City of Toledo extends N-Viro contract

The City of Toledo, Ohio, has extended a contract under which N-Viro will continue to process its wastewater biosolids for an extra five years.

TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 2, 2001 — The City of Toledo, Ohio, has extended a contract under which N-Viro International Corporation will continue to process its wastewater biosolids for five more years.

N-Viro's CEO J. Patrick Nicholson made the announcement, saying the contract is active until December 31, 2009.

N-Viro utilizes its patented technology, which combines mineral by- products (fly ash and kiln dusts) with dewatered sludge from Toledo's Bay View Wastewater Treatment Plant to pasteurize the sludge to EPA Exceptional Quality standards. N-Viro Soil™ manufactured in this process is sold to area farmers as a liming agent, micro-nutrient fertilizer and to suppress soybean cyst nematode.

"In the 12 years of Toledo operations, N-Viro has sold more than 500,000 tons of N-Viro Soil to area farmers," Nicholson said. "No Midwest Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) facility in the last decade has sold more biosolids to the agricultural industry than Toledo's N-Viro facility."

Robert Stevenson, commissioner of the Division of Water/Wastewater, City of Toledo stated: "N-Viro has provided Toledo a safe, community-acceptable product for over 12 years. We welcome the opportunity to continue working with N-Viro's outstanding program. We are excited about N-Viro's commitment to excellence. In 12 years with N-Viro, we have never experienced a health safety issue. This record and N-Viro's $5 million product liability protection insurance are important to Toledo."

Over the last 12 years, N-Viro has conducted extensive research into the agronomic value of N-Viro Soil produced at the Toledo facility. As early as 1991, on-farm research conducted by William Meyer and Associates, local crop consultants, showed significant crop yield response and savings on corn, soybeans and alfalfa as high as $50 an acre. More recently, research conducted with Canada's Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food and The Ohio State University, and confirmed in area trials, has shown that N-Viro Soil has successfully suppressed soybean cyst nematode in areas highly infested by this severe pest.

Tim Barney, local certified crop consultant with Agronomy First, has documented the effectiveness of N-Viro Soil on area farms to suppress soybean cyst nematode. Barney stated: "The results we have seen to date suggest that N-Viro Soil has great potential to control this crop pest. On a national basis, soybean cyst nematode costs farmers billions of dollars in lost revenue annually, and there are no effective controls available. The potential market for N-Viro Soil in the major soybean-producing areas is limitless."

N-Viro International Corporation develops and licenses its technology to municipalities and private companies. N-Viro's patented processes use lime and/or mineral-rich, combustion byproducts to treat, pasteurize, immobilize and convert wastewater sludge and other bio-organic wastes into biomineral agricultural and soil-enrichment products with real market value. More information about N-Viro International can be obtained by contacting the office or on the Internet at www.nviro.com or by e-mail inquiry to info@nviro.com .

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