Sequoia Pacific Research Company's SoilSET Named as Finalist for 2004 Utah Innovation Award

    DRAPER, Utah, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequoia Pacific Research Company
 (Sequoia Pacific) today announced its SoilSET has been named one of three
 finalists for the 2004 Utah Innovation Awards in the chemicals,
 pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals category.
     The Utah Innovation Awards is a program that recognizes significant
 technology innovations and the Utah companies involved in their creation.
     "We are very honored to be named a finalist for this award," said Terry
 Holmes, chief executive officer of Sequoia Pacific.  "SoilSET is a
 revolutionary use of nanotechnology for dust suppression, soil stabilization,
 erosion control and re-vegetation for burn area rehabilitation, mining
 reclamation, and construction soil stabilization purposes.  We feel honored to
 have received this recognition for SoilSET."
     Soil erosion and airborne dust particles from man-made or natural causes
 can result in numerous environmental issues, including air quality concerns
 and water contamination problems.  Additionally, wildfires can cause similar
 problems with fire ash contaminating air and water, causing erosion of newly
 uncovered soil and creating the need for re-vegetation in fire-damaged areas.
     SoilSET works through chemical reactions at the molecular level by
 combining a nano-structured solution to elements that naturally exist in soil.
   The process allows an organically based soil binder to stabilize and bind
 damaged or loosened soil, fire ash, sand or other elements, increase soil
 moisture retention, reduce water and wind erosion, and aid rapid seed
 germination and growth.
     The Utah Innovation Awards was developed jointly by the business law firm
 Stoel Rives LLP and Wasatch Digital iQ, in conjunction with the Utah
 Engineering Experiment Station and with support from MountainWest Venture
 Group, Utah Information Technology Association and Utah Life Science
     Award winners in six different areas will be recognized at a special
 awards luncheon to be held Thursday, May 20, 2004 at noon in the University of
 Utah Olpin Union Ballroom.  Tickets are $40 per person or $320 for an
 eight-seat table and may be obtained online at
     About Sequoia Pacific Research Company, L.L.C.
     Sequoia Pacific Research Company is a nano-technology holding company
 engaged in marketing, consulting, research and licensing of nano-technology
 products with high commercial potential to mature global markets.  The company
 is headquartered in Draper, Utah.  For more information, visit or call 888-465-8801.
     For further information, please contact David Politis,, or Katie Hoshino,, both of Politis
 Communications, +1-801-523-3730, for Sequoia Pacific Research Company.

SOURCE Sequoia Pacific Research Company

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