BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc.
TSX : BQE

BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc.

January 05, 2011 08:30 ET

BioteQ Completes Sixth Operating Season at Raglan

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 5, 2011) - BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. (TSX:BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, reports that it has completed its sixth season of water treatment operations at Xstrata Nickel's Raglan Mine site, located in the Nunavik region of northern Quebec. BioteQ's ChemSulphide® plant processed a total of 1,066,000 cubic metres of water compared to the budgeted objective of 750,000 cubic metres, while meeting strict water quality regulations to produce clean water for release to the environment. The plant operations applied ISO 14001 standards for environmental compliance, and met all health and safety requirements of the site and BioteQ. Operating costs were within budget expectations. The plant has been placed in a planned stand-by mode for the winter, with operations scheduled to commence again with the spring thaw in 2011.

BioteQ Corporate Profile

BioteQ 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 commercially proven technologies treat industrial wastewater contaminated with dissolved heavy metals and sulphate, producing saleable by-products and clean water that can be discharged safely to the environment. BioteQ has built 12 plants at sites in Canada, the US, China, Australia and Mexico, with additional projects in design and construction.

BioteQ's sustainable water treatment solutions have been recognized with the CIM/Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development, the Canada Export Achievement Award, the Jantzi/Maclean's Most Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada, 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. BioteQ is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, and trades on the TSX under the symbol BQE. For additional information, please go to www.bioteq.ca.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Brad Marchant

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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, 2009. Circumstances or management's estimates or opinions could change. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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