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Sinopec, Sapphire Energy project unveiled in China; wins US-China EcoPartnerships nod

The Digest has heard from China that Sapphire Energy’s and Sinopec’s algae-derived renewable crude oil project has been selected for the U.S.-China EcoPartnerships program, and that the announcement is being made overnight US time in Beijing, China, by the U.S. Secretary of State and the People’s Republic of China State Councilor. Details on the project […]

July 10, 2014 More

Sapphire Energy: Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee, “Transformative Harvest, Extraction or Dewatering system”

This is the official Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee page for Sapphire Energy, nominated in the “Transformative Harvest, Extraction or Dewatering” category for its DAF system. Voting Rules All voting is exclusively via social media this year. To vote, simply click on the Tweet, Like or Share link in on this page. Each tweet, like or share […]

March 9, 2014 More

Sapphire Energy: Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee, “Transformation of microbes or algae”

This is the official Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee page for Sapphire Energy, nominated in the “Transformation of microbes or algae” category for its enhanced algae. Voting Rules All voting is exclusively via social media this year. To vote, simply click on the Tweet, Like or Share link in on this page. Each tweet, like or share […]

March 9, 2014 More

Sapphire Energy: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Company description: San Diego-based Sapphire Energy is pioneering an entirely new industry – Green Crude Production – with the potential to profoundly change America’s energy and petrochemical landscape for the better. Sapphire’s products and processes in this category differ significantly from other forms of biofuel because they are made solely from photosynthetic microorganisms (algae), using […]

February 12, 2014 More

LanzaTech, Sapphire Energy, Gevo, Enerkem CEOs commit to ABLC 2014

Holmgren, Warner, Gruber, Chornet to address “Hot Companies: The Global Growth Perspective” on opening morning of ABLC 2014. In Florida, Biofuels Digest announced that LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren, Sapphire Energy CEO Cynthia “CJ ” Warner, Gevo CEO Pat Grubner and Enerkem CEO Vincent Chornet will present addresses on ABLC 2014′s opening morning — under the […]

January 9, 2014 More

Heard on the Floor at Bio Pac Rim: Sapphire Energy, Philipps 66, Monsanto, Novozymes, Braskem and Genomatica unveil key tie-ups

Three Hot 30 / Hot 50 companies partner with giants in agriculture, chemicals and petroleum. In California, three major tie-ups between top-ranked developing bioeconomy darlings and old-line giants were the buzz on the second day of BIO’s annual Pac-Rim event in San Diego. Just after word about Sapphire Energy and Philipps 66′s tie-up was announced, […]

December 11, 2013 More

USDA highlights Sapphire as loan guarantee super star

In New Mexico, the USDA is using Sapphire as an example of the good that can come from loan guarantees, like the $181 million that were announced on Monday. The company paid back its $54.5 million guarantee within a year, created 600 jobs during construction and 30 full-time jobs during operation. The facility is producing […]

October 22, 2013 More

Solazyme, LanzaTech, KiOR, Sapphire Energy and Gevo take top slots in The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2013-14

Renewable oils developer Solazyme took the #1 spot in the 2013-14 “50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” rankings. It was the third consecutive year at the top for Solazyme, which also topped the Biofuels Digest polls in 2009-10. LanzaTech (#2), KiOR (#3), Sapphire Energy (#4), Gevo (#5), Beta Renewables (#6), POET (#7), INEOS Bio (#8), GranBio […]

October 11, 2013 More

Turning Algae’s Golden Corner: Triton, Sapphire Energy, Heliae, Rincon, and Monsanto

How and why a foundational technology led to Sapphire, then spun out again and led to Triton, and attracted investment from Heliae. It seems a long time ago now that, out of Dr. Steve Mayfield’s lab at Scripps and later at the University of California at San Diego, a series of discoveries made it possible, […]

October 2, 2013 More

Sapphire, University of Virginia study show promising results for algae industry

In Virginia, algae biofuels tested as very close to petroleum in energy efficient-production, according to a University of Virginia study. The study, performed at Sapphire’s demonstration plant in New Mexico, demonstrated that carbon emissions of algae biofuels come in at 50-70% lower than that of petroleum. The study evaluated EROI, Energy Return on Investment, or […]

September 23, 2013 More