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Attacking The Growth Challenge National Algae Association Quarterly Conference Houston, Texas - 29 April 2010
(OTCBB: OOIL)© 2009-2010 OriginOil, Inc. 2 Safe Harbor Statement Matters discussed in this presentation contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, 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, and while expected, there is no guarantee that we will attain the aforementioned anticipated developmental milestones. 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: the impact of economic, competitive and other factors affecting the Company and its operations, markets, product, and distributor performance, the impact on the national and local economies resulting from terrorist actions, and U.S. actions subsequently; and other factors detailed in reports filed by the Company.
(OTCBB: OOIL)© 2009-2010 OriginOil, Inc. 3 Algae Challenge is a Technology Challenge Optimized CO2 and Nutrient Delivery Optimized Light Delivery Minimal Installation Footprint Low Cost Oil Extraction Energy Efficient Continuous Production ++++ = Renewable Oil Anywhere Anytime Technology Breakthrough Requirements
NOW… DO WE HAVE ENERGY- EFFICIENT CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION?
(OTCBB: OOIL)© 2009-2010 OriginOil, Inc. 5 Well, about that electricity… Modeling shows: electrical lighting works ONLY where energy is available: From waste sources (process heat, etc.) In special cases (excess energy generation, geothermal etc.) SAMPLE SCENARIO
(OTCBB: OOIL)© 2009-2010 OriginOil, Inc. 6 Achieving Free Energy The worlds main source of free energy is the sun. But photovoltaic conversion of sunlight to grow algae is so inefficient that… Youre now in the solar farm business! CONCLUSION: COST-EFFICIENT CONTINUOUS ALGAE PRODUCTION (USUALLY) REQUIRES DIRECT SOLAR ENERGY.
(OTCBB: OOIL)© 2009-2010 OriginOil, Inc. 7 Do Open Ponds or Solar Reactors Work? Biggest issue: massive footprint requirement. The reason: PAR* value of sunlight falling on the earths surface is 2000 µmol photons m –2 s –1 (1000 µmol photons m –2 s –1 in winter). But… algae and other photosynthetic organisms require only ~200 µmol photons m –2 s –1 PAR irradiance for maximum growth. This means that a pond or solar reactor can only use 10-20% of available irradiance… It is not possible for one growth layer to absorb all available sunlight. * PAR - Photosynthetically Active Radiation
(OTCBB: OOIL)© 2009-2010 OriginOil, Inc. 8 Conclusions We are wasting solar energy and therefore land surface. If we could multiply the reactor layers, we could (theoretically) access all available PAR. Then, we could achieve industrial algae production using direct solar energy. We would finally have… ENERGY-EFFICIENT CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION!
(OTCBB: OOIL)© 2009-2010 OriginOil, Inc. 9 Announcing OriginOils MultiReactor Simple concept: stack the layers. Using our MultiReactor, we stack the algae reactors and channel sunlight using an array of converging and diverging lenses. MultiReactor Cross-Section © OriginOil 2010 - Patent Pending
(OTCBB: OOIL)© 2009-2010 OriginOil, Inc. 10 Features of the MultiReactor Unique lens array distributes and concentrates light through the vertical matrix. Bioreactors get optimal light intensity (use channels, tubes or bags). Algae cultures circulate through the different levels. End-units for gas harvesting. Prisms split off unwanted wavelengths (possible energy storage for night growth). Number of levels can vary according to latitude. Modular architecture for portability, flexibility and scalability.
(OTCBB: OOIL)© 2009-2010 OriginOil, Inc. 11 Benefits of the MultiReactor Production rates can be increased by 10 or 20 times over single layer designs. Avoids shading problems inherent to naturally lit bioreactors. Optional light strips enable night-time growth for continuous operation. Stacking reduces pump energy requirements for continuous harvest. Compact setup allows concentration of equipment. Standardized design means rapid deployment.
MultiReactor Cross-Section © OriginOil 2010 - Patent Pending - Radiant Light (Sunlight) Diverging Lenses Converging Lenses Compound Lenses Concentrated Light Light Concentration Incident Light No Sunlight Artificial Light (Optional) Culture Channel Culture Channel
(OTCBB: OOIL)© 2009-2010 OriginOil, Inc. 13 MultiReactor (Side View) Design also corrects for varying angles of incidence throughout the year. (North-South axis)
(OTCBB: OOIL)© 2009-2010 OriginOil, Inc. 14 Whats Next? Development of a 40-foot container-based commercial pilot: Portable Inexpensive Widely Available Easy to Replicate Certifiable standard for carbon credits. Integration with existing bag and tube designs. Integration with all other OriginOil processes, for a complete production system. Use of LED-based systems continues to optimize industrial production in-house and at test sites.
(OTCBB: OOIL)© 2009-2010 OriginOil, Inc. 15 THANK YOU! Scott Fraser Vice President, Operations
(OTCBB: OOIL)© 2009-2010 OriginOil, Inc. 16 OriginOil, Inc. (OTCBB: OOIL)OTCBB: OOIL Delivering A Renewable Source of Oil Anywhere, Anytime. www.originoil.com (877) 999-OOIL (6645)
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