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Nicholas Eckelberry

Nicholas Eckelberry

Chief Research Officer

Nicholas Eckelberry is co-founder and chief research officer of OriginOil. He is responsible for inventing OriginOil’s proprietary Electro Water Separation (EWS) technology, the high-speed, chemical free process to extract organic contaminants and valuable materials from large quantities of water. Nicholas first laid the foundation for OriginOil in 1988 when he first worked with Japan’s Hideto Uematsu on the breakthrough OHR MX static mixer system; a system that received the mechanical patent US 6,279,611 (28 Aug 2000) for the mixing of fluids at a microscopic level. This technology has since been implemented at some 2,000 sites in the Japanese waste water industry, and led to the development of Quantum Fracturing, OriginOil’s first patent filing for making CO2 more bio-available to algae cultures. Nicholas is also responsible for the launch of Nano-Cal in 2003, a product line based around a uniquely formulated and highly bio-available form of calcium.

Nicholas Eckelberry has authored or co-authored thirteen patent applications in the field of algae production and commercialization. Recently, Biofuels Digest ranked him one of the Top 300 People in the Bioeconomy for 2013-2014.