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:: BioteQ Begins Second Project with Joint Venture in China

BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc., a leader in the treatment of metal and sulphate contaminated water, has announced that it is initiating the second of six potential water treatment projects identified in its November 2006 joint venture agreement with Jiangxi Copper Company (“JCC”), China’s largest copper producer.

With the first joint venture plant at JCC’s Dexing site now operational, the joint venture company, JCC-BioteQ Environmental Technologies Co. Ltd., has initiated work on the second project, located at JCC’s Yinshan mine site in Jiangxi Province.

The joint venture has approved the first stage of the new project, which is a design report to be conducted jointly by BioteQ and JCC that will define the scope of the Yinshan project, including plant capacity and cost estimates. The design report is in progress and is expected to be completed during the second quarter for review by the joint venture. The timing of the project is subject to approval of the design report, detailed engineering, and permit requirements for a planned expansion of the Yinshan Mine site by JCC.

The joint venture agreement with JCC includes a license contract whereby BioteQ provides its patented technology on a royalty-free basis to the joint venture company for use at the Dexing project as well as five additional sites owned and operated by JCC, including Yinshan. JCC is the first mining company in China to use the BioteQ technology to enhance the environmental performance of its mining operations.

The Yinshan Mine, located near Dexing City in Jiangxi Province, China, currently produces 1,700 tonnes of lead, 2,000 tonnes of zinc, and 3,000 tonnes of copper annually. Current resource estimates provide for 50 years of operation at present production rates. Mine drainage from waste dumps and low grade stockpiles is acidic and contains copper and zinc. The resulting water is toxic to the environment and must be treated.




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