First Large-Scale CLARISOY™ Production Facility Scheduled to be Commissioned in Fourth Quarter

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Burcon NutraScience Corporation (TSX:BU) (NASDAQ:BUR) (“Burcon”) announced today that, Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM), Burcon’s license and production partner for CLARISOY soy protein, has confirmed plans to achieve full commercial production of CLARISOY this year. ADM plans to begin commissioning the first large-scale CLARISOY production facility at its North American headquarters in Decatur, Illinois, during the fourth quarter of 2016.   

“This is a truly significant milestone in the commercialization of CLARISOY,” said Johann Tergesen, Burcon’s president and chief operating officer, adding, “ADM is committing considerable resources to commercializing CLARISOY and is the ideal partner for such innovative proteins.  ADM’s line of CLARISOY soy proteins is truly on-trend to meet the demand by consumers for great-tasting, nutritionally enhanced products targeted to the ever growing number of health and wellness-minded consumers.”

About ADM 

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 32,300 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. With a global value chain that includes 428 crop procurement locations, 280 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 39 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses.

About Burcon NutraScience Corporation

Burcon NutraScience is a leader in developing functionally and nutritionally valuable plant- based proteins. The company has developed a portfolio of composition, application, and process patents originating from a core protein extraction and purification technology.

Burcon’s CLARISOY™ soy protein offers clarity and high-quality protein nutrition for low pH beverage systems and excellent solubility and exceptionally clean flavor at any pH; Peazazz® is a uniquely soluble and clean-tasting pea protein; and Puratein®, Supertein® and Nutratein® are canola protein isolates with unique functional and nutritional attributes. For more information about the company, visit www.burcon.ca.

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CLARISOY™ is a trademark of Archer Daniels Midland Company. 

CONTACT: Media & Industry Contact:
Michael Kirwan
Director, Corporate Development 
Burcon NutraScience Corporation
Tel (604) 733-0896, Toll-free (888) 408-7960
mkirwan@burcon.ca
www.burcon.ca