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Forbes Mag's Most Promising Companies List Includes Green Companies


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Amidst the hamburger outlets and online survey providers that won coveted spots on Forbes Magazines' America's Most Promising Companies list are a bunch of interesting green companies.

They demonstrate the variety of innovative ideas that are successfully making it in the market these days.

#97 is Sapphire Energy, which has been working on substituting algae for crude oil since 2007. Its "green crude" can be refined into gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, and is currently running on $100 million raised from Bill Gate's venture capital firm, Cascade Investments, Welcome Trust, Venrock (Rockefeller Family), and ARCH Venture Partners, plus another $100 million in funding from the federal government. 

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