Algae World Beijing mentioned in OriginOil’s latest press release – OriginOil Announces Commercial Algae Harvesting System

November 17, 2011 | Leave a Comment

LOS ANGELES, Nov 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — OriginOil, Inc. (otc/bb:OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough technology to extract oil from algae and an emerging leader in the global algae oil services industry, today announced the Algae Appliance(TM), a commercial entry-level algae harvesting system that will help producers process algae at very low cost and without chemicals.

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 percent of the initial water volume. Field testing will begin soon with select partners who have current or near-term large volumes of algae for harvesting. Interested parties should sign up at .

Larry Sirmans, Technical Director of OriginOil’s key Australian partner MBD Energy, observed: “This Algae Appliance should be very beneficial to producers and researchers who are developing the most efficient processes for growing algae at commercial scale.”

“We are continuing to scale up our technology at MBD’s pilot site in Australia,” said Bill Charneski, OriginOil senior director of product engineering. “Now, everything we have learned is going into a standardized entry-level system to help the worldwide algae industry meet the high demand for sustainable, low-cost algae production.”

Charneski introduced the new Algae Appliance today at the 4th Algae World Asia conference in Beijing, China. The new system is modular and incorporates low-energy, chemical-free concentration. Optionally, the system can also ‘crack’ the microscopic algae cells for downstream processing needs. Energy requirements are extremely low, at about 0.002 kWh to process 10 liters per minute, the Algae Appliance’s middle range of performance.

“Our Algae Appliance can process as little as two liters per minute, which is perfect for a small research installation,” said Ken Reynolds, OriginOil’s vice president of marketing. “But it is versatile enough to handle up to ten times that rate, serving capacities of 100,000 liters and more. And of course we’ll make it easy for our customers to upgrade all the way to production scale.”

“With algae-based fuels now being used in commercial aviation and in the military, there is tremendous pressure on our industry to deliver much lower-cost, high-volume algae products,” said Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil CEO. “The Algae Appliance is expected to answer this demand, and drive the eventual licensing and distribution of our technology worldwide.”

About OriginOil, Inc. ( )

OriginOil helps algae growers extract oil from algae for use as a feedstock for the commercial production of transportation fuels, chemicals and foods. In a single step, our breakthrough technology efficiently dewaters and breaks down algae for its useful products, overcoming one of the greatest challenges in making algae a viable replacement for petroleum. As a pioneer and the emerging leader in the global algae oil services field, OriginOil supports its core algae extraction technology with an array of process innovations for some of the world’s most successful algae growers and refiners, just as pioneers like Schlumberger and Halliburton have done in the oilfield services industry. To learn more about OriginOil(R), please visit our website at .

Algae World Australia 2011 is on fast track to becoming a high profile event featuring top algae experts from leading research institutes, and commercial companies.

August 12, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Algae World Australia 2011 is on fast track to becoming a high profile event featuring top algae experts from leading research institutes, and commercial companies.

Hence it presents golden opportunity to hear from, question & interact with the more than 100 participants confirmed coming to Townsville, Queensland! Here’s a quick look at who’s attending…

Delegate Profile

Algae World Australia 2011

Act NOW if you do not want to miss out on being at this exciting event. Contact Huiyan at 65 6346 9113 or for last minute registration.

Evodos Centrifuge Reaches Positive Energy Balance for Algae Dewatering

August 5, 2011 | Leave a Comment

In the Netherlands, Evodos announced that recent field measurements on its centrifugal systems machines showed that the energy requirement has dropped to below 1 kWh per cubic meter feed flow. The company said that this provides a positive energy balance in harvesting algae. Marco Brocken, CEO of Evodos says: “At energy cost of € 0,08/kWh and a 0,1% concentration (1 g/liter), the energy cost for harvesting is only Euro 0,08 per kilo of dry material. That is not only good for CO2 sequestration projects but excellent for producing fuel from algae too.”

Source: Biofuel Digest, June 21, 2011 (

Algae World Australia will assemble – under one roof – expert panelists who are committed to sharing with you frank insights and useful information on:

  • Algae project developments
  • Successful business models and
  • Exciting upcoming opportunities in the algae sector

We’re talking about leaders in the algae industry like Mr. Marco Brocken, CEO of Evodos B.V.

At Algae World Australia in Queensland, you will receive the latest “insider” information straight from Mr. Brocken himself. All algae that MBD Energy produces are harvested with Evodos’s harvesters. Straight form the start.

Mr. Brocken will explain why MBD Energy has chosen for Evodos as their workhorse for harvesting. He will address the advantages of harvesting the algae alive as a completely dewatered paste and without chemicals. Insight will be given to the energy balance, that is highly positive. You will hear – first hand – the low cost per metric ton harvested and the path to harvesting on industrial scale.

Mr. Brocken will accompany you to the optional site visit at MBD Energy where he can spend more time with you on a one to one basis if desired.

That is just the tip of the iceberg!

At Algae World Australia, top Algae experts from across the globe will be joining Mr Brocken. They will be sharing their perspectives on other key issues central to the commercialization of your algae project.

Sounds exciting? Then 16-17 Aug 2011 needs to be marked on your calendar! Also, do remember to register for the site visit to MBD-JCU Algal R&D Facility to make the most out of this forum.

Why not sign up for Algae World Australia now and confirm your seat early?

We’ll send you a reminder closer to the date!

Picture: Mr L. Sirmans, Technical Director of MBD Energy next to one of his Evodos harvesters

Algae World Australia 2011

Dr Stefan Kraan Shares Insights on Mass Production of Macroalgae, Bioethanol & Value Added Ingredients

March 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

3rd Algae World Europe 2011The 3rd AlgaeWorld Europe recently caught up with invited speaker Dr Stefan Kraan, Scientific Director and co-founder, Ocean Harvest Technology Ltd., for some of his views on the state of Algae commercialization in Europe.

Specifically, he shared on large-scale seaweed (macroalgae) aquaculture and bio-ethanol production. Said Dr Kraan:

“…recent growth in green technologies has changed the political and scientific arena and seaweed aquaculture is starting to become a mainstream activity for value added ingredients and potentially bioethanol production.

The global demand for biofuels continues unabated.  Driven by high prices, rising concerns over environmental pollution and global warming, and the movement to alternate fuels, the world bioethanol market is projected to reach 126 billion litres per annum by the year 2012.

However, the demand for bioethanol needs to be balanced by the problems associated with the supply of the raw material feedstock.”

At 3rd AlgaeWorld Europe Dr Kraan will examine seaweed cultivation technologies available and economic aspects of using brown seaweeds for bio-ethanol production, as well as feasibility of biofuel production from seaweed and direction European seaweed aquaculture should advance towards for success.

For more information on the program, click here. Or send any questions on registration to Ms. Huiyan at

Algenol’s algae-to-ethanol process can deliver 67% to 87% reduction in carbon footprint compared to gasoline

March 1, 2011 | Leave a Comment

A team from Algenol and Georgia Tech calculated the life cycle energy and greenhouse gas emissions for three different system

scenarios for this [Algenol’s] proposed ethanol production process, using process simulations and thermodynamic calculations. They found that, on a life cycle basis in comparison to gasoline, the direct to ethanol technology can provide a 67% to 87% reduction in carbon footprint on an energy equivalent basis for initial ethanol concentrations (given in weight percent) ranging from 0.5% to 5%.

(Source: Green Car Congress, 25 October 2010)

Algenol Biofuels’ Direct to Ethanol technology is based on an intracellular photosynthetic process in cyanobacteria that produces ethanol that is excreted through the cell walls, collected from closed photobioreactors as a dilute ethanol-in-water solution, and purified to fuel grade ethanol.

Algenol were awarded a $25 million US-DOE grant to build a pilot-scale biorefinery that will make ethanol directly from carbon dioxide using hybrid algae. They are one of only 19 companies (and one of only 3 algae companies) to be selected for a biorefinery grant.

Their innovative technology attracted the interest of Dow Chemicals, who partnered with the company to construct a $50 million pilot algae biofuels plant in Freeport, USA. The plant will be located with Dow’s existing chemicals complex, and will supply CO2 as well as land for the pilot algae facility. Dow wants to use algae to produce ethanol, which can be converted to ethylene, a major building block for high value chemicals. Traditionally, natural gas are used as feedstock for ethylene production.

We are happy to announce that the Managing Director of Algenol Switzerland GmbH, Mr Dirk Radzinski, has confirmed his participation as a speaker at the 3rd Algae World Europe conference. He will talk about the company’s state-of-the-art technology: Direct Ethanol Production from Algae.

Mr. Radzinski will be joined by other leading algae specialists and innovators, please click <here> to view the program agenda.

Contact Ms. Huiyan at with any questions, or click here to reserve your seat.

Exclusive Paper Download for 3rd Algae World Europe – Oilgae’s “Algae Status Report: How Far Are We from Commercialization?” Available Now!

January 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment

As a forerunner to the 3rd Algae World Europe 2011 taking place on 16-17 May 2011 in Madrid, CMT is pleased to once again offer you an Exclusive White Paper on the Algae Industry!

3rd Algae World Europe 2011Leading algae player Oilgae brings their expertise to the table in a special report entitled “Algae Status Report: How Far Are We from Commercialization?”.

The paper is a must-read if you are seeking in-depth knowledge on algae. Featuring a real world status report on today’s algae industry, it compiles valuable information on:

  • Major players and their algae cultivation strategies
  • Updates on progress & efforts of prominent algae projects worldwide
  • Forecast of trends and analysis of the industry’s development in the next ten years
  • Examples and updates on large oil companies joint ventures and tie-ups – signifying their belief in the potential of algae
  • And much more…

Also, the paper addresses the Key Barriers to Algae Fuels under 3 main categories: Key Challenges, Algae Fuel Production Cost, and Entry Barriers.

To access all of the above and more, simply fill the form below to download now!

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Gain Access to Key Executives from All Across the Algae Industry in 3rd Algae World Asia, Singapore

October 6, 2010 | 7 Comments

Delegates hailing from allvalue chain in the algae industry have already confirmed their attendance for the 3rd Algae World Asia.

Here is a look at the participants due to arrive in Singapore on 19-20 October.

3rd Algae World Asia

Registration to the conference is still open for those keen to gain from the highly-anticipated idea exchanges on algae commercialization. Contact with your enquiries.

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