OriginOil, Inc., www.originoil.com – a leader in the breakthrough technology of using large-scale algae farming techniques for the production of renewable oil that can directly compete with petroleum, announced the appointment of Brian Goodall, Ph.D. as its new CTO today.

As OOIL’s strategic partner, Desmet Ballestra North America, Inc. President and CEO Timothy Kemper, puts it, Brian Goodall has prior experience working closely with them when he was VP of Downstream Technology at Sapphire Energy, and has Kemper’s “personal confidence and support”.

Goodall’s work at Sapphire with Continental Airlines led to the first commercial US flight demo using an algae-oil mix.

Goodall was formerly VP of Tech Development at Imperium Renewables Inc., where he led the engineering team behind the world’s first commercial bio-jet fuel flight demo from London to Amsterdam.

Executive Director of the esteemed National Algae Association, Barry Cohen, cited Goodall’s vast knowledge of the algae-to-oil industry, his status as one of the most highly-respected people in the industry, and his vast network of connections within the field as evidence that OOIL will benefit tremendously from the appointment.

With 30 years in the industry, working in the US and Europe, Dr. Goodall has a proven track record holding senior positions in established multinationals like B.F. Goodrich, Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and Rohm &Haas.

Credited with 80+ patents, publisher of 60 scientific journal papers and the inventor of the Super High Activity Catalyst (responsible for over one-third of global polypropylene production) while he was at Royal Dutch/Shell, Dr. Goodall received his Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry and BSc in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, and a NATO Postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Chicago.