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CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, Oct. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Excitement was high at the Grand Opening of Lystek's new, 150,000 (U.S.) ton, state-of-the-art, Organic Material Recovery Center at the Fairfield Suisun Sewer District (Lystek OMRC-FSSD) in California on Friday, October 21st. Staff and management of Lystek and its parent company, the Tomlinson Group were joined by Greg Baatrup, GM of the FSSD and a variety of other distinguished guests including members of the FSSD board, a number of new and prospective customers, many of the primary project partners and sponsors of the event. The celebration featured a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce and a formal lunch program with welcome speeches by the Mayor of Fairfield, Harry Price, presentation of a Certificate of Recognition from Assembly member Jim Frazier and the California State Legislature as well as a keynote address by state Assembly member Bill Dodd. In his address, Mr. Dodd referred to the partnership between Lystek International and the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District as "the utility of the future" and said he is "just over the moon excited with what's happening." He also stated; "This is just (another) great example of what the power of creating partnerships is, partnerships between Suisun City and the City of Fairfield, the Sewer District, and Lystek. Let's just talk about public-private partnerships. We all know how important those are, because the government cannot do this stuff by itself. It never will be able to. " The event was also an opportunity to celebrate Lystek' s new, four-year biosolids management agreement with Central Marin Sanitation Agency (CMSA) in addition to the base volume of 14,000 tons per year from the FSSD and previous commitments from other San Francisco Bay Area agencies. Everyone in attendance agreed that the opening of this ground-breaking facility is a major step forward in the progression toward reliable and sustainable, year-round organics management for the Bay Area. The new facility will leverage Lystek's patented, low temperature Thermal Hydrolysis Process (Lystek THP) to divert biosolids and other organics from landfills and produce LysteGro™, a Class A EQ (Exceptional Quality) product that is high in organic matter and nutrients and that is recognized by the California Department of Food and Agriculture as a licensed fertilizer product. The technology will also optimize digester operations and contribute to increased biogas production for use as green energy by the FSSD. Mayor Harry Price reflected that; "We're fond of referring to Hollywood and all that they do, but this is not fiction. This is reality. When you realize what is happening here today, it will certainly give truth to the saying that "As California goes, so goes the United States." Kurt Meyer, President of Lystek adds; "We are proud of the partnership we have developed and will continue to foster with the FSSD and we look forward to developing the same kind of mutually beneficial, long term business ventures with others throughout California, the rest of the North America, and beyond." Lystek International Inc. is a leading provider of low temperature, Thermal Hydrolysis solutions for the sustainable management of biosolids and organics. The multi-use, award-winning Lystek system reduces costs, volumes and GHG's by converting municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities into resource recovery centers. This is achieved through the patented and proven LysteMizeTM process of optimizing digester performance, increasing biogas for green energy, and transforming organic waste streams into LysteGroTM, a high-value, nutrient-rich biofertilizer and LysteCarbTM, an alternative carbon source for BNR systems. A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=41762


CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lystek's Thermal Hydrolysis Process (Lystek THP) for the sustainable management of biosolids and organics continues to be recognized by regulatory bodies across the U.S. In October of this year, the company received a letter from Organics Reduction and Recycling lead, Sally Rowland (Ph.D., P.E.) with the Division of Materials Management, Bureau of Waste Reduction & Recycling, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation stating that, based on information provided, the process is able to achieve Class A PR and VAR required by NYSDEC under 6 NYCRR Part 360- 5. This is in addition to the letter of acknowledgment issued by Region 9 (California) of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in February of 2014 confirming that the LysteGro product, produced by Lystek THP, meets or exceeds the requirements for Class A EQ (Exceptional Quality) biosolids. As such, it may be distributed without restriction.  In August of this year, the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) issued a Fertilizing Materials License for LysteGro, now being produced at the company's new, state-of-the-art, 150,000 tons (per annum) Organic Material Recovery Center (OMRC), located at the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District, in Fairfield, California. "These recognitions show that, when treated using advanced science, biosolids do not have to be viewed as "waste". Demand for LysteGro is expanding rapidly. This trend is expected to continue far into the future as prices for commercial fertilizers continue to rise," says Mike Dougherty, Director of Product Management for Lystek. "There is also a high level of interest in our ability to reduce volumes, increase biogas outputs and produce safer, more cost effective, alternative sources of carbon for BNR systems. As global populations continue to rise and the resources required to produce commercial fertilizers are depleted, demand for innovative technology and organically-based products, like LysteGro, will escalate," adds Dr. Ajay Singh, co-founder and Technical Director for Lystek. Pressure to increase diversion of valuable, organic resources from landfills is mounting; as is the demand for alternative sources of energy. These materials can be converted into "green" energy and utilized to power wastewater treatment plants, reducing operational costs and greenhouse gases and transforming these facilities into Wastewater Resource Recovery Centers (WRRC's). Lystek is uniquely positioned to play a significant role in this movement. Its growing collection of cost-effective solutions are capable of helping generators divert hundreds of thousands of tons of biosolids and organics from landfills annually, converting them into value-added products and services. Lystek International Inc. is a leading provider of Thermal Hydrolysis solutions for the sustainable management of biosolids and organics. The multi-use, award-winning Lystek system reduces costs, volumes and GHG's by converting municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities into resource recovery centers. This is achieved by transforming organic waste streams into value-added products and services, such as the patented LysteMize® process for optimizing digester performance, reducing volumes and increasing biogas production; LysteGro®, a high-value, nutrient-rich biofertilizer and LysteCarb®, an alternative source of carbon for BNR systems. For further information: Kevin Litwiller, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Cell: 519.584.5437, Office: 226.444.0186 x 106, kevinl@lystek.com


CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lystek's Thermal Hydrolysis Process (Lystek THP) for the sustainable management of biosolids and organics continues to be recognized by regulatory bodies across the U.S. In October of this year, the company received a letter from Organics Reduction and Recycling lead, Sally Rowland (Ph.D., P.E.) with the Division of Materials Management, Bureau of Waste Reduction & Recycling, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation stating that, based on information provided, the process is able to achieve Class A PR and VAR required by NYSDEC under 6 NYCRR Part 360- 5. This is in addition to the letter of acknowledgment issued by Region 9 (California) of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in February of 2014 confirming that the LysteGro product, produced by Lystek THP, meets or exceeds the requirements for Class A EQ (Exceptional Quality) biosolids. As such, it may be distributed without restriction.  In August of this year, the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) issued a Fertilizing Materials License for LysteGro, now being produced at the company's new, state-of-the-art, 150,000 tons (per annum) Organic Material Recovery Center (OMRC), located at the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District, in Fairfield, California. "These recognitions show that, when treated using advanced science, biosolids do not have to be viewed as "waste". Demand for LysteGro is expanding rapidly. This trend is expected to continue far into the future as prices for commercial fertilizers continue to rise," says Mike Dougherty, Director of Product Management for Lystek. "There is also a high level of interest in our ability to reduce volumes, increase biogas outputs and produce safer, more cost effective, alternative sources of carbon for BNR systems. As global populations continue to rise and the resources required to produce commercial fertilizers are depleted, demand for innovative technology and organically-based products, like LysteGro, will escalate," adds Dr. Ajay Singh, co-founder and Technical Director for Lystek. Pressure to increase diversion of valuable, organic resources from landfills is mounting; as is the demand for alternative sources of energy. These materials can be converted into "green" energy and utilized to power wastewater treatment plants, reducing operational costs and greenhouse gases and transforming these facilities into Wastewater Resource Recovery Centers (WRRC's). Lystek is uniquely positioned to play a significant role in this movement. Its growing collection of cost-effective solutions are capable of helping generators divert hundreds of thousands of tons of biosolids and organics from landfills annually, converting them into value-added products and services. Lystek International Inc. is a leading provider of Thermal Hydrolysis solutions for the sustainable management of biosolids and organics. The multi-use, award-winning Lystek system reduces costs, volumes and GHG's by converting municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities into resource recovery centers. This is achieved by transforming organic waste streams into value-added products and services, such as the patented LysteMize® process for optimizing digester performance, reducing volumes and increasing biogas production; LysteGro®, a high-value, nutrient-rich biofertilizer and LysteCarb®, an alternative source of carbon for BNR systems. For further information: Kevin Litwiller, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Cell: 519.584.5437, Office: 226.444.0186 x 106, kevinl@lystek.com


Kuhad R.C.,University of Delhi | Kuhad R.C.,Central University of Haryana | Deswal D.,University of Delhi | Sharma S.,University of Delhi | And 6 more authors.
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2016

Lignocellulosic biomass has been considered as an important and sustainable source of renewable energy. Cellulose constitutes the major component of the lignocellulosic biomass and also offers maximum recalcitrance towards its fullest utilization. The enzymatic breakdown of cellulose is achieved through cellulases. Diverse forms of microbes including fungi, bacteria, actinomycetes and yeast are known to produce cellulases that have found extensive application in various industries. Due to the current global political unrest over oil prices and the threat of global warming following combustion of fossil fuels, the paradigm of research is now focused on biofuel production from plant biomass. Conventional approaches have not been economically feasible for meeting the demands of the industry. This review provides an update regarding the status of present microbial cellulase production technologies and research with special reference to solid state fermentation and different molecular techniques such as mutagenesis, metabolic engineering and heterologous gene expression of cellulases from different microbial domains with improved catalytic and stability properties. Metagenomic and genomic studies for mining of novel cellulase genes in addition to screening of culturable strains using conventional methods have been advanced. In addition the bottlenecks associated with cellulase production and how the future research needs to be directed to provide a comprehensive technology for the production of cellulases with novel traits for application at an industrial level without economic constraints are discussed. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.


Kuhad R.C.,University of Delhi | Gupta R.,University of Delhi | Singh A.,Lystek International Inc.
Enzyme Research | Year: 2011

Microbial cellulases have shown their potential application in various industries including pulp and paper, textile, laundry, biofuel production, food and feed industry, brewing, and agriculture. Due to the complexity of enzyme system and immense industrial potential, cellulases have been a potential candidate for research by both the academic and industrial research groups. Nowadays, significant attentions have been devoted to the current knowledge of cellulase production and the challenges in cellulase research especially in the direction of improving the process economics of various industries. Scientific and technological developments and the future prospects for application of cellulases in different industries are discussed in this paper. © 2011 Ramesh Chander Kuhad et al.


Patent
Lystek International Inc. | Date: 2013-10-28

Hydrophobic contaminants are removed from sludge that has been liquidized by violent shearing, by stirring a hydrophobic sorbent substance material into the sludge. After a period of time in which the contaminants are sorbed into the sorbent, the sorbent substance is separated from the sludge by gravity-settling, centrifuging, etc, where the sorbent is a liquid, or by filtration etc where the sorbent is a solid. Some sorbents have a melting point such that the sorbent can be liquid for good dispersal in heated sludge, and then can be solid when the sludge has cooled, whereby the sorbent can be removed e.g by filtration. Liquefaction by violent shearing causes the biosolids in the sludge to go into solution, which leaves the hydrophobic contaminants more available to be sorbed.


Patent
Lystek International Inc. | Date: 2010-03-03

Sewage sludge is dewatered to a cake-like state. The viscosity of the sludge is lowered by admixing a quantity of urea, urea-ammonium-nitrate, or other nitrogen-containing material, in with the dewatered sludge. The treatment also removes pathogens, and renders the product suitable for use as a fertilizer.


In accordance with one aspect of the invention a testing procedure, a processing procedure and a resulting product are provided whereby sewage sludge is primarily or firstly pre-hydrolysed in whole or in part by means other than alkali. The alkali is then added to the pre-hydrolysed product. The pre-hydrolysed product from step one has a reduced potential for further hydrolysis and is more effectively stabilized in step 2 as a liquid biosolids-containing product or BSP. As a result, in accordance with the invention less of the alkali is used up in the step 2 further alkali-based hydrolysis of the pre-hydrolysed product. The pH of the BSP product after the step 2 alkali treatment drops less over the period of storage and the BSP product will be better preserved against microbial regrowth.


Patent
Lystek International Inc. | Date: 2011-06-22

Paunch-sludge from an abattoir is mixed with the fatty DAF-float from an abattoir, and placed in a shearing vessel. The mixture of the two material thickens the medium in which the matted strands are contained, enabling shearing to be more effective; so much so that paunch-sludge can now be sheared to a homogeneous liquid. The technique can be used with other sludges and other fatty waste materials.


Trademark
Lystek International Inc. | Date: 2013-01-17

Fertilizers for agricultural use; Non-chemical bio-fertilizers.

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