This Little Algae Went to Market
OriginOil (originoil.com) CEO Riggs Eckelberry discusses the company’s recent turn from research toward commercial pilots.
Origin’s system grows the algae in large containers called bio-reactors with specially designed high-efficiency lighting systems that keep the algae growing and producing oil 24-7 without displacing a food crop or tying up a lot of land etc. In fact the operation would be much like a brewery both in size and general configuration. And their objective is not to produce the algae/oil themselves but rather to develop and refine the technology and license it out to all and sundry.