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CEO’s Updates

January 12, 2015

The Top 100 Poll!

After a sneak peek at the new California research site in Bakersfield, CEO Eckelberry proposes a series of nominations to the Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy, a poll open to subscribers to the world’s largest biofuels periodical. Read More

January 7, 2015

The Produced Water Tsunami

Oil prices continue to fall, increasing energy consumption – and water use. For every barrel of oil, the petroleum industry has to handle eight barrels of water – and increasingly, treatment and reuse is the money-saving option. This water can benefit drought-parched areas like California, and help the industry improve its image as a good neighbor. Read More

Unexpectedly, biofuels prices are benefiting from increased gas consumption as prices fall. With corn-based fuels already being produced at their maximum, this opens up the market to advanced biofuels such as algae. This is why OriginOil is planning national laboratory and university partnerships in a funded program issued by the Department of Energy that seeks to make algae a competitive fuel. And, the continuing rise of fishmeal prices creates a double business model for algae, which can be made for about a third the price of fishmeal. Read More

In a major breakthrough, OriginOil expects to have a California test site by year’s end that will be open to prospective customers and licensees. And, deal flow in emerging Exploration and Production technologies has been accelerating since 2003. Since then, E&P technologies have attracted nearly $7 billion in private investment from 497 unique transactions. Read More

CEO Eckelberry appears on Al Jazeera’s The Stream to show how the oil industry can save money with OriginOil technology. He also explains that falling oil prices mean the oil industry must save money on water through treatment and reuse. And in new fracking regions like the Middle East and China, water is being treated from Day One – benefiting OriginOil directly. Read More

November 20, 2014

FLASH! OriginOil on Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera America airs the latest episode in its TechKnow series, "Cleaning up the fracking mess", showing, in 250 million homes worldwide, how OriginOil can make a difference. And the frack water treatment market in the US is set to triple in just six years, bringing the percentage of frack water treated and reused to 27%. Read More

October 30, 2014

The Week Everything Changed

It was only five months ago that we showcased our first demonstration CLEAN-FRAC system in Delta, Colorado. And here we are, with our first seven-figure sale. That is record time for a new player in this industry! The Gulf Energy team is dynamic and fast-moving. This illustrates our business strategy: to focus on the enthusiasts, and ignore the conservatives and the skeptics. (You would be amazed how often we are handed these "opportunities"...) Read More

October 5, 2014


OriginOil races to complete the GEN 2 prototype by the end of the quarter… and makes it! This module is meant to be part of a half-million gallon daily water treatment system. Meanwhile, GEN 1 continues to show outstanding results in West Texas. And Nicholas Eckelberry speaks at the Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego. Read More

September 30, 2014

Blue Gold in West Texas!

The day we set up our CLEAN-FRAC™ system near Midland Texas, it’s already achieving 99.8% removal! Customer demonstrations taking place all week. This is Blue Gold! And, co-founder Nicholas speaks at the prestigious Algal Biomass Summit, where a $20,000 discount is available on the latest generation of the OriginOil Algae Harvester™ Read More

September 24, 2014

Trinidad’s Waste Oil Problem

Trinidad is taking aggressive action to clean up its waste oil problem, and this has led to our first order through a licensee. Meanwhile, we’re preparing for the West Texas demonstration, near Midland, TX. And the GEN 2 prototype, which triples performance in one module alone, nears completion. Read More