May 2008

BioteQ wins award for environmental excellence

By A. Gordon


BioteQ's water treatment plants remove dissolved metals and sulphate from contaminated water.

Vancouver-based BioteQ Environ­mental Technologies, a leader in the treatment of metal and sulphate contaminated water, has won the 2008 Globe Foundation Award for Environmental Excellence in Export Performance. The award was presented in Vancouver on March 13 at GLOBE 2008, a bi-annual event sponsored by the GLOBE foundation and the Globe and Mail, which recognizes outstanding achievement in environmental stewardship.

BioteQ was recognized for its work with the world’s leading mining companies and utility operators to reduce environmental liabilities while generating revenue from waste. It was among 18 finalists for six industry awards acknowledging commitment to sustainable business strategies and progressive technologies.

“Our water treatment technology represents an entirely new and sustainable approach to wastewater treatment for the world’s mining industry,” said Brad Marchant, CEO of BioteQ.

BioteQ’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.

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