Mirexus Biotechnologies chooses 100% green energy for entire operations with Bullfrog Power

Mirexus Biotechnologies chooses 100% green energy for entire operations with Bullfrog Power

Tuesday May 15, 2018

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Guelph, ON, May 15, 2018—Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, is pleased to announce Mirexus Biotechnologies, a biomaterials company based in Guelph, is now reducing its energy-related emissions footprint through a new commitment to renewable energy. The organization is choosing 100 per cent renewable electricity and green natural gas for its factory, lab and office in Guelph where it produces a sustainable nanomaterial used in cosmetic, nutraceutical and biomedical products.

“At Mirexus, our commitment to sustainability runs through all aspects of our business,” says Phil Whiting, President and CEO, Mirexus. “Our main raw material is a renewable plant resource, our manufacturing process is based on water and uses no chemicals, and our main by-product can be used as agricultural food. And now, through our partnership with Bullfrog Power, our commitment includes 100 per cent clean, renewable energy for our factory, lab and office.”

Through the agreement, Bullfrog Power injects green electricity and green natural gas into the grid and pipeline respectively to match the amount of conventional power and natural gas Mirexus’ factory, lab and office use. Across Canada, Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities. Sourced from a methane-capture project situated on one of Canada’s landfills, Bullfrog’s green natural gas is a climate-friendly alternative to conventional, polluting natural gas. Through innovative technology, biogas is captured, cleaned up, and injected into the national natural gas pipeline, displacing fossil fuel-based gas and reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

Mirexus will also be supporting the development of community-based green energy projects as Bullfrog uses its customers’ support to provide critical funding to these projects, which include solar panels on schools and renewable installations with Indigenous communities.

“With Bullfrog Power’s green energy, Mirexus takes a significant step toward reducing its emissions footprint and helping to grow renewable energy in Canada,” says Ron Seftel, Chief Executive Officer, Bullfrog Power. “Mirexus also demonstrates the importance of collaboration, supporting Canadian innovation and taking action on the environment. We’re pleased to welcome them to the bullfrogpowered community.”

In addition to choosing renewable energy, Mirexus implements a number of other environmental programs, including:

  • Being an early adopter of sustainable lab practices. In partnership with GreenCentre, Mirexus is working towards Green Lab Certification by training lab users in sustainable behaviors and implementing measures to reduce energy consumption, reduce waste and promote recycling.
  • Designing its new office, production and lab facilities with a focus on energy efficiency, boasting highly efficient LED lighting and a state-of-the-art HVAC system with VAV fume hoods.
  • Establishing its own Social and Environmental Responsibility Committee, which regularly organizes environmental events, e.g. volunteer park clean-ups.

About Bullfrog Power
Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable individuals and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada and help create a cleaner, healthier world. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Thousands of individuals and businesses in Canada are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power. Sign up easily, quickly and affordably at bullfrogpower.com.

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About Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc.
Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc. is a safe and natural biomaterials company based in Guelph, Ontario that is manufacturing a novel nanotechnology based on polysaccharide nanoparticles that can be used in a wide variety of markets ranging from cosmetics to nutraceuticals to biomedical applications in animal and human health. This technology was originally developed at the University of Guelph in the laboratories of Professor John Dutcher. www.mirexusbiotech.com


Contact Bullfrog Power: Audrey Hoddinott, Marketing Communications Director, Bullfrog Power, 416-360-3464 ext 247, audrey.hoddinott@bullfrogpower.com

Contact Mirexus Biotechnologies: Phil Whiting, CEO, 519-829-1221 ext. 201, pwhiting@mirexus.com