Micron Waste Technologies Inc., a developer of waste treatment systems for food and cannabis waste, officially opened its waste treatment innovation center in metro Vancouver, British Columbia.
The new Delta, British Columbia, facility will be the operational headquarters for Micron's research team, led by Chief Technology Officer 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, noted the company.
"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 Micron President and CEO Alfred Wong in a statement. "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 facility opened with speeches by the 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 and Micron board member.