The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) will be presenting Canada’s Lystek International Ltd. with a Governor’s Environmental and Economic Award (GEELA) at a special award ceremony held at EPA’s headquarters in Sacramento, California to honour the impact of its biosolids solution.

The award will be presented to the company in recognition of their market-leading technical solutions, customer satisfaction, and numerous achievements in the sustainable management of biosolids and organics. Located at the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) in California, the Lystek Fairfield Organic Material Recovery Center facility (Lystek OMRC-FSSD) was selected as a leading example in the GEELA category of Sustainable Practices, Communities or Facilities.

“This year’s GEELA recipients are demonstrating exceptional leadership in addressing some of our most significant environmental challenges,” said California Secretary for Environmental Protection Matthew Rodriquez. “Whether it’s fighting climate change, conserving our water supplies or reducing waste, they inspire us with their creative and collaborative approaches. Their success expands our view of what is possible.”

The GEELA is California’s highest environmental honor. It is given to individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing the environment, building public-private partnerships, and strengthening the state’s economy.

“We are extremely honored to be one of the select recipients of the 2017 GEELA Award,” said Kurt Meyer, president of Lystek. “Our proven solutions for resource recovery are rooted in sound science and technology. This recognition validates our commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability in diverting biosolids and other, non-hazardous, organic materials from landfills in favor of higher and better uses as part of the rapidly expanding clean tech/green tech sector – and the circular economy.

Lystek has become known for executing unique, practical partnerships with significant and measurable benefits for the communities it serves. The 150,000 ton, state-of-the-art, OMRC-FSSD is proof of this. The facility opened with 14,000 tons of volume per year from the FSSD and now provides services to numerous Bay Area agencies, including the cities of San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Petaluma and many others.

“As populations continue to grow, here in California, across the U.S., and around the world, we must continue to innovate and develop safe and practical solutions for organics management,” said James Dunbar, general manager of the OMRC-FSSD.  “We are very proud to be part of this movement.”


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