Canola protein technology successfully licensed to Manitoba Company

M. & C. Commodities Inc.signs agreement to license canola protein extraction technology

Winnipeg, MB – Fri Sept 6, 2019 – The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) is proud to share the canola protein extraction technology has successfully been licensed to Manitoba company M. & C. Commodities Inc. (M&C Commodities). Moving forward, M&C Commodities will license the canola protein extraction technology and take it to commercial production.

“We’re proud to offer farmers another stream for canola in the market place,” says Carlos Melo, President & CEO, M&C Commodities. “This technology has the ability to craft a wide range of formats (from soluble to powder) and can be used as an ingredient in a variety of foods to promote healthier cooking options. Once branded as plant based protein using canola it becomes another channel for farmers to move their crop.”

Delaney Ross Burtnack, Executive Director, MCGA says “we’ve been excited to support the canola protein extraction technology and the research that’s gotten it to this point because it opens up an entirely new market for canola growers. This is an opportunity to expand the value of canola meal as it gives farmers an option beyond livestock feed to market their meal for human protein consumption.”

Melo adds “we’re very thankful for the hard work the province, canola growers and all those involved have done in bringing this technology to market.”

This initiative was supported by grower research dollars and brings forward new opportunities for canola growers.

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Media Contacts:

Delaney Ross Burtnack

Executive Director,

Manitoba Canola Growers

T: 204-982-2120


Brenden Lawrence

Vice President, Business Development and International Sales, M&C Commodities

T: 204-291-3949



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