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July 18, 2017 – Fairfield, CA/Cambridge, ON – For Immediate Release | Leading biosolids and organics solutions provider, Lystek International Ltd (Lystek), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a two-year contract for Beneficial Reuse of Biosolids Services by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). Under the terms of this competitive contract, Lystek agrees to process up to 3,500 tons of biosolids per year into a Class A product at its 150,000 (U.S.) ton, state-of-the-art, Organic Material Recovery Center, located at the Fairfield Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) in California (Lystek OMRC-FSSD). Every year, Lystek’s patented and proven, low temperature Thermal Hydrolysis Process (Lystek THP®) diverts hundreds of thousands of tons of biosolids and other organics from landfills to produce LysteGro®, a Class A EQ (exceptional quality) biofertilizer product rich in nutrients and vital, organic matter. Opened in August 2016, the Lystek OMRC-FSSD supports the diversion of biosolids from landfills in favor of higher and better use of the material. The unique, P3 style partnership between Lystek and the FSSD is already proving to be a success with approximately 14,000 tons per year coming from the District and additional commitments from numerous, other Bay Area agencies. Built, owned and operated by Lystek, the center was purposefully built to manage biosolids production from the FSSD and surrounding generators for (at least) the next twenty years. It is ideally located to provide reliable, sustainable, year round organics processing and management solutions to the entire San Francisco Bay Area. In 2016, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recognized LysteGro as a licensed fertilizer. Currently, the FSSD and Lystek are working together to further leverage the multi-purpose system to optimize operations of the district’s digesters and increase biogas production for green energy. California regulations around the use and management of biosolids and organics have evolved. Once considered a “waste”, leading companies like Lystek are leveraging years of sound science and research to respond to the call for viable, Class A processing solutions that prove their value as a renewable resource. “This contract award marks yet another step forward in the progression toward affordable, reliable and sustainable, year-round organics management in the San Francisco Bay area,” says Jim Dunbar, General Manager of the Lystek OMRC in Fairfield.  “Our valued customers are constantly telling us how much they appreciate being able to take advantage of the great service and practical solutions we offer to participate in the movement toward a circular economy. Developments like this allow us to take materials that are often viewed as “waste” and safely divert them from landfills so they can be processed, recycled and sold to an eager, and highly appreciative, end-market. We are proud of our innovative, resource recovery center.” 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 more information, please contact: Kevin Litwiller, Director of Marketing & Business Development for Lystek International at: A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f242be50-4c56-4c75-bfd1-ea231476938d A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/438b6cb6-c1a2-4989-8631-92b859d8c502


July 18, 2017 – Fairfield, CA/Cambridge, ON – For Immediate Release | Leading biosolids and organics solutions provider, Lystek International Ltd (Lystek), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a two-year contract for Beneficial Reuse of Biosolids Services by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). Under the terms of this competitive contract, Lystek agrees to process up to 3,500 tons of biosolids per year into a Class A product at its 150,000 (U.S.) ton, state-of-the-art, Organic Material Recovery Center, located at the Fairfield Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) in California (Lystek OMRC-FSSD). Every year, Lystek’s patented and proven, low temperature Thermal Hydrolysis Process (Lystek THP®) diverts hundreds of thousands of tons of biosolids and other organics from landfills to produce LysteGro®, a Class A EQ (exceptional quality) biofertilizer product rich in nutrients and vital, organic matter. Opened in August 2016, the Lystek OMRC-FSSD supports the diversion of biosolids from landfills in favor of higher and better use of the material. The unique, P3 style partnership between Lystek and the FSSD is already proving to be a success with approximately 14,000 tons per year coming from the District and additional commitments from numerous, other Bay Area agencies. Built, owned and operated by Lystek, the center was purposefully built to manage biosolids production from the FSSD and surrounding generators for (at least) the next twenty years. It is ideally located to provide reliable, sustainable, year round organics processing and management solutions to the entire San Francisco Bay Area. In 2016, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recognized LysteGro as a licensed fertilizer. Currently, the FSSD and Lystek are working together to further leverage the multi-purpose system to optimize operations of the district’s digesters and increase biogas production for green energy. California regulations around the use and management of biosolids and organics have evolved. Once considered a “waste”, leading companies like Lystek are leveraging years of sound science and research to respond to the call for viable, Class A processing solutions that prove their value as a renewable resource. “This contract award marks yet another step forward in the progression toward affordable, reliable and sustainable, year-round organics management in the San Francisco Bay area,” says Jim Dunbar, General Manager of the Lystek OMRC in Fairfield.  “Our valued customers are constantly telling us how much they appreciate being able to take advantage of the great service and practical solutions we offer to participate in the movement toward a circular economy. Developments like this allow us to take materials that are often viewed as “waste” and safely divert them from landfills so they can be processed, recycled and sold to an eager, and highly appreciative, end-market. We are proud of our innovative, resource recovery center.” 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 more information, please contact: Kevin Litwiller, Director of Marketing & Business Development for Lystek International at: A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/30845e3f-51b3-420b-b050-8b3ae4d8eace A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/4aef1b17-aa72-4e7b-84b4-85689bc66719


Toronto, ON – For Immediate Release | On June 22, the 6th Annual Water’s Next Award ceremonies were held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, in Toronto. As part of the proceedings, Cambridge-based Lystek International was presented with two, national Water’s Next Awards – the first in the Project/Technology – Wastewater category and the second for overall Company of the Year. The awards were presented to the company in recognition of their market-leading technical solutions, customer satisfaction and numerous achievements in the sustainable management of biosolids and organics. The Water’s Next Award program is the only national awards program to honor leadership across the entire water sector—including public servants, non-governmental groups, researchers, municipalities, and technology providers. Its purpose is to recognize individuals and companies that successfully work to change the way we treat, and protect, our valuable water resources. Since 2010, Water Canada has hosted the awards to help strengthen and celebrate the thriving, national community and to showcase Canada’s water leaders, champions, and innovators. “On behalf of our entire team at Lystek and our parent company, the Tomlinson Group, we are extremely honored to accept these prestigious awards”, said Kevin Litwiller, Director of Marketing & Business Development for Lystek. “It is further rewarding to be recognized alongside all of the finalists in both of these categories, all who are doing amazing work to advance the responsible use of water and wastewater, not only here in North America, but around the world.” 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 energy and utilized to power treatment plants, while reducing operational costs and greenhouse gases and transforming these facilities into Resource Recovery Centers. Lystek is expanding rapidly and 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’s innovative technology transforms by-products from wastewater treatment into higher use products, including energy, turning a problem into a resource,” said Katherine Balpataky, Editor of Water Canada and Program Chair of the Water’s Next Awards. “Lystek is a leader in the journey towards a circular economy, and we are proud to honor their accomplishments in exemplary customer service through our awards program,” she said. “As global populations continue to rise, we are compelled to better understand the fragility and limits of our natural resources. Water is a prime example of this, as are mined phosphates. This, in turn, leads to an increased level of awareness and interest in how we can leverage advanced science and technology to unlock the inherent value in organic “waste”. This has led to a bright future for Lystek as we continue to expand and provide communities with the ability produce, safe, nutrient-rich biofertilizer products, increase biogas production for green energy, and create cost effective, alternative sources of carbon for use in (BNR) treatment plant operations,” adds Rick Mosher, Chief Technology Officer for Lystek. 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 more information, please contact Kevin Litwiller, Director of Marketing & Business Development A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/d3a8f5d1-f15c-42b5-b088-ca88fc06b90b A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c6dcb81b-2343-4e08-91bf-31c73b1b7cb1 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/1c9fa4e2-f261-4077-a0c7-7830fc0b3c77


Toronto, ON – For Immediate Release | On June 22, the 6th Annual Water’s Next Award ceremonies were held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, in Toronto. As part of the proceedings, Cambridge-based Lystek International was presented with two, national Water’s Next Awards – the first in the Project/Technology – Wastewater category and the second for overall Company of the Year. The awards were presented to the company in recognition of their market-leading technical solutions, customer satisfaction and numerous achievements in the sustainable management of biosolids and organics. The Water’s Next Award program is the only national awards program to honor leadership across the entire water sector—including public servants, non-governmental groups, researchers, municipalities, and technology providers. Its purpose is to recognize individuals and companies that successfully work to change the way we treat, and protect, our valuable water resources. Since 2010, Water Canada has hosted the awards to help strengthen and celebrate the thriving, national community and to showcase Canada’s water leaders, champions, and innovators. “On behalf of our entire team at Lystek and our parent company, the Tomlinson Group, we are extremely honored to accept these prestigious awards”, said Kevin Litwiller, Director of Marketing & Business Development for Lystek. “It is further rewarding to be recognized alongside all of the finalists in both of these categories, all who are doing amazing work to advance the responsible use of water and wastewater, not only here in North America, but around the world.” 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 energy and utilized to power treatment plants, while reducing operational costs and greenhouse gases and transforming these facilities into Resource Recovery Centers. Lystek is expanding rapidly and 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’s innovative technology transforms by-products from wastewater treatment into higher use products, including energy, turning a problem into a resource,” said Katherine Balpataky, Editor of Water Canada and Program Chair of the Water’s Next Awards. “Lystek is a leader in the journey towards a circular economy, and we are proud to honor their accomplishments in exemplary customer service through our awards program,” she said. “As global populations continue to rise, we are compelled to better understand the fragility and limits of our natural resources. Water is a prime example of this, as are mined phosphates. This, in turn, leads to an increased level of awareness and interest in how we can leverage advanced science and technology to unlock the inherent value in organic “waste”. This has led to a bright future for Lystek as we continue to expand and provide communities with the ability produce, safe, nutrient-rich biofertilizer products, increase biogas production for green energy, and create cost effective, alternative sources of carbon for use in (BNR) treatment plant operations,” adds Rick Mosher, Chief Technology Officer for Lystek. 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 more information, please contact Kevin Litwiller, Director of Marketing & Business Development A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/af7265e4-ce2a-4b53-9529-b97db30d3302 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/4e0b2acf-efe4-42cb-9b82-02123fba9bb6 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/83de1e5a-e8d8-4e24-be15-bab3ae90625a


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August 17, 2017 – Cambridge, ON/Fairfield, CA – For Immediate Release | Leading biosolids and organics solutions provider, Lystek International Ltd. (Lystek), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a multi-year contract by the City of Petaluma (Petaluma) for Diversified Reuse of Biosolids. Under the terms of the agreement, Lystek will accept Class B biosolids generated in Petaluma and convert them into LysteGro®, a US EPA, Class A EQ (Exceptional Quality) biofertilizer product at its 150,000 ton, state-of-the-art, Organic Material Recovery Center, located at the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) in California (OMRC-FSSD). Opened in August 2016, the OMRC-FSSD is now celebrating its first full year of successful operations in this unique, P3 style partnership and it is rapidly contributing to the company’s overall ability to divert hundreds of thousands of tons of biosolids from North American landfills annually, in favor of higher and better uses. The facility opened with a baseline volume of 14,000 tons per year from the District and it has now secured additional volume commitments from numerous, other Bay Area agencies, including Santa Rosa, San Francisco and others. California regulations around the use and management of biosolids and organics have evolved. Once considered a “waste”, leading companies like Lystek are leveraging years of sound science and research to provide advanced solutions that prove their value as a renewable resource. In fact, the LysteGro product made at the OMRC-FSSD was able to garner a unique trifecta in its first year, including the Class A EQ (Exceptional Quality) classification from the US EPA, a license from the California Department of Food and Agriculture as bulk fertilizer and acceptance as an agricultural product by the Solano County Department of Agriculture.  These recognitions remove the traditional barriers and prohibitions imposed on historical, Class B land application practices.  As such, demand for the high quality, LysteGro product is already outpacing supply with all initial production of the available material being sold to local farmers and ranchers in a four-month period and a growing waiting list for the fall, 2017 fertilizer application season. “With a progressive approach to biosolids management and a strong sense of environmental responsibility, the City of Petaluma was one of the first agencies to engage with us,” says Kurt Meyer, President of Lystek.  “This agreement marks the sixth customer seeking affordable, sustainable, year-round organics management in the San Francisco Bay area from our innovative, resource recovery center.” 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 more information, please contact: A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7212e66c-cdab-482c-b7f5-8e9a956f55ee A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/629de0e5-640d-4874-9630-001b67180b22


Collaborative partnership will see the SFPUC undertake a pilot project for responsible management of its biosolids at the state-of-the-art, Lystek OMRC-FSSD The Fairfield Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to undertake a two-year, pilot project for treatment of the City's biosolids. Under the terms of the MoU, up to 5,000 tons of biosolids (per annum) generated by the SFPUC will be sent to the new, state-of-the-art, Lystek Organic Material Recovery Center (Lystek OMRC-FSSD), located at the FSSD in California, for processing. In October 2016, the new 150,000 (U.S) ton, state-of-the-art Lystek OMRC-FSSD held its Grand Opening and announced its readiness to manage biosolids production from the FSSD for at least the next twenty years as well as for other San Francisco Bay Area agencies. Many have already signed on to utilize the services of the facility. The plant is ideally situated to provide reliable and sustainable, year-round management of biosolids and organics to the entire San Francisco Bay Area. The OMRC-FSSD leverages Lystek's patented and proven, low temperature Thermal Hydrolysis Process (LystekTHP™) to divert biosolids and other organics from landfills and produce LysteGro™, a Class A quality product high in organic matter and nutrients. The California Department of Food and Agriculture has already recognized the product as a licensed fertilizer. Over time, the FSSD will further leverage the technology to optimize its digester operations and increase biogas production for green energy. "Recycling organic materials like SFPUC biosolids back into the soil is important for soil health and carbon sequestration. We are very excited to work with Lystek on this liquid fertilizer pilot," says Tommy T. Moala, Assistant General Manager of SFPUC Wastewater Enterprise. California regulations around the use and management of biosolids and organics have evolved. Once considered a "waste", leading companies like Lystek are leveraging years of sound science and research to safely divert these materials from landfills and prove their value as a renewable resource. "We look forward to demonstrating to the SFPUC that they have made the right decision to partner with Lystek and the OMRC-FSSD. This pilot project will see biosolids safely processed, recycled and marketed, as part of the movement toward a more sustainable, circular economy," says Kurt Meyer, President of Lystek. 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.


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.

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