Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association Recognizes BioteQ
Company named one of British Columbia’s top 25 exporters for the second year in a row
BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. has been named one of British Columbia’s Top 25 Exporters by the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association for the second year in a row. The awards recognize the positive impact exporters make to the provincial economy. BC's Top 25 Exporters include the top three candidates in eight sector categories plus the Leadership Award winner. BioteQ is a finalist in the New Exporter category. Category winners will be announced on Nov. 21 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.
Earlier this month, BioteQ was named one of BC’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies by Business in Vancouver. In March, the company won the 2008 Globe Award for Environmental Excellence presented by the Globe Foundation and Globe & Mail and sponsored by the Export Development Corp.
"These awards underscore our international growth and the increasing importance of environmental sustainability to the mining industry," said Brad Marchant, CEO, BioteQ Environmental Technologies. “We have five water treatment plants in operation around the world, including new plants commissioned this year in Australia, China and Mexico—another eight projects are in development in Chile, China, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. It is an honor to be recognized for the work we are doing to reduce the environmental liability associated with industrial wastewater.”
BioteQ is also shortlisted for two environmental awards by the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency in Australia, as well as the Australian Mining Prospect Awards, for its water treatment work in that country. BioteQ has recently commissioned a new plant at the Mt. Gordon mine owned by Aditya Birla, located near Mt. Isa in Queensland, Australia. The plant is currently recovering copper, cobalt, and nickel using BioteQ’s proprietary ChemSulphide process to produce saleable metals and clean water.