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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 Lystek International Inc., 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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May 22, 2015 – Centre Wellington officially opens $24 million wastewater treatment plant. ELORA – Centre Wellington council took time this week to celebrate completion of the construction phase of the Elora facilty. In 2012, the Township of Centre Wellington began the construction phase to upgrade and expand the Elora Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and the Clyde Street Sewage Pumping Station (SPS). The township, Triton Engineering Services Limited and Wellington Construction Contractors Inc. announced on Tuesday that this phase of the project is now complete.

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May 19, 2015 – Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District Board Approves Agreement to Proceed with Development of a Lystek Organic Materials Recovery Center (OMRC) – (Fairfield, California, U.S.A.) – Yesterday, staff of the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) recommended, and the Board of Directors accepted, the approval of a Resolution to execute a 20-year lease agreement (with an additional 10-year optional renewal) between the FSSD and Lystek International Inc. (Lystek) for the development of an Organic Materials Recovery Center at its Chadbourne Road facility in Fairfield California. The major terms and conditions of the Agreement are effectively complete and both parties look forward to proceeding with project implementation. Read Media Release

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May 21, 2015 – Approval Given for Execution of a 20-Year Lease Agreement between Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) and Lystek Inc. The Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) Board of Directors has given its approval for staff to move forward with a resolution to execute a 20-year lease agreement (with an additional 10-year optional renewal) between the FSSD and Lystek Inc., a division of Tomlinson, for the development of an Organic Materials Recovery Center (OMRC) at its facility in Fairfield, California. Read Media Release

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May 8, 2015 – as published in the April edition of GREEN MARKETS – a Bloomberg publication.

Lystek offers fertilizer option for wastewater plants. Lystek International Inc., an organic materials recovery firm, recently presented the city of Southgate, Ont., with a $20,000 revenue-share check based on 2014 market sales of the biosolids-based LysteGro fertilizer product. Founded in 2000 at the University of Waterloo, Lystek helps municipalities and other generators reduce waste, costs, odors, and greenhouse gas emissions. Read Full Article

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