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Register of Biofuels Origination launched for EU

In the EU, the Register of Biofuels Origination (RBO) was launched on the 16th of January as a permanent system to identify the origins of biofuels used in the EU, under an initiative launched by the European Biodiesel Board. The registry will support the continuation of biofuels-friendly policies as the European Parliament and Council look […]

January 21, 2013 More

FDA audited lab reports OriginOil Algae Appliance reduces bacteria 98 to 99%

In California, OriginOil announced that its algae harvesting process reduces bacterial concentrations by as much as 99%. This could extend the shelf life of liquid algae concentrate from hours to days, addressing a key problem standing in the way of the multi-billion dollar algae industry. The results were achieved in lab tests under an independent […]

December 27, 2012 More

Spain opens biodiesel import quotas to include any origin

In Spain, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism has modified the law passed in April that assigned biodiesel import quotas to include any origin, allowing Argentina and Indonesia to participate in the national market. Imports from Argentina in 2011 reached 719,473 metric tons.

December 26, 2012 More

OriginOil announces success of algae harvesting process in reducing bacterial concentration

In California, OriginOil has announced that its algae harvesting process reduces bacterial concentrations by up to 99%, although this was achieved in a laboratory. Also, the life of algae was extended up to 12 days. Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginOil, said, “Our End-to-End Production Model shows that you need a lot of acreage to afford […]

December 21, 2012 More

OriginOil Algae Appliance spotlighted in France

In California and France, OriginOil announced that its Algae Appliance was spotlighted as a key process in the recent grand opening of an urban algae showcase near Paris. Featured were the algae growth systems developed by Ennesys, supported by OriginOil’s Algae Appliance in the harvesting phase. Over two hundred attendees from the European construction industry […]

December 10, 2012 More

OriginOil, Genomatica take Twitter leads in Hot 50, Hot 30 voting for hottest biofuels, renewable chemicals companies

In Florida, with just four days of voting left in the Hot 50 and Hot 30 rankings, OriginOil took the lead in Hot 50 Twitter voting, while Genomatica took the lead for the Hot 30. This year, 10 percent of the overall rankings will be apportioned to Twitter votes – and dozens of companies have […]

October 15, 2012 More

Uniol sues Petrotec and European Biodiesel Board for false statement over biodiesel origin

In Norway, biodiesel producer Uniol AS has begun legal proceedings against Petrotec and the European Biodiesel Board (EBB) claiming that the parties have spread false allegations that Uniol produced and marketed biodiesel that was not of Norwegian origin. Uniol claims to possess documentation proving that the parties, who are the company’s direct competitors, created false […]

October 10, 2012 More

OriginOil receives first Australian patent

In California, OriginOil announced that it has received its first international patent for its algae harvesting technology from the Australian patent office.  The invention, titled “Systems, apparatus and methods of obtaining intracellular products and cellular mass and debris from algae and derivative products and process of use thereof,” was issued as patent number 2010239380 in […]

October 10, 2012 More

Japanese Group lands algae grant, tips deployment of OriginOil system

In California, OriginOil reported that its Japanese research partner has received government funding for an ambitious algae biofuels program to provide renewable fuels and help eliminate radioactive materials. Dr. Takaaki Maekawa, President of the Research Institute of Tsukuba Bio-tech (RITB), has confirmed receiving grant approval from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) to […]

August 31, 2012 More

OriginOil preparing to test urban-ready algae production in France

In France, OriginOil is getting ready to test its urban-sized algae harvester, the Model 4 Algae Appliance, at the La Défense complex near Paris in collaboration with Ennesys, a local wastewater-to-energy company.

July 18, 2012 More