About Burcon

Who We Are

Burcon is a leader in developing technologies for the production of unique and novel plant-based protein and ingredients. We have developed an extensive portfolio of composition, application, and process patents originating from our core protein extraction and purification technology. Through our clean technology and proprietary processes, Burcon is developing nutritious and functional plant-based proteins as ingredients for the global food and beverage industry.


Burcon seeks to improve the health and wellness of global consumers through the discovery and development of sustainable, functional and renewable plant-based products for the global food and beverage industries.


Burcon NutraScience Corporation was formed in November 1998 as a venture capital pool corporation whose principal business was to identify and evaluate assets, properties or businesses for acquisition. On October 8, 1999 Burcon acquired BMW Canola Inc. of Winnipeg, Manitoba (now renamed Burcon-MB).

Since then, we have successfully commercialized our CLARISOY® technology, Burcon’s flagship line of soy protein that offers high-quality protein nutrition, excellent solubility and exceptionally clean flavour at any pH. We are currently developing Peazazz® pea protein, a uniquely soluble and clean-tasting pea protein, Puratein®, Supertein® and Nutratein® canola protein isolates with unique functional and nutritional attributes.

Burcon’s development efforts are focused on commercializing its core patented protein extraction and purification technologies. On March 4, 2011, Burcon entered into a twenty-year license agreement with Archer Daniels Midland Company for the worldwide production, distribution and sale of Burcon’s CLARISOY® soy proteins.