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Sapphire Energy Honored With Two Awards From The Biofuels Digest’s Bioeconomy Achievement Awards for 2013-14

Jim Lane, BiofuelsDigest

Beta Renewables, Abengoa, Enerkem, Proterro among the winners for Project of the Year — as residues and waste are keys to the big wins.

For Fuel of the Year, Renewable Chemical of the Year, Product of the Year, Yield Improvement, Process Improvement and more – who are the big winners?

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Sapphire Energy's Cynthia 'CJ' Warner, Jeff Webster, and Tim Zenk Named to the Biofuels Digest’s Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy

Jim Lane, BiofuelsDigest

In the annual poll, voters reward key fighters on the RFS2 front, companies reaching scale, and pioneers in renewable chemicals. Top 300 recognized.
In Florida, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack headed the “Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy” as voted by the readers of The Digest and the publication’s editorial board.

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Algae converted to crude oil in less than an hour, energy department says

John Roach, NBC News

 The day when planes, trucks and cars are commonly revved up on pond scum may be on the near horizon thanks to a technological advance that continuously turns a stream of concentrated algae into bio-crude oil. From green goo to crude takes less than an hour.

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Growing the next generation fuel from algae

Phillips 66

Phillips 66 is entering into a new research joint development agreement aimed at taking algal crude oil refining one important step closer to commercialization. This Technology research project will try to answer a central question: Is algal crude ready for a conventional refinery?

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Heard on the Floor at Bio Pac Rim: Sapphire Energy, Philipps 66, Monsanto, Novozymes, Braskem and Genomatica unveil key tie-ups

Jim Lane, BiofuelsDigest

In California, three major tie-ups between top-ranked developing bioeconomy darlings and old-line giants were the buzz on the second day of BIO’s annual Pac-Rim event in San Diego. Just after word about Sapphire Energy and Philipps 66′s tie-up was announced, news circulated on the floor about a key advance featuring Novozymes and Monsanto. Then, this morning, word appeared that Braskem and Genomatica had finalized a key partnership for butadiene.

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Phillips 66 and Sapphire Energy Partner to Certify Crude Oil from Algae

Algae Biomass Organization

Another major energy company has taken interest in renewable crude oil that is made from algae. Today Sapphire Energy and Phillips 66 announced a joint development agreement that will accelerate the certification of Sapphire’s Green Crude oil for processing in traditional refineries.

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How algae could change the world

David Ogul, Los Angeles Times

Researchers at UC San Diego are using the slimy stuff to create low-cost medicine, biofuel and more

A group of UC San Diego researchers are on the cutting edge of using algae to help solve many of the world’s problems.

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ALGAE BIOMASS ORGANIZATION OPPOSES EPA’S REDUCTION OF RENEWABLE FUEL REQUIREMENTS

Algae Biomass Organization

 Washington, DC (November 15, 2013) – The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, expressed disappointment with the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed change to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that would, for the first time, reduce the levels of domestically produced, advanced biofuels that are required to be blended into America’s fuel supply.

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Sapphire Energy CEO and Chairman CJ Warner Interviewed for the ABFA Video Series

Advanced Biofuels Association

Drivers in the United States are familiar with ethanol blends available at the gas pump, but they might not know that an American company has pioneered the power of “Green Crude” – using sunlight and carbon dioxide to turn algae into renewable fuel that can be refined into gasoline, diesel, or jet fuel.

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Congress Takes Notice Of Algae Production In San Diego

Chris Jennewein / Patch

 Reps. Scott Peters (D-CA) and Matt Salmon (R-AZ) launched the Congressional Algae Caucus to focus Congressional attention on the nascent algae industry.

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