VANCOUVER, B.C.– BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, reports that it has completed its sixth season of water treatment operations at Xstrata Nickel’s Raglan Mine site, located in the Nunavik region of northern Quebec. BioteQ’s ChemSulphide® plant processed a total of 1,066,000 cubic metres of water compared to the budgeted objective of 750,000 cubic metres, while meeting strict water quality regulations to produce clean water for release to the environment. The plant operations applied ISO 14001 standards for environmental compliance, and met all health and safety requirements of the site and BioteQ. Operating costs were within budget expectations. The plant has been placed in a planned stand-by mode for the winter, with operations scheduled to commence again with the spring thaw in 2011.
BioteQ Corporate Profile
BioteQ applies innovative technologies and operating expertise to solve challenging water treatment problems, reducing environmental liabilities while delivering lower life cycle costs for water treatment. The Company’s commercially proven technologies treat industrial wastewater contaminated with dissolved heavy metals and sulphate, producing saleable by-products and clean water that can be discharged safely to the environment. BioteQ has built 12 plants at sites in Canada, the US, China, Australia and Mexico, with additional projects in design and construction.
BioteQ’s sustainable water treatment solutions have been recognized with the CIM/Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development, the Canada Export Achievement Award, the Jantzi/Maclean’s Most Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada, the Globe Award for Environmental Excellence, the PDAC Award for Environmental and Social Responsibility, the China Mining Environmental Protection Award, and the Mines & Money Sustainable Development Award. BioteQ is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, and trades on the TSX under the symbol BQE. For additional information, please go to www.bqewater.com.
On behalf of the Board of Directors