FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Staff of the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) recommended, and the board of directors accepted, the approval of a resolution to execute a 20-year lease agreement with an additional 10-year optional renewal between Lystek International Inc. and FSSD, according to a press release.

The lease agreement is for the development of an Organic Materials Recovery Center at the FSSD’s Chadbourne Road facility located in Fairfield, California, stated the release.

The major terms and conditions of the agreement are complete, reported the release.

"This is an exciting day for all stakeholders,” said Lystek President Rick Mosher. "Approval by the board to move this project forward is the culmination of months of positive discussion and careful consideration of the many mutual benefits that will be realized by everyone involved in this development. This includes the FSSD, all surrounding communities looking for advanced and proven, Class A quality biosolids and organics management solutions, growers that want/need good, affordable [and] nutrient-rich bio-fertilizer products as well as those looking for good-paying jobs in the area.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Lystek will be responsible for soliciting third-party materials to be processed at the new facility and for all marketing and sales of the LysteGro Bio-fertilizer product, continued the release, and the FSSD will have long-term control over its biosolids management expenses.

"The FSSD board of directors is extremely proud of the track record of success at the FSSD and pleased with staff accomplishments," said Pete Sanchez, president of the FSSD board of directors. "We look forward to the positive benefits this partnership with Lystek brings to the communities of Fairfield, Suisun City, Solano County and the entire Bay Area.”

You can find the release here.