Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Recognizes BioteQ for technology that removes contaminants from mine waste water
VANCOUVER, B.C.– BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of metal and sulphate contaminated water, has been named the recipient of the 2009 Environmental and Social Responsibility Award by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).
Selection criteria for this award include outstanding leadership in the protection of the natural environment and/or in the establishment of good community relations during exploration or mining. BioteQ Environmental Technologies was named the winner of this award for developing water treatment systems that reduce the environmental liability associated with mine wastewater. BioteQ’s technology treats industrial wastewater such as acid mine drainage and other metal laden wastewater by sequentially removing dissolved metals and sulphate, producing saleable metal products and clean water that can be discharged safely to the environment.
The award will be presented at a gala ceremony, sponsored by Barrick Gold Corporation, during the PDAC’s 2009 International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from March 1st to 4th.
The PDAC award is one of several business and mining industry awards that BioteQ has received over the last year, including:
- Globe Foundation / Globe and Mail: Environmental Excellence
- China Mining: Environmental Protection
- Mines and Money: Sustainable Development
- Business in Vancouver: BC’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies
- Vancouver Sun: Fastest Growing Companies
- Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters: New Exporter
“This award underscores the increasing importance of environmental sustainability to the mining and mineral processing industry,” said Brad Marchant, CEO, BioteQ Environmental Technologies. “We have built 8 water treatment plants around the world, including new plants commissioned during 2008 in Australia, China, Mexico, and the US, with additional projects in development in Chile, China, Canada and the US. It is always a welcome surprise to receive an award and have our staff recognized for the work they are doing to reduce the environmental liability associated with industrial wastewater.”
About Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada is a national association representing the mineral exploration and development industry. Its 7,000 individual and corporate members are involved in the exploration, discovery and development of new mines and new wealth. The association hosts the world’s largest annual mineral industry convention in March in Toronto with delegates coming from more than 100 countries. For more information visit www.pdac.ca.
About BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc.
BioteQ is an industrial water treatment company that applies innovative technologies to solve complex water problems, reducing environmental liabilities while generating revenue from wastewater. 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 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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