BioteQ Provides Operations Update

February 6, 2012
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Feb 06, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) —
BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc.


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, a leader in the
treatment of industrial waste water, has provided an update on plant
operations for 2011, and organizational changes.

Plant Operations

BioteQ’s water treatment operations treated more than 9.4 billion
litres of waste water in 2011, and removed approximately 2.1 million
pounds of metals from the environment. The plants met strict health,
safety, and environmental standards at all sites.

BioteQ completed the 2011 operating season at the Xstrata Raglan
plant in Quebec in late December, treating over 1.1 million cubic
meters of water, exceeding budgeted treatment volume by 10%.
Operating costs were in line with budget expectations. Revenues from
this operation are based on fees charged per cubic meter of water
treated. The plant will resume seasonal operations in the spring of
2012 when water becomes available after the snow melt.

The Bisbee plant in Arizona – a 50/50 joint venture with
Freeport-McMoRan – produced approximately 330,000 pounds of copper
during its six months of active operations 2011, at an estimated cost
of $2.75 per pound of copper, in line with expectations.

The Dexing plant in China – a 50/50 joint venture with Jiangxi Copper
– produced approximately 1.7 million pounds of copper in 2011, at an
estimated cost of $1.50 per pound of copper, in line with
expectations.

BioteQ continues to commission a new ion exchange circuit at the
Dexing plant to recover cobalt and nickel. BioteQ staff are on site,
and are working to bring the plant into production later this
quarter.

Capstone Mining’s Minto water treatment facility did not operate in
2011 as a result of a change in discharge requirements affecting the
site. BioteQ is presently supporting Minto in addressing current
water treatment needs and expects that the Minto plant will operate
on a normal basis in 2012.

In October 2011, management provided guidance on expected financial
results for 2011 which indicated revenues in the range of $6.5
million to $7.5 million, and cash use of $3 million to $3.5 million.
The Company will issue final year end financial results and updated
guidance for 2012 in March. Further details will be provided by press
release.

Overall BioteQ is on track with respect to 2011 operations and
financial guidance.

Organizational Changes

As part of BioteQ’s strategy to drive sales growth and entry into new
markets, BioteQ has made several organizational changes. Andrew Hall
has joined BioteQ as the VP Sales and Marketing, leading a newly
formed sales team, with a mandate to secure sales bookings and drive
revenue growth targeting the mining industry. Andrew joins BioteQ
from Xebec Adsorption Inc., where he was Vice President for Asia
Pacific Operations. Prior to his role at Xebec, Andrew was CEO of
QuestAir Technologies. Andrew also previously worked for Teck
Cominco. Andrew holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from the
University of Cape Town and University of British Columbia, and an
MBA from the London Business School.

Other significant management changes include:


        
        --  David Kratochvil has moved from the role of President and Chief
            Operating Officer to become President and Chief Technology Officer,
            reflecting the company's commitment to technology innovation and new
            market development;
        --  Tanja McQueen, VP Corporate Development, will take over operational
            management responsibilities in addition to responsibility for investor
            relations and other Corporate Development activities.
        
        


BioteQ Corporate Profile

BioteQ is an innovative clean technology leader in global industrial
water treatment. The company’s proven technologies have been applied
at sites around the world to recover dissolved metals and remove
sulphate, producing clean water and eliminating residual waste.
BioteQ is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, and trades on the TSX
under the symbol BQE. Please visit our website at
www.bioteq.ca for
additional information.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

Except for statements of historical fact relating to the Company,
certain information contained herein constitutes “forward-looking
statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking
statements are frequently characterized by words such as “plan”,
“expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate” and other
similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions
“might” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the
opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are
made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and
other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ
materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.
These factors include the inherent risks involved in the development,
construction and operation of water treatment plants, variations in
water quality, fluctuating metal prices, the possibility of project
cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses, uncertainties
relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the
future and other factors described in the section entitled “Risks” in
the Company’s Annual Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2010.
Circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions could change. The
reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking
statements.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release.


        
        Contacts:
        BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc.
        Tanja McQueen
        VP Corporate Development
        604-685-1243 or 1-800-537-3073
        604-685-7778 (FAX)
        [email protected]
 
www.bioteq.ca            
        
        


SOURCE: BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc.


        mailto:[email protected]
 
http://www.bioteq.ca            


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