Monday, January 7, 2019

Who is Marshall Medoff of Xyleco? An ex sports agent attorney involved in controversy, 60 Minutes with "world saving" Xyleco

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05/06/2019 More articles have come out stating Xyleco is most likely a scam. This one goes more into their product.

https://www.luxresearchinc.com/blog/xyleco-the-next-bio-based-scam-looking-to-cash-in-on-the-sustainability-craze

A thank you to all the people who sent in emails thanking me for my research. You're welcome. I just hate seeing people being scammed.

02/03/2019 This company turns avocado pits into biodegradable plastic utensils and straws that degrade in 240 days. They have a plant and already make product which they sell. They admit their utensils cost more than regular disposable ones. I assume it means it costs more to turn avocado pits into plastic just like turning corn cobs into plastic. They sell for .79 each fork, knife or spoon.

https://www.nowscience.co.uk/single-post/2019/02/03/Mexican-company-converts-avocado-pits-into-completely-biodegradable-plastic

Their product retails for $7.49 for 24 knives. I just saw their product in the discount section at Ralphs for $1.09. Looks like it was another investment scam with no real marketable product.



UPDATE: HUGE RED FLAGS. Xyleco board members George Shultz and William Perry were board members of scam Theranos. George Shultz grandson Tyler Shultz blew the lid on Theranos. Tyler worked for Theranos. When he found out the tests were fake, he blew the whistle. He told his grandfather Theranos was a scam but George Shultz kept promoting it. "Tyler Shultz, his grandson, is a whistleblower who exposed falsified lab tests conducted at Theranos during his employment. At the time, George Shultz was a board member at the company."

George Shultz played a very active roll in the scam Theranos. He kept promoting and raising money for Theranos even after he knew it was a scam. This is why scam companies have these people on the boards, to try to lend some legitimacy to the company. Not helping this time.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/25/letter-george-shultz-played-key-role-in-the-rise-and-fall-of-theranos-it-wasnt-just-elizabeth-holmes/

Xyleco board member William Perry was also on Theranos board. There are numerous articles about these board members. They actively pushed total scam Theranos. And now they're on Xyleco board. William Perry had the nerve to state Marshall Medoff is "another Thomas Edison. A Genuis." People stated it didn't make sense to have Shultz or Perry on Theranos board as they had no tech or medical expertise. They were clearly there to try to legitimatize the scam. For the same reasons they shouldn't be Xyleco board.

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FTR I sent all of my research to 60 Minutes and the reporter who did the story for 60 Minutes 01/07/2019. They know this is most likely a scam yet they have made no statement and the video is still online. People currently are posting "take my money!" after seeing the episode they just did on Xyleco. People want to invest in this alleged scam. Xyleco burned through millions with nothing to show for it.

People in Moses Lake said the Xyleco plant in Moses Lake was not finished. They didn't get an occupancy permit.

Comments from neighbors. They said they'll be sending letters to 60 Minutes about their "fraudulent report" on Xyleco.

"Everyone who has ever worked there knows this is crap....they laid off nearly everyone in Wakefield Mass too- no severance and some people had worked for them for over7 years!"

"Spoiler alert, the technology doesn't work, they never got permits, and they laid everyone off."

"Fake news- doesn’t 60 Minutes have any fact checkers? Steven Chu should be ashamed of himself"


The employees have stated Medoff is crazy and he spent all the investors' money already. The company only did research. It looks like a total scam. Per employees they shut down the plants and fired all employees before Christmas. They got pink slips dated 12/8/2018 and lost health insurance all with no notice or severance.

From husband of employee at Moses Lake. "They just laid off 90% of the work force on December 7. The Moses lake plant is permanently closed. It is a failing company because the technology did not work and they ultimately couldn't get investments from large companies due to technical shortcomings." They allegedly have 17 employees left which I assume are management.

From employee 12/22/18. "Absolutely awful company from top to bottom. No direction or leadership, horrible management, poor benefits, and a ridiculously high level of spending (which is not sustainable). The company proved this by laying off the majority of their employees just 2 weeks before the holidays with absolutely no warning, no explanation, and no severance. Blindsiding employees just weeks before the holidays is one of the lowest, … "

"The CEO, CFO, and CTO are driving the company into bankruptcy. No corporate vision. No organizational structure. Their systems are half-baked, as cheap as they can make it, with no logic to their madness."

"The CTO has no logical business sense. You can have a team of people arguing the most logical way to do something but it’s his way or the highway. They will bankrupt themselves before being successful. If the friends of the management doesn’t like you, then you’re taken off a project. They fire people without proper communication and blame everyone else for corporate mistakes. The Moses Lake plant has been locked … " because of lack of permits.

Reviews are from Glassdoor.

September 27, 1982 Marshall was sued by the Boston marathon and the state Attorney General. Medoff called a press conference in his office to state the lawsuit was intentionally filed on Yom Kippur to insult his religion Judaism. He went on to say he believed they were going to serve him the lawsuit while he went to temple. Drama queen. He knew they were going to sue him. They stated that for months publicly.

1982, 1983 Marshall Medoff was involved in a legal case where he took money from the trust account of the Boston Marathon charity and used it for himself. The Attorney General got involved and attached Medoff's bank accounts and real estate. In 1983 Medoff bought a $44,000 car and made a $130,000 personal money market investment in his name with trust funds. He also withdrew $150,000 via a check made out to himself. The AG stated the contract Medoff had with only one board member of the marathon was invalid. The marathon was a charity. Medoff raised $700,000 for the charity and was going to take all money in excess of $400,000. Marathon had to pay $400,000 in legal fees up to 1983. Their final bill I'm sure was higher.

1985 after he no longer represented the marathon he made a public plea to "save the race." The BAA stated "the race doesn't need saving." Medoff is a drama queen. This was in the Boston Globe newspaper.

Medoff went bankrupt in 1994. His creditors filed lawsuits against him in bankruptcy. His wife separately went bankrupt in Massachusetts the same year as a pro se. Medoff didn't even help her legally. Her bankruptcy was dismissed. Her home was foreclosed upon and she lost it. 1994 was a bad year for the Medoffs.

Below are from employees.

"The president is a nut-cake and spent the place into the ground. They laid off 80% of their workforce. Are the investors going to put more money in? The important patents now have at least 5 years on them and are almost burnt. Why put more money in?"

"poorly ran and bad management. Was lied to multiple times. Shut down both plants out of no where right before christmas. Also cancelled our insurance when we paid the premium."

"poor Management, slow-paced environment, company has no clear objective. There was no 401K or incentives to work here. Health insurance was poor. Management did not follow through with promised annual evaluations. unsafe environment, not osha regulated"

Below is 2017 annual corporation report for Xyleco.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1frDe16gp-vZvtmV2MW_WIqohzIoufbH1/view?usp=sharing

Original 2002 corporation documents.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xJQzZHwgg22-eXvuEvmHKg3c-PrT4Fhr/view?usp=sharing

Annual report for 2002.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ni6ea2ZvTpfTLUyPgClDHCE2SRlhcguj/view?usp=sharing

ORIGINAL: This is a very breaking story. I don't have TV and just saw a 60 Minutes segment on Facebook. I watched the video really wanting to believe.  Maybe 60 Minutes should have done more research? I sent emails to Xyleco asking for confirmation or denial but no reply so far. I will post any reply.

I have found a Marshall Medoff (real last name Medvidofsky) born December 30, 1937 in New Hampshire who was a lawyer in California and Massachusetts. He was involved in major controversy making money off the Boston, Massachusetts marathon with sponsors. He was a legal sports agent. Besides that I see nothing else until he founded Xyleco, filed a bunch of patents and got a ton of money in "investments." It appears after the Boston marathon fiasco which ended in 1985 he went into hiding. The only time his name is mentioned in the media is when someone mentions the two biggest mistakes of the Boston marathon.

Marshall's parents were Rose Gertrude Stiller 1913-1997 and Louis Israel Medvidofsky 1904-1959. He has a brother named Maurice. Below is his mother's obituary.

"MEDOFF-Entered into rest June 3. Rose (Stiller) of Brookline. Beloved wife of the late Louis Medoff. Devoted mother of Maurice Medoff of Needham and Marshall Medoff of Brookline. Loving sister of the late Bernard Stiller. Cherished grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Services at The Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, 1668 Beacon St., BROOKLINE, Wednesday. June 4 at 2 PM. Memorial Observance Wednesday and Thursday from 6-8 PM at her late residence and on Friday from 4-7 PM at the home of Maurice Medoff. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to: Hadassah, 2001 Beacon SL. Brookline, MA 02146 or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02215."

Below is his father's obituary.

"Departed Dec. 3. Louis of 90 Addington rd., Brookline, beloved husband of Rose (Stiller) and devoted father of Morris and Marshal Medoff, both of Brookline: loving brother of Lillian Solomon of Atlanta, Ga. Services at the Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, 1668 Beacon St., Brookline, Sunday, Dec. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Memorial week at his late residence. Expressions of sympathy may be donated in his memory to your favorite charity. Keene, N.H. papers please copy."

His first wife was Nancy Porcella who died in 1967. He then married Constance Conti in 1972 in Massachusetts.

He attended Brookline High School. Here is a pic from 1955.

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His family are Polish/Russian/Ukranian Jews who came here 1880-1910 before things got really bad in those areas.

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Prior to his doing scientific, biological research he went to Tufts Univ; Medford MA for his Bachelor degree then the University of Chicago Law School. First question, is there any proof that his claims actually work in real life? I could file a patent for turning dog shit into gold but that doesn't mean I can actually turn dog shit into gold. I've covered many stock, investment capital scams (EZR, NPCT, UMCC, TMOT, The Vineyard...) since 1994 and this one is just like the rest of them. It reminds me of Nanopierce who bought broken machinery to show to investors. They placed an ad on craigslist looking for cheap machines with lots of levers and blinking lights. They are no more.

I searched patents. I see one granted for a "method" of breaking down biomass. It's pretty vague. The rest seem to be applications. I don't believe he has as many applications and granted patents as he states. In his chart he shows himself just below Johnson and Johnson in number of patents. One patent that explains the process a little.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US7932065B2/en?assignee=xyleco&oq=xyleco

If you search for patents in his name, I see 218 in the US Patent office search system. Some look like duplicates. His first was 1997. It's poly coated paper. His second was a pallet. This pallet is very complex and looks a lot more expensive than regular pallets. I'm talking about wooden pallets used for transporting lots of product. Most of these patents aren't very useful at all. Why make a pallet more complex and expensive? It's not cheap to file a patent and maintain it.

Medoff bragged that Xyleco ranked second in patent power report. I followed the link in the Xyleco site. The only mention was this,

"Elsewhere, well-known names continue to lead the way, with IBM taking top spot in Computer Systems, Microsoft in Computer Software, and Apple in Electronics. Meanwhile, other companies worth keeping an eye on, based on their high-impact smaller patent portfolios, include Sonos (Electronics); Xyleco and Sarepta (Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals); Gentherm (Automotive and Parts); and Kraton (Chemicals)."

I do see the chart. The ranking is based on increase in number of patent applications over previous year. It doesn't indicate quality or value of patents. Medoff or whomever then said if they were in the chemical category, they'd be number one. No, they wouldn't. He's trying to compare the score he got in the bio category which you can't do. The metrics are misleading. Who cares if they applied for more patents in following years if they're not worth anything. This explains the metric. The Patent Power report only indicates if a company applied for more patents than in previous years.

The company posted on their website the following,

"Xyleco is the world’s leading expert in unlocking the potential of non-food biomass."

No one had even heard of them until the 60 Minutes episode. They are the world's leading expert?

He was a lawyer in California with this data.

Marshall Medoff #165430License Status: Inactive
Address: P O Box 360, Brookline, MA 02446-0003
County: Non-California County
Phone Number: (617) 277-9500
Fax Number: (617) 277-5287
Email: Not Available
Law School: Univ of Chicago Law School; Chicago IL

Massachusetts law license
P.o. Box 360, Brookline, MA
ISLN:904884836
Admitted:1963

He had a broker's license which expired in 1997.

License #:139828 - Expired
Issued Date: Apr 28, 1995
Expiration Date: Dec 30, 1997
Type: Broker

I just made a Wikipedia page for him.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Medoff_(Attorney)

Marshall was involved in the controversial Boston Marathon. He was allegedly hired in 1981 to take the race commercial and get sponsors. Seems most of the board members were not advised about this until 1982. They were against the race being commercialized. They stated that they didn't hire Marshall. There was a lawsuit.

From the Boston Globe 1982. "The Boston Marathon is for sale. It is being sold secretly and curiously by a Boston lawyer named Marshall Medoff, who signed on as agent for the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) the same way, secretly and curiously." "The Globe has been told that the Boston Marathon" "is being hustled not only commercially but, potentially, professionally." "he (Cloney the head of board of BAA) and Medoff became friends while attending Boston Rotary Club meetings several years back. He describes Medoff as a lawyer of international reputation with a background as a solid promoter." "Medoff will get to keep everything he raises beyond a certain figure." "On May 1, 1981, Marshall Medoff filed corporation papers at the State House under the name International Marathons, Inc." "Phone conversations with people at the law firm reveal that he is not employed by the firm, does not have an office there and is rarely seen. If you want to contact Medoff, you call the law firm; he calls for his messages, and then decides whether he is going to return the call." He included the name "Medoff Marathons" in the doc. He was only member of the corporation. He gave $2,500 to start the corporation at one cent per share for a total of 250,000 shares of stock. Per the Globe "Medoff is a perennial optimist, and a super salesman." This guy sounds very shady.

March 1982 William Cloney went public and said "The Boston Marathon is not for sale." He got too much flak from the public and board members. June 1982 the board got together and were going to kick Cloney off the board and sever all ties to Medoff. Cloney said there was a conspiracy against him by unknown people and the Boston Globe newspaper which was actually a sponsor. He states their goal was to harm him so he'd be kicked off the board. September 1982 the Boston Marathon stated they would sue Medoff. Medoff wouldn't even return a phone call. The contract stated Medoff could keep whatever funds he raised over $400,000. Cloney did not have the authority to sign the contract on behalf of the entire board. Boston Marathon asked the Attorney General to sue Medoff on their behalf to keep him from touching $690,000 raised from race sponsors. All of this info comes from newspapers.com. You can see the clippings.

Marathon sued him and attached Medoff's bank accounts and real estate 1983. Medoff made a check to himself from the trust account for $40,000. The AG is seeking info to see if Medoff made the sponsors believe the money they gave Medoff was for charity. The newspaper stated Medoff has a "checkered past." He seems to be the laughing stock of the Boston Globe.

1983 Marshall started IMICO to negotiate as a promoter with China for soccer matches. I don't see that anything came of that.

1984 The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that the Boston Marathon contract with Marshall Medoff was void. Medoff then had the nerve to sue the marathon.

1984 Medoff is sued by his lawyers for nonpayment of $86,222. Medoff stiffed his former attorney James St. Clair who petitioned to be relieved of being Medoff's attorney. St. Clair also sued him for nonpayment. Attorney General ruled an agent can't get more than 15% of funds raised for charity. Medoff violated the law. Medoff tried to argue they weren't a non-profit.

1980 he tried to raise funds for a Boston International Film Festival. Nothing came of that either. So far Marshall Medoff appears to be a promoter who raises funds but doesn't deliver.

I see a bankruptcy under his name, California address and Massachusetts address. I won't post it until I don't get a reply or do get one confirming or denying. He has the following addresses.

No reply from Medoff. Here is the bankruptcy. It appears to be the same Marshall Medoff. I removed his social security number. It appears in 1993 he was renting a few places who filed to evict Marshall Medoff. Marshall filed his bankruptcy as a pro se. He had no attorney though he was an attorney. He was admitted to California Bar Association right before his bankruptcy. He's been inactive since 2005. His debtors filed for motion to evict, take Marshall's home. Marshall filed motion in reply and lost.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w2HOXDEFK7U4XJMeotOE13Iad4G44yjF/view?usp=sharing

Phone Number: 547-5510
Address: 6636 Portshead Rd, Malibu, CA, 90265-4260 (1993) He owned this property with Constance Medoff in the '90's.
[1 Boston Pl # 2950, Boston, MA, 02108-4407]
[636 Portshead, Malibu, CA, 90265]
[29244 Greenwater Rd, Malibu, CA, 90265-4121 (1993)]

Here are some of his federal lawsuits including his bankruptcy.

Medoff, Marshall 0:1992bk02145 Medoff, et al v. NEMAC U.S. Court Of Appeals, Ninth Circuit - Bankruptcy Appellate Panel 10/27/1992 10/05/1993

Medoff, Marshall 0:1993bk01272 Medoff, et al v. Nemac, Inc. U.S. Court Of Appeals, Ninth Circuit - Bankruptcy Appellate Panel 03/24/1993 04/08/1993

Medoff, Marshall 0:1996cv16072 Medoff v. Rapozo, et al U.S. Court Of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 06/10/1996 07/11/1996

Medoff, Marshall 0:1996cv17122 Medoff v. First American Title, et al U.S. Court Of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 11/27/1996 04/04/1997

Medoff, Marshall 0:1997cv15195 Medoff v. Rapozo, et al U.S. Court Of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 02/05/1997 04/04/1997

Medoff, Marshall (db) 9:1994bk12309 Marshall Medoff California Central Bankruptcy Court 06/01/1994 09/19/1994

Medoff, Marshall (a) 2:1993cv02471 In Re: Medoff v. Medoff, et al California Central District Court 04/29/1993 11/29/1993

Medoff, Marshall (inre) 2:1993cv02471 In Re: Medoff v. Medoff, et al California Central District Court 04/29/1993 11/29/1993

Medoff, Marshall (dft) 3:1989mc00151 Rayhigh, Limited v. Silk, et al California Southern District Court 03/08/1989 10/09/2004

Medoff, Marshall (dft) 1:1993cv00604 Rapozo, et al v. Medoff, et al Hawaii District Court 07/30/1993 11/17/1993

Medoff, Marshall (pla) 1:1993cv00842 Medoff v. Rapozo, et al Hawaii District Court 11/01/1993 11/27/1996

Ventura County cases. He was evicted from Mirabella apartments during his bankruptcy.

37 7/7/1994 07/07/1994: Order ON MOTION OF DEFENDANT /S/ BY JUDGE HUNTER 7-5-95 filed
36 7/6/1994 07/06/1994: Request for Entry of CLERKS Judgment filed by MIRABELLA APARTMENTS
35 7/6/1994 07/06/1994: ORDER ON MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM THE AUTOMATIC STAY UNDER 11 USC 362 (UD) FROM US BANKRUPTCY COURT filed by ***
34 7/6/1994 07/06/1994: (M) Writ of Possession of Real Property issued for County of Ventura Receipt Number: 9407150386
33 7/6/1994 07/06/1994: Judgment entered on 07/06/94
32 7/6/1994 07/06/1994: Judgment for possession of premises located at 1890 W. HILLCREST DR. APT. 514 NEWBURY PARK CA. 91320
31 7/6/1994 07/06/1994: Judgment entered on COMPLAINT (UNLAWFUL DETAINER) of MIRABELLA APARTMENTS against MARSHALL MEDOFF
30 7/6/1994 07/06/1994: Judgment entered on COMPLAINT (UNLAWFUL DETAINER) of MIRABELLA APARTMENTS for MIRABELLA APARTMENTS
29 7/6/1994 07/06/1994: Judgment Ordered as follows:
Case Number: CIV144448
Case Title: MIRABELLA APARTMENTS VS MARSHALL MEDOFF
Case Category: Civil - Limited
Filed Date: 5/25/1994
Case Type: Unlawful Detainer - Residential
Case Status: Post Judgment
Location: Ventura

I decided to try to view the video again to try to confirm Medoff's statements and the explanation of how his technology works.

Medoff stated you can drink his ethanol or put it in your gas tank or both. You can't really drink ethanol unless you want to really harm or kill yourself. Next time someone interviews him someone should ask him to drink some on video if it's that safe.

https://www.quora.com/Is-it-safe-to-drink-ethanol-as-we-do-vodka

You also can't put pure ethanol into your gas tank. Currently you can put gas mixed with ethanol into your gas tank. In the video he said the truck she was driving was driving on ethanol he put in the tank. He said you don't have to convert your car to run on it. Yes, you would. How did Medoff bamboozle the reporter? His ethanol was not in the tank of that car unless he just poured a little bit mixed with a full tank of gas. He either poured gas or nothing in the tank. How did that reporter believe all the bullshit?

https://www.arnoldclark.com/newsroom/347-can-cars-run-on-alcohol

Currently you can make ethanol from plant material from link above. "Grass, wood and agricultural waste can also be used to make “cellulosic” ethanol." This has been done for years.

Medoff states he uses electron accelerators to break electrons apart. He puts the biomass (corn cobs) into the electron accelerator and it "rips it apart." He said the electron beam accelerators are inexpensive.

He said he would save the "universe" from "global warming." Global warming only affects the earth. This guy thinks he's saving the universe. Reporter didn't even blink her eye at that.

Medoff states he's been given hundreds of millions of dollars.  Then why did he fire the employees and cancel their health insurance right before Christmas? That's pretty low. Someone who appears to be part of Xyleco on Twitter stated it was a kind thing to fire them before Xmas so they wouldn't buy Xmas gifts on credit.

Medoff stated he puts corn cobs into the accelerators mixed with his "proprietary enzyme mix" to release the sugar. He said he is making xylose which is wood sugar. Need to know about this magic enzyme. People have been making xylose for years. This sounds like a total scam to me.

Below is one patent that explains what he is trying to do. He's trying to easily breakdown biomass into base elements using an electron beam to make it easier to break apart with an enzyme or microorganisms. Has he done it? Obviously no or he'd be a billionaire.

In the video Medoff and the reporter walk up to then into a building. The building has a sign out front that says Premier Supply company. When they walk inside you see used copy machines stacked up high. The address is 271 Salem Street Unit L, Woburn, MA 01801, US. That is the address for the supply company. Why are they filming in the supply company? I assume he started there before Premier existed yet they still use the same address. Maybe this is like his law address in Boston that wasn't actually his address.



In the episode it's stated that he hired an MIT Chemistry expert ten years ago (2008) to build a lab. That means that Medoff didn't build anything until the earliest 2008. That means his previous patents were never built in real life. Then how would he know they actually work? Craig Masterman admitted that his job was to create what was in Medoff's mind. Again, nothing was built before 2008 at the earliest. I just looked at his LinkedIn account. The main thing he does is write and file patents.

He said he's making xylose. "Xylose has existed for a long time. "Xylose contains 2.4 calories per gram (lower than glucose or sucrose, approx. 4 calories per gram). Xylose was first isolated from wood by Finnish scientist, Koch, in 1881, but first became commercially viable, with a price close to sucrose, in 1930."

We have known that it's practically unfermentable by oral bacteria. People have been using Xylitol in gum and other products for many years. At high doses it causes diarrhea. This is no new invention yet he acts as if it is. Lesley Stahl acts like she's tasting xylose for the first time in her life. She's tasted it in gum. This woman does not come off well in this video.

He states he built a $45M testing facility in Wakefield. The building was already there. He just added the machines.

He stated he is making bio-plastic from plants. This already exists. "Ethylene is chemically similar to, and can be derived from ethanol, which can be produced by fermentation of agricultural feedstocks such as sugar cane or corn. Bio-derived polyethylene is chemically and physically identical to traditional polyethylene – it does not biodegrade but can be recycled."

Here is more. Some can biodegrade. They have existed for a long time. This is nothing new. The reporter acts all amazed.

"Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, straw, woodchips, food waste, etc. Bioplastic can be made from agricultural by-products and also from used plastic bottles and other containers using microorganisms. Common plastics, such as fossil-fuel plastics (also called petrobased polymers) are derived from petroleum or natural gas. Not all bioplastics are biodegradable nor biodegrade more readily than commodity fossil-fuel derived plastics. Bioplastics are usually derived from sugar derivatives, including starch, cellulose, and lactic acid. As of 2014, bioplastics represented approximately 0.2% of the global polymer market (300 million tons)."

He states his ethanol production produces 77% less greenhouse gas emissions than corn ethanol. He states there is some independent review of this somewhere. I'll try to find it. I found something. This is from Xyleco. It allegedly compares Xyleco who uses corn stover (cobs, stalks, everything but the actual corn) to corn to produce ethanol. I can agree that using stover would use less water than corn. I would agree it would have a lower carbon footprint. That said there is more energy in the corn than the stover. That's why they use the corn and discard the stover. I don't believe this comparison is relevant.

https://www.xyleco.com/2018/01/21/xyleco-inc-announces-comparative-life-cycle-assessment-cellulosic-ethanol/

He said this company did the report. Xyleco is not mentioned in their site.

https://www.wsp.com/en-US/services/sustainability-energy-and-climate-change

He said if you want info about the test, contact Xyleco not the "independent" company who did the test. Is this another fake test result like Theranos? I searched wsp.com for "life cycle assessment." I found an explanation of what it is. I emailed and asked them if they tested Xyleco product.

Medoff states his invention is "very Einsteinian." First he thinks he's the Messiah and now he's Einstein who will save the universe. Ethanol releases less greenhouse gas emissions that regular gas. We already know that. If he is claiming that he is using wasted crops and crop residue instead of the actual corn, that would have less greenhouse gas emissions. This is nothing new.

His board member called him "another Thomas Edison, a genius." Board member Defense dept William Perry. Other board members are Steve Chu, Sir John Jennings, and George Shultz.

It appears this same reporter has gotten other episodes completely wrong. I think she's lost her judgment and is easily persuaded by con men or else she's taking money to tout these losers. She needs to hang up her reporter jacket.

HUGE RED FLAG. George Shultz was a board member of Theranos. His grandson blew the lid on Theranos. "Tyler Shultz, his grandson, is a whistleblower who exposed falsified lab tests conducted at Theranos during his employment. At the time, George Shultz was a board member at the company."

In the truck Medoff again states he can put his wood ethanol directly into existing gas station pumps and cars. No, you can't. There are some race cars that run on pure ethanol but regular cars run on gas mixed with ethanol. Most of the mixture is gas with up to 10% ethanol. Here's more on ethanol and gas. 98% of all gas already has ethanol in it. A lot of it is from plant material mainly corn. They've been doing this for years. This is nothing new.

Medoff states that turning agricultural waste into ethanol is a new thing. It's been around for years. This company turned corn stalks into ethanol in 2007. Others did it earlier. It would have a smaller carbon footprint. They mention enzymes. They're now dead.

https://www.cnet.com/news/cellulosic-ethanol-a-fuel-for-the-future/

2008 another plant doing the same thing from wood waste. They also used enzymes. They're now dead.

https://gas2.org/2008/03/07/first-cellulosic-ethanol-plant-goes-online-makes-fuel-from-wood-waste/

That last bit with Walden Pond is really overly dramatic. Major eye roll. In the video he said it's real close by. No, it's not. It's 22 miles away from the MA plant. And exactly how is thinking at Walden Pond better than thinking at the beach or at home? Is that where he found the magic enzymes?

Below are corporate documents. Medoff stated Xyleco started 25 years ago. They started in 2002, were revoked in 2008 then 2012 they were reinstated. That would be six to 16 years max.

ID Number: 043270160    
Summary for:  XYLECO, INC.
The exact name of the Foreign Corporation:   XYLECO, INC.
Entity type:   Foreign Corporation
Identification Number: 043270160 Old ID Number:
Date of Registration in Massachusetts:   06-05-2002 Date of Reinstatement:   10-30-2012
Date of Involuntary Revocation:   03-31-2008 Last date certain:
Organized under the laws of: State: DE Country: USA on: 11-15-1994
Current Fiscal Month/Day: 12/31
The location of the Principal Office:
 
Address: 360 AUDUBON ROAD
City or town, State, Zip code, Country: WAKEFIELD,   MA   01880   USA
The location of the Massachusetts office, if any:
 
Address: 271 SALEM ST., UNIT L
City or town, State, Zip code, Country: WOBURN,   MA   01801   USA
The name and address of the Registered Agent:
 
Name: CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY
Address: 84 STATE STREET
City or town, State, Zip code, Country: BOSTON,   MA   02109   USA
The Officers and Directors of the Corporation:
Title Individual Name Address
PRESIDENT MARSHALL MEDOFF 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA
TREASURER MARSHALL MEDOFF 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA
SECRETARY MARSHALL MEDOFF 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA
DIRECTOR STEVEN CHU 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA
DIRECTOR JOHN JENNINGS 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA
DIRECTOR ROBERT ARMSTRONG 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA
DIRECTOR GEORGE SHULTZ 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA
DIRECTOR MARSHALL MEDOFF 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA
DIRECTOR MARIO MOLINA 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA
DIRECTOR GREGORY BEECHER 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA
DIRECTOR RICHARD SCHROCK 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA
DIRECTOR WILLIAM PERRY 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA

Below is the corporate report for 2017. They have $180,000 worth of shares outstanding.

Identification Number: 043270160 1. Exact name of the corporation: XYLECO, INC. 2. Jurisdiction of Incorporation: State: DE Country: USA 3,4. Street address of the corporation registered office in the commonwealth and the name of the registered agent at that office: Name: CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY No. and Street: 84 STATE STREET City or Town: BOSTON State: MA Zip: 02109 Country: USA 5. Street address of the corporation's principal office: No. and Street: 360 AUDUBON ROAD City or Town: WAKEFIELD State: MA Zip: 01880 Country: USA 6. Provide the name and business street address of the officers and of all the directors of the corporation: (A president, treasurer, secretary and at least one director are required.) Title Individual Name First, Middle, Last, Suffix Address (no PO Box) Address, City or Town, State, Zip Code PRESIDENT MARSHALL MEDOFF 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA TREASURER MARSHALL MEDOFF 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA SECRETARY MARSHALL MEDOFF 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA DIRECTOR STEVEN CHU 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA DIRECTOR JOHN JENNINGS 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA DIRECTOR ROBERT ARMSTRONG 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA DIRECTOR GEORGE SHULTZ 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA DIRECTOR MARSHALL MEDOFF 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA DIRECTOR MARIO MOLINA 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA DIRECTOR WILLIAM PERRY 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA DIRECTOR GREGORY BEECHER 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA MA SOC Filing Number: 201883318930 Date: 2/16/2018 8:13:00 AM DIRECTOR RICHARD SCHROCK 360 AUDUBON ROAD WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA 7. Briefly describe the business of the corporation: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING 8. Capital stock of each class and series: Class of Stock Par Value Per Share Enter 0 if no Par Total Authorized by Articles of Organization or Amendments Num of Shares Total Par Value Total Issued and Outstanding Num of Shares CWP $0.00010 300,000,000 $30,000.00 285,213,852 CWP $0.00010 1,500,000,000 $150,000.00 556,001,556 9. Check here if the stock of the corporation is publicly traded: 10. Report is filed for fiscal year ending: 12/31/ 2017 Signed by MARSHALL MEDOFF , its PRESIDENT on this 16 Day of February, 2018

2008 the corporation was revoked by the secretary of state. 2012 he applied to have it reinstated.

He made another corporation which I assume is just to hold the real estate.

ID Number: 001161232    
Summary for:  XYLECO REALTY MA LLC
The exact name of the Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC):   XYLECO REALTY MA LLC
Entity type:   Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Identification Number: 001161232
Date of Organization in Massachusetts:   02-17-2015

You can search here to see all the corporate documents.

http://corp.sec.state.ma.us/corpweb/CorpSearch/CorpSearch.aspx

Medoff trademarked the word "xyleco" in 1999 for yarn/thread. "Yarns and threads for textile use made of composites of polymeric resin and cellulosic fibers and/or lignocellulosic fibers" Address used is the storage garage and his home address, his father's house. Xyleco was then a Delaware corporation, Xyleco Global LLC.

https://www.trademarkbank.com/trademarks/75753850

They trademarked a few more names. They also filed their foreign Delaware corporation in Texas and California.

https://www.corporationwiki.com/Massachusetts/Woburn/xyleco-inc/57322015.aspx

There are two Delaware corporations, i.e. Xyleco Inc and Xyleco Global. Their service person is CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY in Delaware.
3150284 XYLECO GLOBAL, LLC 2000
2452671 XYLECO, INC. 1994. It has been 25 years since this one corporation in Delaware was filed. It didn't do anything from 1994 until 2012 or so.

Here is their California corporation filing.

https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/Document/RetrievePDF?Id=03670877-17742836

He had plans to remodel the MA plant. He had designs drawn.

https://tria.design/our-work/xyleco/

Medoff also controls these Massachusetts corporations. International Marathons is a for profit business to promote the Boston marathon which he started in 1981.

MEDOFF, MARSHALL SECRETARY 1 BOSTON PL.,
BOSTON, MA 02108 USA
1 BOSTON PL.,
BOSTON, MA 02108 USA INTERNATIONAL MARATHONS, INC. 000169337 1000 NO P
MEDOFF, MARSHALL PRESIDENT 1 BOSTON PL.,
BOSTON, MA 02108 USA
1 BOSTON PL.,
BOSTON, MA 02108 USA INTERNATIONAL MARATHONS, INC. 000169337 1000 NO P
MEDOFF , MARSHALL PRESIDENT 360 AUDUBON ROAD
WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA XEUS CAPITAL INC. 383894458
MEDOFF , MARSHALL TREASURER 360 AUDUBON ROAD
WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA XEUS CAPITAL INC. 383894458
MEDOFF , MARSHALL SECRETARY 360 AUDUBON ROAD
WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA XEUS CAPITAL INC. 383894458
MEDOFF , MARSHALL DIRECTOR 360 AUDUBON ROAD
WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA XEUS CAPITAL INC. 383894458
MEDOFF , MARSHALL MANAGER XYLECO REALTY MA LLC 001161232
MEDOFF , MARSHALL SOC SIGNATORY XYLECO REALTY MA LLC 001161232
MEDOFF , MARSHALL REAL PROPERTY XYLECO REALTY MA LLC 001161232
MEDOFF , MARSHALL DIRECTOR 360 AUDUBON ROAD
WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA XYLECO, INC. 043270160
MEDOFF , MARSHALL PRESIDENT 360 AUDUBON ROAD
WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA XYLECO, INC. 043270160
MEDOFF , MARSHALL TREASURER 360 AUDUBON ROAD
WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA XYLECO, INC. 043270160
MEDOFF , MARSHALL SECRETARY 360 AUDUBON ROAD
WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 USA

Below is real estate data about Xyleco's properties.

360 Audubon Road • Wakefield, MA 01880. In 2004 Xyleco Realty MC LLC purchased it for $2,000,000. In 2014 they tried to lease out the entire bldg.

https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/18662360/360-Audubon-Road-Wakefield-MA/

03/04/2015 it appears Xyleco Realty had Saint Real Estate LLC quit claim it to Xyleco for 03/04/2015? At the same time it says IRS is the lender and USDA was the previous lender. 2013 the owner got a $1.4M loan. In 2004 it was sold for $2M and someone got a $2M loan on it? Odd transactions.

3741 Road N NE, Moses Lake, Washington.

2015 Xyleco Realty bought this property. Tax value is $800,000. There must be a reason why Medoff put the property in the name of Xyleco Realty and not Xyleco. Medoff controls Xyleco Realty. Maybe he used Xyleco investment money to buy this property for Xyleco Realty which is actually just himself? 04/2018 Xyleco applied for a permit from Washington Dept of Ecology to build a manufacturing plant there.

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/separ/Main/SEPA/Record.aspx?SEPANumber=201801300

https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/19187914/3741-Road-N-NE-Moses-Lake-WA/

Here it's listed in 2015 for $28M.

http://audreyd.lakere.com/listing-nwmls_sold/767762-3741-road-n-ne-moses-lake-wa-98837/

They filed for a permit to discharge waste water. I thought he said there would be no waste or pollutants? His product would "save the planet." He doesn't just think it. He "knows it."

NOTICE: ANNOUNCEMENT OF AVAILABILITY OF APPLICATION PERMIT NO.: ST0501306 APPLICANT: Xyleco Inc 360 Audubon Road Wakefield, MA 01880-6249 FACILITY: Xyleco Moses Lake 3741 Road N, Moses Lake, WA 98837 Xyleco, Inc. has applied for a State Waste Discharge (SWD) permit in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 90.48 Revised Code of Washington (RCW), Chapter 173-216 Washington Administrative Code (WAC). Xyleco Moses Lake facility manufactures sugars, ethanol and lactic acid from cellulosic feedstocks, such as corn cob. The facility discharges industrial wastewater to the City of Moses Lake Larson POTW and is designed for a maximum daily flow of 108,000 gallon per day (gpd) and an average monthly flow of 86,400 gpd. The wastewater, following treatment, must meet the requirements of the Washington State Water Pollution Control Act and applicable regulations for a permit to be issued.

This is pretty amazing. He still owned his father's home in 2006. He previously converted the old large Victorian home into two condos. He then wanted to convert the garage into another living space. The variance was granted.

https://www.brooklinema.gov/Archive/ViewFile/Item/1092

At the moment I would love to believe that his discovery will save the planet. I will keep an open mind. Based on his history this claim may not be real. He appears to love media attention and money. If anyone has any info of any type, please, send it to me. I find it really hard to believe that 60 Minutes wouldn't have found the basic data which I found. Maybe we all just really want a solution to global warming and Medoff wants a ton of money.


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3 comments:

  1. Did you see 60 minutes this past Sunday?

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    1. Did they replay the same 60 Minutes episode about Xyleco?

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  2. Mary thanks for all this research. Simply based on the fact that it's been several years, no products and laid off employees I don't doubt it is a scam but how did he fool people like Robert Armstrong the former head of MIT's chemical engineering dept? That is the guy to look at. Also Steve Chu who besides being a secretary like Schultz is a Stamford Physicist and Nobel Laureate. How were they fooled?

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