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OriginOil CEO To Address Environmental Industry Leaders At United Nations Headquarters

Riggs Eckelberry to Present Company’s Breakthrough Technology and Need for Continued Biofuels Development during IREO Conference

Los Angeles, CA – June 8, 2009 – 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, announced that CEO Riggs Eckelberry will be addressing environmental industry leaders at the inaugural Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO) Renewable Energy Conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Thursday, June 11, 2009.

During the 3:45 session entitled, “Future of Renewable Energy,” Eckelberry will discuss the viability of biofuels and progress that his company, OriginOil, has made within that field. Moderated by Dr. Carl Liggio, formerly of US Power Generating Company, the event will also feature key speakers that include Dr. Arthur Nozik of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Ron Smith of Verdant Power, HRH Prince Malik ado Ibrahim of Nigeria, and Dr. Daniel Nocera of MIT, among many others.

“We are honored to welcome OriginOil to our inaugural ‘meeting of the minds,’” said IREO Secretary-General Robson Mello. “Riggs Eckelberry and his team have been instrumental to the development of this conference, and having their full support behind our event has been a large part of its success.”

“The focus of today’s world economies is on job creation, and the biofuels category offers the greatest new jobs potential of any energy source today”, said Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginOil. “We will demonstrate how sustainable biofuels production can roll out quickly to offer massive job creation and provide an answer to the world’s dependence on fossil fuels.”

As the foremost international voice on Renewable Energy worldwide, IREO has established this annual conference to bring together leaders from political, private and academic sectors to discuss the state of renewable energy needs and plausible solutions in response to the growth of developing nations around the world. The conference will precede the 2nd Annual IREO Renewable Energy Awards Gala, beginning that evening at 6pm.

To register for the conference online, visit

IREO is a proponent of clean and efficient energy sources combined with sustainable development and social awareness. The organization started as a partnership initiative launched in response to the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the Kyoto Protocol, the Johannesburg Declaration and the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in New York.

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