We are committed to long-term partnerships with our customers and leverage our expertise to offer our comprehensive technology, design-build, product management, and communications and engagement support.

Our History

Co-founded in 2000 by industrial microbiologists at the University of Waterloo, Lystek THP was piloted at full-scale at the City of Guelph Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in 2004.

Our first commercial full-scale facility became operational at the City of Guelph WWTP (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) in 2008 and we have experienced substantial growth since that time.

Lystek expanded operations into the United States, with the incorporation of Lystek International Limited in 2014, with the commissioning of the Fairfield OMRC (California) following shortly after in 2016.

The Lystek THP technology is now operational across eleven installations. These facilities service a range of small, medium, and large communities throughout North America, including two large regional facilities we own and operate.

Our Expertise

Our team’s expertise enables us to successfully implement Lystek THP with comprehensive facility assessment, design-build, regulatory and community engagement, and product management services to provide turn-key solutions for biosolids & organics management.

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Our Vision

To enhance the recovery of valuable resources in the wastewater and organics processing sectors with sustainable, cost effective solutions.

Lystek’s technological development was driven by a product manufacturing philosophy. Our technology and services focus on offering comprehensive resource recovery solutions that prioritize end product quality and sustainable operations while closing the loop of local nutrient and energy cycles.

Our Mission

To provide advanced treatment solutions to enhance operations and recover valuable resources from biosolids and organic waste streams.

Lystek is a leading provider of advanced thermal hydrolysis and product management solutions in the wastewater biosolids and organics management sectors. We work with our customers to design and build solutions that are ideally suited for their facility to offer advanced, safe, cost effective, and sustainable resource recovery programs.


The Tomlinson Group of Companies has owned Lystek since 2011. The Tomlinson Group has been operating for over 60 years within the same family ownership.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Lystek’s Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Lystek is committed to equitable hiring practices in pursuit of the most qualified individuals regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, or age. Further, we seek to increase the diversity of our leadership team with individuals who bring broad experiences and expertise to continue to drive our Company’s mission and growth.

We believe that our success depends upon the quality and commitment of our employees. Our objectives are to employ the best people available and to maintain a high-quality working relationship with all our employees, based upon mutual trust, respect, courtesy, and tolerance. We are deeply committed to an inclusive and equitable workplace that has zero tolerance for discrimination or workplace harassment.

We have further prioritized a work culture that better accommodates employee’s non-work obligations recognizing work life balance as a priority. Non-work obligations have historically led to inequities in the workplace and are known to be a common obstacle emerging leaders face, particularly in the tech sector. We have fostered a culture which actively works to remove these barriers.