Tag: Sapphire Energy

Cool Planet surges into leads in Transformative Technologies 2014 early voting

Cool Planet surges into leads in Transformative Technologies 2014 early voting

March 18, 2014 |

Fresh faces and major players among the early leaders as voting gets underway. In Florida, The Digest announced that Cool Planet is now leading in two categories in early-voting for Transformative Technologies 2014. The Colorado-based early stage company is ahead for Conversion technology (liquid) and Transformative biomased material. DuPont continues to lead for Organic Catalyst […]

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

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

February 12, 2014 |

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 […]

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It’s 2014: get cracking!

It’s 2014: get cracking!

January 29, 2014 |

Hydrotreating, catalytic cracking, pyrolysis, metathesis, supercritical, and catalytic reforming. It’s the big new wave heading for biofuels and biobased chemicals at scale. The secret word in the bioeconomy for 2014 starts with a C. Carbon? Chemicals? Cellulosic? Close, but guess again. Yep, it’s cracking. That is, breaking down the biobased feedstock with heat, pressure and […]

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

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

January 9, 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 […]

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Help, I’ve Fallen and My Enterprise Can’t Get Up: Goldilocks, right-sizing and synth-bio

Help, I’ve Fallen and My Enterprise Can’t Get Up: Goldilocks, right-sizing and synth-bio

December 15, 2013 |

The story of Pareto Biotechnologies, RuBisCo, the pesky failures of evolution, and help for those who have fallen and can’t get up, via a right-sized approach. Not too high a goal, not too low. Not too much reinvention of the genetic code. Not too little. Will Pareto’s approach be “just right”? The odds are good […]

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The Hottest Slides from 2013 ABLC-Next, Part II: bioenergy’s biggest movers do their shaking

The Hottest Slides from 2013 ABLC-Next, Part II: bioenergy’s biggest movers do their shaking

October 17, 2013 |

In California, ABLC-Next has concluded for this year — and the convergence of advanced biofuels leaders in R&D, commercialization, policy and finance will reconvene in Washington DC on April 21-23 of next year. This week, we’ll be providing highlights from this years presentations. Today, part II of our look at the hottest slides from ABLC-Next. […]

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

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

October 2, 2013 |

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, […]

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Capturing Carbon: the role of biocatalysts and biofuels

Capturing Carbon: the role of biocatalysts and biofuels

August 6, 2013 |

Carbon capture: much talked-about, less seen. Could biocatalysts and biofuels provide the kicker needed to make this class of technologies feasible? New news and data from Akermin suggests that bio may be just the ticket. In Missouri this week, Akermin, a biocatalyst company developing technology to improve the removal of carbon dioxide from industrial gas […]

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US DOE invests $22M in algae biofuels accelerators

US DOE invests $22M in algae biofuels accelerators

August 2, 2013 |

Hawaii Bioenergy, Sapphire Energy, New Mexico State University, California Polytechnic State University, FDC Enterprises land tidy DOE support for algal biofuels, feedstock logistics projects. In Washington, US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, speaking at the DOE Biomass conference, announced $16.5 million in grants to four projects in California, Hawaii and New Mexico aimed at breaking down technical barriers and […]

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Rip up the mortgage: Sapphire Energy pays off USDA Loan Guarantee in full

Rip up the mortgage: Sapphire Energy pays off USDA Loan Guarantee in full

July 30, 2013 |

Sapphire raises new round of equity, pays off USDA Loan Guarantee: “Sapphire Energy is very grateful to the USDA for supporting algae crude oil,” says CEO C.J. Warner. In California, Sapphire Energy announced it has paid off the loan guarantee awarded to the company by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  In Dec. 2009, the company […]

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