Mississauga, Ontario and Sacramento, California - February 20, 2020 (Newsfile Corp.) (Investorideas.com Newswire) Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. (TSXV: BEE) (OTCQB: BEVVF) (the "Company" or "BVT") today announced it has been named a 2020 Venture 50 company, an award that recognizes the 50 top-performing companies out of a total of 1,673 companies on TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV). BVT joins an exclusive group of high-performing industry leaders and is ranked third in the Clean Technology and Life Sciences sector.
"Being part of this remarkable group confirms BVT's role as a major disruptor in the $240 billion1 crop protection and fertilizer market," says Ashish Malik, CEO of Bee Vectoring Technologies. "Last year, BVT transitioned from an R&D company to a commercial enterprise, with our recent US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval making that evolution possible. Our 2020 focus is on building out the company as a global agri-tech business with a unique product that will make a huge impact on sustainable food production. We'll continue to accelerate our commercial operations in the US, plan to launch in Mexico, and progress our EU submission for regulatory approval."
The Venture 50 ranks the top ten performers on TSXV in each of five industry sectors: Clean Technology and Life Sciences, Diversified Industries, Energy, Mining, and Technology. The 2020 winners were selected based on market capitalization growth, share price appreciation and trading volume in 2019.
"Bee Vectoring Technologies has had strong year-over-year share performance," says Brady Fletcher, Managing Director and Head of TSX Venture Exchange. "We are exceptionally proud of the contributions Venture 50 companies like BVT are making to advance their industries and drive Canada's economic success."
Watch BVT's Venture 50 profile video At https://vimeo.com/390369111/b42232cd54.
The sustainable agriculture movement is gaining momentum worldwide, and sustainability is at the heart of the BVT's technology. The company's natural precision agriculture system replaces chemical pesticides and wasteful spray applications by delivering biological pesticide alternatives to crops using commercially grown bees.
For more information on the Venture 50, including the ranking and a list of this year's winners, please visit www.tsxventure50.com.
(1) Source: Flueckiger C. Chemical pesticide use will be drastically reduced in the long term. www.FlueckigerConsulting.com.
BVT, an agriculture technology company, is a market disruptor with a significant global market opportunity in the $240 billion crop protection and fertilizer market. BVT has pioneered a natural precision agriculture system that replaces chemical pesticides and wasteful plant protection product spray applications by delivering biological pesticide alternatives to crops using commercially grown bees. BVT's award-winning technology, precision vectoring, is completely harmless to bees and allows minute amounts of naturally-derived pesticides (called biologicals) to be delivered directly to blooms, providing improved crop protection and yield results than traditional chemical pesticides - and improving the health of the soil, the microbiome and the environment. Currently, BVT has over 65 granted patents, over 35 patents pending in all major agricultural countries worldwide, and has US EPA registration of its VECTORITE™ with CR-7 (EPA Registration No. 90641-2) for sale as a registered biological fungicide for use on the labeled crops.
Ashish Malik, President & CEO
Babak Pedram, Investor Relations
Virtus Advisory Group
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