Vancouver-based BioteQ Environmental Technologies, which specializes in industrial wastewater treatment, has secured a contract from Teck Resources Limited to conduct pilot scale testing of its new Selen-IX™ technology for selenium removal. Under the terms of the agreement, BioteQ will construct and deploy a pilot scale plant for on-site field testing at Teck’s facilities in British Columbia’s Elk Valley. BioteQ will retain ownership of the pilot plant and all associated intellectual property.
The total value of the contract will vary depending on the time required for adequate field testing, but is anticipated to be approximately $900,000. Work under the contract is expected to be completed by late 2013.