Burcon launches ingredient processing and scale up services
Burcon NutraScience Corporation, a company involved in the development of plant-based proteins for foods and beverages, has announced that it is expanding its protein development and innovation business by offering pilot plant processing and scale-up validation as a service for its partners and customers.
"After a successful round of financing, we are thrilled to move forward on our Burcon 2.0 strategy," said Kip Underwood, Burcon's CEO. "To engage the market and improve our customer intimacy, we are excited to offer Burcon's world-class expertise and pilot-scale processing as a service. Our Winnipeg Technical Centre offers a comprehensive range of plant protein processing capabilities. We look forward to supporting our fellow industry peers to develop the next generation of best-in-class ingredients and products."
Burcon's Winnipeg Technical Centre (pictured above) comprises 10,000ft2 of lab and pilot-scale production area utilizing state-of-the-art commercial processing equipment for start-to-finish product development. Manufacturers looking to upcycle by-products, develop end-to-end processes, or to validate and scale-up a process can leverage the company's infrastructure and food processing expertise. With more than 250 years of combined food processing experience, Burcon's skilled team of scientists and engineers can work with partners and customers to develop and deliver innovative products and solutions.
"Over the years, Burcon's world-class team of experts has worked with industry partners to solve many different challenges in food processing and protein development," added Randy Willardsen, Burcon's Senior Vice President of Process, adding, "Burcon is delighted to make our services and problem-solving expertise available to our customers and the general food and beverage industry, as the marketplace goes through a period of unprecedented change and amazing opportunity over the next few years and decades."
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