Sapphire Energy vs OriginOil: Who's the Best?

August 20, 2011 |

Background: This is a second round, West Regional match-up between #3 seed Sapphire Energy and #11 seed OriginOil, in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest.

Voting: Open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here.

The winner gets: Most votes advances to the Sweet Sixteen (round of 16), and a shot at the Biofuels Elite Eight.

The loser: Goes home.

Laurels: Sapphire is the 10th ranked company in the 2010-11 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy poll. Ceres is currently #13.

The match-up: It’s an Algae Behemoth vs Algae Upstart. Sapphire Energy took 65 percent of the votes in its first round battle with Mendel Biotechnologies. OriginOil upset #6 seed Genencor, winning 56-44.

Sapphire remains at the forefront of the race to produce commercial fuels from microalgae, and it aiming to complete its 1 million gallon demonstration farm by 2014.

OriginOil, an algae-to-fuels technology developer that has recently acquired a hot new customer in MBD Energy, in Australia, for its algal growth and extraction systems.

Deep Dive Data on OriginOil

OriginOil’s complete Hot 50 / Transformative Technologies profile is here.


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