VANCOUVER, B.C.– BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has secured a contract from an international mining customer to provide a mobile water treatment plant for a mine site in Canada. Under the terms of the contract, valued at approximately $1 million, BioteQ will design and install a mobile plant that applies BioteQ’s process to remove and recover dissolved metal from mine impacted water at the mine site, meet all applicable environmental discharge limits, and eliminate the production of waste sludge. The plant will be delivered to the customer’s site in the first quarter of 2012.
Jonathan Wilkinson, BioteQ’s Chief Executive Officer stated, “BioteQ has designed a mobile water treatment plant that can be rapidly deployed to customer sites to meet short-term or urgent water treatment requirements. The unit provides a cost-effective and flexible solution for our customer. This new contract is a reflection of the growing market acceptance of BioteQ’s technology, and is an important commercial win for the Company.”
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, and trades on the TSX under the symbol BQE. For additional information, please visit our website at www.bqewater.com.
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