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OriginOil appoints Frontline Engineering Australia

OriginOil, a developer of next-generation algae oil technologies for transportation fuel, chemicals and foods markets, has appointed Melbourne-based Frontline Engineering Australia as its first Certified Support Partner.

Frontline will help algae producers and integrators, install, engineer and operate OriginOil systems in Australia and also the Asia-Pacific region.

Ken Reynolds, OriginOil marketing VP says, ‘as we prepare to expand our sales channel and customer base throughout the Asia-Pacific region, working with MBD and others, we expect that our customers will have prompt access to trained and certified technical staff close to their own time zone.’

Mark Ellison, Frontline Engineering Australia MD, says, ‘Algae production is one of the fastest growing new industries in Australia, with the potential to dramatically impact our production of carbon-neutral foods and fuels.’

A number of commercial algae producers, such as MBD Energy, are taking advantage of Australia's ideal growing conditions, governmental support, and research facilities. Last year, Finland's Neste Oil, together with a consortium of 17 other companies known as the AlgaePARC project, announced plans to expand research and development of renewable algae biofuels with a focus on production in Australia.