Sapphire, Institute Systems Biology develop algae biofuels

Sapphire, Institute for Systems Biology to develop algae biofuels

10:34 AM, 6th November 2012
Sapphire, Institute for Systems Biology to develop algae biofuels
Leroy Hood, President, Institute for Systems Biology.

SAN DIEGO, US: Sapphire Energy and Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) formed a strategic partnership to further scientific research and development of algae biofuels. Through this partnership, the companies will focus on applying systems biology solutions to algae with the goal of significantly increasing oil yield and improving resistance to crop predators and environmental factors in order to further advancement of commercialized algae biofuel production.

“Sapphire has embarked on one of the most exciting new technologies of our decade - to produce crude oil from algae at scale. By linking Sapphire’s expertise in algae with ISB’s cross disciplinary approach to biology, we hope to reverse engineer the gene networks in algae and create strategies that will significantly improve the yield of green oil and crop protection and reduce significantly the time to market,” said Leroy Hood, President, Institute for Systems Biology.

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