Clean Fracking Communication & Technology Conference, Beaver Creek, Colorado, October 8-9 2013: William Charneski, Chief Operating Officer of OriginOil, presented the Water Management Value Chain and OriginOil’s pay-by-the-barrel Throughput Program. The presentation details the cost of water management with and without water treatment for recycling for beneficial uses. It also details the benefits and logistics of the Throughput Program.
Algae Biomass Summit, Orlando, FL, September 30 - October 3, 2013: Jose Sanchez Piña, OriginOil’s VP of Quality Assurance and Services, addresses the Algae Biomass Summit. He outlines how the algae industry can achieve true economy of scale by adopting the heterotrophic “jump” in its production, and how OriginOil’s EWS Algae™ technology can not only harvest efficiently, but assure continuous viability of algae cultures in the growth stage.
European Algae Biomass Conference, Vienna, Austria, April, 24-25 2013: Jose Sanchez, GM of OriginOil’s Algae Division, addresses the European Algae Biomass Conference in Vienna, Austria. He details how the OriginOil Algae Appliance can ensure efficient harvests, extend shelf life, and also help sanitize cultures for growth and disposal. He also outlines how the algae industry can achieve a $66 per barrel production cost for biocrude.
National Algae Association Workshop, The Woodlands, TX, April 11, 2013: Jose Sanchez, General Manager of OriginOil’s Algae Division, reviews the state of the algae industry, outlines OriginOil’s algae harvesting solution and its savings over other methods, the critical importance of microbiological control in algae harvesting, and “What can OriginOil to for Algaepreneurs?” OriginOil, he says, can help by reducing “the drama of contamination”, providing sanitized carbon waste products for boost phase production, and helping dispose of GMO strains properly.
8th Annual World Biofuels Markets, Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 4-6, 2013: Jose Sanchez, General Manager of OriginOil’s Algae Division, asks “Is 2013 for the Algae Industry the same as 1905 was for Petroleum Industry or 1980 was for the Computer Industry?” He proposes the following steps: 1. Choose the right product that will make you be profitable, 2. If your product is fuels, carry out a three stage project, 3. Choose the right algae production technology for your product, 4. Choose the right process for your product; and outlines “A Plan Specifically Tailored for Europe”. He closes by saying, “The Year of the Algae will come when one producer succeeds in obtaining algae based products at the same or more competitive prices than conventional agriculture or petroleum.”
International Biomass Conference & Expo, Denver, CO, April 16-19, 2012: OriginOil Senior Director of Product Engineering Bill Charneski discussed the DOE Biomass Program, including biomass specifications, the use of blended feedstock and algae’s role in this blend. Next, he presented the results of an OriginOil Productivity Model which included the cost of produce fuel from various blended biomass feedstock, the cost of algae biomass production and a comparison of various harvesting technologies. He also discussed OriginOil technology and the new OriginOil Algae Appliance Model 4 and Model 20.
End to End Algae Production Model: The OriginOil Study, 24 February 2012: A summary of the main findings of OriginOil’s analysis of end to end algae production, using algae-waste blends and pure algae. Also includes a review of U.S. clean fuels drivers, and summary slides on OriginOil and algae as an industrial feedstock.
Renewable Energy World Conference, Long Beach, CA, February 15, 2012: OriginOil Senior VP of Technology Paul Reep presented on “Biofuels and the Department of Defense”. Reep reported on what OriginOil is doing to meet the aggressive renewable fuels mandates from the U.S. Department of Defense, and specifically from the Department of the Navy. During the open forum, Reep compared the current military priority to the 1950s when the Navy, under the direction of Admiral Hyman Rickover converted the aircraft carrier and submarine fleets from diesel to nuclear power, paving the way for the entire commercial nuclear power industry in the U.S., and how a similar such undertaking has already begun.
Clean Defense Summit, Washington D.C., February 8, 2012: OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry presented the latest developments in the U.S. military’s drive to implement alternative fuels, especially in the U.S. Navy. He showed how algae can be a cornerstone feedstock in a blended fuels strategy, and what OriginOil is doing to make this happen. Finally, Eckelberry briefed the audience on the company’s plan to make every algae producer able to create fuels themselves onsite.
Algae Production and Networking Workshop, NAA, Los Angeles, CA, January 30, 2012: OriginOil Senior Vice President of Technology Paul Reep discussed issues of fuel versus food grade algae, with their benefits and limitations. He then presented an optimal process of converting algae into bio-crude and drop-in fuels, and algae’s role in the DOE’s Uniform-Format Biomass Feedstock System. Finally, he introduced the new OriginOil Algae Appliance, the entry level harvester for process development projects that accomplishes low energy, chemical free flocculation, removes of up to 95% of the water and compromises the algae cell walls.