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October 5, 2012
Lux Research Names Sweetwater Energy to Top 10 List

Lux Research, an independent research and advisory firm, has released its list of top 10 innovative companies profiled during the third quarter of 2012. The list includes cellulosic sugar manufacturer Sweetwater Energy Inc. The top 10 companies were selected from the 370 companies representing 15 different emerging technology domains that were profiled by Lux Research during the quarter as part of its ongoing intelligence services.

Lux Research Analyst Kalib Kersh said the cellulosic pretreatment space is currently going through a period of intense progress, and companies are struggling to differentiate themselves from each other. There are a couple of things that led to Sweetwater Energy’s inclusion on the top 10 list, he continued. One is that Sweetwater Energy is not focusing on reinventing the wheel. Rather, the company sees itself as a technology integrator. “They are taking technologies that other people have been perfecting, and they are putting them together,” Kersh said, noting that Sweetwater is pursuing a sugar extraction process that employs a dilute acid treatment technology and enzymes. One feature of this process touted by the company is that the resulting cellulosic sugars are compatible with a broad range of fermentation technologies.

Read more about it at Ethanol Producer Magazine or Lux Research.


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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