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Xylitol Canada Engages Roche Construction for Multi-Discipline Engineering & Construction Services

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:05 AM on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Oct. 8, 2014) – Xylitol Canada Inc. (“Xylitol Canada“, or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE:XYL) is pleased to announce today that it has engaged The Roche Group (“Roche“) for a broad scope of multi-discipline engineering and construction consulting services in relation to Xylitol Canada’s plant development initiatives.

The scope of work for Roche includes, but is not limited to, assisting Xylitol Canada refine and enhance existing plant designs, preparation of site plans, equipment configuration and location plans, building and facilities designs, electrical power, instrumentation & controls requirements, key procurement and construction advice, overall project cost estimation and finally, advice on future local permitting requirements.

Roche will be working closely with Xylitol Canada’s recently appointed Project Director, Ian Sansom, along with specialized process consultants and Xylitol Canada management, on all phases of the project.

“As we continue to make strides on our xylose plant initiatives, we have continued to surround ourselves with reputable and well respected individuals and Companies during each critical stage of our plant initiatives. Members of our team have worked with Roche in the past, and we are confident that they bring first-class design capabilities to assist us in our endeavors,” commented Andrew Reid, CEO of Xylitol Canada.

Asked about their participation, Roche’s Project Director, Pierre Lanoue, stated, “We are excited to help Xylitol Canada with their development and design activities for the xylose plant project.”

Xylitol Canada engaged Roche on September 23, 2014, and design activities began on Friday, September 26th. The Xylitol/Roche kickoff meeting took place in Quebec on October 6, 2014 at Roche’s offices.

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 an all-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.

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Xylitol Canada Inc.
Andrew Reid

Xylitol Canada Inc.
Matt Willer
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