VANCOUVER, B.C.– BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has entered into an agreement with Guangdong Hehai Engineering Consulting Company, to jointly pursue water treatment projects in the Chinese power generation industry. Under the terms of the agreement,
the two companies have agreed to target several large, state-owned power producers, and work together to assess at least five potential projects within the next twelve months, with the goal of securing a definitive commercial agreement for a project within that time. BioteQ currently maintains one joint venture in China with Jiangxi Copper Corporation, China’s largest mining company.
Guangdong Hehai Engineering Consulting Company is a mid-sized professional engineering firm based in Guangzhou City, specializing in engineering, procurement and construction management for water resources, hydro power, utilities and power projects in China. The company’s customers include private companies and government agencies involved in water management and coal-fired power plants. The company has extensive industry contacts, and has agreed to provide technical marketing, including allocating three of its full-time engineers, to work on project assessments that could apply BioteQ’s water treatment technologies in the power generation sector in China. BioteQ will provide technical evaluation, process design, and project costing for the assessments, and would be the technology supplier and operator for any projects secured under the agreement.
BioteQ is expanding the use of its water treatment technologies to include applications in the power generation sector, targeting the treatment of dissolved solids that otherwise limit water re-use in process streams, including cooling and steam make-up water, ash pond water, and flue-gas desulphurization wastewater. BioteQ’s technologies can be applied to power plant wastewater to remove hardness, sulphate, heavy metals, and silica, at a lower cost than alternative methods. Cost savings are generated from lower input costs, lower capital costs, and lower power consumption compared to alternative processes. At the same time, BioteQ’s processes can recover up to 95 percent of process water for re-use.
BioteQ Corporate Profile
BioteQ is a water treatment company that 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 8 plants at sites in Canada, the US, China, Australia and Mexico, with additional projects in design and construction.
BioteQ has been named one of Canada’s Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations by Jantzi Research and Maclean’s, and the company’s sustainable water treatment solutions have been recognized with 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.
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