Burcon NutraScience offers pilot-scale processing as a service

Burcon NutraScience is expanding its protein development and innovation business by offering pilot plant processing and scale-up validation as a service.

The global technology leader in the development of plant-based proteins for foods and beverages, said that after a successful round of financing, it is now moving forward with its Burcon 2.0 strategy.

“In order 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,” said Kip Underwood, Burcon’s chief executive officer. “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 comprises 10,000 square feet of lab and pilot-scale production area utilising state-of-the-art commercial processing equipment for start-to-finish product development.

The company said manufacturers looking to upcycle by-products, develop end-to-end processes or to validate and scale-up a process can use the company’s infrastructure and food processing expertise.

Burcon provides over 250 years of combined food processing experience in addition to highly skilled team of scientists and engineers who can work with partners and customers to develop and deliver 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,” said 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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