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New SD5 Partnership with Lystek Bio-solids Management


Lystek-Fairfield Organic Material Recovery Center Adds Additional Bay Area Customers for Advanced Biosolids Management  

Agreements Allow the Mt. View Sanitary District and Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County to Diversify Their Annual Biosolids Planning  

Attention: Environmental, agricultural, municipal, recycling & waste management reporters/editors March 10, 2020 – Fairfield, CA | Cambridge, ON – For Immediate Release | Lystek is excited to announce that it has reached Agreements with two Bay Area wastewater agencies to manage a portion of their annual production of biosolids. Mt. View Sanitary Agency (Martinez, Contra Costa County, CA) and Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County, CA will deliver biosolids to Lystek. The Fairfield-Suisun OMRC provides advanced processing and management solutions to municipal agencies in the San Francisco Bay area at its state-of-the-art facility and converts them into LysteGro®, a US EPA, Class A biofertilizer product.  These agencies have been searching for alternative biosolids management solutions since the recently passed legislation which will restrict the placement of biosolids and organics in landfills. To offer a sustainable solution to generators in the San Francisco Bay area, Lystek entered into a unique, P3 style partnership with the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District to develop the Lystek OMRC. This facility opened in August 2016, and since then has received and processed over 100,000 tons of biosolids. The center utilizes Lystek’s patented and proven, low-pressure Thermal Hydrolysis Process (LystekTHP®) to convert biosolids and other organic materials into LysteGro Class A biosolids fertilizer. LysteGro is also licensed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) for use as a bulk fertilizer and accepted as an agricultural product by the Solano and Yolo County Departments of Agriculture.  Area growers highly value LysteGro because it offers an affordable, nutrient-rich product that is also high in vital, organic matter for sustaining and building soil health. These factors eliminate many of the previous barriers and prohibitions imposed on traditional use of Class B biosolids.  


Lystek International is a leading provider of biosolids and organics management solutions across North America with their proven technology – Lystek THP®. The award-winning Lystek THP system processes organic feedstocks to product a multi-purpose, hydrolyzed product including LysteGro®, a concentrated liquid, nutrient-rich Class A biosolids fertilizer, LysteMize®, a digester enhancement process that increases volatile solids reduction and biogas production, and LysteCarb®, an alternative carbon source for biological nutrient removal. Lystek works with public and private customers to transition WWTPs to advanced resource recovery centers with solutions that are affordable, energy-efficient, easy to operate, and enhance sustainable biosolids processing and management operations.   For more information, please contact:  James Dunbar, General Manager & Business Development Manager for Lystek International at:  Cell: 707.419.0084 | Office: 707.430.5500 x 1 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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