TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Aug. 20, 2014) - Xylitol Canada Inc. (“Xylitol Canada“, or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE:XYL) today announced that it has engaged the services of Ian Sansom of EACL Consulting Services Inc. as the lead project manager overseeing the Company’s plant development initiatives.
“We are pleased to welcome Ian on board as we continue to develop our xylose plant strategy. Ian comes to us with over 21 years of experience in project management spanning a broad range of industries including power, petrochemical, polymer, industrial and pharmaceutical. We are pleased that his successful breadth of real world project experience can lend itself to the Xylitol Canada xylose plant initiatives” commented Andrew Reid, CEO of Xylitol Canada, Inc.
When asked about his participation, Mr. Sansom stated “I’m very excited to help Andrew and the Xylitol Canada team execute on their xylose plant program. My project management background specific to medium to large scale industrial and chemical plant projects is a great fit for all parties. I look forward to working with the Company in this capacity.”
Presently, the Company has been exploring a variety of different areas to deploy its novel technology in conjunction with other organizations that have readily available biomass. This model allows for low cost, sustainable production of xylose, among other high value bio extracted product streams.
In closing, Mr Reid stated “We have come a long way in the past four years on our plant based initiatives, and we are pleased with our progress. Bringing Ian onto our team brings us the commercial experience levels required for us to take the next step on these opportunities.”
About Xylitol Canada Inc.
Xylitol Canada markets xylitol and xylitol based-products and is focused on becoming a major low-cost manufacturer of xylitol and related products, serving the global market from operations in North America. Xylitol Canada’s business strategy is to leverage novel proprietary technology and processes to become North America’s premier manufacturer of low cost, high quality xylitol from readily available environmentally-sustainable biomass. Xylitol is a natural sweetener which is marketed globally including Canada and the United States and is accepted by the American Food and Drug Administration, the World Health Organization and the American Dental Association. Xylitol contains 75% less carbohydrates and 40% less calories than sugar, has a myriad of oral health benefits including the prevention of tooth decay and is safe for diabetics. To date, wider spread use of xylitol has been limited by the lack of a reliable, low cost, high quality supplier.
Xylitol Canada Inc.