VANCOUVER, B.C.– BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has resumed water treatment operations at its joint venture plant in Bisbee, Arizona. Bioreactor activity has been restored and water treatment has resumed. BioteQ expects treatment to gradually ramp up over the next four to six weeks.
The Bisbee plant treats water emanating from a low-grade stockpile containing dissolved copper and recovers copper as part of the treatment process. The plant is expected to recover approximately 325,000 pounds of copper over the balance of 2011. BioteQ and its joint venture partner, Freeport-McMoRan Corporation, share equally in the treatment process and associated costs.
BioteQ Corporate Profile
BioteQ creates custom water treatment solutions to recover dissolved metals and remove sulphate from water impacted by mining, energy and industrial activities. The company’s clean technologies convert wastewater into a useful resource while delivering lower life cycle costs for water treatment. BioteQ has designed and built 14 plants at sites in Canada, the US, Mexico, Australia and China, with additional projects in development.
BioteQ’s sustainable water treatment solutions have been recognized with national and international awards for innovation and sustainability. BioteQ is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with offices in Chile and China, and trades on the TSX under the symbol BQE. For additional information, please visit our website at www.bqewater.com.
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