Origin Materials Wins 2022 Global Bio-Based Economy Performance Award from the Coalition for Alternative Fuels and Chemicals

The world leader in carbon negative materials recognized for its innovation in the development of bio-based products

Co-Founder and Co-CEO John Bissell to Speak at AFCC’s Global Bio-Based Economy Conference

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., October 6, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Origin Materials, Inc. (“Origin” or “Origin Materials”) (NASDAQ: ORGN, ORGNW), the global leader in carbon negative materials whose mission is to enable the global transition to sustainable materials, today announced that it has won the Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition’s (AFCC) 2022 Bio-Based Economy Global Performance Award for outstanding performance and achievement in the commercialization and scale of its patented technology platform.

The award recognizes Origin’s technology platform for transforming the carbon in sustainable wood residue into useful carbon negative materials for a wide range of end products, including apparel, textiles, plastics, packaging, auto parts, tires, carpets and toys.

Sponsored by the Industrial Biotechnology Journal, the official journal of the AFCC, the award is presented annually to recognize companies that advance science and contribute to the production and commercialization of industrial biotechnology products.

“We are honored to receive the 2022 Global Biobased Economy Performance Award for bringing sustainable innovation to the materials supply chain through our patented breakthrough platform technology for the production of recyclable and sustainable carbon negative materials over a range range of end products and markets,” said John Bissell, co-founder and co-CEO of Origin Materials. “Our team is working hard to scale this technology globally, including developing our first commercial and global scale manufacturing facilities. We are grateful for the recognition of our efforts by the AFCC, and we look forward to helping our customers make net zero possible and achieve their decarbonization goals.”

“Congratulations to Origin for its outstanding performance and accomplishments in advancing science and in transforming a petroleum-based economy into a bio-based economy,” said AFCC Executive Vice President Dr. Rina Singh, PhD. “Origin has advanced the bioeconomy by developing innovative carbon-negative, sustainable and environmentally friendly biomaterials and processes, making our planet a cleaner, safer place to live.”

Mr. Bissell will speak at the AFCC’s 2022 Global Bio-Based Economy Conference in person on Tuesday, November 8ein Washington, DC to receive the award and discuss the company’s carbon-negative technology platform.

About original materials
Based in West Sacramento, Origin Materials is the global leader in carbon negative materials. Origin’s mission is to enable the global transition to sustainable materials. For more than a decade, Origin has developed a platform to turn the carbon in inexpensive, abundant, non-food biomass, like sustainable wood residues, into useful materials while capturing carbon in the process. Origin’s patented technology platform can help revolutionize the production of a wide range of end products, including apparel, textiles, plastics, packaging, auto parts, tires, carpets, toys, etc., with an addressable market of approximately $1 trillion. Additionally, Origin’s technology platform is expected to provide stable pricing largely decoupled from the oil supply chain, which is exposed to more volatility than supply chains based on sustainable wood residues. Origin’s patented core technology, economy and carbon impact are supported by a growing list of major global customers and investors.

For more information, visit www.originmaterials.com.

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