Sapphire Energy has produced renewable 91-octane gasoline, that conforms to ASTM certification, made from a breakthrough process that produces crude oil directly from sunlight, CO2 and photosynthetic microorganisms, beginning with algae.
Sapphire Energy have produced renewable 91 octane gasoline that conforms to ASTM certification, made from a breakthrough process that produces and crude oil directly from sunlight, CO2 photosynthetic microorganisms, beginning with algae. “Sapphire’s goal is to be the world’s leading producer of renewable petrochemical products,” said CEO and co-founder Jason Pyle. “Our goal is to produce a renewable fuel without the downsides of current biofuel approaches.” The end result – high-value hydrocarbons chemically identical to those in gasoline – will be entirely compatible with the current energy infrastructure from cars to refineries and pipelines. Company scientists have built a platform that uses sunlight, CO2, photosynthetic microorganisms and non-arable land to produce carbon-neutral alternatives to petrochemical-based processes and products. First up: renewable gasoline.