The company was founded in 1998 as Biomet Mining and became publicly traded as BioteQ Environmental Technologies in 2001 when the company secured its first commercial contract. BioteQ has since successfully commercialized its water treatment technologies, and secured contracts with the world’s leading mining companies, utility operators, and regulators to build and operate industrial water treatment plants ranging in capacity up to 24,000 cubic metres per day, at locations in Canada, the US, Mexico, Australia, and China. Our customers include Xstrata, Jiangxi Copper, Capstone Mining, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
BioteQ has been named one of Canada’s Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations by Jantzi Research and Maclean’s, and the company’s sustainable water treatment solutions have been recognized with the CIM-Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development, the Globe Award for Environmental Excellence, the PDAC Award for Environmental and Social Responsibility, the China Mining Environmental Protection Award, and the Mines & Money Sustainable Development Award.
In 2011, BioteQ treated 9.5 billion litres of wastewater and recovered 2.1 million pounds of metals from the environment.
BioteQ is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, and trades on the TSX under the symbol BQE.