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OriginOil’s Chief Technology Officer Joins Algae Industry Magazine’s Science and Industry Advisory Board

Dr. Brian Goodall, distinguished scientist and global technologist, joins expert panel

Los Angeles, CA July 21, 2010 – OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, has announced that Algae Industry Magazine has appointed OriginOil Chief Technology Officer Dr. Brian Goodall to its Science and Industry Advisory Board.

“We congratulate Dr. Goodall, who has played a crucial role in advancing the algae biofuels industry throughout the years, as his experience and history will be invaluable to the Science and Industry Advisory Board,” said Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil’s CEO.

Algae Industry Magazine (A.I.M.) reports on the growth and development of the algae biofuels and co-products industry and serves as a forum for those involved in a sustainable energy future. It has now assembled algae industry leaders to analyze and provide guidance on technology and controversial issues in the algae biofuels and co-products industry.

“With this panel, we intend to bring a reality filter to the information being passed along to the readers, in order to better advance the algae production industry with reliable data and credible achievements,” stated A.I.M. publisher David Schwartz.

The advisory board for Algae Industry Magazine also includes several leading industry experts from North America. Some of these individuals are Charles Bensinger, SFCC Biofuels Program Director; Russell Chapman, Executive Director of the Scripps Institute; Ben Cloud, CEO of Phyco BioScience; Robert Henrikson, former CEO of Earthrise; Alina Kulikowski-Tan, Vice President of Carbon Capture Corporation; Ike Levine, Assistant Professor from the University of S. Maine; and Jim Sears, the CTO of Algae@Work.

With a career spanning more than 30 years in both the U.S. and Europe, Dr. Goodall has held senior positions in multinational companies such as the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, B.F. Goodrich and Rohm & Haas. He has been credited with over 80 patents and 60 published papers in the scientific journals. While Vice President of Downstream Technology at Sapphire Energy, Inc., he worked with Continental Airlines in helping to achieve the first U.S. commercial demo flight using an algae-oil blend.

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