Key Dates

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The Foundation

Jonathan discovered a new way to make Xylitol at Purdue University using electricity.

2004
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The Patent

Purdue patented Jonathan’s work. After working together in the food industry, Paul and Jonathan decided bring it to market.

2005
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The Beginning

Jonathan and Paul decided to join forces to bring the world back to its natural roots. DFI was created in 2005.

March 20, 2005
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The Product

Leveraging the expertise at Electrosynthesis, Jonathan and Paul explored using electrochemistry for other natural sweeteners. This led to DFI’s production of Erythritol.

2007
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The Plant

Construction of DFI’s first industrial scale pilot plant for the production of erythritol.

2013
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The Demonstration Facility

Full scale commercial height cell continuous testing at the demonstration facility has exceeded all expectations (Erythritol).

December 2015
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The Site

Site selection process finalized and announcement on site planned for April 2016.

March 2016
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The Significant Scale Erythritol Plant

Significant scale Erythritol plant in final core process design with the goal of start Q4 2017.

March 2016