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Lystek Receives Second Contract from San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Lystek International Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a two-year contract for biosolids reuse services by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

Under the terms of this competitive contract, the Cambridge-based company agrees to process up to 3,500 tonnes of biosolids per year into a Class A product at its 150,000 (U.S.) tonne, state-of-the-art, Organic Material Recovery Center (OMRC), located at the Fairfield Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) in California.

Every year, Lystek’s patented and proven, low temperature Thermal Hydrolysis Process (Lystek THP®) diverts hundreds of thousands of tonnes 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 OMRC supports the diversion of biosolids from landfills in favor of higher and better use of the material. The P3 style partnership between Lystek and the FSSD is already proving to be a success with approximately 14,000 tonnes per year coming from the District and additional commitments from numerous, other Bay Area agencies. Built, owned, and operated by Lystek, the OMRC was purposefully built to manage biosolids production from the FSSD and surrounding generators for at least the next 20 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 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.