VANCOUVER, Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Micron Waste Technologies Inc. (“Micron” or the “Company”) (CSE: MWM, OTC: MICWF, Frankfurt: 7FM2), a leading developer of waste treatment systems for cannabis and food waste. Today announced, that it has received a Health Canada Cannabis Research License to develop, its aerobic waste digester technology for the treatment of cannabis waste.
About the license received by Micron Waste
The license is effective for five years commencing August 23, 2019. It 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 is led by Chief Technology Officer and Founder Dr. Bob Bhushan. The team 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.
Dr. Bhushan, founder of Micron Waste said:
“The Micron R&D team is focused on the current and future needs of cannabis facilities seeking sustainable waste management, both solid and liquid.
Accordingly, Micron waste is developing the most efficient, compliant management of green waste through our Cannavore digester technology.
In addition, we are now expanding our wastewater treatment protocol to better assist licensed producers domestically and internationally to reclaim, reuse or compliantly discharge all facility wastewater generated in the cultivation of cannabis.”
Cultivar and Cannabinoid Profiling Program
Micron will also begin profiling and cataloging cannabis cultivars. Also known as strains, to identify resin and fiber content. Under the auspices of the Company’s new research license, in-house characterization test programs will commence:
“To identify optimal microbe and enzyme blends for the highest performance in the Cannavore™ digestion process.”
Micron’s proprietary live agent blends, based on its patented bioprocess, can then be targeted for the most rapid and efficient destruction, digestion and denaturing of biomass and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) according to leaf, flower and stalk ratios and cannabinoid content.
Environmental Consulting Services
Further to Micron’s Cannavore™ solid waste management program. The Company is now positioned for core competency in overall cannabis facility wastewater management. Dr. Bhushan has over 20 years of experience in digestion science and wastewater treatment in Canada and internationally. He will lead Micron’s cannabis facility wastewater mitigation consulting services. The services will be offered to existing and planned cannabis facilities, seeking to address both green waste and water management through the reclamation and purification of facility wastewater.
Alfred Wong President and CEO of Micron said:
“Micron’s team of scientists and engineers is assisted by the support of strategic partners Aurora Cannabis Inc. and BC Research Inc.. It is unique in the world, in terms of:
Specialization, experience and knowledge in the management of solid cannabis waste and the purification of cannabis-containing wastewater.
We intend to leverage this valuable portfolio of expertise to expand our potential revenue base, consulting to and servicing cannabis cultivators seeking overall sustainable, compliant solid waste and wastewater management.”
Cannavore™ Collaboration with Aurora Cannabis Inc., Organivore™ and New Verticals Update
Micron’s Cannavore™ waste system prototype continues to meet milestones at Aurora’s Mountain facility near Calgary, where is it undergoing full throughput processing and stress testing. The world’s first closed-loop cannabis waste processing system was designed to Aurora’s specifications to be a clean technology solution to process organic waste generated from the growth and cultivation of cannabis, while mitigating concerns about the potential environmental impact.
Micron currently has additional Cannavore™ systems under construction, working with strategic partner BC Research Inc. Micron’s Organivore™ food waste system prototype is currently being upgraded with new technology developed for the Cannavore™. In the Company’s New Verticals Program, additional waste targets are being assessed in food processing and brewing and spirits, using the on-site laboratory and Organivore™ test unit at the Company’s Innovation Centre.
About Micron Waste Technologies Inc.
Micron is a leading green technology company that develops organic waste treatment and water reclamation systems. It focuses on developing solutions for organic waste and specialized waste streams including cannabis cultivation waste. Micron’s patented aerobic bioprocess substantially reduces the volume of organic waste, minimizes greenhouse gas emissions generated from trucking and landfilling, and produces clean water that meets municipal effluent discharge standards.
The Company has a strategic partnership with Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB, NYSE:ACB), one of the world’s leading cannabis companies. In addition, Micron is partnered with BC Research Inc, part of the NORAM Group of Companies, with extensive experience in large scale private and municipal wastewater treatment systems. Micron is a public company with listings on the CSE: MWM, OTC: MICWF, and in Frankfurt: 7FM2. Please visit www.micronwaste.com for further information.
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