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.
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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.
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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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