CAMBRIDGE — Lystek International has responded to worldwide fertilizer shortages and demand for locally produced fertilizers with increased production of LysteGro®. Over the last year demand for LysteGro has increased significantly as farmers’ traditional sources for chemical and synthetic fertilizers were either excessively costly or unavailable. Increased extreme weather events and a transition towards more sustainable agriculture is driving farmers’ awareness and interest in building soil health and climate resiliency with the application of organic matter.
Using the patented technology, Lystek THP®, Lystek converts municipal biosolids and non-hazardous organic residuals into a Class A quality fertilizer, LysteGro. This product is a concentrated liquid (13 – 16 % TS) fertilizer and is sold for bulk application to local farmers. LysteGro is designated as a fertilizer by the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA) and is licensed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) as a bulk commercial fertilizer. LysteGro has proven performance as a commercial fertilizer replacement with predictable nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. It is an affordable source of micronutrients and includes valuable organic matter to improve soil health and resiliency to severe weather conditions.
2022 was a year of substantial growth for LysteGro sales as the company scaled operations to manage, sell, and apply 35 % more fertilizer than the previous year, amounting to a total of 80 Million US gallons.
Lystek’s Canadian flagship facility, the Southgate OMRC, celebrated its 10-year operations anniversary in June 2023 while also surpassing a major LysteGro milestone in July with over one million cubic meters, or more than 260 million US gallons, produced, sold, and applied to local agricultural lands over the history of facility operations. More than 75,000 acres of land have been fertilized locally, enhancing the productivity and profitability of these agricultural operations.