OriginOil, Inc. (OTC/BB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, today 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 VP of quality assurance and services Jose Sanchez unveiled the new harvester’s improved capacity, energy efficiency and available intelligent power management, as well as its ability to remove bacteria without harming the algae crop, at a presentation made at the recently concluded Algae Biomass Summit 2013.
The EWS Algae unit, now designated as Model 12, offers reduced energy consumption due to an improved design that reduces electrical resistance and boosts harvesting performance.
The available intelligent power management system can take readings via sensors on parameters such as salinity, temperature, pH and algal density, to better manage and dispense energy to achieve optimum algal harvest. It is designed to connect through wireless sensor networks to central management facilities, thus enabling commercial farmers to monitor and manage an entire array of harvesters at full scale, up to hundreds of acres.In his presentation, Sanchez stated that detailed data is now available on the bacterial control capability. He said that, according to independent testing, “bacteria exposed to EWS Algae is reduced from a factor of 99% (referred as ‘Log 2’ by biologists) to a factor of 99.9999999% (referred as ‘Log 9’), depending on the period of exposure. The algae passed through EWS is typically left largely unharmed.” Sanchez continued, “We have found that the new EWS Algae system can help trigger metabolic processes that can transform Hematococcus pluvialis from its green phase, to the red phase in which the stressed cells encyst and astaxanthin forms as a pigment.” The process is documented in an Application Note now on the OriginOil website. Natural Astaxanthin, known to provide wild salmon with their pink color, is also an extremely potent anti-oxidant and ranks among the most valuable compounds that can be extracted from algae. The research firm Oilgae forecasts Astaxanthin sales of nearly $2 billion by 2020, with uses in nutriceuticals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food coloring. OriginOil’s Global Manager of Algae Sales, Marlene Stewart added, “The Algae Biomass Summit confirmed industry demand for an automated, scalable, low energy and chemical free system that can be deployed by algae producers everywhere. Our algae units enable desired microbiological control capabilities.” Tweet this: OriginOil Launches Electro Water Separation Model 12; Tripling Entry-Level Algae Harvester Capacity http://www.originoil.com/?p=12395 Follow us on TwitterLike us on FacebookSignup for our Newsletter About OriginOil, Inc. OriginOil has developed a breakthrough water cleanup technology for the oil & gas, algae and other water-intensive industries. Unlike other technologies, the company's patent-pending Electro Water Separation™ process rapidly and efficiently removes organic material from large quantities of water without the need for chemicals. For the oil & gas industry, OriginOil is helping clean up produced water and recycle fracking water, to reduce harm to the environment and lower costs. For the emerging algae industry, OriginOil is making large-scale harvest possible. And in aquaculture, OriginOil is helping improve yields and making seafood healthier by dramatically reducing the levels of toxic ammonia and bacteria in water. For a world short on clean water, OriginOil is the lower-cost and cleaner answer. To learn more about OriginOil®, please visit our website at www.originoil.com. OriginOil Safe Harbor Statement: Matters discussed in this release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this update, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with our history of losses and our need to raise additional financing, the acceptance of our products and technology in the marketplace, our ability to demonstrate the commercial viability of our products and technology and our need to increase the size of our organization. Further information on the Company's risk factors is contained in the Company's quarterly and annual reports as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.