OriginOil supplies systems to Ennesys, Idaho National Laboratory
California-based OriginOil Inc. has shipped its first production model of the Algae Appliance harvester to Ennesys, its urban algae joint venture in Paris. Ennesys is utilizing OriginOil’s entry-level Algae Appliance unit, the Model 4. The system can process up to 4 liters (1 gallon) of dilute algae water per minute into an algae concentrate, without the use of chemicals.
The company also received an order for two of its test-scale units from the U.S. DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory. One of the units, an Algae Appliance Model 4, is designed to dewater algae on a continuous basis using very low amounts of energy. The other, a Solids Out of Solution Model 2K, is capable of removing contaminants from frack water. The order will be completed via an in-kind transaction under the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between OriginOil and INL.