Sapphire Energy

San Diego-based Sapphire Energy is pioneering an approach that takes two very old processes and synthesizes them into one very new opportunity. Farming and algae have been around for most of human existence, but the two have not been paired in any significant way to bring leverage the positive effects on one another. Sapphire’s products and processes in this category differ significantly from others because they are made solely from photosynthetic microorganisms (algae and cyanobacteria), using sunlight and CO2 as their feedstock; are not dependent on food crops or valuable farmland; do not use potable water; do not result in biodiesel or ethanol; are compatible with existing infrastructure; and are low carbon, renewable and scalable. Sapphire has an R&D facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and has been operating a 300-acre facility continuously since May 1, 2012.
Type
Private
HQ
San Diego, US
Founded
2007
Employees
67 (est)-4%

Key People at Sapphire Energy

Kristina Burrow

Kristina Burrow

Founder and Director
Lloyd Kunimoto

Lloyd Kunimoto

Chief Business Officer
Jaime E. Moreno

Jaime E. Moreno

Vice President of Projects
Nathaniel David

Nathaniel David

Director and Founder
Matthew Croughan

Matthew Croughan

Chief Technology Officer
Jim Butler

Jim Butler

Vice President of Legal Affairs and Intellectual
James Levine

James Levine

CEO and President
Thomas Willardson

Thomas Willardson

CFO
Jim Astwood

Jim Astwood

SVP Product Management
Ben Saydah

Ben Saydah

Vice President of Downstream
Sally Taggart

Sally Taggart

Vice President

Sapphire Energy Locations

San Diego, US

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Founding Date

2007

Total Funding

$376 M

Latest funding size

$92 M

Time since last funding

12 months

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