OriginOil Product Wins PopSci Award in Green Category

The Algae Appliance harvests algae and cleans up oil and gas water.

November 16, 2012
Manufacturing Group

OriginOil Inc., the developer of a breakthrough energy production process for harvesting algae and cleaning up oil and gas water, announces that its high-speed algae harvester, the Algae Appliance, has been awarded Popular Science magazine’s 2012 Best of What’s New Award in the Green category.

“For 25 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us − those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” says Jacob Ward, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “The Best of What’s New Award is the magazine’s top honor, and the 100 winners − chosen from among thousands of entrants − each a revolution in its field.”

“Because algae lives in all that water and is so perishable, the algae industry needs a breakthrough harvesting technology to make it in the huge global energy and chemicals markets,” says Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil CEO. “We thank Popular Science for recognizing that our proprietary, patent-pending Model 4 Algae Appliance could be that breakthrough.”

Each year, Popular Science reviews thousands of new products and innovations to choose the top 100 echnologies across 12 categories. Winners are featured in the magazine’s annual “Best of What’s New” issue, one of Popular Science’s bestselling issues of the year.