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.
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.
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.
For the first time since 2008, the algae research community’s biggest conference is returning to San Diego — the epicenter of algae biotechnology.
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.
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.
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.
Former Verenium CEO and Goldman exec ushers in new commercial era at Sapphire, as CJ Warner relinquishes CEO title, remaining as Chairman.
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.”
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.