BioteQ to Operate Canadian Mine Site Treatment Plant
BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. has signed a contract with Minto Explorations Limited, a subsidiary of Capstone Mining Corporation, to provide water treatment services at the Minto Mine, a copper mine located in the Canadian Yukon.
The contract, which has a three-year term, provides BioteQ with a water treatment fee based on the volume of water treated, plus fees for labor. Minto provides for operating consumables. Because of the northern location, operation of the water treatment plant at the site will be seasonal, commencing with the spring snowmelt, and running through the summer months.
The operating contract follows BioteQ’s recent agreement with Minto Explorations Limited to design and build the Minto Mine water treatment plant, for installation before spring runoff in 2010. BioteQ will provide a process guarantee that the plant will operate in accordance with the plant’s design criteria during the term of the operating contract.
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 technologies treat industrial wastewater contaminated with dissolved heavy metals and sulphate, producing saleable byproducts and clean water that can be discharged safely to the environment. BioteQ has built eight plants at sites in Canada, the United States, China, Australia and Mexico, with additional projects in design and construction.