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September 21, 2012
Sweetwater Energy Hires Senior Project Manager

Sweetwater Energy, Inc., a Rochester-based renewable energy company, today announced it has hired Scott Tudman as the company’s Senior Project Manager.

“We’re very fortunate to bring Scott on board,” says Ron Boillat, Sweetwater’s Chief Deployment Officer. “His expertise managing the engineering complexities of everything from straightforward design to taking into account how to minimize environmental impact of our facilities will make a strong addition to the Sweetwater team.”

One of Tudman’s primary roles will be to manage the design and engineering of Sweetwater’s first commercial facility with Merrick & Company. Tudman will also handle most other aspects and requirements associated with bringing the facility online, and will oversee the design and engineering of future facilities.

Tudman has more than 18 years of experience in environmental engineering and project management. Most recently, he served as Director of Project Management for one of the leading greenhouse gas reduction project developers in North America. He has also worked in the environmental consulting industry with experience in pollution control process evaluation and design. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Environmental Credit Corp. and has co-founded and operated a non-profit that provides renewable andclean energy products to individuals in the developing world.

Tudman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a Master of Science degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University.

Sweetwater Energy uses a unique technology to produce low-cost sugars in a water-based solution from non-food plant materials. This sugar solution is sold to refineries, which use it to produce biofuels, biochemicals, and bioplastics. Unlike petroleum-based technologies, Sweetwater Energy’s process uses renewable plant materials that are not only grown domestically, but significantly reduce greenhouse gas

Earlier this year, Sweetwater began operation of its pilot-scale cellulosic sugar processing facility at its location at 500 Lee Road, in Rochester, NY. Sweetwater’s chemists and engineers are using the pilot system in conjunction with Sweetwater’s laboratory to test new ways to quickly optimize the extraction of useful sugars from a wide variety of plant materials. Sweetwater is currently constructing a demonstration-scale facility at the same location later this year, which will allow final vetting of the Sweetwater technology at commercial scale.


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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