BioteQ Wins HSBC Leadership in International Trade: Asia-Pacific Award

BioteQ Wins HSBC Leadership in International Trade: Asia-Pacific Award 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/08/13 -- BioteQ
Environmental Technologies Inc. (TSX:BQE), a leader in industrial
wastewater treatment, has won the HSBC Leadership in International
Trade --Asia-Pacific Award which was presented at a gala celebration
held at The Carlu in Toronto on the evening of Thursday, November 7,
2013. The HSBC International Business Awards program honours Canadian
companies that have successfully branched out beyond our borders. 
"A key driver for upcoming economic growth in Canada will come from
rising exports, and Asia-Pacific figures prominently in the regions
to grow in importance," said Linda Seymour, Executive Vice President,
Head of Commercial Banking and Regional President, Central and
Eastern Canada, HSBC Bank Canada. "Through proper treatment of
wastewater for re-use or safe discharge to the environment, BioteQ
Environmental Technologies demonstrates their commitment to
sustainability and to the places we live and work." 
Jonathan Wilkinson, BioteQ's CEO credits its strong joint venture
partner in China and its proprietary process technologies for the
company's ability to become a successful Cleantech exporter to the
Asian market. "We thank Jiangxi Copper Company for being a wonderful
business partner who share our desire to implement forward-thinking
environmental practices. Jiangxi is the largest copper producer in
China and since 2006, we have been working to improve water treatment
practices at their mine sites. The first joint metals removal plant
came online in 2008 and we have three additional projects that will
be operational by the first half of 2014. This partnership has been
successful financially and has provided significant and measurable
positive impacts for the local environment. We are proud of our
ability to succeed abroad and believe our ability to provide process
technology solutions that create both economic and environmental
benefits makes us quite distinctive in the mining space." 
Applicants for the HSBC International Business Awards program must be
majority Canadian owned; headquartered in Canada; generate at least
10 per cent of revenues from outside Canada; and achieved a minimum
of C$5 million in sales for the last two fiscal years. Entries were
reviewed for technical and business merit by an independent panel of
international business experts from Canadian Business, Canadian
Manufacturers and Exporters, Export Development Canada, the Economist
Intelligence Unit, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill
University and the Sauder School for Business at the University of
British Columbia. Other winners of the 2013 HSBC International
Business Awards included: OPAL-RT Technologies, Canfor Corporation,
Energold Drilling Corp and Bassett & Walker International, Inc. 
About the HSBC International Business Awards 
The HSBC International Business Awards is an important awards program
that honours Canadian firms that have successfully brought their
products and services to the world. The Awards are bestowed in the
following categories: International Business of the Year, Small and
Medium Enterprise; International Business of the Year, Large
Enterprise; Leadership in International Trade in Asia-Pacific; and
Leadership in International Trade in Latin America. 
About HSBC Bank Canada 
HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, is the leading
international bank in Canada. With around 6,600 offices in over 80
countries and territories and assets of US$2,723bn at 30 September
2013, the HSBC Group is one of the world's largest banking and
financial services organizations. 
BioteQ Corporate Profile 
BioteQ is an innovative clean technology leader in global industrial
water treatment, serving the mining and energy markets. The company
has technology expertise and proven operational capabilities in
sulphide precipitation, ion exchange, alkali/lime precipitation,
leaching, sulphate removal and SART technology. Over the past decade,
BioteQ has designed and commissioned waste water treatment plants at
mine sites for leading organizations including Xstrata, Freeport
McMoran, Jiangxi Copper and the US EPA. These plants recover
dissolved metals and/or remove substances such as sulphate and
selenium, producing clean water and minimizing or eliminating
residual waste. BioteQ is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and
trades on the TSX under the symbol BQE. Please visit our website at for additional information.
BioteQ Environmental Technologies
Suite 1000 - 1050 West Pender Street
Vancouver BC Canada V6E 3S7 
BioteQ Environmental Technologies
Jonathan Wilkinson
604.685.1243 or 1.800.537.3073 
BioteQ Environmental Technologies
Paul Kim
604.685.1243 or 1.800.537.3073
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