NextPhase Brands Bioenergy Network to Foster Growth in BC

Vancouver, BC, December 10, 2008 – NextPhase Strategy announced that it has been awarded the contract to brand, market and promote the newly founded BC Bioenergy Network. The branding program includes creating a new corporate identity, corporate brochure, website and trade show display. It also includes promoting the BCBN through a strategically-planned public relations program.

"We are pleased to have chosen the NextPhase team as our communications partner. Their depth of experience branding not-for-profit and NGOs is considerable,” stated Michael Weedon, the Executive Director of the BCBN. “As they’ve branded numerous companies in the Greentech space, we’re confident that we’ve chosen the right partner.”
“Our team is excited about the opportunity to brand the BCBN,” said Ullrich Schade, president of NextPhase. “With the experience garnered from branding such noteworthy clients as the Advanced Systems Institute, Fuel Cells Canada and Lignol Energy, we are ready to position BCBN as the go-to group for bioenergy in BC, Canada and North America.”

About the BC Bioenergy Network – Partnering for a Greener Future

Established in April 2008 with a $25 million grant from the BC government, the BC Bioenergy Network is an industry-led association that acts as a catalyst for deploying near-term bioenergy technologies and organizing mission-driven research for the development and demonstration of new bioenergy technologies that are environmentally appropriate for the province of BC. BCBN identified the following technology areas requiring funding support: solid wood residues, pulp and paper residues, harvesting and pelletization, agriculture residues, municipal wastewater, municipal landfill waste, municipal solid waste, and community heating-electricity greenhouse systems. The BC Bioenergy Network will provide the leadership to make BC a world leader in developing and marketing wood-to-bioenergy and other bioenergy technologies.

About NextPhase Strategy

NextPhase is an award-winning branding and marketing company focused on producing results for its clients by providing complete integrated marketing communications services. NextPhase has a 30 year track record helping companies build brands, drive sales and penetrate new markets. The company represents both emerging start-ups and established companies marketing their products throughout North America and beyond.

For more information, please contact:

Anita Jurman
Account Executive
NextPhase Strategy Marketing Inc.
Tel 604-669-1180 x 303

Susan Sorich
Director, Client Services
NextPhase Strategy Marketing Inc.
Tel 604-669-1180 x 302