A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 2

Much of the development of the algae industry in 2014 was driven by domestic and international alliances, partnerships, and mergers that brought complementary skills and technologies together. These collaborations were forged in record numbers in 2014. Some of the more high profile collaborations… [Read the full story]

AIM Interview: Jose Sanchez Piña

Currently Vice President of QA & Services at OriginOil Inc., Jose Sanchez Piña is a veteran in the design and field operation of open pond, photobioreactor and dark-growth algae production systems, as well as an experienced executive in product and…

OriginOil Launches EWS Model 12 Algae Harvester

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that it has tripled the capacity of its entry-level algae harvester from four to twelve liters per minute at no additional cost, with improved energy efficiency…

OriginOil Sells Algae Patents to Ennesys Joint Venture

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that it has agreed to transfer three of its early patent applications to its French joint venture, Ennesys. The agreement followed a state visit by French President François Hollande…

Urban site treats liquid waste with algae technology

OriginOil, Inc.’s Electro Water Separation™ system (EWS) has just been successfully demonstrated to treat liquid sewage directly in commercial buildings. A prototype EWS Waste unit (the Waste Appliance™)…

OriginOil Addresses Bacteria Removal in Harvested Algae

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that its algae harvesting process reduces bacterial concentrations by as much as 99%, suggesting that this could extend the shelf life of liquid algae concentrate from…

OriginOil Files Patents for Processing Oil/Gas Field Wastewater

OriginOil, Inc. has filed two patents with the United States Patent & Trademark Office describing its unique technology for processing solids in solution. The technology is expected to find immediate application…

Algae Business: Mixed-Cycle Production, the Growth Breakthrough

A recent OriginOil study concluded that algae producers can make gasoline and diesel at their place of production for as little as $2.28/gallon, using a blend of algae and waste feedstocks. ($5.44/gallon using…

Algae: The Cornerstone Feedstock

If only there were enough algae to meet the demand. Algae is highly productive, soaks up toxins and CO2, and can be grown without impacting food or fresh water supplies. And it exactly replaces petroleum…

OriginOil’s New Harvest Pretreatment Shows Boost in Algae Growth Rates

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that its recently developed harvest pretreatment process, which employs low power electromagnetic fields to condition the cells for harvesting, has also demonstrated a substantial…

A.I.M. Interview: OriginOil’s Paul Reep

A recent announcement from OriginOil that Paul Reep had been given the job of Senior Vice President of Technology seemed to have more going on behind it than the release suggested. While his impressive…

Algae’s Killer App

Where in the world is the best place for a new algae facility? If you answered, “wherever there’s abundant sunlight for photosynthesis” you’re on the right track. Beyond that, I’d like to offer what I think is an even better answer—one that underpins…

A.I.M. Interview: OriginOil’s Riggs Eckelberry on CA Prop. 23

California’s clean energy initiatives and businesses are at a crossroads, pending the outcome of Proposition 23 on the November ballot. Should the proposition succeed, it would suspend California’s…

A.I.M. Interview: OriginOil’s Brian Goodall

When senior executives move from the petroleum industry into the biofuels sector, there is a certain satisfaction that comes with them into this new field. Their satisfaction, because they are…

New Development in the Algae Field could lead to the ‘Holy Grail’ of Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen is often hailed as the ultimate alternative fuel but many problems from high production costs to inefficient storage methods need to be resolved first…