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Algal Biofuel Icon Sapphire Energy Moves to Diversify Product Line

 After James Levine stepped in last summer as CEO at Sapphire Energy, he told Xconomy he would be looking for ways to broaden and diversify Sapphire’s core expertise in algae-based biofuels by developing new businesses in related fields. Now that strategy is beginning to take form.

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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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SAPPHIRE ENERGY GROWS LEADERSHIP TEAM, NAMES DISTINGUISHED BIOTECH EXPERT AS SENIOR VP OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

SAN DIEGO, January 27, 2015 – Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world’s largest producers of renewable solutions from algae, today announced that Dr. Jim Astwood has joined the company as senior vice president of product management. In this role, he will lead several of Sapphire’s expanded business development efforts, with a near-term focus on applying its renewable algae-based technology to address a growing need for reliable sources of human nutraceuticals, animal/aquaculture feed, and more.

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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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