaling to produce liquid fuels....

Race for Renewables' Game-changers Heats Up

Many are exploring algae as a feedstock because it is ‘a petroleum that is being made fresh instead of fossilised’, said Riggs Eckelberry, president and CEO of California-based OriginOil....

La promesse de l'algue

Our project in France continues to capture the interest of the French media. Here's an article in Le Figaro, the country's largest newspaper. You can see our colleagues in Australia...

OriginOil Appoints Steve Glovsky to Board

OriginOil, Inc. has announced the appointment of technology, finance, and media strategist, Steve Glovsky to its board of directors. With this appointment, the Company increased its board se...

Steve Glovsky joins OriginOil’s board of directors

The technology, finance and media strategist will increase the company’s board seats from three to four as Glovsky becomes the second independent director on OriginOil’s board....

OriginOil Appoints Steve Glovsky as Second Independent Director

Mr. Glovsky has served as a consultant to a number of technology and media companies, where he has advised chief executive officers and division managers on strategic, product, business and ...

OriginOil’s Algae Appliance Model 4

OriginOil has announced the release of the Model 4 Algae Appliance, an entry-level, low-cost algae harvester providing a low energy, chemical-free, continuous flow ‘wet harvest’ system to ef...

One Day, This System Will Let You Flush The Toilet To Keep The Heat On

Algae: it’s a burgeoning biofuel, a handy ingredient in cosmetics, and a nutritious addition to food. One day, it might be used to generate heat in your apartment, with a little help from a ...

OriginOil Introduces Evaluation-Size Algae Appliance Model 4 to Speed Adoption of New Harvesting Technology

Driven by a major design breakthrough, the new price point of the Algae Appliance Model 4 is expected to greatly accelerate adoption of OriginOil's chemical-free, continuous-flow, very low-e...

OriginOil looks to build urban algae farm to treat wastewater and generate heat for homes

Algae are getting more attention from the world of science for its possible uses as a source of alternative energy. These simple organisms are very easy to manage and have shown strong resil...

Flushing toilets could heat future buildings

Imagine how much wastewater is flushed down the pipes in large building projects every day. OriginOil, a start-up based in Los Angeles, CA., has begun a pilot of its urban algae farm concept...

OriginOil begins work on urban algae farm concept

Have you ever considered how much wastewater is flushed down through pipes in buildings every hour and every day and if that wastewater could be harnessed to generate some form of usable ene...

OriginOil supplies algae biofuel technology to France

OriginOil Inc will supply its Algae Appliance harvester to its French joint venture (JV) partner Ennesys for a test of urban algae production at the La Défense complex near Paris, France....

OriginOil Facilitating Urban Algae Cultivation in Paris

OriginOil, Inc. has received an order to supply the company’s Algae Appliance harvester and other components for a test of urban algae production at the iconic La Défense Complex, near Paris...

Ennesys orders OriginOil algae appliance for Paris La Défense Complex

They Ennesys demonstration is designed to test the suitability of algae production in helping large commercial buildings achieve a positive energy balance and natural water management, as en...

OOIL: Moving beyond algae farms. A firm order for an Algae Appliance and the potential of a new paradigm in the use of algae.

The demonstration unit will be tested in La Defense, NW of Paris, France as a proof of concept that algae production in a large building complex will achieve a positive energy balance. The a...

OriginOil Receives Order For Algae Appliance in Urban Test Project in Paris, France

Located in the iconic La Defense complex near Paris, the program aims to show that algae production can be integrated into large building complexes....

OriginOil receives algae harvester order in Paris

The technology will be used at the La Defense complex near Paris, for a project aimed at showing how algae production can be integrated into large building complexes....

The U.S. Air Force Dares You to Laugh At Their Biofuel

The Navy has... partnered with the U.S. biofuel company OriginOil to produce a drop-in algae biofuel that conforms to both the Navy’s standards and NATO fuel...

Algae Oil for as low as $2.28 / gallon possible says OriginOil

The company has created a model to analyze the entire algae production process at scale, integrating the latest advances in growth, harvesting and fuel conversion, to find the possibilities ...

Algae Business: Mixed-Cycle Production, the Growth Breakthrough

A recent OriginOil study concluded that algae producers can make gasoline and diesel at their place of production for as little as $2.28/gallon, using a blend of algae and waste feedstocks.....

Advanced Biofuels Startups Grow With Green Promise

"The potential is not to create a greener fuel but a more distributed form of energy," said CEO Riggs Eckelberry. "It would have a tremendous democratizing effect on our industry. Algae is a...

Obama touts algal biofuels; $14M in new R&D funding; $2.28 per gallon algal biofuels in sight?

...OriginOil announced a new company study indicating a potential production cost as low as $2.28/gallon ($0.60/Liter) for gasoline or diesel using a blend of algae and waste feedstocks, usi...

OriginOil Study Finds Algae Producers Can Make Gasoline and Diesel For as Little as $2.28 Per Gallon

In the lowest-cost scenario, algae harvested using OriginOil's Algae Appliance(TM) is blended with waste feedstocks and converted onsite to achieve a modeled production cost of $2.28 per gal...

OriginOil study concludes algae producers can make gasoline and diesel for as little as $2.28/gallon

The Company's analysis points to a potential production cost as low as $2.28/gallon ($0.60/Liter) for gasoline or diesel using a blend of algae and waste feedstocks, using the latest growth,...

National Defense and President Obama’s 2013 Clean Energy Budget

Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy has partnered with the U.S. algae biofuel company OriginOil to develop algae-derived oil as an energy-boosting additive to drop-in biofuels. To that end, OriginOil h...

OriginOil taps Frontline Engineering as global support partner

In Australia, Melbourne-based Frontline Engineering Australia was chosen by OriginOil as its first certified support partner worldwide.  Building on a successful collaboration to date, Front...

OriginOil Selects Frontline Engineering for Asia-Pacific

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that it has named Melbourne-based Frontline Engineering Australia as OriginOil’s first Certified Support Partner worldwide. Building on a successful collaborati...

US algae-oil technology reaches Australian shores

Frontline will help algae producers and integrators install, engineer and operate OriginOil systems in Australia and also the Asia-Pacific region....

Origin partners with Frontline Engineering Australia

Mark Ellison, managing director of Frontline Engineering Australia, stated, “We are very pleased that OriginOil chose our firm as its first Certified Support Partner. Algae production is one...

OriginOil Selects Frontline Engineering Australia to Provide Field Services For Asia-Pacific Customers

Building on a successful collaboration to date, Frontline will help algae producers and integrators install, engineer and operate OriginOil systems in Australia and also the Asia-Pacific reg...

Is Algae Biofuel Ready to Take Off?

The Mexican government is funding an initiative to demonstrate industrial algae production to find out how viable it is for use in large-scale jet fuels production...

Saving The California Dream: Going Green

See OriginOil on FOX 11 News Half-Hour special: "Saving the California Dream"... a comprehensive look at the state of our state with hosts Carlos Amezcua and series producer Heidi Cuda....

OriginOil demos low-energy Algae Appliance and mobile algae harvester at NAA meet-up

In California, OriginOil demonstrated a low-energy Algae Appliance to industry executives from a National Algae Associate hosted workshop.  OriginOil also showed new technologies in laborato...

Algae Producer Aquaviridis and OriginOil Partner To Develop Dry-Land Aquaculture

OriginOil will provide its expertise to help develop growth and harvesting solutions and implement appropriate OriginOil technologies. The facility will also serve as a test bed for OriginOi...

OriginOil Demonstrates Low-Energy Appliance to National Algae Assn.

"This is the first time in the USA that an industry group has seen our Algae Appliance, and we are very pleased with the feedback," said Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil CEO....

OriginOil, Aquaviridis team up to deploy algae production systems

Backed by private sector funding, Aquaviridis (Latin for "green water") has developed a pilot-scale facility south of Mexicali in Ejido Nuevo Leon, Baja California Norte, Mexico, and plans t...

Aquaviridis and OriginOil form JV for Mexico development

Through the North American Free Trade Agreement, a region in the country has been put aside for such developments and OriginOil will help by harvesting and developing its algae cultivation t...

OriginOil And Aquaviridis Team Up in Mexicali For Algae Project

OriginOil has announced a joint venture with algae producer Aquaviridis, based in Mexico. Commerical scale production capacity is expected by the second quarter of 2013. Says OriginOil’s VP ...

Origin Oil inks a commercial agreement

Algae producer Aquaviridis and Origin Oil (OOIL) have signed a commercial agreement to co-develop a algae production system in Mexico, south of Mexicali, Mexico, about 20 miles south of the ...

The microalgae, an alternative to oil that may be required

Originoil is one of the companies in the U.S. with Sapphire Energy, which has invested Bill Gates, who have developed technologies for extracting profitable fuel produced by these marine mic...

OriginOil Creates New Green Jobs in Mexico, U.S.

The algae biofuel company OriginOil is starting to rev into commercial production and that could mean good news for green jobs in the U.S. – and good news for the U.S. Navy, too. The latest ...

OriginOil Creates New Green Jobs in Mexico, U.S.

The algae biofuel company OriginOil is starting to rev into commercial production and that could mean good news for green jobs in the U.S. – and good news for the U.S. Navy, too. The latest ...

Aquaviridis and OriginOil Announce Commercial Agreement

lgae producer Aquaviridis and OriginOil, Inc. have announced that Aquaviridis has signed a commercial agreement with OriginOil to help develop the multi-phase algae production rollout at its...

OriginOil and AquaViridis Partner to Develop Dry-Land Algae Production

Aquaviridis has signed a commercial agreement with OriginOil to help develop the multi-phase algae production rollout at its Mexicali, Mexico site, a potential model for algae sites througho...

OriginOil Partners With Aquaviridis for Algae Production Roll-Out

OriginOil will introduce its technology at the site and use its expertise to help develop growth and harvesting solutions. The Mexicali plant will also serve as a test bed for OriginOil inno...

Algae Producer Aquaviridis and OriginOil Announce Joint Commercial Agreement

In announcing the agreement, Aquaviridis president Thomas Byrne stated, “After evaluating OriginOil’s portfolio, our technical team felt that OriginOil had some novel, scalable, and potentia...

OriginOil and DoE to convert algae into renewable crude oil

OriginOil Inc plans to co-develop an integrated system with the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for the direct conversion of raw algae into renewable crude oil that...

OriginOil, INL to develop direct conversion of algae into bio-oil

Los Angeles-based algae technology developer and provider OriginOil Inc. and the U.S. DOE’s Idaho National Lab have announced plans to co-develop an integrated system for direct conversion o...

OriginOil Announces It Can Produce Algae Fuel In Existing Oil Refineries

OriginOil is working with the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Idaho to develop an “integrated system” for the direct conversion of raw algae into a renewable source of crude ...

Algae: The Cornerstone Feedstock

If only there were enough algae to meet the demand. Algae is highly productive, soaks up toxins and CO2, and can be grown without impacting food or fresh water supplies. And it exactly repla...

OriginOil and DOE Join Forces to Move Algae Crude into Commercial Marketplace

Over the past two months OriginOil, Inc. (OTC/BB: OOIL) has strengthened its relationship with U.S. federal government in multiple ways.  The most recent of which is an announcement of a new...

U.S. backs plan to produce algae crude oil

Raw algae can be converted into a crude oil that can be processed at existing petroleum refineries before distribution as a substitute for gasoline and other processed fuels, new research ha...

OriginOil has a Green Algae Biofuel Alternative to Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. company OriginOil has just announced that its signature algae biofuel product will be developed as a drop-in renewable crude oil feedstock that can be processed by existing petroleum re...

DOE Makes Development Deal with OriginOil

OriginOil said over the weekend that, under research agreements with DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory, its proprietary harvesting process will be integrated with current biomass processing te...

OriginOil Fills Key Void in Biofuel Middle Market

Unlike many other companies in the space, OriginOil is focusing on the midstream, which is an important bottleneck in algae production. The company’s single-step extraction process requires ...

Algae Biofuel Closer as NATO and NASA Step Into the Slime

There are other players in our global village: California based OriginOil, an innovator in algae based biofuel technology is forming a joint venture, Future Energy Solutions Unlimited Inc (F...

OriginOil and Energime partner in algae J.V. for U.S. Defense

OriginOil, Inc. and Energime, Inc. will jointly develop refineries that can convert algae into biofuels to help the United States Department of Defense and the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza...

OriginOil Creates Biorefinery Joint Venture

The venture hopes to build biofuel refining centers in strategic locations around the world that would serve military customers, said OriginOil, which is working on standards for such fuels ...

OriginOil Enters JV to Develop Biorefineries for DoD Biofuels Programs

OriginOil, Inc has announced it has co-founded a new joint venture (JV), to develop biorefineries serving U.S. and NATO military requirements for alternative fuels....

Could Algae Step In When (affordable) Oil Runs Out?

Still, it’s not for lack of trying that we aren’t yet filling up our cars on 15-percent kelp blends. Companies like California’s OriginOil envision being at the forefront of ambitious biofue...

OriginOil Announces Research Agreement with INL

OriginOil, Inc. has announced the funding of a new research agreement with the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Under the agreement, OriginOil and INL will collaborate...

Algae Grower Awarded for Innovation

It grows at a phenomenal rate, can be harvested daily and can be turned into almost anything from fuel to food to medicine. It's algae, and a company which has invested in producing it from ...

On the Move in Biofuels: ZeaChem, OriginOil

In California, OriginOil announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas H. Ulrich to its Board of Advisors. Dr. Ulrich was most recently an Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Advisory Scientist and wo...

Dr. Thomas Ulrich Joins OriginOil’s Board of Advisors

OriginOil, Inc. has announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas H. Ulrich to its Board of Advisors. Dr. Ulrich was most recently an Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Advisory Scientist and worked ...

Australian Partnership Breeds New Algae Harvesting System

After two years of research and development performed in part with Australia’s MBD Energy and James Cook University, OriginOil has designed and built a three part algae harvesting system tha...

A Conversation With Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginOil

The CEO and president of OriginOil, Riggs Eckelberry is leading the charge to extract oil from algae to use in commercial fuels as a viable replacement for petroleum...

Algae Appliance – Origin Oil’s Latest Invention

A new algae harvesting system called Algae Appliance by OriginOil Inc. This appliance would process at a low cost in addition to minimal use of chemicals. OriginOil has slated 2012 for the c...

When Will Algae Show Us the Money?

Perhaps algae extractor OriginOil has the answer. They just announced the release of a “Algae Appliance”, a commercial entry-level algae harvesting system that will help producers process al...

OOIL: Introducing the algae growers starter kit.

Designed to facilitate the testing of algae harvesting process scale-up from laboratory to pilot scale, the Algae Appliance™ provides a low energy, chemical-free, continuous flow ‘wet harves...

OriginOil Announces Algae Appliance

During the 4th Algae World Asia conference in Beijing, China, OriginOil announced it’s newest algae extraction technology – Algae Appliance. This entry-level commercial algae harvesting syst...

OriginOil Launches Commercial Algae Harvesting System

OriginOil Inc has launched the Algae Appliance, a commercial entry-level algae harvesting system to process algae at a low cost and without chemicals for biofuel production....

OriginOil Announces Commercial Algae Harvesting System

Slated for commercial release in the first half of 2012, the Algae Appliance provides a low energy, chemical-free, continuous flow 'wet harvest' system, with the potential to remove up to 90...

OriginOil Launches Algae Appliance, Low-Cost Algae Harvesting System

In California, OriginOil announced launch of its Algae Appliance, a commercial entry-level algae harvesting system that will help producers process algae at very low cost and without chemica...

OriginOil’s Information Now Available Through S&P Capital IQ’s Market Access Program

OriginOil, Inc. (OTCBB: OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough technology to extract oil from algae and an emerging leader in the global algae oil services industry, announced today that its...

Algae, Food, Fuel and Carbon: OriginOil Looks at The Options

In California, OriginOil has released its presentation on algae’s place in the food vs. fuel issue from the WRA Biofuels 2011 Conference in Amsterdam...

Is Occupy Wall Street occupying the wrong street?

This week I interviewed Riggs Eckleberry, CEO or OriginOil, a company that has found a highly efficient way to harvest algae and extract its oil, a process that takes advantage...

OriginOil (OOIL) New Harvest Pretreatment Boosts Algae Growth Rates

The growth rate discovery is an unexpected bonus for the pretreatment innovation, which was developed to condition algae cultures for harvest. OriginOil’s research team has theorized that th...

OriginOil to Issue Licenses for Algae Know-How

Company is licensing its water extraction technology that will allow algae to be used as a biofuel or in the production of plastics....

OriginOil to Issue Licenses for Algae Know-How

U.S.-based OriginOil, which has developed ways to harvest algae so it can be used as biomass, will issue licenses for its technology enabling biofuel and chemicals producers to cut...

The Week’s Big Movers

OriginOil Inc. jumped 29 percent to $2.35. The Los Angeles developer of biomass production technology for algae said it will issue licenses for its technology, which is supposed to enable bi...

OriginOil to Issue Licences for Algae Know-How

U.S.-based OriginOil , which has developed ways to harvest algae so it can be used as biomass, will issue licences for its technology enabling biofuel and chemicals producers...

OriginOil Ships First SSE Production System

OriginOil has announced that it has shipped its first commercial-grade Single Step Extraction (SSE) system, the sale of which had been announced earlier this year, to support MBD Energy’s...

11 Next-Generation Commodity Names

What they can do in the lab now, on top of the cellulose ethanol and the designer bacteria, is they can really grow algae. They can grow algae and have it mature in only a few days, and they...

OriginOil Optimizes Algae Extraction Efficiency

The process, according to a statement by the company, harnesses a substance that occurs naturally in algae cells and improves its trademarked Single Step Extraction system by up to 15 percen...

OriginOil, Idaho National Lab Link for Algal Standards Development

In California, OriginOil announced that they will begin to work with the DOE’s Idaho National Labratory to develop standards for converting biomass, including algae, into biofuels and other ...

OriginOil to Collaborate with DOE on Algae Feedstock Standard

OriginOil, Inc. has announced it will begin to work with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory to develop standards for converting biomass, including algae, into biofuels...

Algae InSight

What's next for us is to lock down our product line. We'll offer two sizes - one for entry-level applications, and one that will serve the initial stages of an industrial demonstration facil...

OriginOil, Terrabon Open Big Leads Over Solazyme, Gevo in Tranformative Technologies

In Florida, OriginOil, Joule Unlimited, Terrabon and Novozymes took leads in the Elite Eight quarterfinals in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tournament....

Transformative Technologies 2011: Elite Eight Preview

“It’s David vs Goliath this week, pretty much right across the board. Newly minted IPO success stories Solazyme and Gevo going up against lesser-known OriginOil and Terrabon....

We of the Never-Never: Gumption, and the Story of Microalgal Ventures

The closely-watched algal technology developer OriginOil is a strategic partner and supplier to the MBD Project....

OriginOil, OOILD.OB Initiation by Zacks Small Cap Research

OriginOil is moving from a proof of concept to a full scale plant for production of oil from algae using the company's unique separation processes....

Codexis vs OriginOil: Who’s the Best?

Western Regional match-up between #2 seed Codexis and #11 seed OriginOil, in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest....

Gevo, Amyris, Solazyme Lead Winners Into Transformative Technologies 2011 Sweet Sixteen

“INEOS Bio upsetting #1 seed Coskata, and tournament Cinderella OriginOil defeating the mighty Sapphire Energy – those really stand out....

The Key Biofuels and Biomaterials Technologies: Your View

Only one pond-based technology – Sapphire Energy, made the round of 32, and the company is trailing badly in polling this week against OriginOil....

Biofuels Digest Index drops to 9-month low of 69.63

OriginOil (OOILD.OB) roared back 15.79 percent to $5.50. Overall, declines led advances 8 to 5 for the day...

Sapphire Energy, KiOR, ZeaChem Trailing as Transformative Technologies Round 2 Voting Begins

The shocker of the day was #11 seed OriginOil opening up a 62-38 first-day lead over Sapphire Energy, while #6 seed Terrabon got out to a 61-39 lead over #3 seed ZeaChem....

Second-Round Match-Ups Open for Voting In Transformative Technologies 2011

Among the most interesting match-ups this week: a battle for Southern California algae dominance between Sapphire Energy and OriginOil...

Sapphire Energy vs OriginOil: Who’s the Best?

Open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here.

OriginOil Says Australia The Perfect Venue for Algae Industry: Climate Spectator

The author, Giles Parkinson, outlines the potential profitable uses of the technology, including “ jet fuel, biochar, animal feed, fish food, oils, plastics and fertiliser”....

You Can Have Your Carbon And Eat It Too

Eckelberry describes it as a potential “inflexion point” for the industry....

OriginOil Secures Increased Order for Algae Extraction System

OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry said the company has received a firm contract for a large-scale extraction system from MBD on 23 May 2011....

OriginOil to Supply Algae Extractor to MBD Energy

US bioenergy company OriginOil has been contracted to supply a large scale algae extraction system to Australian algal synthesis specialist MBD Energy for $850,000....

OriginOil Receives Increased Order for Large-Scale Algae Extraction System New Total Brings Orders to $1 Million for the Year to Date

The new system on order is one of the largest next-generation extraction systems of its kind in the world....

OriginOil Develops New Control Network for Algae Harvesting

OriginOil, which develops technology to extract oil from algae, has developed a real-time control network to supervise continuous algae harvesting operations at very large algae production s...

Real-Time Monitoring Software Developed For Algae Harvesting

California-based algae oil extraction technology developer OriginOil Inc. has developed a real-time control network to supervise continuous algae harvesting operations at large-scale algae p...

OriginOil Develops Real-Time Control Network for Large Scale Algae Harvesting

"Anyone harvesting algae at large scale has to deal with literally hundreds of variables in real time," said Paul Reep, OriginOil's Senior VP of Technology....

OriginOil Develops Real-Time Control Network for Large Scale Algae Harvesting

riginOil, Inc. has announced that it has developed a real-time control network to supervise continuous algae harvesting operations at very large algae production sites. Code-named “Green Sti...

OriginOil Deploys Operation Green Stick Sensor Technology for Algal Growth

In California, OriginOil has developed Operation Green Stick, its network of sensors that will simplify a commercial scale algae biofuel operation by combining algae production with the extr...

Continuous Algae Harvesting Network Developed

OriginOil has announced that it has developed a real-time control network to supervise continuous algae harvesting operations aimed for large scale algae production sites....

Get Ready For The Biocrude Boom

Some companies are experimenting with other creative ways to produce oil from biological matter, including OriginOil that is creating oil from CO2-eating algae....

Los Angeles Firm Develops Control System for Algae Harvesting

LA-based algae oil technology developer OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL), has developed a real-time control network to supervise continuous algae harvesting operations at very large algae production s...

Operation "Green Stick" Propels Low-Cost Algae Biofuel to the Big Time

The algae biofuel company OriginOil has been pulling out all the stops to bring low cost algae biofuel to the market, and Operation Green Stick looks like their biggest move yet....

Operation "Green Stick" Propels Low-Cost Algae Biofuel to the Big Time

The algae biofuel company OriginOil has been pulling out all the stops to bring low cost algae biofuel to the market, and Operation Green Stick looks like their biggest move yet....

OriginOil Taps Pacific Advanced Civil Engineering for Algae Extraction System

PACE will assist in engineering the Tarong systems, and then develop a standard OriginOil modular system that can be combined to meet customer’s specific needs....

OriginOil Selects PACE to Rollout SSE

MBD has also ordered a smaller mobile system for the building stage at Tarong, which will also equip the early stages of future MBD algae carbon capture and recovery projects...

OriginOil Partners With PACE to Deploy Algae Extractors

US biofuel developer OriginOil has selected California-based Pacific Advanced Civil Engineering (PACE) to fast-track the rollout of its Single Step Extraction systems...

OriginOil Selects Award-Winning Engineering Firm for Product Rollout

PACE will help OriginOil engineer the Tarong systems, and quickly turn around a standard OriginOil commercial offering on modular sizes that customers can easily combine to meet any scale of...

OriginOil Announces Reverse Stock Split

OriginOil has announced a 1-for-30 reverse stock split in order to meet one of the requirements for graduating to a senior US exchange...

Green Algae Meets Dirty Coal for Carbon Capture

An unlikely marriage of algae and coal-plants could become a reality through a company called OriginOil...

Technology Against Pollution

Coal is one of the worst culprits of global warming....As its use should not be abandoned in the short term, several companies are studying ways to make it less polluting. Who went ahead, it...

Feed Me With CO2

In an interview with AOL Energy, OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry said that with its high consumption of CO2--it takes two tons of carbon dioxide to feed one ton of algae--the green species ca...

Green Oil?

This video shows algae, which eats carbon dioxide and excretes oil, in action. Over time, the biomass falls away to the bottom and leaves the oil at the top.

OriginOil Secures First Institutional Financing

In California, OriginOil has entered into a definitive convertible notes purchase agreement with institutional investors for an aggregate purchase price of $1 million....

OriginOil Secures First Institutional Financing

OriginOil, Inc. has announced it has entered into a definitive convertible notes purchase agreement with certain institutional investors, for an aggregate purchase price of $1.0 million....

OriginOil Investment Brings Algae-to-oil System to Market

The company will use the money to commercialise it algae harvesting technology having recently signed its first order with MBD Energy. The new system for MBD will be one of the largest of it...

The Economics of Power Plant CO2 Capture

Instead of comparing the control of greenhouse gas emissions with no controls, they have to compare the costs of various strategies to reduce emissions. In assessing strategies, some power p...

Dirty Coal And Algae Fuel: The Start Of A Beautiful Friendship

"Our main limitation is we can process far more algae than most people have in production," says Eckleberry....

Airlines Prepare to Take Off on Fuel Made From Algae, Wood Chips

After decades of waiting, commercial airlines have been given the go-ahead to use fuel made from algae, wood chips and other plants with obscure names.

Origin Oils Algae Should Inspire More Mid East Biofuels

Los Angeles based Origin Oil has recently announced its intention to up-list its stock exchange shares as a result of the development of a new large scale oil extraction from algae process.....

Mass Production of Algae for Biofuels & Bioproducts

American and European companies and research groups are also at play down under, including: MBD Energy's (AU) project with OriginOil (US) and Evodos (NL) in Townsville...

Mass Production of Algae for Biofuels & Bioproducts

American and European companies and research groups are also at play down under, including: MBD Energy's (AU) project with OriginOil (US) and Evodos (NL) in Townsville...

OriginOil to Up-List Its Shares to Trade on Senior U.S. Securities Exchange

OriginOil, Inc. has announced its intention to up-list its shares to a senior U.S. securities exchange....

Biofuels Digest Index Recovers to 86.06 as OriginOil Aims for Senior Exchange

In financial news, OriginOil announced its intention to up-list its shares to a senior U.S. securities exchange....

OriginOil To Up-List Shares to Trade on a Senior US Securities Exchange

Algae-based biotechnology developer OriginOil has announced its intention to up-list its shares to a senior US securities exchange.

Small Scale Algae—An Alternate Vision

“Algae service providers”, along with Small Algae producers, will one day become our own version of The Cloud...

AIM Interview: OriginOil's Paul Reep

Far from a fresh hire, Paul’s involvement with OriginOil actually dates back to the origin of the company that Riggs and his brother Nicholas Eckelberry started in 2007....

AIM Interview: OriginOil's Paul Reep

Far from a fresh hire, Paul’s involvement with OriginOil actually dates back to the origin of the company that Riggs and his brother Nicholas Eckelberry started in 2007....

The Ascent of Australian Algae Unveiled at CMT’s Algae World Australia on 16-17 August 2011

Other top algae experts from leading research institutes and commercial companies, also invited to contribute at Algae World Australia are OriginOil Inc, Murdoch University, Boeing Research ...

Les Algues Vont-Elles Investir Nos Réservoirs ?

La dernière promesse repose sur les algues. Elle a été mise récemment en lumière par quelques projets médiatisés, tel celui de Bio Fuel System (BFS)...

OriginOil to Build Large-Scale Algae Extraction System

The order follows recent collaborative trials of OriginOil’s equipment focused on optimizing capacity to handle large volumes of algae continuously....

OriginOil Receives Order for Large-Scale Algae Extraction System from MBD Energy

The equipment is expected to process up to 1100 liters (300 gallons) per minute of algae culture continuously, enough to process the daily harvest at MBD’s upcoming one hectare site at Queen...

Algae Machine to Reduce Australian Coal Plant CO2

Australia-based MBD Energy is installing an algae system from OriginOil at its coal power station in Tarong, Australia, both companies announced today....

Origin Oil Wins Algae Order From MBD Energy

The order follows recent collaborative trials of OriginOil’s equipment focused on optimising capacity to handle large volumes of algae continuously....

MBD Energy Orders Large-Scale Algae Extraction System From OriginOil

OriginOil, Inc. has received a firm order for a large-scale algae extraction system from MBD Energy, Ltd., a solutions provider in the field of industrial CO2 waste management...

GREEN DEALS: The First EV Battery Package

The equipment, one of the largest extraction systems to be produced to date, will allow up to 1,100 litres of algae culture to be produced per minute...

Turning Algae into Oil

Imagine being able to take algae and turn it into a source of renewable oil. OriginOil, Inc. is developing a breakthrough technology will do just that....

Algae Waste Water, Ag Runoff Projects Underway in Europe

Global 500 Multinational Bouygues Construction has engaged Ennesys to study the integration of waste water algae production in two building projects in the Greater Paris region both at the s...

10 Hot Algae Extraction Technologies (And 5 Stealth Projects to Keep an Eye On)

Algae industry awash in new technologies to address key commercialization barrier: will they pluck algae, and the algae industry, out of the water?...

Algae to Oil- the Silver Bullet for Energy?

On the Financial Sense Newshour this week, Jim Puplava is pleased to welcome Riggs Eckelberry, president and CEO of OriginOil Inc....

Ennesys Developing Two Large Scale Algae Projects

In California, OriginOil has announced that its joint venture partner in France, Ennesys, is working with large institutions on developing two large scale algae projects....

French Algae Projects for OriginOil JV

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that Ennesys, its joint venture partner in France, is working with large institutions to develop two separate large-scale algae projects....

OriginOil, Ennesys Develop Algae Power Generators in France

The projects grew out of Ennesys’ initial engagement with multinational company Bouygues Construction to examine the integration of wastewater algae production in two building projects in Pa...

OriginOil’s French JV Participating in Two Large-Scale Algae Projects; Office Buildings and Marine Fuel

The resulting algae will be converted into fuel, electricity and industrial chemicals. France’s RT 2020 sustainable energy law requires that all major buildings achieve a positive energy bal...

So You Want To Be a Biofuels Investing Rock Star? Part 3 The Rookies, Minor Leaguers, Majors and MVPs

Outlook: Rookie league, great arm, big prospect. OOIL has all the attributes of a first-mover in a volatile technology space...

OriginOil Forms Agreement With World Water Works

California-based OriginOil Inc. has announced that its process partner World Water Works Inc. has agreed in principle to distribute OriginOil’s dewatering and extraction systems to its globa...

OriginOil Receives "50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy" Award "Proven Elite of The Bioenergy World" Honored at Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference

Jim Lane, editor of conference organizer Biofuels Digest...said, "I don't think people realize how hard it is to make the cut as a '50 Hottest Company'.

OriginOil Receives "50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy" Award "Proven Elite of The Bioenergy World" Honored at Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference

Jim Lane, editor of conference organizer Biofuels Digest...said, "I don't think people realize how hard it is to make the cut as a '50 Hottest Company'.

2011- The Year Of Algae

OriginOil, Inc. has developed a path breaking technology that will position algae as a true competitor to petroleum. Much of the world’s oil and gas is made up of ancient algae deposits so.....

L.A. Algae Business Looks to Dive Into Wastewater

It turns out that the technology used to extract algae from water is similar to that used to extract waste from wastewater. So OriginOil Inc. announced last week a distribution...

Algae Biofuels Desire Fast Lane

The algae biofuels sector is asking U.S. lawmakers to treat it the same way as they do other advanced biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol. And that means including algae in the tax incentive...

OriginOil in Distribution Deal with Process Partner

US - World Water Works has agreed in principle to distribute OriginOil's dewatering and extraction systems to its global customer base....

OriginOil Inks World Water Works as Distributor for Algal Dewatering

In California, OriginOil reports first distribution deal with World Water Works, who has agreed in principle to distribute OriginOil’s dewatering and extraction systems to its global custome...

World Water Works to Distribute for OriginOil

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that a process partner, World Water Works, Inc., has agreed in principle to distribute OriginOil’s dewatering and extraction systems to its global customer base...

Algae’s Killer App

Where in the world is the best place for a new algae facility? If you answered, “wherever there’s abundant sunlight for photosynthesis” you’re on the right track. Beyond that...

OriginOil Signs First Large Distribution Deal

Biofuels developer OriginOil Inc. announced a deal with a large waste water treatment systems provider that will distribute OriginOil’s systems to the new partner’s customers....

World Water Works Enters Into Algae Deal With OriginOil

Origin Oil, a US-based technology developer that aims to market algae as a viable competitor to petroleum, has signed a deal with World Water Works to distribute its dewatering and extractio...

Transformers: 8 Technologies To Rock the Bio World

Companies such as Solazyme and Aurora Algae say they have proprietary solutions, and companies like OriginOil and AlgaeVenture Technologies have been developing solutions for license....

Will Renewable Energy Standards Pave the Way for New Technologies?

(Click "Listen" and move the slider to the 11 minute mark, where our segment begins.) “We hear what those actions could mean to the development of renewables in California, specifically the ...

Algae Yield Increases With New Technology

Algae is one of the most exciting types of renewable fuels being researched, although there’s a long way to go before it becomes commercially available on a large scale – the aviation indust...

The Nuclear Crisis, Difficult to Grasp Chance for Renewable Energy

"Yes, the nuclear crisis, unrest in the Middle East (and rising oil prices concomitant, Ed) and the heightened attention of Obama for energy security, all that is good for biofuels," admits ...

OriginOil's Algae Screen Protects an Algae Culture Continuously From Microscopic Invaders

Microscopic invaders, such as rotifers, reduce the value of the algae crop by metabolizing valuable oil and biomass....

OriginOil's Algae Screen Protects an Algae Culture Continuously From Microscopic Invaders

Microscopic invaders, such as rotifers, reduce the value of the algae crop by metabolizing valuable oil and biomass....

Algae Screen: A New Technology That Kills The Algaes Enemies Without Chemicals Unveiled Today

Actually, the oil that we are extracting is in fact made from algae that lived millions of years ago, and sequestered the carbon present in those times.....

Algae Screen Targets Predators With Electromagnetic Pulses

California-based OriginOil has developed a patented (pending) process that keeps algae healthy and productive by selectively eliminating microscopic predators without the use of chemicals......

Eckelberry Says Algae Can Mitigate Carbon Fuel Emissions: Video

Riggs Eckelberry, chief executive officer of OriginOil Inc., talks about the production of chemicals and fertilizers from algae, and the company's efforts to...

New Breakthrough In Oil-algae Research

OriginOil, Inc. said the process it dubbed Algae Screen uses an electromagnetic pulse instead of chemicals to keep the algae healthy and productive...

OriginOil Announces Innovation to Increase Algae Yield

The pulsing and power levels are adjustable for different algae types and environmental conditions such as water hardness and salinity....

New Process Protects Oil-producing Algae

A California company promoting algae as a renewable source of oil to compete with petroleum has announced a process to protect it against microscopic predators....

Electromagnetism Can Deter Algae Pests, Firm Says

OriginOil has developed a new method for targeting invading microbes that can kill or damage algae ponds, the algae research company said today....

Algae Predator Screen Developed by OriginOil

OriginOil, Inc. has filed their 12th patent application for Algae Screen™, a process that keeps algae healthy and productive by selectively eliminating microscopic predators...

OriginOil Develops New Electromagnetic Pulse Process to Remove Algae Predators

Algae Screen targets invaders with calibrated pulses of low-power electromagnetic energy that leave the algae safe....

OriginOil Announces Breakthrough Innovation to Increase Algae Yield

All algae are targets for invasion. Oil-rich algae are particularly attractive to rotifers and other microscopic predators, said Paul Reep, Senior VP of Technology.

OriginOil Announces Breakthrough to Increase Algae Yield

The technology employs an electromagnetic pulse, similar to what is used to achieve the company’s Live Extraction process....

Excalibur: Mighty Claims, Mighty Prizes, and the Problem of Myth in Bioenergy

In California, OriginOil announced Algae Screen, a process that keeps algae healthy and productive by selectively eliminating microscopic predators without the use of chemicals....

Algae Production Industry Moving Forward

As oil prices continue to rise, the National Algae Association is continuing to push forward towards commercialization of algae. NAA is pleased to announce that Riggs Eckelberry will be pres...

OriginOil Takes Algae Process to Commercialisation

California-based OriginOil is shifting from the development phase to the commercialization phase in its goal of transforming algae into a renewable oil that’s price-competitive with petroleu...

OriginOil Shifts to Commerical Stage Development

OriginOil has officially shifted from development phase to commercialization phase of producing algal fuels. As part of the company’s fast-track process, they have hired Paul Reep...

OriginOil Hires Paul Reep to Oversee Shift to Commercialisation

OriginOil has hired Paul Reep as senior vice president of technology to support the company’s transition from development to commercialization....

OriginOil’s Algae Biofuel Gets Ready for U.S. Market

Now one company, OriginOil, is taking steps to fast-track its algae biofuel out of development and into commercial use. Last year the company found a major Australian customer...

On the Move in Biofuels: OriginOil

In California, OriginOil appointed Paul Reep as Senior Vice President of Technology, as well as to a seat on OriginOil’s Board of Directors....

OriginOil Moving into Commercialization Phase

OriginOil, Inc. has announced its shift from the development phase to the commercialization phase and has recruited a veteran of technology projects to fast-track the commercialization proce...

Algae-to-oil Process Ready for Prime Time

A method to use algae to produce oil is moving from the development to the commercial phase, a California research company announced....

Can Algae Get Countries To Kick Foreign Oil?

The Future Will Be Paved With Pond Scum. With oil prices reaching $105 a barrel for the first time since 2008, the biofuel industry is looking more attractive every day....

Algae to the Rescue, Again?

Incidentally, the Navy is among the most enthusiastic proponents of algae fuels. Last year, it conducted a test run with a 50 per cent algae fuel...

Algae Coming to New York City

Algae producers, researchers, extraction and harvesting equipment manufacturers, engineering companies, members of the legal and investment communities and other algaepreneurs will be meetin...

Algstralia: The Land of Gold from Green

Are the reports of an algal biofuels revolution in the Back of Beyond true? The Digest takes a look (or, a Captain Cook) at Algae.Tec, Aurora Algae and more....

Energy Players Weigh Effects of $100 Oil

Meanwhile, companies in the business of alternative energy said they noticed an uptick in interest from the financial community in recent days....

Is Algae Biofuel Ready to Take Off?

The Mexican government is funding an initiative to demonstrate industrial algae production to find out how viable it is for use in large-scale jet fuels production....

OriginOil to Help Mexico Commercialize Algae-based Jet Fuel

I expect we’ll be on the ground at the alpha site in the second quarter,” Eckelberry said. “There are three phases this year that are triggered by different grants....

OriginOil Teams up With Mexican Govt to Produce Algae-derived Jet Fuel

California-based OriginOil is taking part in a pilot project funded by the Mexican Government as part of the country's plan to produce 1% of its jet fuel from algae in less than five years.....

OriginOil to Participate in Pilot-scale Algae Project in Mexico; Mexican Government Pursuing Large-scale Renewable Jet Fuel Production

Algae technology company OriginOil, Inc. will participate in a pilot-scale algae project to be funded by the Mexican government to demonstrate industrial algae production...

Mexican Govt Pours Money Into Algae for Biofuel

The Mexican government will fund a pilot project to advance the development of algae biofuel for large-scale jet-fuel production....

Algae Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World: Pt 2, Get this Party Started

This new single focus on extracting oil from algae strategically positions the company to provide the critical connection between algae growers and refiners....

Algae Technology Company OriginOil to Participate in Pilot Project as Mexico Kick-starts Jet Biofuels Industry

US-based algae technology company OriginOil is to participate in a pilot scale algae project to be funded by the Mexican government as part of...

Mexico Partners with OriginOil on Algae Project

The Mexican government is getting into the renewable fuels game - they are funding a pilot scale algae project spearheaded by OriginOil to develop renewable jet fuel....

The Mexican Manhattan Project: Algae Biofuel

The task of converting Mexico's algae into biofuel rests with American company OriginOil, which was commissioned to produce 1 percent of the nation's jet fuel...

Is Algae Biofuel Ready to Take Off?

The Mexican government is funding an initiative to demonstrate industrial algae production to find out how viable it is for use in large-scale jet fuels production....

Algae Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World

In Mexico, the Mexican government has announced its “Manhattan Project” with an initial goal of producing 1 percent of its jet fuel from algae by 2015, and OriginOil has agreed to...

OriginOil to Work with Mexico on Algae Development

“We intend to rely heavily on OriginOil’s expertise in feeding and sanitizing algae cultures, and its core harvesting and extraction technology,” said Eduardo Durazo Watanabe, President of G...

Mexico Partners with OriginOil on Algae Project

The Mexican government is getting into the renewable fuels game – they are funding a pilot scale algae project spearheaded by OriginOil to develop renewable jet fuel....

Mexico Aims to Be Top Biofuel Producer With Algae Oil

When you think Mexico, think biofuels (not just tequila). That's the message of OriginOil, a Los Angeles, California, company that's been contracted by the Mexican government...

OriginOil to Launch Pilot Algae Project in Mexico

Algal fuel developer OriginOil is to take part in a pilot-scale project funded by the Mexican government to demonstrate industrial algae production....

OriginOil to Help Mexico Industrialize Its Algae Production

produce 1% of the nation's jet fuel from algae in less than five years," said Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil CEO.

Mexico Partners with OriginOil on Algae Project

The Mexican government is getting into the renewable fuels game – they are funding a pilot scale algae project spearheaded by OriginOil to develop renewable jet fuel.

Additional Sponsors Announced for 2011 BioEnergy Summit in Harrisburg

With its theme of Innovative Technologies for an Energized Future!, the Summit will explore innovative nanotechnologies for bioenergy production and technologies...

On the GreenBeat

OriginOil lands deal with MBD Energy — Carbon capture company MBD Energy said it will test out OriginOil’s algae oil extraction system at three of Australia’s largest coal-fired power plants...

OriginOil’s Algae Oil System to Australia

OriginOil Inc’s industrial scale algae oil extraction system will be used at one of Australia’s three largest coal fired power plants....

OriginOil Launches Corporate Website

The website is the first glimpse into the OriginOil System, a complete bioreactor-based process where microalgae can be rapidly grown and cracked to extract algae oil for fuel and chemical p...

Startups Partner to Produce Algae Oil from Coal-fired Power Plant

M.B.D. Energy plans to use OriginOil’s algae-extraction technology to support a pilot bio-based carbon capture and storage algal synthesizer at Queensland’s 1.47-gigawatt Tarong Power Statio...

Carbon-eating Algae Pilots in Australia

A California-based company called OriginOil this week announced that it has received the first commercial order to deploy is algae oil extraction system in an industrial setting....

OriginOil’s New Year’s Resolution

OriginOil is one company in the algae industry that has done extremely well on both the technological and commercial side of things....

BARD Refines Ambitious Algae Farming Plans

Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginOil (OOIL.OB) commented: "Intensive industrial algae production may yield between 50-100,000 gals per hectare per year....

OriginOil Receives First Commercial Order for Algae System

California-based OriginOil Inc. has received the first commercial order to deploy its algae oil extraction system in an industrial setting....

On The GreenBeat: Think’s Electric Car Gets Recalled, Khosla Bets Against Lithium-ion Car Batteries

Carbon capture company MBD Energy said it will test out OriginOil’s algae oil extraction system at three of Australia’s largest coal-fired power plants...

Australia Coal-fired Plant to Test OriginOil Algae Oil Extraction System

MBD recently committed to purchase an initial OriginOil extraction unit for piloting at one of Australia's three largest coal-fired power plants....

MBD Energy Test Origin Oil’s Extraction Unit at Tarong

MBD Energy expects OriginOil technology to support a pilot Bio-CCS (Bio-based Carbon Capture and Storage) algal synthesizer system at Queensland’s Tarong Power Station....

MBD Orders OriginOil System for Scaled Biofuels Algal Development

MBD Energy (MBD) recently committed to purchase an initial OriginOil extraction unit for piloting at one of Australia’s three largest coal-fired power plants...

OriginOil to Begin Licensing Technology for Industrial Algae Applications

Origin’s first commercial order to deploy its algae oil extraction system in an industrial setting is with Australia’s MBD Energy (MBD), for piloting at one of Australia’s three largest coal...

OriginOil Announces Sponsorship of BioEnergy Summit to be Held at Harrisburg University

The programs include: regional systems-oriented programs that integrate research, education, and extension/outreach/ technology transfer; pre-commercialization R&D...

OriginOil Moves Forward in Algae-to-Biodiesel Test

MBD Energy (MBD) recently committed to purchase an initial OriginOil extraction unit for piloting at one of Australia’s three largest coal-fired power plants...

Traders are Buzzing About OOIL’s $1 Million Order

OOIL has landed their first order for their industrial scale algae to oil extraction system! This order could mean up to $1 MILLION dollars in product and service sales...

OriginOil Secures First Order for Algae Oil Extraction System

OriginOil said it expects to generate up to $1m in product and service sales by deploying its technology at the Tarong site if it is fully commercialised, he said...

PEACE USA CEO Dr Vikram Pattarkine speaks at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival

OriginOil's unique technology, based on algae, is targeted at fundamentally changing our source of oil without disrupting the environment or food supplies....

OriginOil Plans to Disrupt the Oil Industry

Origin Oil’s goal is far from ordinary–they’ve set their sights on creating a way to replace petroleum oil altogether. How?...

OriginOil to Sponsor HU’s BioEnergy Summit

OriginOil, Inc, the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, is among the sponsors of the u...

OriginOil Adopts Licensing Strategy

The company said it will continue to rely on a few strategic partners to help prove and scale its extraction technology, while its long-term goal will be licensing its products.

Origin Oil Enters into a OEM Partnership with Desmet Ballestra

Essentially, OriginOil will work with OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to integrate its extraction technology into their branded systems....

OriginOil To Rely on Manufacturing, Distribution Partners

OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL.OB) today announced it will focus on embedding its technology into industrial algae systems.

Lotta Watta: Algal Innovators Pioneering New Extraction Techniques

OriginOil’s Single Step Extraction is currently implemented in the field at MBD Energy’s James Cook University site in North Queensland, Australia....

OriginOil Narrows Focus Down To Algae Extraction

In California, algal fuels pioneer OriginOil announced that it will focus on its algae extraction technology platform....

Algae: 10 Superstars With Strategies For Success

Algal fuel industry systems developer OriginOil made the Hot 50 for a second year in a row, climbing to #42. In May, Australia’s MBD Energy became the company’s first algae-producing custome...

OriginOil Focusing on Algae Extraction Technology

OriginOil, Inc today announced that it has adopted an operating plan that focuses on commercializing its industry leading algae extraction technology platform....

OriginOil CEO: 2011 Year of Algae Bio-based Chemicals

This year will be the year of bio-based chemicals made from algae … that according to the CEO of OriginOil, algae-to-biofuel maker....

OriginOil Inc CEO Riggs Eckelberry Named to Advisory Board of National Algae Association

OriginOil has earned a stellar reputation in their industry by developing breakthrough technology that may transform algae into a true competitor to petroleum...

National Algae Association Names Riggs Eckelberry to Advisory Board

Joins top professionals who will help scale up and develop the algae industry....

Khosla's Clean Coal Investment Could Help Avert Mining Disasters

Ciris Energy just scored $23.9 million from Khosla Ventures for an intriguing business proposition...Cirus is far from the only player in the clean coal market. OriginOil recently completed ...

OriginOil to Prove Algae-to-Fuel Process

The developer of technology that turns algae in to renewable fuel is going down under to do some long-term testing of its process.

2010-The Year in Algae

When we considered running a look at the year’s highlights in the algae world, we decided to go right to the experts and see what was on their minds...

OriginOil Wraps Carbon and Algae Fuel Pilot

The Australian commercial pilot project involved a joint agreement between algae biofuel maker OriginOil and energy company MBD Energy...

OriginOil’s Technology Proves Successful in Australia

OriginOil team reports on its recent assignment in Australia, where it installed and operated feeding and extraction systems at partner MBD Energy’s research site. MBD Technical Director Lar...

Algae Gird For Carbon Capturing

Its first customer, Australia's MBD Energy Ltd., is backed by mining company Anglo American PLC and plans to put OriginOil technology to work to capture flue gases that will feed the algae.

Australia: OriginOil Completes Successful Algae From Flue Gas Pilot Project

As a result of the success of the pilot project, MBD Energy is seeking to add algae production to three of its power plants in Australia...

OriginOil Completes Phase One of Commercial Algal Biofuels Pilot

In California, OriginOil has announced the successful completion of the first phase of its commercial pilot program, demonstrating their ability to feed CO2 and extract algae for fuel....

Project to Turn Coal Plant CO2 Into Biofuel a Success

Algae has been the darling of the biofuel industry for the past few years, but it hasn't gained much traction recently--until now....

AIM Interview: OriginOil’s Riggs Eckelberry Interview (Part 2)

I think that algae is going to go through this incredible hyper-growth phase that will go for many years and lots of exciting blowups, companies crashing, the whole thing. And the idea is, h...

Australians Harvest Algae From Coal Pollution

A commercial pilot project for carbon sequestration and large-scale algae biofuel manufacturing in Australia has been successfully completed...

Algae Fuel Becomes More Feasible

As most of you know, the most abundant source for a renewable fuel are algae

The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2010-11

The rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in bioenergy development, are based 50 percent on votes from a 75-member panel of international selectors, and 50 percent on votes fr...

OriginOil and SRI Plan Algae Research Venture

California-based OriginOil has signed a deal with Sustainable Resources Inc (SRI) to develop an R&D centre focused on algae-based biofuel commercialisation....

CEO of Algae-to-Oil Technology Company, OriginOil, Inc. Reminds Investors of the Bright Future for Advanced Biofuels

Climate change and CO2 emissions are also driving trends for renewable energy. These factors, as well as future oil shortages, have created excitement in the algae sector...

OriginOil to Construct Advanced Algae Center for Sustainable Resources Incorporation

OriginOil, a biofuel technology developing company, engaged in the process of developing and producing biofuel from algae, declared that it has been chosen by Sustainable Resources Incorpora...

Home of Little Green Men Soon Home of Green Fuels

Algae-to-biofuel maker OriginOil, Inc. has been tapped to help build a new Advanced Algae Center devoted to algae commercialization…

Partners to set up Advanced Algae Center in New Mexico

A new research and development center is being set up in New Mexico to provide a focus for progress in the commercialization of algae technology.

OriginOil, Sustainable Resources Team Up

A Los Angeles firm is working with a New Mexico company to build a center in Roswell to transform algae into renewable oil.

Sustainable Resources, OriginOil partner on Advanced Algae Center in New Mexico

In New Mexico, Sustainable Resources has agreed to contract with OriginOil to plan and deploy the new Advanced Algae Center devoted to algae commercialization....

Dupont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol and LS9 Join The Top 10 as Hot 50 Voting Continues.

Amyris, Ceres, Novozymes, OriginOil, Petrobras, POET, Sapphire Energy, and Solazyme formed the top 10 in the second day of subscriber balloting for the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy....

Algae Firm Claims PV-like Efficiency For Hydrogen Production

Algae could offer industrial sources of hydrogen without relying on petroleum sources, OriginOil believes, while also acting as a sequestration option to absorb carbon dioxide emissions....

ABM 2010 Opens in San Francisco, as Dynamic Fuels, Solazyme, OriginOil Report Production Ventures, Breakthroughs

OriginOil noted that the process is the first renewable source for what has become a $39 billion global hydrogen market, and noted that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently stat...

Hydrogen From Algae As Good As Hydrogen From Solar: OriginOil

OriginOil of Los Angeles reports that it has developed technology which can use algae to generate hydrogen with solar power, as efficiently as using solar panels + electrolysis....

OriginOil Algae Hydrogen Production Same as Solar

OriginOil has made a breakthrough scaled down system that uses algae to create hydrogen with similar efficiencies to using solar energy....

Algae Biofuel Maker Makes Hydrogen at High Level

Algae Biofuel Maker OriginOil, Inc. has found a way to produce hydrogen from the power of the sun at a level comparable to solar photovoltaics....

OriginOil Algae Hydrogen Production Same as Solar

The algae to hydrogen system offers two more advantages. First, it can be self-sustaining by using some of the hydrogen to run through a fuel cell to create power for the production system a...

Origin Hydrogen Harvester

Many advanced biofuels processes require additional hydrogen in order to complete the fuel synthesis. OriginOil has developed a means of converting light energy to hydrogen using algae...

Oil-From-Algae Startup Partners Up Down Under

An L.A. startup developing a way to extract oil from algae has found its first paying customer. OriginOil Inc. recently announced a strategic partnership agreement with MBD Energy Ltd., an A...

The 2010 US Elections: What You Thought

OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry chimes in on defeat of Prop 23: 'AB 32 maintains the market certainty needed for investment, research and development of inventions, as well as jobs. Since its...

Defeat of CA Proposition 23 a “Triumph”

On November 2, California voters rejected proposed Proposition 23, which would have suspended AB32’s emissions standards until unemployment drops. In response Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of Origin...

Prop. 23 Could Curtail California's Clean Energy Industry

OriginOil Inc. President and CEO Riggs Eckelberry agrees with No on 23 that, if passed, the proposition stands to significantly—and negatively—impact the development of clean technology indu...

Riggs Eckelberry, CEO, OriginOil on Proposition 23

Riggs notes, 'I love California, and we have great talent here. But until AB 32 is fully implemented, no one is purchasing the cleaner fuels here.'

OriginOil’s Riggs Eckelberry on CA Prop. 23

As CEO of OriginOil, a California-based clean energy company, Riggs Eckelberry sees Prop. 23 as a strategical error on the part of the few large oil companies...

Biofuels for Adams County?

There is a company in Los Angeles, California that seems to be having some success in this area. They are OriginOil....

California's Clean-Tech Industry is Booming but Threatened

More money is being invested in alternative energy start-ups here than anywhere else in the world. But the state's dominant position is threatened by Proposition 23 and competition from Chin...

OriginOil Launches Service to Help Algae Oil Industry

California-based OriginOil, Inc. has launched a new service that lends the company’s expertise to other potential algae oil producers.

These Two Developments Could Make Algae a Feasible Source of Energy

OriginOil Inc. (Nasdaq:OOIL) has introduced patent-pending technology that may be changing the landscape. Its approach significantly lowers the cost of growing algae...

We Cannot Depend on the Government to Get Us Off Foreign Oil

NAA agrees with a recent statement made by Arizona State University Senior Vice President Rick Shangraw: ...'most of the hard science problems regarding algae have been solved.'

Overhauling Auto Industry Drives Biofuels Chief Technology Officer

Now an L.A.-area resident, the recently hired chief technology officer at OriginOil hopes to overhaul the automobile industry with algae-to-oil technology that could replace fossil fuels and...

Aussie Customer to Get Algae-Oil Single Step System

OriginOil, Inc. has notified Australian MBD Energy Limited that it is ready to ship a Single-Step Extraction™ System (seen in the video below)...

OriginOil to Deliver "Single-Step” Algae Extraction Unit to Australia’s MBD Energy

OriginOil has agreed to supply MBD Energy with progressively larger installations of its algae-to-oil technology as the scale of MBD’s algal synthesizer projects grows.

OriginOil Reports First Payment

Algae biofuel technology company OriginOil Inc. reported it had received payment from its first customer, Australia-based MBD Energy Ltd.

Industry News: Hydrogen from Algae

OriginOil announced an invention that generates hydrogen from living algae, thus providing additional energy...

OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry on How the Algae Industry Can Profit

We need real world commerce in algae to show the way toward its ultimate large scale adoption. In our case, our first commercial event showed us that the real driver for algae infrastructure...

The AIM Interview: OriginOil’s Brian Goodall

When senior executives move from the petroleum industry into the biofuels sector...

Industry News

OriginOil announced an invention that allows for the generation of hydrogen from living algae, thus providing an additional energy source from bioreactors.

Algae to Oil - OriginOil Gains from Australian Coal Fired Research

Algae-to-oil technology is one step closer with Australian company, MBD - the USA's OriginOil's first customer - purchasing equipment for its James Cook University facilities.

OriginOil Sells Quantum Fracturing System to Australian Power Company

...the sale of this system is proof that OriginOil is a serious contender in the commercialization of algal devices that help reduce environmental emissions (the ultimate goal of hydrogen ca...

Biofuels Digest Index Edges Up 0.09 Percent to 64.47

Among smaller caps, OriginOil (OOIL) jumped 23.53 percent to $0.21.

Algae Technology Company OriginOil Announces Revenue from First Customer

OriginOil, Inc. recently notified Australia-based MBD Energy Limited that it is ready to ship a Quantum Fracturing System for algae...

Swing Your Partner, or 1+1=3: Biofuels Developers Find Strength in Numbers

...OriginOil announced that it is ready to ship its Quantum Fracturing System to MBD Energy’s research and development facility at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.

Daily Update

Los Angeles-based OriginOil shipped a Quantum Fracturing System, designed to maximize algae CO2 absorption with minimal energy, to Australia’s MBD Energy.

Algae Biofuel Maker Gets First Customer

A California-based biofuel maker that extracts its feedstock oil from algae and uses that oil for several other products has its first customer. OriginOil, Inc. has announced that it is ship...

Algae Biofuel Technology Developer OriginOil Secures First Revenue

OriginOil has reached a revenue milestone with the payment triggered by the shipment of its Quantum Fracturing technology to Australian company MBD Energy.

OriginOil Generates Revenue

OriginOil is ready to ship the first part of its manufacturing system – technology that extracts renewable oil from algae – to Australia-based MBD Energy, triggering payment under the two co...

Algae a Step Closer to Fueling Cars

The revolutionary algae to fuel process being developed at James Cook University has taken a large leap forward following an agreement with US company, OriginOil...

New Development in the Algae Field Could Lead to the 'Holy Grail' of Hydrogen Production

OriginOil's process, on the other hand, does not seem to harm the algae. In fact, their process allows the algae to produce oil, biomass, AND hydrogen simultaneously. In a 2005 NREL document...

OriginOil CTO Appointed to A.I.M. Advisory Board

Last week, the Algae Industry Magazine announced that it has formed a Science and Industry Advisory Board that included some of the big names in the algae field. One of the members on this b...

Newsmakers: Technology

OriginOil Inc., an L.A.-based biofuel company, has named Brian Goodall chief technology officer. Previously, Goodall was vice president at Sapphire Energy Inc...

Hydrogen Harvester from OriginOil Creates H2 from Algae

The Hydrogen Harvester separates the H2 from the algae. The hydrogen and oxygen can be ported directly into a fuel cell to create electricity or the hydrogen can...

OriginOil - New Way to Get Hydrogen From Algae

...to make a portable hydrogen generation system, taking sunlight and providing hydrogen, with no need for complex hydrogen transportation systems.

Extract Hydrogen from Algae

To develop biofuels using algae, American company OriginOil announced the development of technology to extract hydrogen directly from algae.

A Better, Faster, Cheaper Way to Get Biofuel from Microalgae

Meanwhile, OriginOil has developed a new high efficiency, solar powered method for growing more algae in less space. This dovetails with the U.S. EPA’s new program...

Innovative Algae-to-Fuel Project Gets Funding Nod

'This agreement between MBD Energy and OriginOil is a huge development,' said Associate Professor Kirsten Heimann, Director of JCU’s North Queensland Algal Indentification/Culturing Facility...

OriginOil Developing Technology for Harvest of Hydrogen Generated by Living Photosynthetic Algae

The Hydrogen Harvester technology, which could bolt on to OriginOil or other bioreactors, enables the algae to pump out both hydrogen and oxygen, Goodall said.

Two Companies Isolate Pyrolysis Oil Fractions, Hydrogen From Algae, in Path Towards Scalable Biofuels

One of the Digest’s 'Hot 50' companies, OriginOil (#42) has announced a hydrogen harvesting system...

Riggs Eckelberry: Stop Big Oil from Killing Clean Tech

As the Gulf oil spill continues to spread onto our shores causing untold damage, two Texas oil companies are spending millions on a ballot measure for November that will overturn California'...

California Biofuel Companies Land on List of 30 'Transformative Technologies'

'With each passing day, we have seen more and more just how important it is for us to develop sustainable fuels to dramatically reduce our petroleum addiction,' said Riggs Eckelberry, Origin...

U.S. Pushes for Advanced Biofuels Market Growth

Major industry players such as BP, Shell, Chevron, Abengoa as well as technology-specific companies such as Codexis, BlueFire, Verenium, OriginOil and Rentech are investing in this industry....

The New Pacific Solution: Advancing Bio Fuel from Algae

The goal of biofuel becoming a viable competitor to crude oil sourced petroleum is one important step closer with agreement reached between California’s OriginOil Inc...and Australia’s MBD E...

Oil Spill: A Blessing in Disguise for Biofuel Stocks

The investors’ preference towards biofuel energy as an alternative destination for investments in place of conventional oil and gas sector is seen rising after the incident of the oil spilla...

Summer 2010 Small/Micro Cap Investment Conference Features Exciting List of Participating Companies

The conference, to be held June 7-9, 2010 at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa in Vail Colorado, will feature both public and privately held emerging companies [including] OriginOil Inc. (OOIL...

Biofuels: Greener than Ever

One of OriginOil's technologies is a CO2 diffusion technology that allows developers to efficiently feed microalgae cultures.

Carbonomics Joins OriginOil’s First Working Group

Carbonomics, an emissions trading company, will help develop a new carbon “asset class” in an industry working group to develop jet fuel from algae using waste streams. The working group is ...

Exxon Could Be the Answer to America's Energy Problems

For risk-inclined investors who believe that all this may be on the way, a company that might be worth a closer look right now a company that might be worth a closer look right now is tiny O...

OriginOil's Breakthrough Technology Competes with Petroleum

Los Angeles-based OriginOil Inc. is a big believer in algae as an important alternative to petroleum, and there are many people in the world of biofuels who would agree.

OriginOil and MBD

U.S. based OriginOil recently announced that they will be selling some of their algae products to an Australian energy company, representing their first sale of algae products to an algae pr...

First Customer Down

After signing a Memorandum of Understanding solutions provider MBD Energy has become the first customer of algae-related technology producer OriginOil (OOIL).

OriginOil's Breakthrough Technology Competes with Petroleum

Los Angeles-based OriginOil Inc. is a big believer in algae as an important alternative to petroleum, and there are many people in the world of biofuels who would agree.

OriginOil's First Customer Plans Carbon Capture Algae Projects

The multiphase programme will start with OriginOil equipping MBD's research-and-development facility at James Cook University in Queensland.

MBD Energy First in Line for Biofuel Technology

US-based algae-to-petroleum biofuel technology developer OriginOil has signed an agreement to supply Australian...

OriginOil Launches Algae Mobile Extraction Lab

The trailer-based system is visiting algae-producing companies in the U.S. to demonstrate the process.

Algae Biofuel Basics

For example, some species of algae can produce ethanol while others can produce a 'green crude'...

New Technology Milks Algae for Oil

A new cost-effective, high speed manufacturing process for extracting oil from algae, ‘Live Extraction™’ has been developed by OriginOil.

Interview with Riggs Eckelberry

The technology problems increasingly are behind us at least in the first phase so we can get on with the job.

OriginOil Announces First Customer for Oil-from-Algae Technology

Now that people are realizing the grave costs of fossil-based oil derived from drilling with the Gulf...

Origin Oil Launches Algae eXtraction Mobile Lab

This rolling laboratory will travel to algae producers in the USA to demonstrate Origin Oil's next-generation algae extraction technology, leading to commitments for pilot systems.

OriginOil: First buyer of Advanced Biofuel Technology

The Company has signed an agreement with MBD Energy to provide systems for transforming algae to oil for Australian plants...

OriginOil Lands First Customer in Australia for Advanced Algae Systems

In California, OriginOil announced that Australia’s MBD Energy has become the company’s first algae-producing customer...

Algae Biofuel Developer OriginOil Makes First Sale

Algae-to-petroleum biofuel technology developer OriginOil has signed an agreement to supply Australia-based carbon capture and recycling company MBD Energy...

OriginOil Joins Algal Oil Project

OriginOil and MBD Energy Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will further the development of a renewable oil project to be tested at Tarong Power Station.

OriginOil’s ‘Pond Scum’ Algae Biofuel Needs Less Pond, Gets More Scum

Algae biofuel pioneer OriginOil, Inc. has come up with a new, more efficient design for growing algae for biofuel...

Algae Breakthrough

A Los Angeles company is touting a new technology that it says represents a breakthrough in commercializing algae-based fuel...

OriginOil Announces Layered-Growth Invention

OriginOil, Inc. has announced a direct-solar growth design that uses stacked algae layers to multiply the benefits of solar energy.

Rising Oil prices Force Harder Focus on Biofuels

One of the key targets is algae because they are easy to grow and their oil is very energy efficient. For example, Californian company OriginOil...

OriginOil Has MOU For JV

OriginOil (NASDAQ:OOIL), a Los Angeles, California based biofuels company, is planning to convert an MOU to a joint venture agreement in the next month or two, said CEO Riggs Eckelberry.

Biofuels Bits: Verenium gets $4.9 million, new R&D chief; Green Plains gets new elevators; OriginOil Files for Patent

In California, OriginOil filed for an international patent for its single-step algae extraction process.

Here I Am to Save the Day: Microalgae Gains Momentum with a Mighty March

Aviation jet fuel from algae is widely regarded as the best hope for renewable jet fuel at massive scale. Here, OriginOil has formed a consortium to advance the science.

National Algae Association Announces Speakers for April 29-30 Conference

National Algae Association is pleased to announce the following committed speakers for its conference on April 29-30, 2010...Riggs Eckelberry/OriginOil...

OriginOil Unveils Algae Pilot System

At the heart of the new system is a series of 200-gallon tanks which can be...

Green Power: Algae Production Plant Pilots Commercial Application

Algae systems will be attached to wastewater plants, factories, breweries, and any other location that generates CO2.

Open Ponds Versus Closed Bioreactors

California-based OriginOil...has a cooperative agreement with the U.S. DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory for a multiphase algae research program.

Biofuels or Bust

'I think this is the year of the pilots,' says Riggs Eckelberry, president and CEO of California-based OriginOil Inc.

AIM Interview: OriginOil’s Riggs Eckelberry Interview (Part 3)

We are going to see a massive transfer of energy production from petroleum to algae, which is a huge paradigm shift from a few big producers to everybody being a producer, and that paradigm ...

OriginOil, Others Form Working Group To Develop Aglae-Based Fuel

'The aviation industry has been an early adopter of algae-based jet fuel, and KLM has announced...'

OriginOil Forms Working Group to Convert Algae Into Jet Fuel

This working group will begin by developing integrated process models to identify the technologies OriginOil will need to make algae into a competitor for petroleum.

OriginOil Forms Algal Jet Fuel R&D Consortium

In California, OriginOil announced the formation of an industry working group to develop jet fuel from algae using waste streams.

AIM Interview: OriginOil’s Riggs Eckelberry Interview (Part 2)

We now have over 500 highly loyal investors who really have a mission here, and what I’ve found is that alternative energy is very much the same as high tech.

World Biofuels Markets - Harvesting Challenge for Algae

Mr. Eckelberry joined fellow CEO Marc Van Aken of SBAE Industries in the last panel of the special Algae Fuels Conference.

Iogen Warns That Next Policy “Ask” To Lawmakers Must Be “Last To Produce Commercialization”

OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry joined SBAE CEO Marc Van Akento discuss “Harvesting, Dewatering and Extraction”...

AIM Interview: OriginOil’s Riggs Eckelberry Interview (Part 1)

If there is a poster boy for algae’s fabulous future, it’s currently Riggs Eckelberry.

Making Biofuel From Algae

The objective of OriginOil is to break down the barriers to algae’s development at all the levels, that is, from plant growth to oil separation.

Newsbits

The starting point for the project is the lifecycle model that OriginOil presented to the National Algae Association...?

Today in Biofuels Opinion

Riggs Eckelberry, CEO, OriginOil: “...most algae production will tend to occur at CO2 generating sites, leading to a highly decentralized energy model.”

GreenTrackers Algae Biofuels Company Database Launches

[StrategicFit's] business model and application analysis (e.g., OriginOil and others) helps companies sharpen their value proposition based on facts rather than fiction and to better articul...

Reportlinker Adds Biofuels - A Global Market Overview

Biofuels have seen a spurt in the US and the EU, with the latter planning to increase its annual production to about 10% of its liquid fuels by 2020.

Highlight on OriginOil

Algae Industry Magazine has dedicated a section of the magazine online to to keep their readers updated on OriginOil news.

Pink Sheet Persuasion

Talking about competition, OriginOil, the Los Angeles-based algae oil extraction firm, reports that there are approximately 1,400 companies working in the field.

Partnership Will Develop Algae Production Models

OriginOil ... has formed a partnership with London-based StrategicFit, a strategy consulting firm with world-class analytical capabilities.

Origin Oil Shines Some Light on Algae Biofuels

With ten biofuel patents pending, three new additions since May of last year, OriginOil is setting out to create a global sustainable change to fuel acquisition.

Algae Based Fuel Is Not A Silver Bullet

'It’s absolutely right if you think of it as last generation algae,' said Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of the algae biofuel company OriginOil...'But we’ve got to make this stuff viable now.'

How to Solve America’s Dependence on Foreign Oil

At the Feb. 9 Burbank City Council meeting, Councilman Dave Golonski asked for a proposal by OriginOil...

Algae Pilot System Unveiled

Once the algae reaches harvest concentration it is sent to the integrated extraction system after which a series of settling tanks separates the oils.

Algae Biofuel Firm Dives into Production Phase

'The goal is to have a tested, successful method of creating alternative fuel before marketing it,' said Riggs Eckelberry.

Origin Oil´s Big Party, Pilot Plant

CEO Riggs Eckelberry welcomed guests at their press and public party showing off “a complete system” for growing algae and extracting algae oil.

US Firm Claims Algae-to-Oil commercialisation advance

Algae-to-oil technology company OriginOil Inc. has claimed a major step forward for the commercialisation of its technology...

Origin Oil Unveils Pilot Plant Operation—a Fit for Portland?

Coming of age in our large neighbor to the south is Origin Oil, the company that is all about producing oil from algae.

OriginOil Takes Another Step Up Technology Ladder

The quest to transform algae into the biofuel of the future is now one step closer for OriginOil, a Culver City neighbor.

Going Green

Chemical and environmental engineer Vikram Pattarkine, who has served as chief technology officer, chief scientific officer and now advisor of OriginOil Inc....

OriginOil's Pilot Party

CEO Riggs Eckelberry welcomed guests at their press and public party showing off "a complete system" for growing algae and extracting algae oil.

Start-up Brings Algae-to-Oil Pilot Plant On-line

OriginOil (Los Angeles), a start-up company developing a process for converting algae into oil...

In-House Live Extraction for Algae: Turning the Corner on Biofuels

Los Angeles based OriginOil recently announced a suite of breakthrough technologies that, combined, will allow for end-to-end, algae-to-oil biofuel production.

Green Slime in Your Tank: Algae Fuel Growing in Southern California

...it shows you these kind of lightsaber setups which are these long light sticks we've developed ourselves. Very high intensity, high efficiency lighting.

In-House Live Extraction for Algae: Turning the Corner on Biofuels

Los Angeles based OriginOil recently announced a suite of breakthrough technologies that, combined, will allow for end-to-end, algae-to-oil biofuel production.

Today in Biofuels Opinion: Reaction to Obama Administration on New Biofuels Policies, EPA, USDA Rules

Riggs Eckelberry, CEO, Origin Oil: “This is welcome news but I fear the recommendations of the Working Group won’t get far in the current Washington climate.

OriginOil Unveils In-House Pilot System

The new system comprises a seris of 200-gallon tanks that can be individually configured...

OriginOil Unveils System for Algae Growth & Harvest

The system uses an integrated extraction system, a combination of ultrasound generation and low-power electromagnetic pulsing...

OriginOil Inc. Speeds toward Commercialization of Next-Generation Fuel Technologies; Receives Amended Beacon Equity Rating

OriginOil Inc.’s (OTCBB: OOIL) licensing and technology advancements prompt updated Speculative Buy from Beacon Analyst Victor Sula, Ph.D.

Algae Industry Growing While You Sleep

Algae grow while you sleep, and while you are awake. ...the handwriting of doom for oil is on the wall. It is only a question of time.

OriginOil Unveils In-House Pilot System

OriginOil Inc. has unveiled a comprehensive pilot system for algae growth and harvesting...

OriginOil Unveils In-House Pilot System

At the heart of the new system is a series of 200-gallon tanks...

Algae Oil: I'll Drink to That!

In the heart of Los Angeles, oil is being produced. Not the dirty...

Algae’s Baby Bloomers Revisited: After “The Summer of Algae,” a Shock, Some Awe, and a Surge

In California, OriginOil unveiled a comprehensive pilot system for algae growth and harvesting at its LA headquarters last Thursday.

Monday Roundup: $14 Million for Car Chargers; Hara Nabs Intuit; Algae Pilot Plants and More

OriginOil...pilot production facility is up and running. It has a throughput of 5 gallons a minute--a glacial pace--but it works.

OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL.OB) Debuts Complete Renewable Oil System, Ready to Commercialize

OriginOil today disclosed details about the entire system's architecture of this revolutionary new process...

OriginOil in Partnership for Strategic Planning

The starting point for the project is the lifecycle model that OriginOil presented to the National Algae Association...

Plant Profile: Technology to Increase Algae Growth

Rising oil prices, global warming and the rapid industrialization of countries such as China and India have increased demand for a renwable alternative...

OriginOil CEO Expects Revenue in 2011

U.S. algae biofuel start-up OriginOil expects to start generating revenue in 2011 as the renewable energy firm starts to lease devices to extract oil from algae for fuel and other products, ...

Algae-Oil Breakthrough Leads to Fuel, Food?

Imagine a world where factories wouldn't be dependent on an energy source, but instead could locally generate their own energy simply by utilizing their excess carbon dioxide.

Biodiesel Maker Contends Study Proves Algae’s Worth

A recent study that contends algae-based biodiesel is no more environmentally friendly than conventional row-crop feedstocks has generated some controversy...

Business Briefs

OriginOil Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Research Institute of Tsukuba Bio-Tech to develop technologies for converting algae to jet fuel.

Cereplast Sees Major Exchange Listing This Quarter

The company has already worked with some algae biofuel companies such as OriginOil Inc....'They are going to extract the oil from the algae ... and we will pick up the biomass and make chemi...

Commercializing Algae as a Biofuel Feedstock

OriginOil, Inc., based in Los Angeles, CA, is about to launch its technology to convert algae to biofuels with a pilot plant in Los Angeles at the end of January.

Market Starts Week Strongly

Energy stocks added 0.4%, with Santos, Origin, Oil Search and Woodside Petroleum all adding 0.3% to Friday’s close.

OriginOil Moves Up

OriginOil's position advanced in rank from 45 to 42 in a hotly contested field of over 1400 companies worldwide working in algae.

Algae Sustainability Issues

The author also doesn’t take into account that a new method for harvesting algae and extracting the oil has been developed that uses 90% less energy than the methods stated above.

Is Algae the Biofuel of the Future?

Biofuels to date just don't make sense if you're trying to be sustainable.

OriginOil Enters Algae to Jet Fuel Project

OriginOil, a US-based developeer of technology to transform algae into renewable fuel, is taking its technology east on a new research partnership.

OriginOil Develops Algae Growth System

The Attached Growth System from OriginOil facilitates the growth of algae on a solid surface as a fuel source...

Airlines Industry Consolidations Likely 2010

Other energy companies like Chevron also investing millions in algae biofuel aviation mixtures with promising startups like PetroSun, OriginOil....

CEOs Focus on Growth in 2010

On the other hand, Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginOil (OOIL Quote), sees the coming year as a time to spend more time with family, including watching his son George overtake his own abilitie...

OriginOil, Inc. to Partake in Algae Fuels Conference During the World Biofuels Markets Congress

The Algae Fuels Conference will headline Europe's largest biofuels event....

OriginOil Reveals Algae Production Model

The National Algae Association’s (NAA) quarterly conference applauded OriginOil’s presentation of a first-ever comprehensive algae production model....

OriginOil Partnering With Japanese Agency In Government-Funded Algae Jet Fuel Project

With funding from Japan’s Science & Technology Agency...

Today in Biofuels Opinion

Riggs Eckelberry: "...in Europe, the need to avoid massive fraud has led to massive carbon trade regulations that tend to lock in older technologies.”

New Research and Development to Improve Production of Clean Energy From Biofuels

...Research Institute of Tsukuba Bio-Tech and OriginOil Inc. from Japan have partnered to produce jet fuel from algae. OriginOil provides...

OriginOil to Collaborate in Algae to Jet Fuel Project

OriginOil announced Wednesday that the company has agreed to partner with Research Institute of Tsukuba Bio-Tech (RITB)...

OriginOil Signs MOU with Japanese researchers

OriginOil Inc. will be collaborating with Japan’s Research Institute of Tsukuba Bio-Tech to develop algae-to-jet fuel technologies.

OriginOil to Develop Algae-Based Jet Fuel in Japan

...OriginOil is teaming up with the Research Institute of Tsukuba Bio-Tech (RITB) to develop algae-based jet fuel.

OriginOil partners with Tsukuba Bio-Tech’s Research Institute to Develop Algae Jet Fuel

...the Research Institute of Tsukuba Bio-Tech selected OriginOil to develop and distribute systems in Japan for aircraft fuel production, algae to oil production and other industry applicati...

50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy: Notes on the Fifth Ten

Algal fuel industry systems developer OriginOil made the Hot 50 for a second year in a row, climbing to #42...

OriginOil to Collaborate in Algae to Jet Fuel Project Funded by Japan Science & Technology Agency

In the partners’ first joint action, OriginOil spoke at a recent invitation-only workshop at Tsukuba University...

OriginOil in the Hottest Biofuel Company Listing

OriginOil Inc. of Los Angeles has been listed as one of the 50 hottest biofuel companies in the world. OriginOil was chosen out of a field of more than 1,400 companies worldwide...

OriginOil named one of '50 Hottest Bioenergy Companies'

'We salute our fellow algae companies on the Hottest 50, some of whom have joined us for the first time,' says Riggs Eckelberry...

OriginOil Made the Hot 50!

Thanks for your support and active votes! The list, which includes many of the top petroleum companies, is here: http://bit.ly/5xysAX...

OriginOil Among 50 Hottest Biofuel Companies

OriginOil Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif., has been listed as one of the 50 hottest biofuel companies in the world.

The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2009-2010

As voted by a panel of invited international selectors and the subscribers of Biofuels Digest, the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2009-10 are...

Move Over Petroleum, Algae is Coming!

The concept of cultivating algae for oil has been a challenging task for chemists for various reasons, according to Eckelberry.

OriginOil Cleans Water and Energizes Algae

OriginOil, Inc., based in Los Angeles, is developing proprietary technologies to create innovative surface-mounted systems to treat wastewater and produce algae that would produce renewable ...

CEO Series – OriginOil: 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy

OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry observed that biofuels are being unfairly compared to 'other technologies that will take trillions of dollars and decades to put in place'.

Where the Jobs are Greener

Startups tend to hire in waves as they launch, said Riggs Eckelberry, chief executive of biofuels firm OriginOil Inc.

Scotia Capital's Bioenergy Day Conference to be Broadcast on Web

Listeners may access the conference live via a web audio link at www.scotiacapital.com. The conference will be archived on Scotia Capital's website for three months.

La Conférence "Bioenergy Day" de Scotia Capitaux Sera Diffusée Sur le Web

Scotia Capitaux Inc. vous invite à participer à la diffusion Web de sa première conférence annuelle 'Bioenergy Day'...

Biofuels Industry is Like the Internet

In a keynote speech on the first day of the Next Generation Biofuels Feedstocks USA conference he said that “We Know Nothing,” and that biofuels will explode just as the Internet did in 1994...

Industry Urged to Change the Conversation on Biofuels

The biofuels industry is at the point where the Internet was in 1992, Ricks Eckelberry, CEO of OriginOil Inc. said in his remarks at the Next Generation Biofuels Feedstocks USA conference......

So You Want a Green Career?

'Just get into any company and get some experience on any level... Don't worry too much about whether the company is going to succeed or blow up, because all those people will create your ne...

Algae Company #60 Takes Design Cues From Servers, Telecom

Like OriginOil and some other companies, Ternion ultimately wants to sell equipment and/or algae feedstock rather than fuel.

Algae Biofuels Have a Promising Future

Although developing an economically viable process for refining oil from algae faces challenges on many fronts, interest (and investment) is growing.

OriginOil CEO to Speak in Keynote Session at Next Generation Biofuels Feedstocks Conference in San Francisco

'As we learned at the United Nations back in June, Riggs Eckelberry addresses emerging green controversies very persuasively,' said Robson Mello, Secretary-General of the Intergovernmental R...

Interview with Dr. Vikram Pattarkine, Chief Scientist, OriginOil

The B-GC had the opportunity to speak to Dr. Vikram Patterkine, Chief Scientist for the technology firm, OriginOil, to understand the technical challenges...

Flying High on BioFuels

...from 1,200 to 90,000 gallons/acre/year. OriginOil has claimed the higher number as they are developing a production process occurring in brewery size tanks with up to 45 growth layers...

8,571,428 Gallons of Algae Oil Per Acre!

Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of Origin Oil (OOIL.OB): 'Intensive industrial algae production may yield between 50-100,000 gals...'

Abandoned Mines: The New Algae-Harvesting Powerhouses?

...a few, including OriginOil, use LEDs to grow algae in the dark.

Abandoned Mines Would Grow Algae in Mo. Biofuels Project

'We like LEDs because they're so efficient,' said Riggs Eckelberry, president and CEO of OriginOil Inc., a California-based company using LEDs to grow algae.

OriginOil Files Patent for Surface-Mounted Algae System to Help Treat Wastewater and Produce Algae for Fuel

The new Attached Growth System delivers scalability and throughput in an industrial process that delivers light more efficiently to grow algae for fuel and processing wastewater at the same ...

OriginOil Extraction Process Reaches Highest Efficiency Standard

Los Angeles-based OriginOil Inc. has achieved 97 percent efficiency of algal oil extraction from its low-energy Single Step Extraction process.

OriginOil Extraction Process Reaches Heights

'This level of efficiency is astonishing...'

OriginOil Inc.'s Emerging Leadership in Algae-to-Fuel Production Fuels Updated Rating by Beacon

OriginOil Inc. (OTCBB: OOIL) receives updated Speculative Buy from Beacon Analyst Victor Sula, Ph.D....

OriginOil Extraction Process Reaches Heights

OriginOil's Single Step Extraction, the company's low energy process to extract oil from algae, has reached the highest industry standards for oil extraction efficiency.

OriginOil’s Algae Oil Extraction Process Slides to Top of Efficiency Scale

The company optimised its Single Step Extraction process to reach the highest industry level for algae oil extraction....

OriginOil Claims Highest Algal Oil Extraction

In collaboration with a research lab at California State University, OriginOil has achieved the highest level of algae oil extraction...

Algae-Based Oil Reaches New Milestone

OriginOil said its latest technology reached 97 percent extraction of oil from algae cells.

Cracking Algae With Electricity

It's a similar concept to that being proposed by OriginOil, which has proposed using microwaves and ultrasound to break open algae cells.

OriginOil, Idaho Lab Work on Commercial Algae Production

The company reported the results of Phase 1 as part of the first-ever productivity model for algae production.

Algae-Based Biofuel R&D Efforts Make Strides

OriginOil has been working with INL to develop a process model for the commercial production of algae for biofuels and other products.

OriginOil announces the completion of CRADA Phase 1; Algae-Based Gasoline One Step Closer to Reality

INL and OriginOil have been working together to process a model for the production of algae...

OriginOil Finishes First Phase of Algae Commercialization Model

Phase one focused on developing a comprehensive mass-energy balance of OriginOil’s proprietary algae production process...

OriginOil Finishes First Phase of Algae Commercialization Model

The phase also included evaluation of costs and profit margins and helped the company establish a productivity model...

OriginOil Completes First Phase of Biofuel Development Agreement with Idaho National Laboratory

Biofuel developer OriginOil has completed the first phase of a cooperative research and development agreement with the US Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory.

Algae Growth Helps Treat Wastewater

OriginOil's Attached Growth System can be configured to produce bacteria as well as algae.

Company Files Patent For Using Algae in Water Treatment

OriginOil’s system uses types of algae that will attach to surfaces rotating in and out of the water, exposing the algae to sunlight or artificial light.

A New Harvest: Algae for Biofuels

Eckelberry explained that OriginOil's process can be divided into three steps, taking algae from sludge to solution.

Why Algae Won’t Fly Anytime Soon

But there are plenty of other uses that are good for algae and that can help take some demand out for petroleum.

OriginOil Debuts “Attached Growth” Algae Production System for Wastewater Treatment; Low Dewatering Cost a Feature

OriginOil will integrate the process into the demonstration algae system now being built at its headquarters.

OOIL: Announces New Algae Growth System for Wastewater Facilities

The new system helps pursue clean water goals while generating algae for fuel and other valuable products in wastewater treatment plants.

OriginOil Introduces New Algae Growth System For Use In Wastewater Facilities

OriginOil, Inc.... introduced a new production system using a type of algae that attaches itself to growth surfaces.

OriginOil Announces New Algae Growth System for Use in Wastewater Facilities

'...algae can be far more profitable when located in wastewater treatment environments. This technology will multiply the benefit.'

OriginOil Announces New Algae Growth System for Use in Wastewater Facilities

The company recently filed for patent protection of the new Attached Growth System...

OriginOil Debuts New Algae Production Modeling System

In Texas, OriginOil debuted a comprehensive algae production model developed with the Idaho National Laboratory at the quarterly National Algae Association meeting.

OriginOil Execs Unveil New Algae Productivity Model Developed With INL

Key contributors included the Idaho National Lab (INL) of the Department of Energy, which helped develop the energy and mass balance model as part of its collaborative research agreement wit...

OriginOil Presents Viable Model for Algae-to-Oil Technology

CEO Riggs Eckelberry and chief scientist Dr. Vikram Pattarkine took turns outlining the new model in an OriginOil presentation. They used the extensive spreadsheet to illustrate their points...

Picks That Move Alerts

'Picks that move' Alerts includes OriginOil, Inc. (Nasdaq: OOIL).

DF Cast: The Past and Future of Biodiesel Feedstocks

Eckelberry believes that soybean-based biodiesel, while a great start for the industry, is not sustainable in the long run.

2nd Algae World Asia 2009

In an interview with the UK’s Guardian news agency, Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginOil and AlgaeWorld alumnus said he was 'most bullish about Asia' when it comes to Algae biofuels.

A Sampling of Algae Biofuel Firms in Southern California

OriginOil Inc. of Los Angeles has a Quantum Fracturing process that helps break down algae cell walls in order to extract oil.

Move Over Petroleum, Algae is Coming!

MyTekLife caught up with Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginOil and asked him about this new patent-pending technology. 'We call it crude, without the tar,' adds Eckelberry.

APS Gets $70.5M to Feed Captured Carbon to Algae

OriginOil named the DOE's Idaho National Laboratory and materials science company Media and Process Technologies as partners....

Attendees to Gather From 25 States and 7 Countries for National Algae Association Conference "Algae: The New Oil" on September 17-18, 2009

National Algae Association is pleased to announce that OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry will present the first-ever algae productivity model at its conference later this week.

OriginOil Registers Big Algae Oil Achievement

OriginOil Inc. has succeeded in extracting algae oil on a continuous basis without cell sacrifice.

Navy Orders 20,000 Gallons of Algae Fuel From Solazyme

Other names to keep an eye out for: Synthetic Genomics, Sapphire Energy, OriginOil....

OriginOil to Share Renewable Oil Business Model in Algae Conference

An algae-based renewable oil model for productivity will be shown by technology developer OriginOil at the National Algae Association’s quarterly conference....

Stock Profiler.US Profiles W2 Energy Inc. & OriginOil, Inc.

OriginOil, Inc. closed at $0.32 Tuesday, trading 140,964 shares.

Big Partnerships = Big Possibilities for Algae Biofuel?

...from Riggs Eckelberry... 'We have seen our own partnership activity increase tremendously lately. The Exxon Mobil announcement was a big factor...'

Algae Power

In a co-production with NOVA Science Now, QUEST explores the potential of algae-–once considered nothing more than pond scum–-to become the fuel of the future.

Algal Oil: The Earth-Friendly Oil of the Future

Our research has shown that under ideal conditions it is possible to produce algael bioidiesel at a lower cost and with less greenhouse gas emissions than fossil diesel.

Biofeedback Process Controller Optimizes Algae Growth and Daily Harvesting Rates

As a true biofeedback system, the algae let the controller know what it needs when it needs it...

Algae Is Still Looking For Its Niche

OriginOil has a clear vision on how algae will make money in the future. 'In the next five years it will not even be about fuel. It will be about the co-products.'

CSR Minute

OriginOil says it is positioned to compete with such a big corporate player through its unique sustainable technology.

Turning a Green Business into Gold

Although OriginOil is the new kid on the block, using his brother's unique technology for microbubbles has helped Eckelberry to position OriginOil against such big players as Exxon Mobil.

How to Rate An Algae Company

OriginOil wants to shake it out with microwaves. 5 points.

OriginOil Leads Consortium for Energy Grant

The consortium includes the Idaho National Laboratory of the Department of Energy (DOE), two top US universities, and materials technology firm Media & Process Technology.

DOE’s $100 million fund for “innovative concepts for CO2″ attracts OriginOil-led consortium

In California, OriginOil reports that it is leading a consortium ... in an effort to secure funding under the DOE’s DE-FOA-0000015.

DOE’s $100 million fund for “innovative concepts for CO2? attracts OriginOil-led consortium

In California, OriginOil reports that it is leading a consortium ... in an effort to secure funding under the DOE’s DE-FOA-0000015.

Appeal for Funding for Beneficial CO2 Use

OriginOil Inc has submitted an application for a grant with a consortium...

Top 10 Technologies: Bioenergy Feedstocks — Bigger Yields In Algae Utopia

Led by chief technology officer Dr. Vikram Pattarkine, researchers at OriginOil are focusing on algae as a third-generation feedstock that doesn’t rely on arable land or energy crops with in...

Turning a Green Business into Gold

OriginOil’s ... main challenge however, has been educating consumers and investors alike on this breakthrough green technology.

OriginOil, Carbon Sciences Apply for DOE Grants for CO2 to Fuels

The OriginOil-led proposal falls under ... Innovative Concepts for CO2

OriginOil Applies for Grant to Develop Algae Technology for Biofuels

OriginOil aims to provide new concepts for CO2 use, by using algae to absorb the emissions and produce biofuels.

OriginOil Extracts Algae Oil with Milking Process

OriginOil, Inc.... on July 27 announced that it has succeeded in extracting algae oil on a continuous basis without cell sacrifice.

Milking Your Algae for Oil

Origin’s new technology promises a better way to “milk” algae to extract their natural oils.

OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL.OB) is “One to Watch”

OriginOil, Inc. is developing a breakthrough technology that will change the way we produce oil.

A Bloom in Biofuels

...OriginOil has even developed a nonlethal harvesting technique using electrical impulses...

Fuel from algae - more than just a hype

But it was far too early, says Riggs Eckelberry of OriginOil...

New Technology Milks Algae for Oil

A new cost-effective, high speed manufacturing process for extracting oil from algae, called ‘Live Extraction™’ has been developed by OriginOil.

OriginOil files patent for low-energy, high-efficiency algae production

OriginOil Inc. announced the filing of its Patent Cooperation Treaty...

Top 10 Technologies: Bioenergy Feedstocks — Bigger Yields In Algae Utopia

So how does the yield compare to other feedstocks in terms of oil extracted per hectare? 'We’re still calculating the exact numbers, but our preliminary estimates are phenomenal,' says Patta...

Q & A With OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry

By the end of the 5-year period we should see algae based fuel...

OriginOil Inc Will Patent Unique Oil Removal Process

...Live Extraction™ process involves “milking” the oil...

OriginOil Milking Algae for Oil

Quick: what do cows and algae have in common? You can milk them both...."

OriginOil Completes and Looks To Patent Live Algae Oil Extraction Process

The company's Live Extraction process, or "milking", is designed to achieve....

ExxonMobil’s Investment Validates Algae’s Promise

Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of algae start-up OriginOil [OOIL], says he welcomes large scale research into new algae strains.

More Algae Action: OriginOil Plans to ‘Milk’ Algae for Oil

The upshot is that Origin uses electrical pulses to get at the oil inside algae without killing them....

OriginOil 'Milks' Oil From Algae

...live extraction technology to "milk" algae on a continuous basis....

Breakthrough Process for Live Algae Oil Extraction

...‘milking’ process will join the company’s Cascading Production technique....

Biofuels Profiles: OriginOil, Inc.

OriginOil is developing technology to transform algae into a competitor to petroleum. The company’s technology is targeted at fundamentally changing the source of oil without disrupting the ...

OriginOil Says It Has 'Milking' Technology or Algae Oil Extraction - Substantial Decrease in Algal Fuel Cost in Sight

OriginOil...is in the process of scaling up to intermediate 200-gallon tank size.

OriginOil Announces Breakthrough Process for Live Algae Oil Extraction

The challenge is how to keep the cells alive while continuously extracting the oil, and we have achieved this.

OriginOil Develops Live Algae Oil Extraction Process

...this will not only save energy but it should cut down on oil production times as well.

OriginOil Announces ‘Milking’ Live Algae Oil Extraction

OriginOil has seen many successes the past few months and today they have achieved another.

OriginOil Achieves Live Algae Oil Extraction Process at Bench Scale

The company is scaling the process up to an intermediate 200-gallon tank size.

OriginOil Claims Breakthrough In Live Algae Oil extraction

This new "milking" process will join the company's other production technology, allowing production of algae oil without destroying the algae cell.

OriginOil Announces New Process For Live Algae Oil Extraction

OriginOil, Inc. (OriginOil) has succeeded in extracting algae oil on a continuous basis without cell sacrifice.

Algae-Based Fuel Seduces Industry

Faced with an oil that is expensive and scarce, American industry is banking on algae.

OriginOil Develops New Dynamic Lighting Process

At the heart of the system is a programmable controller that receives information from multiple sensor types reading the algae culture.

Le Carburant à Base d'Algues a la Cote

«On est en train de passer du battage publicitaire à la réalité», souligne à l'AFP Riggs Eckelberry, PDG d'OriginOil...

Exxon's $600 Million Algae Bet

By perfecting each level of growth and production, [OriginOil] can set the stage for algal oil production across the globe.

OriginOil Announces Dynamic Lighting Process

At the heart of the system is a programmable controller that receives information from multiple sensor types reading the algae culture.

This Week in Green Energy: Exxon Sees Green in Green!

Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of algae biofuel startup OriginOil...said that the Exxon investment represented an industry milestone.

Breakthrough Dynamic Lighting Process

OriginOil, a developer of algae technology, has launched the Dynamic Control System designed to respond continuously to the algae's behaviour.

Helix BioReactor Speeds Up Algae Growth at an Incredible Rate

The Helix BioReactor is equipped with tools which allow it to access multiple layers.

OriginOil Introduces New Dynamic Lighting Process

At the heart of the system is a programmable controller that receives information from multiple sensor types reading the algae culture

Exxon Sinks $600M Into Algae-Based Biofuels in Major Strategy Shift

A couple years ago, the petroleum institute said there's only [twenty] years left for oil, and now they're really finally acting on that,' said Riggs Eckelberry...

Exxon Announces $600 Million Algae Project

'Algae is going to have a long-term outlook with an investment like this.'

The Biology of Oil

[OriginOil] is sidestepping hydrocarbons in its development of a renewable form of energy from an unlikely biological source.

Algae technologies continue to grow

Los Angeles-based OriginOil...developed a single-step process to transform algae into a true competitor to petroleum.

NewNet Profile: Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil

We only want to help other companies with our technology, which is great because we don’t compete with anyone.

Algae Movers and Shakers: Origin Oil

One of the pleasant "shocker" industry announcements this spring came from OriginOil, in revealing a one-step process for algae dewatering and oil extraction.

Dry Fermentation in Municipal Solid Waste Management

...Helix Bioreactor™ , with different colored light beams emulating the sun, 'fools' algae into thinking it is within its natural environment and helps make the production of algae both viab...

The Next Oil?

'Biofuels are less 'dirty' than fossil fuels, many of which release minerals, such as sulfur oxides and sulfates, that are toxic when burned,' says Riggs Eckelberry, president of OriginOil.....

Future biofuels from algae and bacteria

A multitude of companies and research organizations are active in this area, examples are PetroAlgae and OriginOil.

Biofuels Pass Boeing Flight Tests For Fuel Efficiency And Emissions Reduction

The announcement .... that gas emissions are reduced 60 to 80 percent when using biofuels instead of traditional jet fuel is a landmark announcement for the role that biofuels will play with...

OriginOil CEO Outlines Plan to Overtake Petroleum

OriginOil's CEO Riggs Eckelberry outlined a plan for biofuels to overtake petroleum during a panel session at the inaugural Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO) Conference,...

OriginOil Plans Patents Algae to Oil Technology

OriginOil, a company out of Los Angeles, has just filed a patent for some technology it says will put its own spin on turning algae into oil.

Will New Micro-Algea Processing Techniques Save Our Fossil Fuel Addiction?

With the Energy Security and Independence Act of 2007, the US is required to quadruple its biofuel production to 36 bn gallons by 2022, less than half of which can come from corn-based ethan...

Algea Biofuel

Well, for starters, OriginOil is a pure technology company. It is not our goal to be a major producer of algae biodiesel. Instead, we're developing a series of technologies that break down e...

OriginOil lays plans to overtake oil by 2030.

While I might not always agree with all the reason for wanting to get off oil, I have to give OriginOil credit for having a seemingly solid model for getting us there. At the UN’s Intergover...

Five Key Strategies For Algae Biofuels Commercialization: Faster, Fatter, Cheaper, Easier, and Fractionation

Since algae production systems are a complex composite of several sub-sets of systems (i.e. production, harvesting, extraction, drying, systems), reducing the number of steps and algae biofu...

Is the Future of Biofuels in Algae?

More recently, Origin Oil announced it has developed a new process to extract oil from algae in a single-step. A time-lapse video, available on the company website, shows the oil rising to t...

OriginOil CEO to Address Industry Leaders

Algae technology company OriginOil's CEO Riggs Eckelberry will be addressing environmental industry leaders at the inaugural Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO) Renewable ...

OriginOil Provides Full Service Algae Support

OriginOil, Inc. (OriginOil) is a Los Angeles company developing a full range of technologies to improve the processes of algae growth and oil extraction. OriginOil’s methods may substantiall...

Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization addresses biofuels in annual conference; OriginOil CEO to present

In New York, OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry will address the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO) Renewable Energy Conference at the United Nations headquarters this Thursd...

OriginOil to address the UN concerning the benefits of Algae Biofuels

Riggs Eckelberry, the CEO of OriginOil, will be addressing the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO) Renewable Energy Conference this Thursday, June 11th. Th...

Algae - crawling out of the woodworks?

Recently, OriginOil, a company based in Los Angeles, California, said it has filed an international patent to protect its system for mass production of microalgae. In April, the same company...

OriginOil to Patent Algae Technology

Algal biofuel firm OriginOil has filed for an international patent from the United Nation's World Intellectual Property Organization on its photobioreactor and related technology for algae a...

OriginOil Files Patent for Its Algae Production

Many drivers across the country are getting frustrated as gas prices are on the rise and oil prices have surpassed $70 a barrel. Algae production may be a good replacement for oil and today,...

OriginOil Files International Algae Patent

US - US company OriginOil, a developer of technology to transform algae into biofuels, has filed its Patent Cooperation Treaty, or PCT application, entitled 'Apparatus and methods for photos...

International patent for low-energy, high-efficiency algae production

LOS ANGELES – OriginOil Inc has announced the recent filing of its Patent Co-operation Treaty, or PCT application, titled Apparatus and methods for photosynthetic growth of micro-organisms i...

OriginOil invents low-cost system to distribute sunlight more efficiently in algae photobioreactors

In California, OriginOil said that it has filed a Patent Cooperation Treaty application for a system that provides efficient light utilization with comparatively low energy cost in algae pho...

Green companies: Los Angeles area

OriginOil, Inc. (Los Angeles) - OriginOil, Inc. is developing a breakthrough technology that will transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petro...

OriginOil files international patent for algae-to-oil technology

OriginOil has filed a Patent Co-operation Treaty application that consolidates the company’s intellectual property protection at the international level for its inventions in algae productio...

OriginOil Faz Parceria Com Desmet Ballestra

A Origin Oil anunciou um acordo de parceria com a Desmet Ballestra. O anúncio foi feito pelo CEO e presidente da Origin Oil, Riggs Eckleberry, durante uma palestra no quinto encontro trimest...

More Efficient Algae Oil Production

There are several major challenges in growing algae needed to produce fuel. Dr. Vikram Pattarkine, chief technology officer for OriginOil, Inc., says, 'Three factors my be considered in grow...

OriginOil teams up with Desmet Ballestra in algae to fuel technology

In the US, the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae into a true competitor to petroleum, OriginOil Inc has announced a partnership with Desmet Ballestra, an internationa...

Multi-phase program will focus on validation and commercial scaling of algae-to-oil technology

OriginOil Inc, the developer of a technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, announced that it has signed a Cooperative A...

Personnel File

OriginOil Inc., a developer of a technology to transform algae into oil, appointed of Dheeban Kannan as senior research engineer. As part of his doctoral thesis, Kannan invented a solid cata...

People on the Move: May 2009

OriginOil the developer of a technology to transform algae, into a competitor to petroleum, completed the appointment of Dheeban Kannan, as senior research engineer. Kannan recently complete...

A Tool Kit for Algae Growers to Demo Soon

OriginOil is going to try to prove later this year that oil and water just don't mix. The Los Angeles-based company has come up with a technique to extract oil out of algae that it says will...

Technology

OriginOil Inc., an L.A. company developing technology that transforms algae into fuel, has hired Scott Fraser as vice president of operations. Fraser was previously chief executive of L.A. t...

Congrats OriginOil

Algae biofuel company, OriginOil, was recently mentioned in a Senate testimony as one of the leading corporations in the field by 'rival' Sapphire Energy.

Sapphire Energy President Recognizes OriginOil as Prominent Algal Fuel Company at Senate Subcommittee Hearing

Los Angeles, CA—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, ...

Better Energy For A Better Planet

Why It's Breakthrough: OriginOil has effectively 'cracked the code' to the first step in creating oil from algae. The Story: OriginOil has developed a breakthrough technology to transform al...

OriginOil Cracks Algae Extraction Costs

'We are looking forward to working with OriginOil on a partnership that we believe will be mutually beneficial', said Desmet Ballestra North America president and Chief Executive Officer Tim...

U.S. Firm Begins Commercializing Process for Algae-to-Oil

Publicly traded biotech firm OriginOil (Los Angeles, CA) says it is commercializing a 'breakthrough' technology for generating algae from biofuel. The process uses ultrasound and electromagn...

US firm develops 'simpler, more efficient' algae oil extracting process

American bioenergy company OriginOil has developed what it has described as a "breakthrough oil extraction technology" that may help transform algae into a competitive transport fuel. In add...

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