Miami, FL – July 22, 2020 (EmergingGrowth.com NewsWire) — EmergingGrowth.com, a leading independent small cap media portal with an extensive history of providing unparalleled content for the Emerging Growth markets and companies, reports on Bactech Environmental Corp. (OTC Pink: BCCEF), (CSE: BAC).
A recent article in The Chemical Engineer highlighted a meeting between 142 scientists and NGOs from 24 countries. The gist of the conference was to discuss the issues with mine tailings safety and the problems that can occur in the event of a mishap.
BacTech Environmental Corporation (OTC:BCCEF, CSE:BAC) uses its proprietary bioleaching technology to clean up toxic tailings. In essence the bacteria employed in BacTech’s process literally eats rocks. In the case of tailings, the bacteria focus on “eating” the sulphide minerals which in turn liberates a host of other metals such as gold and copper AND arsenic and bismuth etc. By breaking down the sulphides the bacteria eliminate any future acid rock drainage (“ARD”) as these sulphides would oxidize on their own over time. Here is a very good article on ARD.
The larger mining companies such as Newmont (NYSE:NEM), Barrick (NYSE:GOLD), Agnico Eagle (NYSE:AEM) and Yamana (NYSE:AUY) could make their life a lot easier if they employed some form of bioleaching before sending their processed material to the tailings. For instance, arsenic could be removed as a ferric arsenate (EPA land fillable) before the material is deposited in the tails. If you really think outside the box, why couldn’t you use the cleaned material for roads or as an aggregate? This could eliminate the need to contain millions of tons behind what has proven in the past to be inefficient barriers.
This video was released on YouTube yesterday. The interview is conducted by Stevie Gamboa, formerly head of ENAMI, Ecuador’s ministry for small miners. He presently practices law in Guayaquil, Ecuador and recently launched his own web site (https://www.elmonominero.com) to highlight projects of interest in the country’s resource sector. The interviewees are Ross Orr, President and CEO of BacTech Environmental Corp. (OTC:BCCEF, CSE:BAC) and Bernardo Brito, BacTech’s country manager in Ecuador.
The interview touches on the tag line “Our Bugs Eat Rocks” and explains the process and how it fits into the Company’s plans for Ecuador. Mr. Brito provides his thoughts in Spanish for the interview. BacTech has been generating a lot of interest in Ecuador for the project and this is interview is sure to continue this trend.
Bioleaching not only liberates gold from difficult to treat ores. It also ties up the nasties, such as arsenic, into benign landfillable byproducts. Mining is always the brunt of the environmentalist’s scorn. They can take heart knowing that every effort is being made to produce metal as cleanly as possible. There is a jewelry industry out there waiting for production they can use and market as “Green Gold”. BacTech hopes to fill that void.
Enjoy the following video on this topic:
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