OriginOil completes phase one of commercial algal biofuels pilot

December 10, 2010 |

In California, OriginOil has announced the successful completion of the first phase of its commercial pilot program, demonstrating their ability to feed CO2 and extract algae for fuel.  Earlier this year, MBD became OriginOil’s first customer for the first of progressively larger systems to serve its three major power station projects in Australia.

According to MBD Energy, each of its power station projects has the potential to grow to 80-hectare commercial plants, each capable of producing 11 million liters of oil for plastics and transport fuel. MBD Energy estimates that, subject to performance and joint approvals, the projects have potential at full scale to consume more than half of each power station’s flue-gas emissions.

Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil CEO stated that with this milestone completed, OriginOil will move on to the next phase in what will be a multiphase program to reach deployment in a full-scale power plant.

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