BacTech Environmental Receives Letter of Support from Ecuador
May 28, Toronto, Canada
BacTech Environmental Corporation (“BacTech or the Company”) (CSE:BAC, US-OTC:BCCEF)
today announced that it has received a letter of support from the Minister of Environment for
Ecuador. The letter, which is attached as an English translation, arose as a result of a visit to the
Ministry in January of this year. The original Spanish letter will be posted on the Company’s
website. At the meeting, BacTech revealed its plans to target areas of high arsenic
mineralization associated with gold mining in Ecuador. BacTech’s proprietary bioleach
technology produces a benign ferric arsenate from the active arsenic in the concentrates and
At present, high arsenic concentrates produced in Ecuador are sold to the Asian market under
severe financial penalty. BacTech is investigating the construction of an in-country bioleach
circuit to offer better prices than currently being paid to the miners as well as engaging the
local population through a cleaner environment and employment opportunities.
“We are pleased to have the support of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment. In fact, we
have had very positive support from other Ministries that we have engaged over the past year
as well. The government can see the benefits of mining, but they are determined to only allow
it under very strict environmental standards. We feel that the social impact on mining in certain
areas of Ecuador will be enhanced through the use of bioleaching as a processor of
concentrates. Again, we would like to thank Minister Mata for his support,” said Ross Orr,
President and CEO of BacTech.
Quito, May 07, 2019
In relation to the project of the environmental remediation based on your technology of recovery of mining
waste materials using organic bacteria presented to the Ministry of Environment in the past days, I
reiterate the intention of this portfolio of State to support all initiatives, public or private, that complies with
our policy of improvement in the environment, as well as environmental friendly technology.
As is public knowledge, the country carries out a policy of openness and support to all investment,
national or foreign, that contributes to the development of the country, framed in compliance with the
regulations in force. The project presented by you is of great interest because of the benefits of the
project, which would seem to help achieve the goals of sustainable and environmentally friendly
development in an area of great national interest.
Therefore, we express our interest in your project, being sure that it will be developed, if applicable, with
the greatest adherence to the legislation and interest of Ecuador.
Ministry of Environment
The Telamayu project involves the environmental remediation of the “Antiguo” tailings with an
option on the larger “Nuevo” tailings, both situated at the Telamayu Mill site near the town of
Atocha in the Department of Potosi, Bolivia.
A second project entails BacTech investigating the use of bioleach processing to treat historic
arsenic tailings and arsenopyrite concentrates produced in the Ponce Enriquez area of Southern
Finally, BacTech has recently agreed to participate with a group looking to reprocess the
Arsenic Stockpile in Snow Lake, Manitoba.
For further information contact: Ross Orr, President & CEO, BacTech Environmental
Corporation/ 416-813-0303 ext. 222, Cell 416-346-5529 and
Robin Cook, Investor Relations: 416-809-1738, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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