BioteQ Environmental Technologies has signed an agreement with an unnamed European engineering firm to advance a cyanide regeneration and recovery project at a gold mine site in central Asia.

The firm will also design and install a SART process plant at the mine.

SART technology recovers copper from copper-complexed gold deposits and regenerates cyanide to recycle, resulting in improved gold yields and reduced operating costs.

The European engineering firm will provide project evaluation, process design, supply of process technology, plant equipment and commissioning services for the cyanide regeneration and recovery components of the new plant.

The project will be implemented in three stages, and the first stage of preliminary investigation has been completed.

The second stage, which includes site due diligence, testing and engineering, is expected to commence in August.

The third stage will include supply and commissioning of the cyanide regeneration and recovery plant, including a SART circuit to be provided by BioteQ.