News from Within the MABA Region
Glen Board Approves Zoning Changes; Lystek Focus of Public Hearing
Glen, NY (12/11/17) - The town of Glen is considering approving a proposed project to allow Lystek to build in their industrial park. At a recent town hearing Glen Town Board unanimously voted to approve a resolution amending zoning regulations that are related to the proposed facility.
Biosolids Processor Eyes Montgomery County Site
Shingara Bros. to Continue Taking Biosolids at MCMA’s Sewer Plant
Mount Carmel, PA (12/15/17) - Mount Carmel Municipal Authority (MCMA) will contract with Dan Shingara Enterprises Inc. to remove and dispose of biosolids from the MCMA’s sewer plant.
News from Beyond the MABA Region
Hertford Fined $4K for Sludge Mishap
Hertford, NC (12/14/17) The NC Department of Environmental Quality fined the town of Hertford after a contractor spread biosolids on the wrong farm field.
You Know What Concord Needs? A Gigantic Vat of Bacteria to Eat Its Sewage
Concord, NH (12/4/17) - Chip Chesley, director of the General Services Department of Concord city government, oversees the wastewater treatment plant for Concord and hopes to see the city install a digester to help process their biosolids. This is a great article giving an overview of biosolids management in Concord, NH.
On the Left: Good sewage; Bad Sewage
Fairfield-Suisun, CA (12/12/17) -- A short story of Lysteks expansion, from working in Canada to its current project in Fairfield, CA.
Baraboo Plans to Upgrade Waste Treatment Facility
Baraboo, WI (12/11/17) - Baraboo’s Common Council’s Public Safety Committee voted to hire Staab Construction to upgrade equipment used to process biosolids. The project will cost about $3.2 million with funding coming from the Clean Water Fund loan, the village of West Baraboo, the town of Baraboo, and Devil’s Lake State Park.
Grand Rapids Breaks Ground on $38 Million Biodigester Sludge Treatment Center
Grand Rapids, MI (12/15/17) - “Grand Rapids broke ground on the $38 million dollar biodigester sludge treatment system that could help Grand Rapids reach sustainability goals.”
Wastewater Treatment Technology Makes North America Debut
Rockford, IL (12/16/17) - The Nereda® Aerobic Granular Sludge (AGS) Technology is a biological wastewater system that was created through a public-private partnership with Delft University, Dutch Water Authorities and Royal HaskoningDHV in the Netherlands. The technology has just entered the market in North America due to a partnership between Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc. and Royal HaskoningDHV, where it will be marketed under the band AquaNereda® Aerobic Granular Sludge Technology. The technology is making its debut at the Rock River Water Reclamation District (RRWRD) in Rockford, Illinois.
Malcolm Fabiyi, Ph.D., Joins Drylet as Chief Operations Officer
San Francisco, CA (12/19/17) - Drylet, a wastewater remediation technology company, has welcomed Dr. Malcolm Fabiyi as their Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Operations. “Prior to joining Drylet, Dr. Fabiyi was Global Market Director at Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 500 company where he led technology development and commercialization efforts across a range of market segments — including water and wastewater, pulp and paper, hydrometallurgy and textiles.”
News from Abroad
Preferred Proponent Selected for Residuals Treatment Facility Includes Synagro
Vancouver, BC, Canada (12/19/17) - Synagro has announced today that it is part of the Hartland Resource Management Group (HRMG) consortium selected to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a residuals treatment facility for the Capital Regional District (CRD). The facility will be located at the Hartland Landfill in the District of Saanich where it will process the residuals from the new McLoughlin Point wastewater treatment plant, producing a Class A biosolids product.
NSERC Grant Fosters Collaborative Partnership with Dr. Gordon Price of Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University, Canada (12/7/17) - “Through the award of a NSERC Engage Grant, the company will collaborate with Dr. Gordon Price, an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University and a leader in academic research in new technologies for waste bio-conversion and stabilization.” The NSERC Engage Grant is designed to give companies an opportunity to collaborate with Universities to develop new research projects.