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Sapphire Energy Named to the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2014-15

“This year, the voters went global in picking companies founded in New Zealand, Brazil, the US, Denmark, the Netherlands, Iurtaly and Spain in the top 10,” said Digest editor and publisher Jim Lane. “Companies that are building commercial-scale biorefineries were hot this year, as readers and selectors rewarded the hard yards of building success at scale.”

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Senator Udall Visits Sapphire, Calls for Parity

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) visited Sapphire Energy’s Research & Development facility in Las Cruces New Mexico yesterday to learn more about the company’s revolutionary process to convert algae into “green crude”, a drop-in replacement for fossil crude oil. The Las Cruces facility is the largest, photosynthetic, fully integrated, algae-to-energy testing facility in the world.

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SAPPHIRE ENERGY ANNOUNCES NEW CEO JAMES LEVINE

 SAN DIEGO, July 28, 2014 – Sapphire Energy, Inc., a global leader of algae cultivation technologies, today announced the appointment of biotechnology veteran James Levine as president, CEO and member of the board of directors. Levine replaces Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner, who is stepping down from her post effective immediately. She will remain chairman of the company’s board of directors.

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STATEMENT BY SAPPHIRE ENERGY CEO, CYNTHIA ‘CJ’ WARNER, REGARDING THE COMPANY’S SELECTION AS AN ECOPARTNER WITH OIL GIANT SINOPEC

BEIJING, CHINA, July 10, 2014 – “Sapphire Energy is very pleased to learn that our company’s and Sinopec's algae-derived renewable crude oil project has been selected for the U.S.-China EcoPartnerships program, announced today in Beijing, China, by the U.S. Secretary of State and the People’s Republic of China State Councilor. This collaboration between our two companies exemplifies the mutual goal of producing cleaner energy solutions for the U.S. and China. Together, we will demonstrate that crude oil from algae can be produced with favorable economics; that it can be integrated into existing fuels distribution networks; and that it will deliver substantial advantages for the reduction of CO2 emissions in both nations.

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