TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) - BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company") (CSE:BAC)(OTC PINK:BCCEF) (WKN: A1H4TY) announced on March 15, 2016 that it had engaged the services of Dr. Marcello Veiga of the University of British Columbia and Ellis Martin of the Ellis Martin Report.

The purpose of the engagement is to help raise public awareness with respect to artisanal mining and its longer-term harmful effects on the environment. More specifically, issues caused by the use of mercury as an amalgamator of gold and the unchecked release of arsenic as a result of mining arsenopyrite.

Last week, Ellis Martin sat down to discuss these issues with Dr. Veiga and Ross Orr, CEO and President of BacTech. The interviews were aired on the Ellis Martin Report, Voice America and YouTube. Links are provided below.

Ellis Martin is a broadcast journalist and media consultant, having brought market awareness to over 200 publicly traded companies since 1998. The Ellis Martin Report is heard on the Voice America Business Channel and in over 50 AM Business Talk radio stations in the US.

Dr. Marcello Veiga has worked as a professor at the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering within the University of British Columbia since 1997. He has published over 300 papers on issues related to mining and the environment. From 2002 to 2008, he worked as an expert and Chief Technical Advisor of the Global Mercury Project for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization ("UNIDO") in Vienna, Austria.

Find the interviews at these links:

Company Profile

BacTech Environmental Corporation holds the perpetual, exclusive, royalty-free rights to use the patented BACOX bioleaching technology for the reclamation of tailings and mining waste materials. The Company's principle focus is a high-grade silver/copper tailings project called Telamayu, located in Atocha, Bolivia, in association with COMIBOL, the state mining group. The Company signed an MOU with Duran Ventures Inc. to explore the viability of building a BACOX plant in Peru to treat high-grade gold/arsenic ores. Investigation has begun to identify similar opportunities in Ecuador. The Company continues to field enquiries globally with respect to additional opportunities for remediation, including licensing transactions for the technology.

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Contact Information:

BacTech Environmental Corporation
Ross Orr
President & CEO
416-813-0303 ext 222