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Websitesapphireenergy.com
Twitter@SapphireEnergy
CategoryCleanTech
Phone858-768-4700
Employees
Founded2007
DescriptionRenewable Fuel Production

Offices

San Diego, GBR
3115 Merryfield Row
San Diego, CA, 92121
GBR

People

Chief Executive Officer
Founder and Director
COO
CFO
Chief Technology Officer
Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Vice President of Projects
Vice President of Operations
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Funding

TOTAL $284M
FUNDING TOTAL $284M
Series C, 5/2008
ARCH Venture Partners
Venrock
$50M
Series D, 9/2008
Venrock
ARCH Venture Partners
$35M
Grant, 12/2009
$54.5M
Series C, 4/2012
Arrowpoint Partners
$144M

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Sapphire Energy

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 and cyanobacteria), using sunlight and CO2 as their feedstock; are not dependent on food crops or valuable farmland; do not use potable water; do not result in biodiesel or ethanol; enhance and replace petroleum-based products; are compatible with existing infrastructure; and are low carbon, renewable and scalable. Sapphire has an R&D facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and is currently building the first Integrated Algal BioRefinery in Columbus, New Mexico.

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Uploaded: 6/6/09

Sources

  1. Sapphire Energy gets “open checkbook” from investors for algae-based gasoline (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  2. EDGAR [edit]
  3. DOE Invests $564M in Advanced Biorefinery Projects (cleantechbrief.com) [edit]
  4. SAPPHIRE ENERGY ANNOUNCES $144 MILLION SERIES C FUNDING (sapphireenergy.com) [edit]
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