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New Global Energy adopts OriginOil technology

June 25, 2013
AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

originoillogoOriginOil, Inc. have announced that New Global Energy (NGE) will implement OriginOil’s water sanitizing and algae production technology as part of its strategy to acquire and restart shuttered fish farms in the Coachella Valley region of Southern California.

“Following OriginOil’s field demonstration earlier this month, we have concluded that this technology is a strategic asset in our drive to restart the California aquaculture industry,” said Perry West, Chairman of New Global Energy. “We believe that this technology, combined with solar panels for energy and algae for fish feed, may give us the competitive advantage to produce highly profitable, highly nutritional California seafood.”

NGE’s decision came on the heels of a highly successful demonstration at Aqua Farming Technology, a leader in sustainable fish farming since 1993. The field test demonstrated OriginOil’s Electro Water Separation (EWS) process can eliminate virtually all ammonia and bacterial infestations in fish pond water, and produce a stream of nitrogen-rich water to feed algae.

OriginOil published a video of the successful field test at www.vimeo.com/68555948.

At the demonstration of OriginOil’s system, Rocky French, veteran farm manager and aquaculture industry expert, said, “You’re looking at the future of aquaculture. I wish we had started with this technology in the seventies. With this system, farmers like me can lower their operating costs and easily produce algae pellets, which make healthier fish at much lower cost.”

By adopting EWS to sanitize water in a continuous loop process, according to OriginOil, farms can free up valuable land lost to filtration ponds, and reduce or eliminate expensive chemicals and antibiotics. The system also allows fish farmers to quickly harvest algae and pelletize it for highly nutritious and cost-effective fish feed.

Following a wave of farm closures in 2007 and 2008 due to high energy and feed costs, new solutions for improving energy efficiency and the overall health of the ecosystem are essential to the future of California’s aquaculture industry. New Global Energy plans to replicate the Aqua Farming Tech model to revitalize these defunct Coachella Valley fish farms with sustainable technologies, including renewable energy, and algae harvested using OriginOil’s technology.

OriginOil’s EWS will support Aqua Farming Tech’s innovative farming practices, which span two sites across 120 acres in the Coachella Valley. The company was the first to generate a significant portion of its farm’s power needs from solar energy and the first to implement a water recycling system to reduce fresh water consumption.

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