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Micron Waste gets Health Canada cannabis research licence

Will be used to further develop a system that alters and denatures cannabis waste while recovering reusable water.


Micron Waste Chief Technology Officer Dr. Bob Bhushan. Photo: Micron Waste

VANCOUVER — Micron Waste Technologies Inc. has received a Health Canada cannabis research licence to develop its aerobic waste digester technology for the treatment of cannabis waste.

The five-year licence will be used to further develop a system that alters and denatures cannabis waste while recovering reusable water.

The Vancouver developer of organic waste treatment and water reclamation systems said its R&D team, led by chief technology officer and founder Dr. Bob Bhushan, will employ the license to accelerate and expand the cannabis waste and wastewater programs. They include its Cannavore waste processing system and its facility wastewater management program at the Micron Waste Innovation Centre in Delta, BC.

Micron will also begin profiling and cataloguing cannabis strains to identify resin and fibre content. In-house characterization test programs will commence to identify the best 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 target the most rapid and efficient destruction, digestion and denaturing of biomass and active pharmaceutical ingredients according to leaf, flower and stalk ratios and cannabinoid content.

The company has additional Cannavore systems under construction, working with strategic partner BC Research Inc. The Organivore food waste system prototype is being upgraded with new technology developed for the Cannavore.

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