CAMBRIDGE, Ontario and NORTH BATTLEFORD, Saskatchewan, Jan. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.
"We are excited to be the first community in Western Canada to add the Lystek technology to our waste water facilities," commented Stewart Schafer, City of North Battleford Director of Public Works and Engineering. "This is a smart economic and environmental decision that will pay many dividends and support our Official Community Plan and goal of building a strong and sustainable community."
North Battleford joins the rapidly expanding list of Canadian communities using the patented and proven, Lystek technology. The approximately $3 million installation at the waste water treatment plant will be similar to other, on-site Lystek installations, including the system and a year of covered storage capacity. The process will enable the city to divert biosolids from landfill and convert them into a nutrient-rich, Class A quality, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA ) registered fertilizer for use by area farmers. The fertilizer, trademarked as LysteGro, is pathogen free, high in nutrients and organic matter and more cost effective than traditional, chemical alternatives.
"After much research and analysis, it was clear that the Lystek technology was the right fit for North Battleford. The system will fit into our existing plant infrastructure with few, if any, changes needed to our current equipment. The system requires no additional staff to operate, adds almost no additional operational costs and with our revenue sharing agreement, we will actually generate income from sales of the fertilizer. This will allow us to take something that was once considered a waste and turn it into a valuable resource our community and environment will benefit from," added Mr. Schafer.
"We are thrilled to be working with the community of North Battleford as we expand our market leading solutions into Saskatchewan and across Western Canada" said Kevin Litwiller, Director of Business Development for Cambridge ON based Lystek. "We look forward to working with the City to showcase our proven technology and continue demonstrating our commitment to reducing costs and environmental impact."
Lystek International Inc. is an organic materials recovery firm that is helping municipalities and other generators reduce waste, costs, odours and greenhouse gas emissions through its innovative approach to biosolids and organics management. Lystek technology contributes to landfill diversion and agricultural sustainability by transforming non-hazardous, organic materials into a nutrient rich, CFIA registered fertilizer product.
CONTACT: For more information please contact: Kevin Litwiller Director of Business Development Cell: 519.584.5437 Office: 226.444.0186 x 106 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please contact: Kevin Litwiller Director of Business Development Cell: 519.584.5437 Office: 226.444.0186 x 106 Email: email@example.com
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