Sapphire Energy was founded with one mission in mind: to change the world by developing a domestic, renewable source of energy that benefits the environment and hastens America′s energy independence. What began as a debate among friends in early 2007 on how to create the perfect biofuel, by integrating the principals of industrial biotechnology, has become today\'s Sapphire Energy with facilities in San Diego, CA; Orange Country, CA; Las Cruces, NM; and Columbus, NM.
Sapphire Energy founders are led by entrepreneur and scientist Jason Pyle, and are backed by a team of the nation\'s leading researchers, scientists, and blue-ribbon investors in early-stage companies. Sapphire has already developed breakthrough technology to produce fungible, drop-in transportation fuels—including 91 octane gasoline, 89 cetane diesel, and jet fuel—all out of algae, sunlight, and carbon dioxide (CO2). Or, what we like to call Green Crude.