Governments and corporations worldwide have spent billions of dollars unsuccessfully attempting to find an inexpensive commercial technology to obtain sugars from natural biomass that has not been restructured. Generally, these efforts have focused on using increasingly harsh chemicals and expensive technologies. Due to the technical complexity of the underlying problem, these efforts have not been successful.
In contrast, Xyleco’s Natural Force® technology can be summarized as an inexpensive and rapid three-step process:
STEP 1: REDUCE SIZE
The size and shape of the biomass feedstock is reduced.
This process doubles the porosity and surface area of the feedstock material enhancing the effectiveness of the remaining processes.
STEP 2: APPLY ELECTRONS
Electrons are applied to restructure biomass feedstock.
This unique and proprietary step is patented and separates Xyleco from all others in the technology of obtaining sugars from restructured biomass and is critical to Xyleco’s having the only successful technology. This step is clean, inexpensive and occurs at nearly the speed of light.
STEP 3: ADD ENZYMES
Xyleco’s patented enzymes are added to further break down the polysaccharide chains in the feedstock material and obtain sugars.
These sugars can then be turned into numerous products - the desired product dictates the further processing performed.
Examples of additional process steps include: filtration, separation, hydrogenation, fermentation, distillation, catalytic conversion, evaporation and deionization.