VANCOUVER, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Micron Waste Technologies Inc. ("Micron" or the "Company") (CSE: MWM, OTC: MICWF, Frankfurt: 7FM2), a leading developer of waste treatment systems for food and cannabis waste, officially opened its waste treatment innovation centre in Metro-Vancouver yesterday. The new Delta facility will be the operational headquarters for Micron's research team, led by Chief Technology Officer Dr. Bob Bhushan. Current and future research will include the development of commercial applications for new waste treatment targets produced by a variety of industries, including brewing and distilling, biopharmaceutical, food processing, oil and gas, agribusiness and pulp and paper. Micron's first two waste treatment systems – the Cannavore™ cannabis waste unit and the Organivore™ food waste unit – will be market-ready later this year and models were on-site for viewing.
"The Micron Waste Innovation Centre will be home to the heart of our company – the patented platform we innovated to rapidly bio-engineer and commercialize waste treatment solutions for a wide range of urgent waste problems," said President & CEO Alfred Wong. "We have used the platform to create solutions for management of food and cannabis waste and will now expand our focus to the build a robust pipeline of additional proprietary waste solutions."
The Micron Waste Innovation Centre opened with speeches by the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Delta; George Harvie, Mayor of Delta; and Cam Battley, Chief Corporate Officer of Aurora Cannabis Inc. and Micron board member.
For the full text of Mr. Wong's speech, please see https://micronwaste.com/innovation-centre/
Mr. Wong will speak on Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. on the Demo Stage at the O'Cannabiz Toronto conference. His presentation is titled Cannabis Waste: Solutions to a Growing Problem. Conference attendees interested in learning more about Micron Waste and cannabis waste management can also visit Micron Waste Technologies Booth #151. For more information on the O'Cannabiz Toronto conference, please visit www.ocannabiz.com.
Photo: Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Micron Waste Innovation Centre official opening (left to right: Karen Lauriston, Micron VP Corporate; Dr. Bob Bhushan, Micron Chief Technology Officer; Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister for Public Services and Procurement; Cam Battley, CCO, Aurora Cannabis and Micron Board Member; Alfred Wong, Micron President & CEO)
About Micron Waste Technologies Inc.
Micron is a leading green technology company that manufactures organic waste treatment and water reclamation systems. Micron focuses on developing solutions for organic waste and specialized waste streams including cannabis cultivation waste. Micron's patented aerobic bio-process reduces waste management costs, mitigates greenhouse gas emissions, and produces clean water that meets municipal effluent discharge standards. The Company has a strategic partnership with Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: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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