VANCOUVER, BC, and Bel-Air, Calif. May 29, 2019 — Burcon NutraScience Corporation (TSX: BU), a global leader in developing functionally and nutritionally valuable plant-proteins, has been invited to present at the 9th Annual LD Micro Invitational Conference being held on June 4-5, 2019 at the Luxe Sunset Hotel in Bel-Air, California.
Burcon CEO, Johann Tergesen, is scheduled to present on June 4, 2019 at 9:00 am PT. He will be discussing Burcon’s recently announced plans to build a $65 million (US$48.4 million) pea and canola protein processing plant. The plant will produce unique, highly purified pea and canola protein ingredients utilizing Burcon’s patented technologies.
The launch of the pea and canola protein processing plant comes at a time when companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are raising large sums in order to expand their operations and keep up with demand. According to industry researchers, the global plant-based protein ingredients market is growing at compounded annual rate of 5.7% and is expected to reach US$16.3 billion by 2025.
The event is one of the nation’s largest independent conferences for small/micro-cap companies, with more than 250 names presenting to more than 1,000 attendees. The conference will also feature a variety of speakers and panelists discussing topics of interest to investors and issuers.
To schedule a one-on-one meeting with Burcon, you may submit your request online via the link provided upon registration. To register for the conference, contact David Scher at email@example.com or visit www.ldmicro.com/events.
For questions about the company, contact Paul Lam at (604) 733-0896 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About LD Micro
LD Micro was founded in 2006 with the sole purpose of being an independent resource in the microcap space. What started out as a newsletter highlighting unique companies has transformed into an event platform hosting several influential conferences annually. In 2015, LD Micro launched the first pure microcap index to exclusively provide intraday information on the entire sector. LD provides tools for the benefit of everyone in the small and microcap universe. To register and attend the event, please visit https://www.ldmicro.com/events
About Burcon NutraScience Corporation
Burcon is a leader in developing functionally and nutritionally valuable plant proteins. The company has developed an extensive portfolio of composition, application, and process patents originating from a core protein extraction and purification technology. Burcon’s CLARISOY® soy protein — under license to the Archer Daniels Midland Company — offers clarity and high-quality protein nutrition for low-pH beverage systems, and excellent solubility and exceptionally clean flavour at any pH; Peazazz® is a uniquely soluble and clean-tasting pea protein; and Puratein®, Supertein® and Nutratein® are canola protein isolates with exceptional functionality and valuable nutritional profiles. For more information about the company, visit www.burcon.ca.
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CLARISOY is a trademark of Archer Daniels Midland Company.
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