Leaking Alberta tar sands
The photo here shows a site that has been seeping tar over 30 acres of swampy forest for the past nine weeks.
The Toronto Star reported there were four spills in the last few months.
Our Calgary partner, LH Innovations, is working hard to get our equipment onsite in the Alberta tar sands.
We can help clean up the produced water, and the leaks too.
Cleaning up the tailings ponds
We can especially help with the huge tar sands tailings ponds, which currently hold more than one billion litres of toxic tar sands waste. Government documents confirm the massive ponds are seeping into and contaminating local groundwater.
There's not much time: the industry is running out of tailings ponds, which are really lakes of highly toxic water.
In 2009, the government told tar sands operators they had to "slow the growing volumes of fluid tailings and the proliferation of tailings ponds." (Desmog Canada)
Time to act, and we are there.
AREDAY's tenth anniversary
AREDAY Summit is celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary – August 15-18, 2013 in Aspen, CO. at the world-renowned Aspen Institute.
ARE stands for American Renewable Energy. Chip Comins organizes the summit every year with Janice Hall, and they do a great job.
And there are worse places to have a conference!
I will be joining Ted Turner and other interesting people in speaking at this high-profile conference on this year's theme, "Advancing Clean Energy: Transition to a Sustainable Global Economy."
As a faithful CEO Update reader, you qualify for a $695 price, a $200 discount off the regular full conference pricing. Enter PROMO Code: REW.
Riggs and Team
President & CEO
OriginOil Technology Successfully Processes Liquid Sewage
Waste Appliance Prototype Now Treating Liquid Waste as Part of Urban Algae Site near Paris
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)
OriginOil, Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of a breakthrough water cleanup technology for oil & gas, algae and other water-intensive industries, announced today that its Electro Water Separation™ system (EWS) can successfully treat liquid sewage directly at the point of origin, in commercial buildings. A prototype EWS Waste unit (the Waste Appliance™) now processes liquid waste at an urban algae demonstration site near Paris, generating clean, nitrate-rich water to feed algae grown on the building’s roof as an energy source.
“This prototype waste treatment system from OriginOil works perfectly, generating clean, fertile water for our algae systems,” said Jean-Louis Kindler, CTO of OriginOil’s joint venture, Paris-based Ennesys. “By utilizing human waste as a feedstock for algae energy, we are showing that urban algae production can meet many essential building requirements—energy generation and waste disposal alike—in a simple closed loop system.”
In the Ennesys system, human sewage is first separated into solids and liquids. OriginOil’s EWS Waste process then sanitizes the fluids and converts the urea into nitrates. The clean, fertile water is then fed into the algae tubes on the roof of the building, where algae grows and is harvested daily for energy.
“It may come as a surprise to many that it is actually just as easy to clean building sewage as it is to treat fish farm water,” said Nicholas Eckelberry, OriginOil co-founder and chief inventor. “What we learned in the Salton Sea area of California directly helped us succeed in France.”
posted on cosmeticdesign
GS BioE-OriginOil ‘game-changer’ for anti-oxidant ingredient from algae production
Article on cosmeticdesign (a Google search will bring it up)
by Andrew Mcdougall
Summary: In an inter-US agreement, Garden State bioEnterprises (GS bioE) has adopted OriginOil's harvesting technology as a key component of its proprietary production system for the high-value product Astaxanthin, which is used in cosmetics. (copyright protected - can't post article)
The Ennesys team was hard at work when I showed up at their offices near Paris recently. They paid no attention to me at first - they were intent on making a major deadline.
Here I am with their CEO, Pierre Tauzinat, soon after the team met the deadline...
The big deal? It's Ennesys' first HUGE commercial contract!
Urban Industrial Algae Goes Commercial
"PROJET SPRING" is the code-name for an ambitious half-million square foot (40,000 m2) construction project that will use algae for energy. It is being underwritten by a world-renowned French commercial builder.
Six-figure initial contract
And yes, that builder is paying Ennesys six figures US for the initial project development, with much more to come as it moves into detail stages.
(Here's my snapshot of a project draft).
Six major global projects
Project SPRING is just one of SIX major revenue-generating projects that Ennesys is planning or executing, in France and elsewhere in the world.
There's even one in the Maldive Islands, where rising ocean levels threaten the country's very existence.
And yes, Ennesys also intends to receive more government funding...
What this means for OriginOil
This revenue is good news for the urban algae sector, which Ennesys leads. As a startup it will continue to need funding; getting revenue is great for its prospects.
For OriginOil, this is an investment that we believe will soon show major valuation multiples.
And since Ennesys is our showcase in Europe, it is great to know that they are continuing to show results with our technology!
Record heat for Paris
The next day, Paris set a 147-year record daytime high: 41 degrees Celsius, or 106 degrees in the shade!
Buildings clad in algae on their rooftops and outside walls can not only make their own energy, but they can run cooler.
That will make them increasingly essential in these hotter times.
So — try to stay cool this weekend ;-)
Riggs and Team
President & CEO