Company Overview

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Founded:
2007
Founders:
Nathaniel David, Kristina Burrow
Headquarters:
San Diego, CA
Funding:
$283.5M
Categories:
Clean Technology
Description:
Sapphire Energy develops products and processes based on photosynthetic microorganisms, and uses sunlight and CO2 as their feedstock.

Detailed Description

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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.

Current Team (13)

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Past Team (2)

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Funding Rounds (4) - $283.5M

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Board Members and Advisors (5)

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Investors (3)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    3115 Merryfield Row

    San Diego, CA 92121

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Images (1)

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