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How about producing cellulosic sugars from solid waste procured from local industries using a patented process and a breakeven of < 1 year

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2013
  • Employees 2

Company Summary

We are commercializing a one pot patented process developed in SUNY ESF which economically produces fermentable cellulosic sugars from refuse of local industries. The byproduct produced can be sold to agricultural related industries. The feed stock itself is a revenue source (tipping fees for accepting solid waste) while the sugars are sold at an average of $0.18 per pound on commodity market. The sugars can be sold to sugar based industries.


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    Bhavin Bhayani

    Bhavin Bhayani earned his Doctorate in Bioprocess Engineering from SUNY ESF. He has made tremendous progress in the field of hydrolysis and separation process to obtain a sugar rich stream. Bhavin was also a finalist at the NYS Business Plan Competition. His environmental process engineering background combined with his experience in separation process and his entrepreneurial attitude make him an ideal professional who can lead this project

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    Bandaru Ramarao

    Dr. Bandaru Ramarao is a Professor and Associate Director of the ESPRI at SUNY ESF. Dr. Ramarao has researched many new processes with publications and patents in the areas of paper recycling, paper making fluid mechanics and biorefineries. He is the author of more than 120 publications in international journals, conference proceedings and books. He has been active in AIChE and TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry) USA.

Previous Investors

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    Raymond von Dran (RvD) IDEA Awards - Syracuse University