Senator Heinrich visits Sapphire with eye on federal policies

Alta LeCompte writes in the Las Cruces (New Mexico) Bulletin that U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich addressed the unique nature of the advanced biofuel industry and the challenge it poses for legislators…

Sapphire and Phillips partner to commercialize algae crude

Sapphire Energy, Inc. and Phillips 66 have announced a strategic joint development agreement aimed at taking production of algae crude oil a significant step toward commercialization. The companies will work…

Sapphire and Linde partner to upgrade algae biomass into crude oil

San Diego, CA-based Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based Green Crude oil production, and the Munich, Germany-based technology company, The Linde Group, will expand…

ISB and Sapphire

Dr. Nitin Baliga, ISB’s Director for Integrative Biology, discusses the strategy for their recent partnership with Sapphire Energy to bring ISB’s high end computational systems biology together with Sapphire’s state-of-the-art fuel production capabilities…

Sapphire and ISB Partner on Commercial Algae Production

Sapphire Energy and Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), pioneers of the cross-disciplinary and integrative systems approach to research, have announced a strategic partnership to further…

Sapphire CEO Clarifies Departure

Amid the speculation of why Jason Pyle left Sapphire Energy, seemingly just before their major launch into pre-commercial operations, Bruce Bigelow’s interview with the former CEO in Xconomy explains why…

USDA Guarantees $54 Million Loan to Sapphire

According to a story by Brook Stockberger in the Las Cruces Sun News, the United States Department of Agriculture has just announced that a $54.5 million loan for San Diego-based Sapphire Energy…

Sapphire Chosen as a Clean Tech “Game Changer of the Year”

Sapphire Energy, Inc. has been chosen as a 2011 “Game Changer of the Year” in Clean Technology. Award presenters Grow-California chose Sapphire for its impact on California’s green industry…

Sapphire Strikes CO2 Deal with Linde Group

The German-based technology company, The Linde Group, and green crude developers, Sapphire Energy, Inc., have announced a multi-year agreement to co-develop a low-cost system to deliver…

Sapphire Expands Board with Petro and Agra Talent

“This may well be the year that all roads lead to algae,” says Jason Pyle, CEO of Sapphire Energy. “We started the year with $104 million in new federal funding, recently expanded our executive…

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s Tim Zenk

Sapphire Energy began in 2007 with a debate between three friends: entrepreneur and bioengineer Jason Pyle; Kristina Burow, a chemist turned venture capitalist; and Nathaniel David, a biologist and serial company…