Dr. Stephen Mayfield Says Algae Biofuel Could Be Available In 10 Years
SAN DIEGO -- Local scientists have turned San Diego into the research capital for an alternative fuel that could be the solution for America's pain at the gas pump.
Diverse Board of Algae Leaders to Help Industry Continue Its Rapid Development
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the U.S. algae industry, today announced the election of its Board of Directors for the 2011-2013 term. The ABO also announced Mark Allen, a Senior Advisor to BioProcess Algae, as Chair of the Board of Directors. The Board includes three newly-elected directors and four directors who were re-elected.
Electric Cars Won’t Take Over, Biofuels 3.0 Must Fix the Bugs, & Microorganisms as Problem-Solvers: Big Ideas from Cleantech Leaders
May 16th, 2011 - Sapphire Energy was featured on Energy Now's ”The Mix: American Energy Innovators“
America’s push towards energy independence largely depends on bringing new clean energy ideas and technology from the drawing board to commercial viability. But why do some innovations succeed while others never get off the ground?
The Linde Group, Munich, Germany, and San Diego-based Sapphire Energy Inc. have entered into a multi-year agreement to co-develop a low-cost system to deliver carbon dioxide (CO2) to commercial-scale, open-pond, algae-to-fuel cultivation systems. Linde will supply all of the CO2 to Sapphire`s commercial demonstration facility in Columbus, N. M.
Training academies are cropping up to steer students and professionals into clean energy industries that lack manpower to match growing opportunities
Sapphire Energy and The Linde Group have announced a multi-year partnership to co-develop a low-cost system to deliver carbon dioxide (CO2) to commercial-scale, open-pond, algae-to-fuel cultivation systems. Linde, who is a leading supplier of CO2 in the US, will work with Sapphire to reduce the costs incurred when delivering CO2 for commercial-scale open pond algae cultivation. In addition, Linde will supply the CO2 for Sapphire’s commercial demonstration biorefinery in Columbus, New Mexico. A single commercial algae-fuel production facility is estimated to require around 10,000 metric tons of CO2 per day, which is comparable to approximately 30 percent of the current merchant market for CO2 in the U.S.
What happens when an industry leader that employs roughly 48,000 people and earned nearly $18 billion in the gases and engineering sector in 2010 partners with a young, innovative algae company? We’re about to find out. Sapphire Energy has signed with the Linde Group in an effort to collaborate on a commercial-scale system that could deliver CO2 to open-pond algae systems like those currently being used by Sapphire.
Agribusiness leaders, investors and entrepreneurs convene at Danforth Plant Science Center
ST. LOUIS, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An international conference focused on innovative ideas and opportunities for agriculture to help solve long-term issues in food production and security, environmental and energy concerns will convene at the third annual Ag Innovation Showcase (www.agshowcase.com), May 23-24 in St. Louis, MO. The venue, the Danforth Plant Science Center (www.danforthcenter.org), is the world's largest independent plant science research institute, located in the heartland of American agriculture.