Agrisoma and Paterson Grain Sign Partnership Agreement
for Identity Preserved Production of Resonance brand Carinata
‘Resonance’ the first Carinata variety to be commercially grown in Canada
Saskatoon, SK April 3, 2012 – Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. and Paterson Grain have announced a
long term partnership agreement for the commercial contracting and distribution of Carinata,
the energy feedstock crop Agrisoma has developed as a sustainable source of biofuel. The crop
will be marketed under the Resonance brand, a name that reflects the new crop’s energy
Under the agreement, Paterson will be the exclusive contracting partner for identity preserved
production of Resonance energy feedstock in Western Canada. Resonance seed will be
distributed through Paterson outlets.
“The commercial introduction of Resonance to the marketplace is the final link in the biojet fuel
value chain that connects Canadian growers to airline passengers, with many others performing
critical roles in between,” said Steven Fabijanski, President and CEO of Agrisoma. “We are
thrilled to have Paterson–a highly-respected agricultural company–play such a vital role in this
Resonance Carinata, an industrial oilseed crop, has been specifically developed for production in
the brown soil zone regions of Western Canada. It is a vigorous crop with good resistance to
biotic and abiotic stressors, excellent harvestability, as well as good lodging and shatter
resistance. Trials have shown Resonance to deliver oil content of 44% with yields that deliver
attractive economics for growers.
“We’re extremely excited by this partnership with Agrisoma. Not only does Resonance
represent an excellent new crop opportunity for growers by giving them a viable alternative for
their rotation and enhancing their incomes, but also allows growers to participate in the
flourishing bio-energy sector,” said Keith Bruch, Vice President of Operations for Paterson
Paterson Grain is a subsidiary of Paterson GlobalFoods Inc., a family-owned group of companies
with clients and operations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Headquartered in
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Paterson operates approximately 40 sites across the Canadian prairies,
including nine high-throughput inland export terminals.
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Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. is a private agricultural biotechnology company using its proprietary Engineered
Trait Loci (ETL) technology to commercialize a suite of industry-leading oil quality and crop improvement
traits for use in energy feedstock crops. For further information about Agrisoma, its technology,
collaborations and partnerships, please visit: www.agrisoma.com.
Resonance™ is a trademark of Agrisoma Biosciences Inc.