Sustainable Fiber Technologies

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Paper pulp from agriculture waste


Renton, Washington,USA
Year Founded
Organization Type
Stage of Development
TRL 8- Scale Up
Value Chain Impact


Key Contacts

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Mark Lewis

CEO and Founder

Mark has spent his entire career in the Pulp and Paper industry. Before starting SFT in 2015, he worked as a professor and director of the Paper Science Center at the University of Washington. Previous to and in conjunction with his work at the U, he conducted research for Weyerhaeuser and GK Carbonate where he spent a time on paper machines from Canada to Mexico. Mark is the Founder of Columbia Pulp, a wheat straw pulp mill in Columbia Valley, Washington, set to begin operations in 2019 using SFT's Phoenix Process™ with wheat straw.
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Brian A. Shea


Experienced Executive in the Consumer Products and Medical Device Industries with a demonstrated history of driving strong enterprise and shareholder value in privately held (including private equity-owned) businesses.
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Sabrina Burkhardt

Director of Chemical Development

Before becoming Director of Chemical Development at Sustainable Fiber Technologies, Sabrina was Manager Pulping & Bleaching at Econotech Ltd. She holds a Master of Applied Science, Wood Science at The University of British Columbia and a BS Paper Science and Engineering at the University of Washington.
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