The Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) in California has approved a Resolution to execute a 20-year lease agreement (with an additional 10-year optional renewal) between the FSSD and Cambridge, Ontario-based Lystek International Inc. for the development of an Organic Materials Recovery Center (OMRC) at its Chadbourne Road facility in Fairfield.
FSSD currently produces approximately 12,000 tons of biosolids per year. Under this agreement, the district will have long-term control over its biosolids management expenses. Revenue and expenses will be proportional to the volume of material processed at the OMRC, which will have a maximum operating capacity of approximately 150,000 tons per year. FSSD biosolids management expenses will effectively be capped (except for growth and small, consumer price index increases) with revenues growing as more material is brought into the new facility. FSSD will also realize indirect benefits through the process of re-feeding “LysteMized” material back into its digesters to enhance biogas production for “green energy”) and through reduction in the overall volume of output.