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OriginOil CEO to Speak in Keynote Session at Next Generation Biofuels Feedstocks Conference in San Francisco

Riggs Eckelberry will help address sustainability issues in the biofuels industry

Los Angeles, CA November 10, 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 the company’s chief executive officer, Riggs Eckelberry, will speak in the Keynote Session of the Next Generation Biofuels Feedstocks conference in San Francisco on November 16, 2009.

Eckelberry will join representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), Green Flight Foundation, Solazyme, Energy Biosciences Institute and Monsanto as a keynote speaker. He will join the keynote session “Plantation & Sustainable Feedstock Supplies,” which will explore the potential role of next generation biofuels and their impacts on land use and sustainability. “Recent data have challenged the long-held belief that biofuels reduce greenhouse gases,” said Eckelberry. “I’m very excited to help address this important issue head-on.”

“As we learned at the United Nations back in June, Riggs Eckelberry addresses emerging green controversies very persuasively,” said Robson Mello, Secretary-General of the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO). “I am sure that this audience will appreciate his participation in the keynote.”

The Next Generation Biofuels Feedstocks conference will be held from November 16-17, 2009, at Le Meridien Hotel in San Francisco. The event will cover developments in Algae, Jatropha, Cellulosic and Wood Based Ethanol, Camelina, Biobutanol, Miscanthus, Sweet Sorghum, Drop in Fuels, Bio-Oils and Synthetic Fuels. For more information or to attend the event, visit

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