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OriginOil to License its CLEAN-FRAC Process for Oil & Gas Market

Design integration has begun for deployment of “Powered by OriginOil™” program

Los Angeles, California – September 12, 2012 –OriginOil, Inc. (OTC/BB: OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough energy production process for the oil and algae industries, announced today that intends to license its proprietary CLEAN-FRAC™ process under private label to firms offering oil and gas water treatment solutions, in a first deployment of the “Powered by OriginOil™” brand. Design integration has begun with a first prospective licensee.

“Because it can get 98% of the contaminants out of frack water, our process positions as the first stage for cleanup systems,” said Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil CEO. “Cleanup firms can integrate CLEAN-FRAC seamlessly into their systems and under their own brand. We see this as the way to distribute our breakthrough process in the shortest possible time.”

Eckelberry added, “A first prospective licensee has already done substantial design integration and is enjoying very positive customer feedback. We expect to announce our first tie-up in the very near future.”

Under a typical private label scenario, OriginOil might grant a non-exclusive license to bundle OriginOil’s high-speed and chemical-free CLEAN-FRAC technology into a licensee’s frack water cleanup system, with royalties derived from a share of revenues.

OriginOil’s CLEAN-FRAC process is based on the company’s Solids Out of Solution™ technology that efficiently removes oils, suspended solids, insoluble organics and bacteria from produced or ‘frac flowback’ water, on a continuous flow basis and without the use of chemicals.

Recent third party testing has shown that the Company’s patent-pending process, originally developed for algae harvesting, can separate 98% of hydrocarbons from a sample of oil well ‘frac flowback’ water. The CLEAN-FRAC process is designed to be the first stage in multi-step processes for cleaning and treating contaminated water from oil and gas wells.

Water is produced and used in large quantities in oil and gas operations. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an average of 3 barrels of contaminated water is generated for each 1 barrel of oil produced. In the United States, the average is 7 barrels of water. Greentech Media reports that energy companies pay between $3 – $12 to dispose of each barrel of produced water, implying a potential world market value between $300 billion and $1 trillion per year.

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