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OriginOil appoints Brian Goodall as chief technology officer

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Staff writer | Los Angeles, Ca., USA | June 29, 2010
OriginOilJune 29, 2010, Los Angeles, Ca., USA - OriginOil, an energy company, announced that it has appointed Brian Goodall as the chief technology officer.
Previously, Mr. Goodall served as Vice President of Downstream Technology at Sapphire Energy, Inc., where he worked with Continental Airlines in helping to achieve the first U.S. commercial demo flight using an algae-oil blend.

A strategic leader with international experience in the renewable fuels, petrochemicals and polymers, specialty and fine chemicals, catalysis and oil sectors, Dr. Goodall has been integrally involved in all aspects of the algae-to-fuel value chain, from algae harvesting and drying, to extraction, pre-refining and conversion to fuels and chemicals.

With an impressive career spanning more than 30 years in both the U.S. and Europe, Dr. Goodall has held senior positions in multinational companies such as the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, B.F. Goodrich and Rohm & Haas.

A scientist credited with over 80 patents and 60 published papers in the scientific journals, Dr. Goodall invented the Super High Activity Catalyst (SHAC) while working as a Senior Staff Scientist at Royal Dutch/Shell Group. The SHAC is used to make more than one-third of the world's polypropylene today.

Mr. Goodall holds a Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, U.K. He was also granted a NATO Postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Chicago.