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March 10, 2016| Cambridge ON | For Immediate Release | Canadian biofertilizer producer Lystek International is excited to release a first round of in-depth, third-party, field data derived from crop trials completed during the 2015 growing year in Ontario’s agricultural heartland.

The Cambridge-based firm is quickly establishing itself as a market leader in the low temperature, low cost Thermal Hydrolysis space. This is being achieved by demonstrating how advanced technology based in sound science and research can not only help reduce the volumes and GHG’s that can be associated with biosolids and organics management, but also how these amazing resources can be safely diverted from landfills (or other, less beneficial uses) and converted into biogas for green energy, an alternative carbon source for BNR systems and a highly effective, pathogen free “Class A quality” biofertilizer…

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For years, North Battleford dewatered its biosolids and trucked the cake to the local landfill. The process was costly, created odor complaints, and was a waste of a potentially valuable resource.

Today, the city’s new low-cost, low-temperature thermal hydrolysis process is converting biosolids into a nutrient-rich, federally registered fertilizer, and establishing them as environmental leaders.

Read the latest cover story from leading industry publisher, Treatment Plant Operator (TPO) to learn more about the City’s results including:

• How a National Environment Award was won
• How a Class ‘A’ biofertilizer is being created
• How they saved money & are now able to generate revenue with the new product
• How the solution was easily retrofitted into the plant’s existing infrastructure
• How simple it is to operate & maintain

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December 9, 2015| Cambridge ON | For Immediate Release | Lystek International proudly announces the release of a new educational video series highlighting its role as a leader in biosolids & organics management. The videos aim to educate and inform audiences about the company’s vision, environmental stewardship and innovative solutions for responsible management of these valuable resources.

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November 4, 2015– Cambridge ON – For Immediate Release | In addition to the national environment award the City of North Battleford (City), Saskatchewan received from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) in June of this year, for the implementation of its Lystek biosolids and organics processing technology, the City can also now claim that it is the first community in Western Canada to receive a federal registration from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for the LysteGro biofertilizer being produced at its Wastewater Resource Recovery Centre (WRRC).

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October 8, 2015 – Cambridge ON – Lystek’s award-winning, biosolids and organics processing technology has received another registration from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for its LysteGro product, a true, organically-based, quality controlled biofertilizer. This registration is specific to the product being produced at the Water Resource Recovery Facility in the Town of St. Marys, Ontario.

“Lystek technology is now featured in six facilities across Canada and a seventh project is now underway in Fairfield, California. Combined, these facilities are capable of receiving and converting over 350,000 thousand tonnes of biosolids and other organics into federally recognized biofertilizer products annually. Our proven, diversion solutions are capable of providing reliable, year-round services for a range of communities. Some examples of those that have taken advantage of the solution are Guelph, Ottawa, Peterborough, Toronto, Owen Sound,…

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Waste not, want not!

Biosolids company with Waterloo link pushes re-use over bury

Since his retirement in 2013 from the Biology Department at the University of Waterloo, Owen Ward, professor emeritus in the Faculty of Science, has lost none of his passion for turning things people don’t want into things they do.

He has his own laboratory in Waterloo and throws the same urgent energy into , the company he started in 2000 to make better use of sewage sludge.

Soil fortifier

The term biosolids refers to the gelatinous residue from treating waste water.

Farmers spread some of it on fields, but most of the material ends up de-watered, compacted and buried in landfill sites.

“We look at the big picture,” Ward says of Lystek’s alternative re-use model. “We’re drawing…

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By Kevin Litwiller, Lystek International
The RoadRunner – Fall 2015

The City of North Battleford has a population of almost 14,000 and is located roughly 130 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon, SK. The city’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) was commissioned in 2003-2004 and treats 5,700 to 6,400 cubic metres of wastewater daily. The plant consists of a headworks (a fine screen and grit removal unit), two trains of bioreactors configured for biological nutrient removal, two secondary clarifiers and a biosolids management facility. In accordance with the Permit to Operate issued by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment (MOE), the treated effluent is discharged into the North Saskatchewan River and biosolids from the biosolids management facility were formerly disposed of at the city’s waste management facility (WMF). The biosolids management building houses a rotary drum screen, to thicken…

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June 5, 2015 – Cambridge ON – For Immediate Release | On June 3, 2015, the City of North Battleford was presented with a 2015 CAMA Environment Award during the association’s national conference in Jasper. The award recognizes the successful implementation of a Lystek biosolids management system at the City to replace its historical practice of landfilling.

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