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April 2, 2014 - Better Farming – A promising future for treated biosolids on the farm. Application of municipal biosolids on farmland has traditionally presented some nuisance problems. But the Lystek treatment process offers an array of nutrients for farm use without the risk. To read this article, click here.
March 25, 2014 - Ontario Farmer – New liquid product adds to growers’ biosolids options. The opportunities for Ontario producers to utilize biosolids as part of their fertility program continue to grow. The latest material to become available is called LysteGro, a processed liquid bio-fertilizer registered through the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Considered a fertilizer, its content is similar to liquid hog manure, with 30 lbs of N, 27 lbs of P and 31 lbs of K per 1,000 gallons available in the year of application, says OMAF nutrient management specialist Christine Brown. To read this article, click here.
March 18, 2014 - Media Release - Lystek Having Positive Economic & Environmental Impact in Community of Southgate. After just 10 months of operation, Lystek’s Organic Materials Recovery Centre (OMRC) in Dundalk, ON is showing real, measurable economic and environmental benefits to the community of Southgate and beyond. To read this media release, click here.
March 4, 2014 - Today marked the 16th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes
February 26, 2014 - Media Release – SPIRG Fails Again in Appeal of Lystek Building Permit. A panel of three, Superior Court Justices, have again denied an appeal by SPIRG and confirmed that the Township of Southgate’s issuance of the original building permit for Lystek’s innovative biosolids processing facility in the Southgate Eco Park was done properly. To read this media release, click here.
January 29, 2014 - Media Release – Leading Canadian Biosolids Solution Provider Coming To North Battleford. The City of North Battleford, Saskatchewan has formally approved plans to bring world-class biosolid solutions provider, Lystek International to the community, reducing local landfill pressures and producing a federally registered fertilizer product to benefit agriculture. To read this media release, click here.
January 7, 2014 - New! LysteGro Biofertilizer product brochure. Want to know why farmers are excited? Click here for a FREE copy!
December 19, 2013 - Today marked the 15th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes
October 24, 2013 - Lystek launches new, digital newsletter! 2013 has been a big year for us, so, in this first, quarterly newsletter, we share some of the excitement regarding various projects we’ve been working on. Click here to read our newsletter
October 3, 2013 - Today marked the 14th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes
September 10, 2013 - Lystek’s OMRC featured on cover of Ontario Farmer – A better way to land-apply biosolids – Lystek International is turning organic waste into a market-ready, CFIA-registered source of N, P and K. - Ontario’s newest waste management company is changing the way biosolids are being processed and applied to farmers’ fields. Lystek International, which recently opened its doors in Dundalk, is an award-winning organic materials recovery firm that was founded in 2000 at the University of Waterloo. To read this story click on the link.
August 1, 2013 - Today marked the 13th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes
July 22, 2013 - Media Release – Lystek Accepted Into Membership of Canadian Fertilizer Institute. “CFI is pleased to welcome Lystek as an associate member of our organization,” commented Roger Larson, President of CFI. “CFI is the association representing the fertilizer industry in Canada. Our industry contributes over $12 billion annually to the Canadian economy and plays an essential role in ensuring that world food needs can be met economically and sustainably.” Membership within CFI is by board approval and members are committed to meeting the needs of the agricultural sector and society for a safe and sustainable food supply. Lystek is unique in that it is the first biosolids and organics processing company to be accepted into CFI. The Lystek product (LysteGro) has been successfully registered at the federal level with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This speaks highly to Lystek’s technology and process. To read this media release, click here
July 12, 2013 - Media Release – Two Large Agricultural Associations to Tour Lystek OMRC. Committed to on-going training and development for its members, the Georgian Soil and Crop Improvement Association (GSCIA) in partnership with the Ontario Institute of Agrologists (OIA), Huronia Branch, is proud to be including a tour of Lystek’s world class, organics-to-fertilizer processing centre in Dundalk, Ontario as part of their 2013 summer education outing this year. Over one hundred farmers, agrologists and agri-businees representatives are expected to tour the centre, this August. To read this media release, click here
July 2, 2013 - Media Release – Region of Waterloo Awards Kitchener Biosolids Lagoon Decommissioning Contract to Team of Lystek & Milestone. To read this media release, click here
June 19, 2013 - The Record – Cambridge pre-determined location for biosolids facility: Coun. Wolf. City councillors aren’t the only elected representatives raising a stink about the region’s plan to put a biosolids facility in Cambridge. Cambridge pre-determined location for biosolids facility
June 17, 2013 - The Record – For some Cambridge councillors, biosolids plan carries unsavoury odour. For some Cambridge councillors, biosolids plan carries unsavoury odour
June 6, 2013 - Today marked the twelfth meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. To read these updates click here for a copy of the PAC Meeting Minutes.
June 6, 2013 - Stowe Reporter – Biosolids: a resource Stowe safely recycles. Ned Beecher. Wastewater treatment is essential to public health and environmental protection. Part of treating wastewater responsibly involves managing the sewage sludge that is produced as a by-product. There are only three options for sludge management: landfill disposal, incineration, and recycling to soils. Biosolids a resource Stowe safely recycles
May 7, 2013 - Media Release – Lystek’s biosolids and organics processing technology has received another registration from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This further confirms that its end product is a true, organically-based fertilizer. This most recent registration is for the Elora Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) that is currently being expanded by the Township of Centre Wellington. Lystek Technology Proven Again
April 21, 2013 - Public Advisory Committee (PAC) held their 11th meeting March 28th, 2013. Highlights from this meeting included, our construction update, product processing, MOE terms-of Reference for Southgate PAC and New Business. Click here to read more – March_PAC_Minutes.v2
April 8, 2013 - Award Winner. Rick Mosher (left), President of Lystek International, a Waterloo Region based company, accepts an award from the Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO). The award was presented by WEAO president, Gary Burrows in recognition of the technology and innovations developed by Lystek for the biosolids management industry. At the event, Lystek technology was acknowledged as the next generation in biosolids management, treatment and processing. The Lystek system enables municipalities to save time and money in their wastewater treatment plant operations with safe, green, sustainable solutions. The award was presented at the 42nd Annual WEAO Conference at the Congress Centre on Dixon Road in Toronto on April 8, 2013.
April 6, 2013 - UW-developed biosolids technology sets new standards. The Region of Waterloo announced this week it intends to locate its biosolids facility in Cambridge, but that doesn’t sit well with Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig. UW-developed biosolids technology sets new standards _ therecord
April 3, 2013 - Waterloo Chronicle – And the winner is…The Cambridge dump is a preferred site for a new $80 million regional biosolids plant. After years of planning and public consultation, the Region of Waterloo says Cambridge is the preferred site for its proposed biosolids facility. April 3 2013 – Waterloo Chronicle
March 28, 2013 - Today marked the eleventh meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. Highlights of this meeting included construction updates from Guy Treadwell. Product processing without lagoon commission and MOE Terms-of- Reference. To read these updates and more click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes
March 26, 2013 - Cambridge Times – Cambridge chosen as preferred site for new regional biosolids plant. After years of planning and public consultation, the Region of Waterloo says Cambridge is the preferred site for its proposed biosolids facility… April 3 2013 – CambridgeTimes
April 2, 2013 - Media Release – Lystek International, a Cambridge-based biosolid management solutions company, is receiving an award from the Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) in recognition for developing technology that is changing the biosolids industry. MR – WEAO Award for Lystek 2013_FINAL
March 26, 2013 - Exchange Magazine – Local biosolids approach could save Waterloo Region taxpayers over $100 million, says Cambridge company. Having closely reviewed the Region of Waterloo’s Biosolids Master Plan, Cambridge-based Lystek International spokespersons say they are confident they can provide solutions to the Region’s biosolids management challenges and save taxpayers over $100 million in the process. Click here to read – Daily Exchange
March 25, 2013 - Media Release – Local Biosolids Approach Would Save Waterloo Region Taxpayers Over $100 Million. March 25 – Cambridge ON – For Immediate Release – Having closely reviewed the Region of Waterloo’s Biosolids Master Plan (BMP), Cambridge-based Lystek International is confident they can provide solutions to the Region’s biosolids management challenges and save taxpayers over $100 million in the process. MR – Local Biosolid Technology Would Save Millions_Final_March 25 2013
March 25, 2013 - Backgrounder. review of the Region of Waterloo’s Biosolids Master Plan. After a close review of the Region of Waterloo’s Biosolids Master Plan (BMP), Lystek has made the following observations and points for clarification. Backgrounder – Biosolid BMP & Technology_Final
February 15, 2013 - Public Advisory Committee (PAC) provides Terms of Reference. Using Terms developed for the Clean Harbours facility near Sarnia and the health and environmental soil studies in Sudbury as a reference, the PAC has developed a Terms of Reference for the Southgate OMRC, Public Advisory Committee. The new Terms, can be reviewed here: Terms of Reference.
January 24, 2013 - Today marked the tenth meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. Highlights of this meeting included construction updates from Guy Treadwell and members of the PAC toured the off loading area where two hoppers have been installed at the facility. To read these updates and more click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes.
January 14, 2013 - Waterloo Region Company Benefiting From Growing Awareness About Biosolid Management Options. January 14, 2012 – Cambridge ON – For Immediate Release | A Waterloo-based technology and services provider is benefiting from a growing interest in the provision of innovative and sustainable biosolids management solutions. Click here for a copy of the Media Release.
December 21, 2012 - Environmental Compliance Approvals Upheld for Lystek’s Organic Material Recovery Centre. December 20, 2012 – Cambridge ON – For Immediate Release | The Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has issued a decision denying the applications to appeal Lystek’s Environmental Compliance Approvals for the Southgate Organic Materials Recovery Centre (OMRC) in Dundalk, Ontario.Click here for a copy of the Media Release.
October 18, 2012 - Today marked the ninth meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. Highlights of this meeting included construction updates from Guy Treadwell, Environmental Compliance Approval Details and the PAC was shown a sample of the Layfield Liner material that will be used to form the liner and cover for the storage lagoons. To read these updates and more click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes.
October 9, 2012 - MEDIA RELEASE – Ministry of Environment Issues Approval for Lystek Centre in Southgate Eco Park – Lystek has been notified by the Ministry of the Environment (MoE) that all three of its Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECA’s) for waste, air and storm/surface water have been approved. This marks the final milestone required for the company to complete construction of its Organic Material Recovery Centre (OMRC) located in the Township of Southgate’s Eco Park. Click here for a copy of the Media Release.
October 2, 2012 - MEDIA RELEASE – Six Nations of the Grand River Consultation Team Tours Lystek Site – All Parties Proud of Growing Relationship. After a joint tour of the Lystek facilities under construction in the Southgate Eco Park, officials from Six Nations of the Grand River Consultation and Accommodation Process (CAP) team and Lystek are proud of the growing and positive relationship between their organizations. Click here for a copy of the Media Release.
September 10, 2012 - Today marked the eighth meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. Highlights of this meeting included a tour of the Lystek Facility in Dundalk, approval updates and discussion on “Best Management Practices for Land Applications of Lystek Material”. Click here for a copy of the draft Meeting Minutes.
July 31, 2012 - Today marked the seventh meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. Highlights of this meeting include the introduction of Curt Hammond from Pearl Street. Pearl Street Communications works to build relationships between development and rural communities. Other agenda items include updates of our site construction and MOE approvals. Click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes.
July 28, 2012 - Read a well researched opinion piece from Luisa D’Amato, veteran columnist for The Record (of Waterloo Region) about the important role Lystek technology can play in our sustainable future. Click here
June 19, 2012 - Sixth PAC Meeting - The Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate Organic Materials Recovery Centre (OMRC) made a trip to the St. Marys Waste Water Treatment Plant today to view the Lystek system used to process biosolids at the facility, kill all pathogens and convert them into a safe, low-odour, provincially-approved NASM product. Click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes.
Also present for this tour was Mr. Barry Hill of Six Nations of the Grand River in the capacity of consultant for the Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI). As a result of this tour and Mr. Hill is a certified professional engineer (P. Eng., ret’d.), B. Eng. & M. Eng. with over 25 years of experience. He is a former Manager of Strategic Planning with Ontario Hydro. Presently, he is a well known, respected, award-winning farmer in the Six Nations of the Grand River territory.
Barry and his wife operate Hillsfield Farms, a 2,000 acre grains and oilseeds operation. He is also past President of the Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association and the Brant County Federation of Agriculture. He was the founding President of the First Nations AgriGroup as well as one of the founding Directors of the Integrated Grain Processors Cooperative Ethanol Plant in Aylmer, Ontario. He is a Board Member of the Two Rivers Community Development Fund and has acted as a panel member and consultant to the Six Nations Economic Development Department.
A comprehensive report was written by Mr. Hill and filed for HDI on June 29, 2012. This supportive document summarizes Mr. Hill’s findings as a result of his investigations which included a review of all technical materials, the tour and a follow up meeting and discussions held with Lystek. A copy of this report was subsequently published in the Turtle Island News on July 4, 2012. Click here to obtain more information about the report.
June 1, 2012 - Lystek had the privilege of escorting the Bruce & Grey Federations of Agriculture on a tour of the City of Guelph’s, Waste Water Treatment Plant, to see the Lystek process in action. The Tour was followed by an in depth presentation, outlining the features and the benefits of the CFIA registered fertilizer that is produced at the plant. The information was received enthusiastically by the 22 farmers that were in attendance. GCFA – Thank you
May 29, 2012 – Today marked the fifth meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. Click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes.
April 24, 2012 – Today marked the fourth meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC. Highlights of this meeting include the reporting of a discussion with MPP Bill Walker at the Lystek Information office to clarify any concerns regarding the engineering of the product storage reservoirs and an update on the First Nations consultation process. A brief overview of the status of the process was shared and discussion was also held regarding the ongoing initiative to review questions and provide answers from the community of Southgate regarding the OMRC. Click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes.
March 27, 2012 – The third meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC was held today. Highlights of this meeting include the nomination and swearing in of Ms. Sarah Mason as Official Secretary of the committee as well as confirmation of the decision to allow public and media attendance at meetings and accepted protocols for Q & A periods within these sessions. Discussion were held about how to how to best address ongoing questions from the community in a broader sense, followed by a brief update on the status of the MOE review process and a feature presentation regarding Setback Distances for Land Application (ASM vs. NASM vs. Commercial Fertilizer). Click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes and other documentation as discussed and/or presented in the meeting.
February 28, 2012 – The second meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate OMRC was held today. Highlights of this meeting include the nomination and swearing in of Mr. Stephen G. Redmond, formerly of OMAFRA as Chair of the committee, a discussion about public attendance at meetings going forward, a presentation and detailed discussion regarding regulated metals and a special, focused presentation by Dr. Ajay Singh regarding micro constituents in soil. Updates were also provided with respect to the Traffic Impact Study and MOE approvals. Click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes and other documentation (Traffic Study , Regulated Metal Information) presented and discussed in the meeting.
January 31, 2012 – The first meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Southgate Organic Materials Recovery Centre (OMRC) was held today. The establishment of the PAC is an interim measure that is being initiated on a voluntary basis as part of Lystek’s effort to maintain open and transparent dialogue with the community. The PAC will be provided with regular updates on the project as well as opportunities for members to make suggestions regarding the Centre. This initiative will provide another, practical avenue to facilitate a two-way flow of information between the OMRC and the public. The PAC includes participation from a variety of community members, all of whom have volunteered their time to act as local sources of information regarding the Centre. Click here for a copy of the Meeting Minutes.
January 24, 2012 – today marked the Grand Opening of the Southgate Organic Materials Recovery Centre (OMRC) Information Office at 40 Main St. East, Dundalk Ontario. Lystek staff and Southgate council were on hand to share time with the community and, of course, respond to detailed questions regarding this exciting initiative. Representatives from the local media conducted interviews and reported on the words of warm welcome and excitement that were shared by Mayor Brian Milne. Rick Mosher, President & CEO also spoke. He thanked the Mayor, council and the community at large for welcoming Lystek into the Township and reiterated its commitment to being a positive, contributing member of the local business community. The Information Office will provide the residents of Southgate with a physical location where they go to learn more about the OMRC. It will also serve as an excellent location for local contractors, farmers, and other local businesses looking to explore opportunities with Lystek.
January 20, 2012 - The Township of Centre Wellington is undertaking a major expansion and retrofit to their existing Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Elora, Ontario to accommodate future growth and improve the quality of the effluent discharged to the Grand River. The project is estimated to have a total capital value of $16.5 million. The construction contract will be tendered and construction will commence in the second quarter of 2012. The plant upgrade will feature Lystek technology as one of its core design and operating elements. This patented technology will convert the biosolids into a CFIA registered fertilizer, and significantly reduce the volume of material for storage and beneficial use. Lystek is pleased to announce that it has secured both a technology license agreement and an operating support agreement with Centre Wellington as part of this exciting project.
Triton Engineering Services Limited is providing the engineering design and construction management services on the project.
December 23, 2011 - Today, Southgate Town council gave final approval to Lystek International with respect to its site plan for the Dundalk Organic Materials Recovery Centre. This, combined with the official closing of the purchase of the property, represents a major milestone for the advancement of the project as it clears the way for preparation of the 12.5-acre site prior to final, operational approval from the Ministry of the Environment. Assuming everything continues move forward as expected, this is anticipated to be secured during the first quarter of 2012.
November 25, 2011 - As part of our ongoing efforts to engage and inform the residents of the community of Southgate, we are pleased to announce the formation of a Public Advisory Committee (PAC). This committee will serve as another opportunity for residents of the Township to stay informed about the proposed Dundalk Organic Materials Recovery Centre (OMRC). For more information about this read our news release and announcement.
October 31 2011 - As part of Lystek’s ongoing efforts to educate and inform the public about the planned Organic Materials Recovery Centre in Dundalk, Ontario, we are pleased to make the following Q & A documentation available on our web site. Click here to access a copy.
November 2010 - Lystek technology included in the biosolids master plan by Region of Waterloo, Ontario
June 2010 - US patent on “Feedback system for enhancing elimination of biomass in sewage sludge” granted to Lystek International
April 2010 - Lystek system at Town of St. Marys wastewater treatment plant commissioned and currently operating at full scale
March 2010 - Contract executed for biosolids management project for the City of Peterborough, Ontario
March 2010 - Lystek technology approved for biosolids management project RFP for the City of Greater Sudbury
June 2008 - Canadian Patent on “Treatment of sewage sludge” granted to Lystek International
May 2008 - Contract executed for the advanced biosolids management using Lystek system for the City of Guelph, Ontario
March 2007 - Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) / GMEF project on on “Advanced Biosolids Treatment Process for the Production of High Solids and Low Pathogen Product for Beneficial Reutilization” by Lystek International and the City of Guelph. For details of project findings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
September 2006 - Lystek technology documented as an emerging technology with a significant potential in the United States EPA document (EPA-832-R-06-005) “Emerging Technologies for Biosolids Management”
October 2004 - US Patent on “Treatment of sewage sludge” granted Lystek International