MAY 2010

OriginOil to make jet fuel

OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a technology to transform algae into a competitor to petroleum, announced the formation of an industry working group to develop jet fuel from algae using waste streams. The group will start by developing integrated process models to identify the critical technologies needed.

The working group is co-sponsored by OriginOil and the non-profit consortium Electricore. The first industry partners are biodigester builder Biogas Energy and ionic technology developer Ceramatec. More partner announcements are expected in the weeks to come.

The initiative is a result of OriginOil’s ongoing effort to develop cost-effective algae production. The company previously reported on the use of waste streams as a feedstock for algae cultivation.