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A sugar substitute, ideal for diabetes, produced using agricultural waste

PROBLEM

Diabetes and obesity are growing quickly because there are no healthy alternatives that taste as good as regular sugar.

SOLUTION

Xylitol is a natural sugar substitute that is the only one that tastes identical to sugar, is low in calories, ideal for diabetics and protects teeth against cavities. But instead of using traditional, expensive methods, Xilinat uses a biological process to transform agricultural waste that would otherwise be incinerated into Xylitol.

Sector:

Food / Beverages

Customer:

B2B

Founding year:

2017

Geography:

Mexico

Website:

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TEAM

Javier Larragoiti: CEO, leading Growth, Marketing and Finance
Javier is an engineer with experience in researching, developing, and implementing biotechnological processes for the production of chemicals from organic waste. Javier has experience within the R&D for food ingredients of companies such as Unilever and BASF. 

Isabella Fernández: COO, leading Sales and Operations
Isabella is a food engineer with experience in developing and bringing to market new products. Her previous experience includes leading the commercialization of several products at Sabormex, the largest Mexican ingredient company.

Lorena Pedraza: CRO, leading R&D
Lorena is a Professor with over 25 years of experience in biotechnological processes.

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