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 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.