ARBORFIELD and SASKATOON, SK, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Can Pro Ingredients Ltd.
("Can Pro" or the "Company") announced today that it has commenced production
of new canola protein concentrates at its plant in Arborfield.
As part of its previously announced facility construction and scale up,
Can Pro has established sample scale production to meet growing demand from
ingredients purchasers. It is anticipated that approximately 20,000 kg of
canola protein concentrate will be produced over the next few months. The
plant will also generate feed grade canola oil samples for market development
purposes. Full commercial production is anticipated for the second quarter of
Dr. David Maenz, Chief Scientific Officer of Can Pro said, "Production is
in line with expectations and meets the composition of matter criteria
specified in the issued patent claims that Can Pro has licensed from MCN
BioProducts Inc. ("MCN")". In April 2007, Can Pro licensed technology,
including issued patents, from MCN covering methods of fractionating canola
meal and composition of matter over both insoluble and soluble protein
Dr. Maenz continued, "Product yields are also meeting expectations due to
successful scale up of the MCN fractionation technology as well as
implementation of low temperature canola seed processing methodologies which
preserve protein quality for maximum recovery during the meal processing
Todd Lahti, President & CEO of Can Pro said, "Construction of the
commercial plant is on target and this smaller scale production effort is part
of the scale up plan, allowing testing of equipment, training of operators and
sample generation for market development."
In April 2007, Can Pro announced acquisition of an existing agricultural
processing facility, licensing of technology from MCN and financing to
construct a new canola processing facility which will produce canola oil and
canola protein concentrates for the animal/aqua feed and pet food industries.
The canola protein concentrate has been extensively tested through seven years
of feeding trials in swine, salmon, trout, shrimp and other species conducted
by feed manufacturers as well as academic and government institutions.
Note: Certain of the statements in this press release are forward-looking
statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the
Company or industry results, to be materially different from any future
results, performance or achievements expressed by such forward-looking
For further information:
For further information: Todd L. Lahti, President & CEO, Can Pro
Ingredients Ltd., Saskatoon: (306) 651-1930, Arborfield: (306) 769-8622,