About BacTech

Our commercially proven environmental technology delivers effective and eco-friendly bioleaching and remediation solutions -- safely and responsibly. BacTech’s solution uses nature’s bugs: bacteria that does the job of recovering metals and healing the environment.

Company Overview

BacTech is a proven environmental technology company, delivering effective and eco-friendly bioleaching and remediation solutions to commercial operations to process and recover preferred metals (gold, silver, cobalt, and copper) and safely remove and transform harmful contaminants like arsenic into benign EPA-approved products for landfill.

Our vision is to be recognized as a global environmental technology company and strategic partner to government and industry through the widespread commercialization of our proprietary bioleaching solution and resource recovery plant expansion. Tapping into the numerous environmental and economic advantages of using naturally occurring bacteria (harmless to both humans and the environment) to help neutralize resource-rich toxic mining sites, BacTech intends to increase its scope of projects and applications – expanding into relatively untapped yet high demand areas and evolve into the world’s leading authority in comprehensive metal recovery sustainability.

The Company is planning to build its new owner-operated bioleaching facility near Tenguel -Ponce Enriquez, Ecuador and continues to investigate the prospects of establishing additional modern bioleaching facilities across other areas of Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. Where possible, the Company will partner with national and local governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and others to assist with the funding of these projects.  BacTech is publicly traded on the CSE under the symbol “BAC”; on the OTC as “BCCEF”; and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as “OBT1”.

Learning from the Past.
Changing the Future.

Mining has existed for thousands of years and mining will continue to play a vital role in the future. Consequently, it is imperative that environmentally conscious mining practices are established that put the environment first.

Historically, mining has had adverse effects on the environment. For example, acid contamination from sulphide tailings or breaches of tailings dams have destroyed local ecosystems.

BacTech uses bioleaching — a bacterial oxidation technology that liberates precious and base metals from difficult-to-treat sulphide ores and concentrates.

Bioleaching is a safe and environmentally-friendly process. Bacterial oxidation has the advantage of improving metal recovery at significantly lower capital and operating costs when compared to traditional treatment methods of smelting, roasting and pressure oxidation. BacTech is one of two companies in the world using commercially-proven bioleaching technology for gold and for base metal separation.

Our Values


There is a need to conduct mining activities in a safe and responsible way. Unsafe mining methods increasingly lead to the degradation of the environment and health of living beings. Band-Aid methods to treat mine tailings aren’t effective long term and large quantities of metals go unrecovered. BacTech’s solution recovers metals while healing the environment.

Environmental Sustainability

The bugs we use are 100% naturally occurring and completely safe for living beings and the environment. Our practices lead to the permanent elimination of acid rock drainage and all by-products are chemically stable. Furthermore, the metals we produce don’t require new mining operations.


We work with local stakeholders through all our projects. Typically, locals end up being the ones most negatively impacted by bad mining practices. We commit to ensuring that the lasting benefits of our operations are shared with the local communities.


We use bioleach technology to recover metals from an environmental clean-up. No one else is doing what we’re doing. Spearheaded by Dr. Nadia Mykytczuk, our test work is carried out at the Goodman School of Mines at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. This partnership was facilitated by Ontario Genomics and is invaluable to the work we do.