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AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy CEO James Levine

David Schwartz, Algae Industry Magazine

At this year’s Algal Biomass Summit we sat down with Jamie to hear his vision for Sapphire’s next phase of development, and how his background will bring a new pallet of tools to this industry flagship.

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Algae's promise rebounds after setbacks

Bradley J. Fikes, San Diego Union Tribune

Algae are everywhere — in the oceans, freshwater lakes, soil and even air. And if businesses working with algae have their way, these versatile, plant-like creatures will become a key part of almost every consumer product.

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True Energy Security

Jim Lane, BiofuelsDigest

 Those of you who have not seen Michael Breen at ABLC earlier this year, or this week at the Algae Biomass Summit, missed out on a pair of very special addresses. We have provided excerpts from his latest address, this at the Algae Biomass Summit.

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Algae as biofuel focus of summit

Bradley J. Fikes, San Diego Union Tribune

 For the first time since 2008, the algae research community’s biggest conference is returning to San Diego — the epicenter of algae biotechnology.

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Algae industry growing, transforming

Jason Anderson & Matt Carr

Back in 2009, San Diego played host to the Algae Biomass Summit, a unique gathering of entrepreneurs, scientists and investors looking for ways to transform a then-obscure technology — algae cultivation — into a dynamic industry of the future.

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ALGAE BIOMASS SUMMIT FEATURES LATEST BREAKTHROUGHS IN ALGAE BIOLOGY RESEARCH

Algae Biomass Organization

 San Diego, CA (August 18, 2014) –The 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in San Diego, California, September 29-October 2 will showcase almost 30 presentations by leading research scientists and experts from universities, companies and several national laboratories in its Progress in Algal Biology track. The sessions will inform technical audiences about the latest algae strain improvement methods involving ‘omics’ and genetic manipulation, and growth and cultivation methods that are making possible the wide-scale commercial production of algae-based products.

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San Diego’s Sapphire Energy Names New CEO Amid Signs of Change

Bruce V. Bigelow, Xconomy

 It’s been clear for awhile that changes were underway at San Diego-based Sapphire Energy, an industrial biotech founded in 2007 to develop a revolutionary process for turning algae into gasoline and other fuels.

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Levine to succeed Warner as CEO of Sapphire Energy: new commercial era begins

Jim Lane, BiofuelsDigest

 Former Verenium CEO and Goldman exec ushers in new commercial era at Sapphire, as CJ Warner relinquishes CEO title, remaining as Chairman.

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Sapphire Energy selected as an EcoPartner with Sinopec

Erin Voegele, Biodiesel Magazine

In his remarks at the signing ceremony, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry noted that “tackling climate change and leading the way to a clean energy future can be a ‘win, win, win’—a win for America, a win for China, and a win for the world.”

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As Biofuels Lose Some Luster, Sapphire Goes Long with Sinopec Deal

Bruce V. Bigelow, Xconomy

 In a ceremony held Thursday in Beijing, San Diego’s Sapphire Energy and Sinopec, China’s state-owned oil and gas conglomerate, agreed to work together to develop and produce algae-based biofuels in China.

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