BURLINGTON, ON, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - EcoSynthetix Inc. (TSX:ECO)
("EcoSynthetix" or the "Company"), a renewable chemicals company that
produces a family of commercially proven bio-based products, today
hosted the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Federal Minister of Agriculture and
Agri-Food, for the announcement of $7 million in funding for a national
Bioproducts cluster. The cluster, developed by Bioindustrial Innovation
Canada, connects research and market-ready products across Canada.
EcoSynthetix will receive approximately $2 million of the total grant.
"The support of the federal government will enable us to accelerate our
commercialization efforts for new bio-based technology platforms
targeting the replacement of non-renewable chemicals," said John van
Leeuwen, CEO of EcoSynthetix. "In addition, this funding will allow us
to invest in additional product development talent at our Centre of
Innovation in Burlington, Ontario. Our team continues to make strong
progress in the development of new products by building upon the core
science of our proprietary technology."
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists will work with industry
partners on adding value to the agriculture sector and responding to
global demand for environmentally-friendly bioproducts.
About EcoSynthetix Inc. (www.ecosynthetix.com)
EcoSynthetix Inc. is a renewable chemicals company specializing in
bio-based products that can be used as inputs in industrial
manufacturing for a wide range of consumer products. The Company's
products offer a reduced carbon footprint and are marketed primarily on
the basis of lower cost, stable pricing and equal or superior
performance. EcoSynthetix's lead product, EcoSphere® biolatex® binders, is used commercially by a number of the global top 20
manufacturers in the coated paper and paperboard industry.
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