The end of BioTeQ in Bisbee was announced in a Wall Street Journal press release. Copper from a bioreactor was leached by microbes into a commercial concentrate. Lower copper prices impacted the profitability, as damage from summer rains caused a reassessment between the two companies.
BioteQ in Bisbee Returns to Full Production
The BioteQ plant in Bisbee, Arizona returned to full production in July and produced 120,000 pounds of copper to the end of September. From July to December, the plant is expected to recover 325,000 pounds of copper for the year, at an estimated cost of $2.75 per pound…
BioteQ Resumes Operations in Bisbee
BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc., a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has resumed water treatment operations at its joint venture plant in Bisbee, Arizona. Bioreactor activity has been restored and water treatment has resumed. BioteQ expects treatment to gradually ramp up over the next four to six weeks.
BioteQ Stalls in Bisbee Restart Due to Freeze and Repairs
BioteQ reports a delay in the expected re-start of operations at its joint venture plant in Bisbee, Arizona. With the ramp-up of the bioreactor following re-inoculation earlier this spring, the company has discovered several air leaks in the bioreactor loop system…