Bactech Environmental Files US$1 Million REG A Offering to Fund Planned Ecuador Gold Ore Processing Project
Toronto, ON, Canada - TheNewswire - April 2, 2020 - BacTech Environmental Corporation (CSE:BAC) (CNSX:BAC.CN) (OTC:BCCEF) ("BacTech" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has filed a Form 1-A Regulation A Offering with the Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC") in the United States to raise up to US$1 million dollars for the Company's bioleach mineralized material processing plant project planned for the Ponce Enriquez region of Ecuador. BacTech has received a Letter of Interest from Continuation Capital, a U.S. institutional investor, to potentially fund all or part of this Tier 2 offering. The Company has identified many small-scale gold mining operations within the Ponce Enriquez region that could potentially benefit from BacTech's proprietary bioleach process to economically remove unwanted arsenic from their gold production.
"With the recent firming in gold prices and reports of increasingly costly restrictions on the processing of gold associated with arsenic, we feel this is an excellent opportunity to accelerate our expansion strategy in Ecuador," said Ross Orr, President and CEO of BacTech. "By utilizing the Reg A funding exemption that has existed in the U.S. since the 1930s to raise new growth capital, BacTech can establish itself as a leader in clean mining technologies and
and increase awareness of our environmentally proven technology to a much larger investor audience in the U.S. and worldwide."
The Regulation A financing format will allow for BacTech to draw down specific tranches of the proposed financing to match the Company's progress as it moves towards construction of a bioleach plant planned for Ponce Enriquez in southern Ecuador. Following the anticipated SEC qualification of the proposed Reg A financing, BacTech plans to raise US$1M over the proceeding 12 months. BacTech will draw down the capital on an "as needed basis" within the context of the market at the time.
The Ponce Enriquez region in southern Ecuador hosts over 90 small-scale gold mines, many of which produce significant amounts of arsenic along with gold. Given the ever-tightening environmental regulations globally, producers of this type of high arsenic gold concentrate can expect to receive significantly lower prices for their product compared with cleaner concentrates. BacTech's proprietary bioleaching process and technology can stabilize the high levels of arsenic in these gold concentrates and could provide miners with an economically superior local processing option that will provide better net prices for their product and also vastly improve the environmental aspects of the equation.
The Company anticipates making further announcements regarding progress of the proposed Reg A financing and the development of the planned Ecuador bioleach facility.
BacTech is promoting the use of its proprietary bioleach processing technology to treat historic arsenopyrite concentrates and tailings produced in the Ponce Enriquez area of Southern Ecuador.
BacTech has agreed to participate with a group looking to reprocess the Arsenic Stockpile in Snow Lake, Manitoba as a technology partner.
For further information contact: Ross Orr, President & CEO, BacTech Environmental Corporation/ 416-813-0303 ext. 222, Cell 416-346-5529 and Email: email@example.com
Robin Cook, Investor Relations: 416-809-1738, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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