Changing the World in 20 SecondsEconomical, environmentally friendly biochemicals and biomaterials are now a reality thanks to Sweetwater’s Sunburst™
A Breakthrough in Biorefining
From Feedstock to Fully Deconstructed Biomass in 20 SECONDS.
In 20 seconds, SUNBURST™ frees 97% of C5 sugars and 20% of C6 sugars in monomeric form, producing a pumpable slurry of sugars, clean lignin, and high-value micro-crystalline cellulose (MCC). The remaining cellulose is easily accessible for enzymatic hydrolysis, or processed into additional MCC.
Sweetwater’s SUNBURST™ Technology Provides the Platform for the Sweetwoods Project in the European Union.
The Sweetwoods Project, located in Estonia, brings together a consortium of 9 international partners committed to converting 90% of a hardwood feedstock into high-value biomaterials and bioproducts.
The €43.2 million flagship plant is demonstrating the full, commercial-scale biorefinery concept, turning sustainable hardwoods into flexible foam, isobutene, biodegradable composites, performance insulation boards, and fuels.
At the heart of the project is Sunburst™ pretreatment, deconstructing wood into its constituents more cleanly and efficiently than any other process today.
Our Sweetwoods Partners
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"Sweetwater has the cleanest and best performing lignin that we've ever tested."–Alex Michine, Founder and CEO, Metgen
Sweetwater Energy uses a unique technology for producing low-cost nanofibrillated cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, sugars, and clean lignin from non-food plant materials to help meet the modern world's increasing bioenergy and biochemical demands.
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