Wakefield, MA – March 27, 2018 — Xyleco, Inc., a privately held science and manufacturing company, today announced that, after working in stealth for more than a decade, it has developed and patented a range of breakthrough technologies that allow non-food biomass, agricultural and other waste, to be used to produce thousands of products.
Biomass waste is plentiful and renewable. However, centuries of scientific effort have failed to find commercially viable uses for it.
Xyleco’s validated commercial technology restructures the biomass and uses enzymes to obtain sugars from the biomass simply, efficiently and at low cost. Once obtained, these sugars can be used globally in nearly every industry to produce a wide range of important products, including fuels, materials, sweeteners and other food products, chemicals and chemical intermediates.
Xyleco’s products are significantly different than currently available products because they:
- come from non-food sources, and
- significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Xyleco is currently producing sugars and sugar products from biomass at its pilot production facility and its first commercial- scale production facility is under construction. Xyleco is actively negotiating with collaborators on the global adoption of its products and technologies.
Xyleco is the world’s leading expert in unlocking the potential of non-food biomass.
The company has world-class research and development laboratories, as well as a pilot production facility on 5 acres alongside Route 95 in Wakefield, MA, where the company innovates and demonstrates its cellulosic technology. It also has a commercial plant facility on a 162-acre campus in Washington State, as well as an engineering office in Houston, TX.
Xyleco’s global intellectual property portfolio exceeds 4,900 patents and applications in 100 countries worldwide.
Xyleco’s Board of Directors includes three Nobel prize winners in science (chemistry and physics), a senior professor in chemical engineering at MIT, a former U.S. Secretary of Energy and a former Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest oil company.
More information about Xyleco can be found at www.xyleco.com.