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Helios Scientific, LLC

Efficiently converting Pennsylvania hardwood into high end specialty chemicals using superior, proven ground breaking technology.

  • Stage $3M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Curwensville, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2010
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Helios Scientific, LLC owns a proprietary cellulosic pretreatment process that releases a cleaner stream of sugars from a broad range of cellulosic biomass faster, more completely and at a lower cost than any competing pretreatment system.. Helios has built a $5 million demonstration facility and has signed agreements with licensing / acquiring firms to build refineries that convert PA hardwood into butanol & other high end specialty chemicals.


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    Lee Polite
    CEO / CSO

    Dr. Polite is the world's leading expert in chromatography. Polite was a lead scientist for Amoco Corporation in the development of a ground breaking cellulosic conversion process. Dr. Polite founded Helios Scientific in July 2010 to commercialize this technology. Dr. Polite also founded Axion Analytical Laboratories, providing scientific services to every major government lab, chemical and petroleum company in the U.S.

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    Steven M. Rideout

    Mr. Rideout has over 40 yrs experience in theoretic finance and business development. He began his career arbitraging water borne products on the Pacific Rim and managed an international crude oil brokerage until 1992, when he began building risk management operations for commodity producers. He was the COO of a successful hedge fund before moving into the biofuels industry in 2006. Mr. Rideout is a founding member of Helios Scientific.

Previous Investors

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    Amoco Corporation $50 million in development
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    Helios is self funded since inception