Waterloo Region Based Lystek International Wins Award For Exemplary Biosolids Management & Technology Development

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CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, April 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.

"This award is something that the entire Lystek team can celebrate and be proud of," commented Rick Mosher, company president. "We have chosen to work in this field because we understand how sound technology and best practices can help communities utilize biosolids as a resource rather than a waste. Being recognized by the WEAO for a second time reinforces what everyone here at Lystek believes and knows; the responsible re-use of organic materials makes sound economic and environmental sense."

The WEAO awards, recognizing leadership in the water industry, will be presented at its annual conference in Toronto on April 8, 2013. Lystek will be presented with the Award for Exemplary Biosolids Management - Technology Development. This particular award recognizes the development and implementation of advanced solutions with proven operational success that can be replicated in different settings and support a variety of beneficial uses, including green energy production.

In announcing the award, Shirley Anne Smyth, coordinator for the WEAO Residuals and Biosolids Management Awards Committee, stated; "The Lystek process demonstrates sustained excellence in advancing our knowledge of technologies for managing residuals and biosolids, technology with potential for use in many locations, operational proof of performance, improvement of biosolids handling and nutrient recovery and improvement of biosolids quality for beneficial use."

"The University of Waterloo is pleased to have played a role at the incubation and development stage of Lystek's growth. We are proud to be able to contribute to Lystek's world-class technology – a technology that has been recognized by peers and is having a positive impact on the environment," commented D. George Dixon, vice-president, university research, University of Waterloo.

About Lystek: Lystek International Inc. is an organic materials recovery firm that is helping municipalities and companies reduce waste, costs, odours and greenhouse gas emissions through its innovative approach to biosolids management. Lystek technology contributes to landfill diversion and agricultural sustainability by transforming non-hazardous, organic material into a nutrient rich, CFIA registered fertilizer product.

CONTACT: Kevin Litwiller, Director of Business Development kevinl@lystek.com 226-444-0186

Source: Lystek Canada