Recycling Product News Logo

This ad will close in 15 seconds

Micron Waste strengthens business development, engineering and corporate capabilities

Vancouver-based company behind Cannavore cannabis waste management system continues growth

Ziba Hajizadeh, P.Eng. (2nd from left), recently promoted to VP, Engineering, with other Micron Waste R&D team members, including Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Bob Bhushan (2nd from right) in front of a Cannavore unit.
Ziba Hajizadeh, P.Eng. (2nd from left), recently promoted to VP, Engineering, with other Micron Waste R&D team members, including Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Bob Bhushan (2nd from right) in front of a Cannavore unit.

Company info

Suite 915 – 700 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC
CA, V6C 1G8

Website:
micronwaste.com

Read more

Micron Waste Technologies Inc., a leading developer of clean technology waste management systems, has announced the hiring and promotion of key management staff to build capabilities in business development, engineering and corporate relations. Micron's food and cannabis waste treatment systems are industrial-grade organic waste processers which pulverize and render organic waste in combination with a proprietary blend of microbes and enzymes designed and developed by Micron. Importantly, as part of Micron's full-system waste treatment platform, effluent from the systems is further treated to derive clean greywater which can be reused in industrial or agricultural operation. Alternatively, the treated regulatory-compliant greywater, which meets municipal discharge standards, can be safely discharged. Active Pharmaceutical Compounds (APIs) in cannabis waste are further biologically treat to denature cannabinoids present, keeping them out of watersheds where they can bio-accumulate.

 Micron's waste management systems also use advanced computer science for remote real-time diagnostics monitoring and control. The comprehensive systems have been engineered to operate on-site where needed in a contained unit which does not emit sound or smell, while exempting customers from the need to truck, incinerate or landfill methane-producing waste.

A Cannavore unit at Micron's Delta, BC facility before shipment to Aurora Mountain cannabis cultivation and production facility outside Calgary.

Micron's Cannavore waste system was engineered based on proven technology used by the Company in its food waste digester unit, which can be used for large-scale food waste processing by municipalities, Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) and supermarkets. The Cannavore's design and development resulted from a collaboration with Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSE:ACB) to develop a clean technology solution to process waste generated from the cultivation of cannabis.

Micron's Cannavore Digester and Organic Waste Digester units has been awarded an Industrial Design Certificate of Registration from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), with patent pending in the United States.

Personnel update
Micron recently announced that Surj Uppal has joined the Company as Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Uppal brings over 20 years of experience as a marketing and demand generation professional with some of Canada's top employers including Save-On-Foods, McDonald's Canada, the BC Lottery Corporation and the Jim Pattison Auto Group, leveraging growth, rejuvenation and optimization strategies depending on the business need. Mr. Uppal brings his proven leadership in the Grocery, Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Food Service, Gaming and Automotive industries to help guide the Micron's growth. Mr. Uppal was previously the Director of Marketing for the 23-dealership, 12-brand Jim Pattison Auto Group. Prior, he was Regional Marketing Manager, Western Canada, for McDonald's, as well as holding senior positions in the grocery and gaming industries.

 "Micron is pleased to welcome Surj to the team at this key moment in the Company's development, as we pivot to commercial production of our cannabis and food waste processing systems," said Micron President Alfred Wong. "He brings proven leadership in building business relationships which support sales, marketing and strategic partnerships. We also welcome his expertise in the grocery and QSR industries, which are both key markets for Micron."
 
Micron also announced that Ziba Hajizadeh, P.Eng, has been promoted to Vice President, Engineering from Lead Process Engineer. Ms. Hajizadeh is a professional chemical engineer specializing in wastewater process design. She has extensive experience in multiple industries, including water treatment, beverage, oil and gas, and pulp and paper. Prior to joining Micron, Ms. Hajizadeh was a Production Engineer II at Linde North Americas in New Jersey, where she was a process and production engineer in charge of beverage grade CO2 and USP grade product for a global beverage company. While at Micron, she has focused on development of the Cannavore™ cannabis waste treatment system.
 
"Ziba has been instrumental in bringing the Cannavore from concept to commercial-stage," said Dr. Bob Bhushan, Micron's Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. "Her leadership capabilities and depth and breadth of industry expertise will serve the company well as we explore unmet waste processing needs in industries such as food and beverage, oil and gas, and pulp and paper."
 
At the corporate level, Karen Lauriston has been promoted to Vice President, Corporate, overseeing communications and investor, community and government relations. Ms. Lauriston began her career as a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen and Winnipeg Free Press. She served as Legislative Assistant to the Hon. Dr. Rey Pagtakhan, M.P. at the House of Commons, and was Manager of Communications and Acting-Director, Government and Public Affairs, for the Canadian Pharmacists Association. She was Account Supervisor for the Toronto office of Fleishman-Hillard Inc. before becoming a partner in Health Strategy Group, a health care management consultancy.
 
"Karen's experience and skills have been a valuable asset in the articulation of Micron's vision," said Mr. Wong. "Across a wide variety of audiences, she has enabled us to communicate the benefits of our innovative, clean technology. In her expanded role, she'll continue to provide support for our teams as we enter commercialization, expand our R&D capabilities and increase shareholder value."

 Visit www.micronwaste.com for further information. 

WATCH THIS!

More from Organics Recycling

Livestock Water Recycling named finalist in Grow-NY Business competition

Empire State Development and Cornell University's Center for Regional Economic Advancement have announced that Livestock Water Recycling, a Canadian based startup, has been chosen from over 200 applicants for the inaugural Grow-NY food and beverage innovation and agriculture technology business challenge. LWR is recognized as North America's leading provider of modern manure management systems. 

TerraCycle Canada partners with Schneiders and Maple Leaf on collection craze recycling contest

TerraCycle has announced the 2019 "Collection Craze" recycling challenge in partnership with the Schneiders Lunch Mate and Maple Leaf Simply Lunch brands. Designed to educate school students, teachers and communities about maintaining healthy bodies and a healthy environment, participants compete to win a share of $3,700 in TerraCycle points for their school.

Intercomp LS-WIM scale system helps Clean-N-Green stay sustainable

The waste management industry relies on weight to quantify transacted material. As a company that transforms plentiful waste products into usable substances for a variety of industries, Clean-N-Green of Lindenhurst, NY, is part of the recycling revolution. In this case, raw sewage is converted into a fertilizer base after heating and distillation in a plant fueled by used cooking oil. The business required a rapid way to track inbound waste inventory while also ensuring outgoing vehicles comply with weight limits on public roads to increase profits by reducing unplanned expenses.

Doppstadt industrial chippers ideal for managing forest waste produced by Pine Beetles

The next wave of pine beetles has already hit many spruce trees during the summer months, resulting in a good portion of our forests dying. As a result, it will be necessary in the coming months to process logs, crown mass and in particular beetle-infested wood into saleable wood chips, which are used as a biomass energy source to replace fossil fuels in many places. And the trend is increasing. 

Micron Waste receives Health Canada Cannabis Research License

Micron Waste Technologies Inc., a leading developer of waste treatment systems for cannabis and food waste, has announced that it has received a Health Canada Cannabis Research License to develop its aerobic waste digester technology for the treatment of cannabis waste. The license, effective for five years commencing August 23, 2019, will be used to further develop the world's first waste treatment system that alters and denatures cannabis waste while recovering reusable water. The Company's R&D team, led by Chief Technology Officer and Founder Dr. Bob Bhushan, will employ the new license to accelerate and expand the cannabis waste and wastewater programs, both through its industry-leading Cannavore waste processing system and through its developing facility wastewater management program at the Micron Waste Innovation Centre in Delta, BC.

Renewable energy project aims to raise Santa Barbara diversion rate above 85%

Santa Barbara County, California has buried about 200,000 tons of annual trash in its Tajiguas Landfill since 1967. The landfill was on track to hit its capacity in about six years from now, until the announcement of a renewable energy project that is expected to extend its life by an additional decade. 

Subscribe to our free newsletter

Get our newsletter

Learn more

CCREF announces three scholarship winners

The Composting Council Research & Education Foundation's (CCREF) Board of Trustees has announce the winners of this year's Compost Research Scholarship program.  Two students were awarded national scholarships and one student was chosen to receive a special scholarship for North Carolina college students funded by a donation from the North Carolina Composting Council (NCCC). The CCREF is associated with the US Composting Council.

How to start a corporate waste diversion program

Today, corporations stand at the forefront of the sustainability movement. Amid worldwide recycling and waste management struggles driven by restrictive legislation, new programs and innovations continue to emerge that help businesses reduce their waste output. Investors want to see companies reporting on successful sustainability efforts. Incoming generations of consumers and the next wave of the workforce increasingly want to put their money and labor behind companies working to stem the threat of climate change. Strong business models now must include waste diversion programs, a corporate strategy that redirects waste from landfills.

Lindner to demo screening and shredding solutions at RecyclingAKTIV 2019

A multitude of different configuration options make Lindner's mobile shredders and system solutions the perfect choice for universal waste processing. The company will be demonstrating just what is possible in the world of waste wood and light scrap recycling from 5 to 7 September at RecyclingAKTIV 2019 in Karlsruhe, Germany. 

UK's oldest pub adopts newest food waste disposal technology

Established in the eighth century, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Pub was purchased in 2012 by Christo Tafelli. While committed to preserving the pub's history, Tafelli also endeavored to create the greenest and most cost-efficient pub in all of England. To accomplish these seemingly opposing goals, he oversaw a £1 million ($1.3 million) renovation that included the installation of a cardboard bailer, a glass crusher, and an LFC-70 biodigester to lessen lorry collections, shrink landfill deposits, and reduce the pub's carbon footprint.

Collaboration between Goudsmit Magnetics and Sortatec results in a single separator for waste flows

Cooperation between Dutch company Goudsmit Magnetics of Waalre and German company Sortatechas resulted in a mobile metal separator that separates both ferrous and non-ferrous metals from bulkflows. The companies will jointly demonstrate the Goudsmit Mobile MetalXpert at the Recycling Aktivin in Karlsruhe, Germany. 

BossTek's OdorBoss Fusion offers waterless, self-contained mobile odor control

BossTek has developed a new autonomous mobile system that uses no water to reduce site odors from soil remediation, landfills, food processing, composting facilities, wastewater operations and other large-scale applications. Unlike conventional water-based odor control equipment, the OdorBoss Fusion takes a different approach, with a patent-pending delivery system that eliminates the need for water dilution. The unique nozzle technology and powerful ducted fan distribute the company's highly effective odor control chemicals over a wide area, and the fully contained, self-powered unit can run for more than a week without operator intervention.

Subscribe to our free magazine

Get Our Magazine

Paper or Digital delivered monthly to you

Subscribe or Renew Learn more

Government Palace of Chile installs Power Knot biodigester to manage food waste on site

Power Knot, the specialist in systems for processing waste food in commercial food service operations, has installed a Power Knot LFC biodigester at the Government Palace of Chile. El Palacio de la Moneda, located in Santiago, is the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile, and is essentially the equivalent of the United States' White House. This is Power Knot's first contract with a government agency in Chile and was managed through ENERGIA ON, Power Knot's representative in Chile.

EDC provides loan to help Canadian cleantech company Ecolomondo reduce hydrocarbon waste in landfills

As part of its commitment to help innovative Canadian cleantech companies scale-up and export, Export Development Canada (EDC) is pleased to announce its support for Ecolomondo, with a $32.1 million project finance loan. The loan will allow the company to build its first commercial plant that will treat end-of-life tires, in Hawkesbury, Ontario, creating approximately 40 direct jobs and bringing substantial economic benefits to the region.

Z-Best products: first to market with 100 organic Omri-listed mulches

Gilroy, California-based Z-Best Products (California's largest producer of 100% organic certified compost), is bringing to market "Z-Best Organic Mulch," following certification by the California Department of Food & Agriculture and Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) on May 19. Gilroy is a sister company to San Jose, California-based Zanker Recycling, a specialist in construction and demolition (C&D) materials processing systems and recycling.

Achieving bioenergy’s full potential

Talk to someone not in the waste industry and you'll find they're stunned that in 2019, we're still burning and burying waste, or even just allowing it to rot on the forest or orchard floor, or on the farmer's field. These methods result in losing the valuable energy found in waste - energy which can both help to relieve the pressure on rapidly diminishing fossil fuels and help reverse the harmful trends of global warming and climate change. Climate change is no longer a problem for the next generation. We simply must do better and do better now. 

Polaris 2800 stationary waste wood shredder proving to be the right machine for Wurzer Umwelt

The Wurzer Group, based in Eitting near Munich, Germany, has been relying on Lindner shredding technology for over ten years. For the past year, the company has been successfully using the manufacturer's new Polaris 2800 for processing waste wood. The result, according to the company: few fines in the output and the highest throughput, with optimal machine availability, based on consistent, reliable and safe operation.

Micron Waste secures US design patent for innovative organic waste treatment technology

Micron Waste Technologies Inc., the Vancouver-based developer of waste treatment systems for food and cannabis waste, has been awarded United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) intellectual property protection for its commercial organic waste digester unit. Micron's Application No.: 29/644,928 sought and won recognition for leading innovative technological features which enable the digester to efficiently process food and cannabis waste on a commercial scale. Micron's digester hardware is also protected by an Industrial Design Certificate of Registration from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

CBI & Ecotec expand New England focus with high ground equipment

New England will have a new heavy equipment dealership for the materials processing industry with familiar faces representing the CBI and Terex Ecotec product lines. High Ground Equipment has been established by business partners Art Murphy and Scott Orlosk in 2019 as a dedicated New England dealer focused on sales, service, and parts support. High Ground Equipment currently operates a support services location inside of Terex's New Hampshire manufacturing facility and can be found online at www.highgroundequipment.com.

Vermeer and US Compost Council announce partnership to offer one-year complimentary membership

Vermeer Corporation and the US Composting Council (USCC) are teaming up to give organic waste recycling companies a complimentary one-year membership with the purchase of a new Vermeer horizontal grinder, tub grinder, trommel screen or compost turner. A membership to the USCC provides organic waste recyclers access to valuable educational resources and training, networking opportunities and better visibility within the compost industry. To qualify for this offer, equipment purchases need to be made by Dec. 31, 2019.

EOW blockchain technology to help Momentum Recycling increase glass recycling rates

End of Waste Foundation Inc. has formed its first partnership with Momentum Recycling, a glass recycling company located in Colorado and Utah. With their common goals of creating a zero waste, circular economy, Momentum is implementing End of Waste's traceability software based on blockchain technology. The EOW Blockchain Waste Traceability Software can track glass waste quantities from bin to new life. (Hauler → MRF →glass processor → manufacturer.) This software ensures quantities are recycled and provides immutable data to increase recycling rates.

Subscribe to our free newsletter

Get our newsletter

Learn more

Waste Resource Technologies partners with SynTech Bioenergy on organics to energy project

SynTech Bioenergy, a Colorado-based specialist in renewable, carbon negative clean energy, has signed an agreement with Waste Resource Technologies, Inc. (WRT), Oahu, Hawaii, to immediately begin deploying SynTech's proprietary BioMax power generation solution to convert green waste collected by WRT, as well as fruit processing waste from agricultural operations, into clean bioenergy. 

Advetec and Untha collaborate on sophisticated aerobic digestion project

Advetec , an engineering company specializing in the scientific bio-degradation of waste, has formed a partnership with UNTHA shredding technology to roll out a sophisticated aerobic digestion solution for a selection of mixed waste streams. Advetec has treated a variety of waste and effluent, since it was established in 2000. Keen to develop a more homogenous product for optimal digestion rates, the company reached out to UNTHA to explore the capabilities of its four-shaft shredding system.

Power Knot’s new bin tipper improves hygiene and reduces injuries in high-volume foodservice operations

At this year's WasteExpo 2019 in Las Vegas, Power Knot, the market leader in products that process waste food in commercial foodservice operations, is announcing the immediate availability of the SBT-140, a stainless-steel bin tipper that can safely empty organic waste bins used in commercial kitchens and other foodservice environments that demand cleanliness and hygiene.

Maple Reinders wins CCA Environmental Achievement Award for high solids anaerobic digestion facility in Edmonton, AB

One of Maple Reinders' most recent construction projects, the High Solids Anaerobic Digestion Facility in Edmonton, Alberta, will make a positive impact on the environment and will contribute to the City's goal of diverting 90 percent of waste from landfill. Based on the project, Maple Reinders has won the 2018 Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Environmental Achievement Award for the project, and for success in implementing environmentally-sound practices, and communicating sustainable approaches as viable options.

EDGE Innovate honoured with Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade

EDGE Innovate has been honoured with a Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade. EDGE Innovate joins an elite group of organizations to be recognized with a prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise. Now in it's 53rd year, the Queen's Awards for Enterprise is among the most prestigious business awards in the UK. EDGE Innovate has been awarded the Queen's Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.

Lindner showcases latest shredders at Waste Wood Days 2019

The correct recovery of waste wood is a significant step towards protecting the environment. According to Lindner, by using highly productive processing technologies, the material can be transformed into a profitable fuel. True to their principle of making the most of waste, the Austria-based company has developed mobile system solutions that were showcased at Lindner's Waste Wood Days 2019.

Waste Management subsidiary to acquire Advanced Disposal Services

Waste Management, Inc. and Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. announced April 15th that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which a subsidiary of Waste Management will acquire all outstanding shares of Advanced Disposal for $33.15 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of $4.9 billion when including approximately $1.9 billion of Advanced Disposal's net debt. 

Subscribe to our free magazine

Get Our Magazine

Paper or Digital delivered monthly to you

Subscribe or Renew Learn more