VANCOUVER, B.C.– BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has commenced water treatment operations at the Mt. Gordon mine site in Australia on schedule. The plant is removing dissolved copper from acidic mine drainage, and is currently treating water at a rate of approximately 200 cubic meters per hour. The current acid water inventory in the Esperanza Pit at the Mt. Gordon site is over 6 million cubic meters. BioteQ has re-established an operating crew on-site to provide continuous water treatment plant operations.
BioteQ has worked with the site owner, Birla Mt. Gordon Pty. Ltd.(“Birla”), a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Minerals, to re-establish water treatment operations, following a severe flooding event in January. Birla has agreed to purchase the copper inventory and production from the water treatment plant, based on prevailing market pricing. The companies are in discussions about additional water treatment services that may be required at the site.
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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