Burcon pays director compensation



    VANCOUVER, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - Burcon NutraScience Corporation (TSX-V: BU)
announced today that, similar to previous years, it will pay each
non-management director an annual retainer of $7,500 for a total of $30,000.
The annual retainer forms part of the compensation program for non-management
directors as approved by Burcon's shareholders at the 2004 annual general
meeting. Each non-management director will also receive $750 in cash for
attendance at committee or board meetings during the year. Burcon proposes to
pay the annual retainer in common shares, subject to regulatory approval. The
common shares will be issued at $3.30 per share, the closing price of Burcon's
common shares on September 5, 2007. Upon receipt of regulatory approval for
the issuance, each of the four non-management directors will receive 2,273
common shares of Burcon.
    For more information about Burcon view our new website at www.burcon.ca

    About Burcon NutraScience

    Burcon is a research and development company developing a portfolio of
composition, application, and process patents around its plant protein
extraction and purification technology. The goal of Burcon's research is to
develop its patented process to utilize inexpensive oilseed meals for the
production of purified plant proteins that exhibit valuable nutritional,
functional or nutraceutical profiles. Burcon, in conjunction with Archer
Daniels Midland, is currently focusing its efforts on developing the world's
first commercial canola proteins, Puratein(R) and Supertein(TM). Canola,
recognized for its nutritional qualities, is the second-largest oilseed crop
in the world after soybeans. Burcon's goal is to develop Puratein(R) and
Supertein(TM) to participate with soy, dairy, and egg proteins in the
expanding multi-billion-dollar protein ingredient market, with potential uses
in prepared foods, nutritional supplements, and personal care products.

    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    "Johann F. Tergesen"
    Johann F. Tergesen
    President & Chief Operating Officer

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy of the content of the information contained
herein. This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among
other things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our
products ,statements about future market conditions, supply and demand
conditions, and other expectations, intentions and plans contained in this
press release that are not historical fact. Our expectations regarding the
prospect for future success depend upon our ability to develop and sell
products, which we do not produce today and cannot be sold without further
research and development. When used in this press release, the words "goal",
"intend", "believes" and "potential" and similar expression, generally
identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current
expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. In
light of the many risks and uncertainties surrounding the development of a
source of protein from canola meal, you should understand that we cannot
assure you that the forward looking statements contained in this press release
will be realized.





For further information:

For further information: Jade Cheng, Chief Financial Officer, Burcon
NutraScience Corporation, (604) 733-0896, (888) 408-7960 toll-free,
jcheng@burcon.ca, www.burcon.ca; AXINO AG, Sven Olsson, Investor Relations
Europe, Silberburgstrasse 112, D-70176, Stuttgart, Germany, Tel. +49-711-25 35
92-30, Fax +49-711-25 35 92-33, olsson@axino.de www.burcon.net

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