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July 7, 2014 - SPIRG’s Final Appeal of Lystek Building Permit Denied. 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 organic materials recovery centre (OMRC) in the Southgate Eco Park was properly issued.  To read this media release, click here.

June 4, 2014 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued another product registration to Lystek International for their commercial fertilizer product, LysteGro produced at its market leading biosolids and organics processing facility in Dundalk ON. Lystek clients are excited about the impact this latest registration will have on their operations. To read this media release, click here.

May 30, 2014 - Revolutionary Sludge Management Comes To America – Wastewater utilities have a new opportunity to turn their sludge (biosolids) into something special. To read this article, click here.

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.

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!

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

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.

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 - 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 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.

WEAO Award  Gary Burrows - WEAO President & Rick Mosher - Lystek President  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

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 - 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

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

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 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.

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 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

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.

December 2010 - R.W. Tomlinson group of Ottawa, Ontario finalized the investment and purchase of major interest in Lystek International

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 info@lystek.com

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