BDR Technologies well received by US investors, now on to Banff!

BDR Technologies r was well received at the Modern Engergy Forum this week in Denver . BDR Techologies was recognized with first prize in the Rising Star Company presentations at the Modern Energy Investment Forum. This week BDR also presented at the Rice Alliance Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum in Houston.

BDR Technologies is a uOttawa spin-off company built around bio-diesel reactor technology and intellectual property arising from Drs. Andre Tremblay and Marc Dube from the Faculty of Engineering. BDR Technoloigies and the original research have been supported by several government programs and by OTTN.

BDR will next be featured at the Banff Venture Forum, Canada’s premier company financing event Oct. 6 & 7th

BDR was featured in the news release issued by the Canadian Consulate General – Denver earlier this week.

Media Contact:

Jennifer Cook
Consulate General of Canada in Denver
Communications & Cultural Affairs Officer
303.626.0672 (phone) or 303.589.8782 (mobile)

For Immediate Release:

Sept. 13 – 15: Canadian Consulate Hosts Top-Tier Renewable Energy Companies during Colorado’s Modern Energy Investors Forum at The Ritz Carlton, Denver

DENVER—September 13, 2011—Investors, financial analysts and business leaders from the U.S. Rocky Mountain Region will have the opportunity to learn more about Canadian start-up companies specializing in innovative and cost-competitive renewable energy, clean technologies and sustainability services during the 2011 Modern Energy Investor Forum. The Forum takes place in Denver this week at The Ritz Carlton from Tuesday, Sept. 13, to Thursday, Sept. 15.

The Forum gathers top experts in the industry and brings them to Denver for discussions on ongoing development of technology transfer, market incentives, development projections and investment opportunities. Company representatives from start-ups—specializing in wind, solar, bio-fuels, geothermal, uranium/nuclear, hydro, clean technology and energy conservation—will also present investment opportunities at the Forum’s “Rising Star Panels”. According to Michelle Ashby, CEO of MINE LLC, which hosts the Forum, over $265 Billion will be invested in the modern energy sector by 2015 in the United State alone.

The Consulate General of Canada in Denver will host Canadian entrepreneurs from three top-tier start-up companies, who will pitch their potentially “game-changing” core business concepts during the Forum’s “Rising Star Panels” on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. In addition, Consulate trade specialists will help position Colorado as an ideal destination for Canadian firms to headquarter their U.S. operations, feature Canada’s capabilities in the renewable energy and clean-tech sectors, and facilitate partnering opportunities between Canadian and Colorado companies.

Canada’s “Rising Star Panel” Participants:

• Enovex ( Located in Port City, New Brunswick, Enovex is a start-up company that researches innovative applications and develops cost-effective and highly efficient systems for carbon capture, in order to help organizations reduce their environmental impact. For example, instead of storing carbon underground—a common but controversial tactic—Enovex is looking for other uses for the carbon, nitrogen and water it would sequester from coal power plants such as feeding the carbon to algae to create bio-fuel. Enovex also provides consulting services to help business leaders understand where they could improve on each aspect of the organization—and its impacts on people, profits and the planet—in order to develop a more sustainable business plan, allowing for more environmental accountability, more scalability and less performance issues. Scott Walton, President of Enovex, will participate on “Rising Star Panel I: Up & Coming Companies”, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at The Ritz Carlton, Denver.

• Green Power Labs Inc. ( Advanced solar power forecasting solutions are required to address the variability of solar power generation. Located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Green Power Labs’ SolarSatData™ is a state-of-the-art solar power forecasting technology and service for utility-scale and distributed solar PV generation facilities. SolarSatData™ provides customers with new incremental annual operational cost savings between $1.6 million and $2.6 million per 100 megawatts of installed solar PV. Dr. Alexandre Pavlovski, P.Eng., President & CEO, Green Power Labs Inc., will participate on “Rising Star Panel I: Up & Coming Companies”, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at The Ritz Carlton, Denver.

• BioDiesel Reactor (BDR) Technologies Inc. ( Located in Ottawa, Ontario, BDR’s propriety membrane reactor system produces high quality biodiesel that surpasses industry quality specifications and provides significant capital, operating and input cost savings to our customers. More specifically, this technology provides biodiesel producers with: a cost-effective solution to address the fuel filter plugging quality issues of biodiesel-diesel blends; improved processing margins; and flexibility to reduce input costs by utilizing low cost-FFA (free fatty acid) waste oils and next generation feedstocks (e.g. algae) without costly pre-treatment for FFAs or distillation of the final product. BDR’s technology can be used to retrofit existing, uneconomical and feedstock constrained production facilities as well as for new builds. Ken Lawless, President & CEO at BDR Technologies, will participate on “Rising Star Panel II: Up & Coming Companies”, on Thursday, Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at The Ritz Carlton, Denver.

In addition, several Canadian experts in the renewable energy and clean-tech sectors will be participating at the Forum as guest speakers. These key experts include:

• Milfred Hammerbacher, President; Canadian Solar Solutions Inc
• Janice Larson, Director; Renewable Energy Department, BC Ministry of Energy and Mines
• Robert Peterman, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange; Head, Business Development – Technology
• Representative from Finavera Wind Energy
“As the number one energy provider and partner to the United States, Canada is committed to growing its renewable portfolio and making its energy production cleaner by increasing energy efficiency, expanding renewable energy production and reducing environmental impacts from conventional sources,” said Ladan Amirazizi, Acting Consul General of Canada at the Consulate in Denver. “In fact, with 8,500 firms which employ more than a quarter of a million people and generate nearly $2 billion in exports annually, our clean-tech sector is currently one of the main drivers of Canada’s overall economy. Canadian companies in the renewable energy sector are continuing to research and develop innovative and clean technologies poised to help North America meet its growing energy demands.”

Furthermore, Amirazizi explains that the Government of Canada has introduced a number of initiatives, including $1.5 billion invested to increase Canada’s energy supplies from renewable sources such as solar, tidal, hydro, wind, biomass and geothermal power, and roughly three-fourths of Canada’s electricity generation is non-GHG emitting.

Attendees at the Modern Energy Investors Forum who want to participate in this international partnering opportunity should contact Guillaume Parent, Trade Commissioner for the Consulate General of Canada in Denver, at (303) 718-4774 (mobile) or For more information about Canada’s capacity in each of these renewable energy sources, or for more information about the Government of Canada’s representation in the four-state Rocky Mountain region of Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming, visit the website at For press inquiries regarding the Consulate General of Canada in Denver, contact Jennifer Cook, Communications Officer, at (303) 626-0672 or at


1625 Broadway, Suite 2600 Denver, Colorado 80202 303.626.0640

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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