OriginOil in the News
Reuters – May 20, 2013: "...Take OriginOil, a U.S. startup that developed a process to convert algae into renewable crude oil. It now markets technology to oil and gas producers for the cleanup of water that is contaminated in the fracking process used to extract shale oil and gas."
Breaking Energy – May 16, 2013: "Eckleberry said that while treating water for reuse has traditionally been more costly than disposal in deep injection wells or trucking to a water treatment site – 11 cents per gallon for deep injection and 7.5 cents per gallon for hauling to a treatment plant, compared to more than 20 cents for chemical treatment – “for the newer generation of electrocoagulation, Halliburton’s running around 4-4.5 cents per gallon, and we’re running 1.25 cents per gallon for our process"
Breaking Energy – May 15, 2013: "OriginOil uses a system called Electro Water Separation (EWS). EWS combines electrocoagulation – using electrical pulses to prompt organic material in water to coagulate, or clump together – and electrofloation, which makes clumped material float to the surface, where it can simply be raked off the top."
Algae Industry Magazine – May 15, 2013: "OriginOil, Inc. has named Clean Water Technology (CWT) to manufacture commercial-scale equipment for its new performance-based water cleanup program."
Breaking Energy – May 14, 2013: "“There’s no way they can just walk over these environmental issues, they’re going to have to address them very aggressively,” Riggs Eckleberry, Chief Executive of advanced biofuels firm OriginOil told Breaking Energy."
Newhope 360 – May 14, 2013: "...GS bioE very recently concluded its testing of the OriginOil Model 4 Algae Appliance™. The companies are now in discussion regarding GS bioE’s 2013 commercialization plans and the potential for expanded use of OriginOil technology."
BiofuelsDigest – May 9, 2013: "Being able to concentrate the algae that makes Astaxanthin is a potential game-changer for our industry,” said Andrew Greene, president of GS bioE. “By deploying the OriginOil Algae Appliance, we were able to harvest the algae to a 5% solids concentration while keeping the algae cells viable..."
Algae Industry Mazine – May 9, 2013: "OriginOil, Inc. and Garden State bioEnterprises, LLC (GS bioE), an emerging technology provider to the wholesale commercial algae production industry, have announced that GS bioE has adopted OriginOil’s harvesting technology as a key component of its proprietary production system for the high-value product Astaxanthin."
Drilling Contractor – May 3, 2013: "To help operators extract more petroleum from process water and reduce the need to use fresh water in the fracturing operations, OriginOil has developed a chemical-free water treatment and separation technology...."
Scientific American – April 30, 2013: "Most of this argument is over water, reports the Financial Times. Hydraulic fracturing uses between 4 and 6 million gallons of water for each well, says the National Petroleum Council, an industry representatives and environmental advisory group..."
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