VANCOUVER, BC – BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. (TSX:BQE) has been named one of British Columbia’s Top 25 Exporters for 2007 by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, BC Division.
“BioteQ has expanded into several new international markets in 2007. In addition to our activities in the US, in the last year we have started projects in China, Australia, Chile and Mexico, where we are investing to build and operate water treatment plants for metal recovery and environmental compliance. We help the property owners, who are typically international mining companies, reduce their environmental liabilities, while generating revenue from their waste water,” stated Brad Marchant, President and CEO. “We are pleased to be recognized for our contribution to British Columbia’s export base.”
BC’s Top 25 Exporters include the top three candidates in 8 sector categories plus the Leadership Award winner. BioteQ is a finalist in the New Exporter category. Category winners will be announced at a luncheon event on November 23 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.
The BC Export Awards are the most prestigious awards for export in the Province of BC. The awards recognize the innovative approaches and unique contributions of BC companies across all sectors and in all regions of the province.
BioteQ Corporate Profile
BioteQ finances, builds, owns and operates water treatment plants for the world’s large mining companies and utilities operators to help them reduce their environmental liabilities while generating revenue from their waste. The company’s commercially proven technology treats acid mine drainage and other metal-laden waste water by sequentially removing metals and sulphate, producing saleable metal products and clean water that can be discharged safely to the environment. BioteQ’s partners include Phelps Dodge (Freeport), Breakwater, CVRD-INCO, Jiangxi Copper, Aditya Birla, Molymet, Xstrata, EPCOR Water Services and the US EPA. BioteQ is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, and trades on the TSX under the symbol BQE. For additional information, go to www.bqewater.com.
About Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
Canada’s largest trade and industry association, CME promotes the continuous improvement of Canadian manufacturing and exporting through engagement of government at all levels. Its mandate is to promote the competitiveness of Canadian manufacturers and enable the success of Canadian goods and services exporters in markets around the world. CME’s membership is drawn from all sectors of Canada’s manufacturing and exporting community and from every province across the country. The association represents Canada’s leading global enterprises and more than 85% of CME’s members are small and medium-sized enterprises. Together, CME’s membership accounts for an estimated 75% of total manufacturing production and 90% of Canada’s exports.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
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