About

BioteQ is a water treatment company specializing in providing innovative wastewater treatment solutions to the global mining industry. Our solutions focus on reducing water treatment life cycle costs, value recovery from waste and reducing long-term liabilities. More

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with offices in Chile and China, the company was founded in 1998 on the premise that there had to be a more sustainable way of treating acid mine water than conventional lime treatment. This belief led to the development of the BioSulphide® process for water treatment, a sulphide precipitation technology that neutralizes acidic water with concurrent selective recovery of dissolved metals with appreciable value. In 2001, the company secured its first commercial contract at a zinc mine in New Brunswick.

Several larger mining companies took notice of the BioSulphide® plant, leading to further contracts with top mining companies, utility operators and regulators at sites in Canada, the US, Mexico, Australia, Turkey and China.

BioteQ continues to innovate and add to its portfolio of technologies to now include ChemSulphide®, Met-IX™, Sulf-IX™, Sulf-IXC™ and Selen-IX™. These technologies have been developed in response to the evolving regulatory environment and its increasingly strict discharge limits for constituents in mine water, the addition of new constituents to be regulated, and the need for mining companies to meet these regulations in an effective and cost-efficient manner.

Leadership

Together our leaders form the strategic direction to grow the company, bringing value to our customers, partners, employees and shareholders. More

Board of Directors

Peter Gleeson

Peter brings over 30 years of experience in executive management, investment fund analysis and board advisory roles in the technology and mining sectors. With specialization in corporate finance and contract negotiation, Peter has been involved in the start-up and growth of several junior mining firms including PGM Ventures which became Iberian Minerals Corporation. Throughout his career, Peter has helped small to medium sized companies achieve their growth objectives while delivering value to shareholders.

Dr. George W. Poling

George is one of Canada’s leading experts in mineral processing and environmental management of mining operations with special emphasis on effluent treatment, tailings disposal, waste solids handling, land reclamation and acid drainage control. He is the Chairman of the Board of Intercontinental Potash Corp and is Professor Emeritus and the former Head of the Department of Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering at the University of British Columbia.

Clement A. Pelletier

Clem is a process chemist/metallurgist by training with 14 years of environmental industry experience with Inco (Vale Inco) and subsequently with US Borax (Rio Tinto) and Utah International (BHP Billiton). In 1981, he founded Rescan Environmental Services, a firm providing environmental services to the global metal and mining industry, now part of ERM. A Fellow of the Canadian Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM), Clem has been recognized with a CIM Proficiency Medal for environmental contributions to the mining and minerals industry. Clem is also currently serving as a Director on the Board for Goldcorp.

Ronald Sifton

Ron is a Chartered Accountant and past EVP and CFO at Newalta Corporation where he was part of the senior management team from 1984 to 2010. Under his guidance, Newalta grew from a small Alberta based industrial waste management company to a Canadian entity with a major focus on resource recovery from waste streams, with operations from coast to coast. Ron has extensive experience in finance and corporate reporting, insurance and risk management, treasury, commercial lending, taxation, corporate finance, investor relations and acquisitions.

Dr. Christopher Fleming

Chris received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cape Town and has spent much of his 40 year career in research and research management. He has authored or co-authored 70 technical publications, been awarded 14 patents and contributed to several books on various aspects of extractive metallurgy. Chris joined Lakefield Research in 1990, becoming GM in 1992 and VP and COO when the company privatized in 1995 after a buyout from former owner Falconbridge. After SGS acquired Lakefield Research, Chris became the VP, Global Metallurgy, responsible for the company’s world-wide metallurgical business. Chris has retired from SGS management but continues in the role of Senior Metallurgist.

Management

Dr. David Kratochvil, President & Interim CEO

David rejoined the company in March 2014. He previously held the positions President & CTO and President & COO. Since first joining the company in 2001, David has been instrumental in the commercial development of BioteQ’s process technologies and has overseen plant design, engineering and operations. David received his PhD from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, BioEngineering from McGill University in Montreal and has 20+ years experience in wastewater treatment and chemical processing.

Paul Kim, CFO

Paul oversees the financial management, accounting, reporting activities, investor relations and corporate administration for the company. He has 15+ years experience in public practice and public companies. Paul is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.

David Sanguinetti, Director of Engineering

David is responsible for overseeing operations, process design and engineering for all company projects. David holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal and has 18+ years experience working around the world in process and project engineering roles in the energy and water treatment sectors.

Oscar Lopez, General Manager Latin America

Oscar is responsible for BioteQ’s business development and project management activities in Chile and South America. Oscar is a Chemical Engineer with 20+ years experience in the chemical and metallurgical industry.

Songlin Ye, General Manager Asia

Songlin is responsible for the company’s operations and development projects in China. Songlin holds degrees in Environmental Engineering from universities in Canada and China, and has 20+ years experience in the environmental field.

Strategy

Our strategy is to play the role of a technical expert and technology partner to help mining companies manage the technical risks associated with challenging water treatment and hydrometallurgical processing problems. More

We target projects where our technologies can bring considerable value to our customer. Through careful selection of business partners, we will form long-term partnerships rather than vendor-purchaser exchanges centred on individual transactions. We will develop projects where our solutions deliver lower life cycle costs for water treatment, comply with increasingly strict discharge regulations and provide process efficiencies to support water conservation.

As new environmental regulations open up the need for new water treatment solutions, we will continue to focus on accelerating the development of innovative process technologies to offer more technically robust and financially attractive solutions to what is currently available. Our continued focus on strategic innovation is to provide sustainable water treatment technologies to meet the ever changing needs of our customers.

Partners

We have partnered with key industry leaders to solve challenging water treatment problems. More

Newalta Corporation

Canada’s largest industrial waste management and environmental services firm, providing recycling and recover of products from industrial residues.

LANXESS Sybron Chemicals

Leading international manufacturer and supplier of ion exchange resins used for water treatment.

EcoMetales

Industrial waste management company wholly owned by Chile’s largest copper producer.

Careers

Our people are fundamental to our success. We offer an environment where you can be challenged and where you can make a difference. More

We are always interested in hearing from talented people. If you are interested in joining our team and feel your expertise and values align with what we are doing, we invite you to introduce yourself.

Please send a cover letter and resume (PDF less than 5 MB) telling us about yourself to hr@bioteq.ca.