Award for Excellence in Innovation and Sustainability

Lystek Receives 2018 Award for Excellence in Innovation and Sustainability at 63rd Annual CASA Conference in Monterey

Monterey, CA – On August 9, 2018 at the 63rd Annual CASA Conference in Monterey, California, Lystek International, a division of Tomlinson Group, and the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) were honored by the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) with the award for Excellence in Innovation and Sustainability. The award was given in recognition of the successful, ongoing operation of the 150,000 ton, Lystek OMRC (Organic Material Recover Center), a Public-Private partnership originally commissioned in August of 2016 at the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District in Fairfield, California.

Since 1996, CASA has showcased its members and their remarkable efforts to help create a clean and sustainable environment for California. Lystek and FSSD were selected to receive this prestigious award, which recognizes innovative approaches to implementing an existing technology or the development of new, cutting-edge technology utilized in wastewater collection, treatment, wastewater and biosolids recycling and/or renewable energy production.

The CASA awards committee is made up of managers from CASA member agencies throughout California.

Lystek is establishing itself as a market leader in executing unique, practical partnerships with significant, measurable benefits. The 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, Benecia, and many others.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized by CASA for our efforts in Innovation and Sustainability,” said Kurt Meyer, President of Lystek. “We are fully committed to pushing new ideas forward while delivering real solutions for resource recovery that are innovative, but also fiscally and environmentally responsible.”

This latest award builds on the success and momentum for Lystek in the USA and it comes on the heels of the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership (GEELA) Award for 2017, which was presented to the company at a special award ceremony held at the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) headquarters in Sacramento, California earlier this year. That honor was presented to the company in recognition of its market-leading technical solutions, customer satisfaction and numerous achievements in the sustainable management of biosolids and organics. In that case, the Fairfield project was cited as a leading example in the category of Sustainable Practices, Communities or Facilities.

“At Lystek, it is our firm belief that we can, and must, develop practical and proven solutions for organics management,” adds James Dunbar, General Manager of the OMRC-FSSD. “We are very proud to be recognized by our peers at CASA as part of the rapidly evolving clean tech/green tech movement.”

About Tomlinson Group of Companies

Ralph Tomlinson founded R.W. Tomlinson Cartage in 1952 with one single-axle dump truck. Now celebrating 65 years, the company is now Eastern Canada’s leader in environmental and transportation infrastructure services. Providing a comprehensive range of products and services in quarrying, construction, trucking and environmental industries, Tomlinson continuously strives to deliver the highest standard of quality and value to its customers, partners and employees. Investment in its communities, people, processes, resources and equipment has earned Tomlinson a reputation for excellence, integrity, innovation and teamwork. For more information, please visit

About Lystek International

Lystek International is a leading provider of Thermal Hydrolysis solutions for the sustainable management of biosolids and organics. The multi-use, award-winning Lystek system reduces costs, volumes and GHG’s by converting municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities into resource recovery centers. This is achieved by transforming organic waste streams into value-added products and services, such as the patented LysteMize® process for optimizing digester performance, reducing volumes and increasing biogas production; LysteGro®, a high-value, nutrient-rich biofertilizer and LysteCarb®, an alternative source of carbon for BNR systems.

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