We See Big Potential in Small Seeds

Innovating New Opportunities for Canola, Sunflower, Safflower & Hemp Crops

Our proprietary process uniquely separates oleosomes and proteins from oilseeds, creating new opportunities from novel high-value co-product streams. These crops, which include canola, hemp, sunflower and safflower, are abundant but underutilized.

Natural & Sustainable Ingredients for High-Growth Markets

Clean Personal Care

We bring new innovation to functional naturals, delivering new performance characteristics and a truly clean label.

  • Uniquely hydrating hand sanitizer products for an improved consumer experience
  • Suncare products with reduced SPF chemical use and fewer additives delivering a superior consumer sensory experience
  • Topical delivery of actives, solving key industry product challenges with proprietary formulation technology in high growth categories
  • Natural emulsifier - highly functional and clean label for use in skincare and topical products

Aquaculture Advantage

Our canola protein concentrates meet increasing demands for new, sustainable sources of feed to support one of the most important sources protein in human diets globally.

  • Unique canola protein concentrate alternative to traditional fish meal and soy offerings for salmon and shrimp feed

Future Food

Our natural high-protein isolates meet growing consumer demand for plant-based protein sources, while our oleosome technology supports the creation of healthier, clean-label, sustainable food products.

  • Nutritionally beneficial profiles extracted in a cost-effective way
  • Oleosome technology facilitates encapsulation and delivery of active ingredients
  • Natural emulsifiers and protein isolates targeting the plant-based food industry

Change the WorldOne Seed at a Time

Economic Impact

Our novel plant-based separation and purification technologies create opportunities in high-growth segments including alternative proteins, clean-label ingredients, and aquaculture. These market segments represent a total addressable market of up to $61.8B by 2025.

The Canadian Agri-Food industry is a trusted leader in safe, sustainable innovation. Agtech in Canada supports the growth of local economies, creating jobs here at home, enabling post-pandemic recovery, and strengthening the GDP by driving new market potential.

Environmental Impact

By isolating the highly functional natural ingredients in oilseeds, our technology creates opportunities for the sustainable, clean use of abundant but typically underutilized crops. Our manufacturing process is water-based, ensuring that no solvents or other harsh chemicals are used to extract the natural components of the seed.

Social Impact

The ingredients we develop enrich the health and well-being of people worldwide, supporting the creation of products that meet consumer demands for natural, sustainable products and alternative sources of protein.

Our Team

We are changing the world by meeting the need for more, healthier and affordable food, feed and topical products.

James Szarko
President, CEO & Director

David Dzisiak
COO & Director
Dow AgroSciences, Protein Industries Canada, Canola Council of Canada

Kristin Brancato, Ph.D.
GM & Customer Innovation Officer
Cyalume Specialty Products, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

Enman Ma, CPA, FCCA
VP of Finance

Kent Shafer
Production Manager
SemBioSys Genetics

Partners in Sustainability

Botaneco in the News

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Contact Us

2985 - 23 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB T1Y 7L3 (403) 668-6685