uOttawa Spin-off company (BDR Technologies) named a Top Innovator by youngStartup Ventures

BDR Technologies Named a Top Innovator -Award Recognizes Cutting Edge Private Companies Driving the Future of Innovation

BIODIESEL REACTOR (BDR) TECHNOLOGIES announced today that it has been selected to present as one of 70 Top Innovators at the annual New England Venture Summit by youngStartup Ventures. The list of privately held companies recognizes those that play a leading role in innovation for the Technology, Life Sciences and Clean-tech sectors.

As one of the Top Innovators chosen, Ken Lawless, CEO of BDR Technologies, will present the company at the exclusive 2010 New England Venture Summit on December 15th at the Hilton Boston Dedham, where a select group of over 400 entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate developers will gather to be the first to meet this next wave of leading edge companies. For more information on the summit see: http://www.youngstartup.com/newengland2010/overview.php

BDR Technologies Inc. is an Ottawa-based clean energy company that provides innovative process solutions for the global biodiesel industry. BDR’s novel membrane reactor generates high quality biodiesel, exceeding industry standards (and the more stringent standards demanded by big oil), at significantly reduced capital and operating costs, without the need for costly downstream distillation of the final product. The technology was developed at the University of Ottawa and has been licensed exclusively to BDR. A four million litre per year demonstration plant is in development and is projected to be commissioned in late 2011.

About Ottawa Technology Transfer Network
The Ottawa Technology Transfer Network (OTTN) is a collaboration among academic research institutions affiliated with the University of Ottawa and who's goal is to enhance the economic impact of research commercialization through the sharing of best practices, enhanced market knowledge, student engagement and proactive industrial interation. OTTN members include the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institutie (OHRI), the Childrens' Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Unviversity of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)

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