OriginOil CEO to address speak at National Algae Association Conference 2009

OriginOil Inc. (OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, has announced that the company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Riggs Eckelberry, will address industry leaders and fellow members at the National Algae Association's fifth quarterly Algae Commercialization, Research and Business Networking Forum on April 30.

During the conference, Eckelberry will discuss the many applications for algae, both on a local and global scale. He will also specifically address the company's technology and commercial progress.

"Last July, Eckelberry spoke to a packed audience and he didn't disappoint," said Barry Cohen, the association's director. "We know he will make good on the theme of this forum, which is ‘What are we waiting for?' We all agree that now is the time to take algae, the most promising replacement for petroleum, to market."

Among those joining Eckelberry will be representatives of the Royal Dutch Shell-funded venture Cellana, the University of Munich, and Virginia State University. The NAA's quarterly forums are popular with so-called "algaepreneurs," as they focus on commercial opportunities and real-world research and development.

The conference will be held April 30-May 1 at the Sheraton North Houston in Houston. For more information or to attend the seminar, visit www.nationalalgaeassociation.com.

Source: OriginOil Inc.