Sapphire Energy

Monsanto Backs Algae Startup Sapphire Energy

Agriculture and genetics giant Monsanto has made its bet on algae. On Tuesday, Monsanto announced that it has made an equity investment in, and developed a partnership with, algae startup Sapphire Energy. Sapphire Energy uses synthetic biology to make a green crude out of algae.

China throws foreign 3G a bone

China announced specifications for two major global 3G standards – W-CDMA and CDMA 2000 – indicating that it was fine with foreign…