OriginOil Pilot Launch Event
Los Angeles, 28 January, 2010: OriginOil unveiled its first comprehensive pilot system for algae growth and harvesting at an exclusive event held at its Los Angeles headquarters. Read the press release.
This evening marked an historical moment in OriginOil history and the algae biofuel industry as a whole: an exclusive unveiling of the Company’s end-to-end algae to oil production system.
At the event, Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil CEO, spoke to the assembled group of core investors, celebrities and members of the press.
Eckelberry told the audience of about 100: “Until now we have been in pure research and development. Now we have turned the corner to commercialization of our technologies. It’s a historic milestone for us.”
Sipping algae martinis and nibbling at raw treats, guests also viewed the company’s Live Extraction system, designed to “milk” algae oil without destroying algae cultures, and a bioreactor prototype specifically designed for wastewater applications.
The company’s Helix BioReactor™ prototypes could be viewed, as well as other industry-standard designs used for comparison testing.
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