Sedron Technologies, formerly Janicki Bioenergy, has received a license to take its Janicki Omni Processor — which turns sewage sludge into drinking water and electricity — to the commercial market.
The license will allow Sedron Technologies to transition from a technology development role for the processor into business development, according to a company news release.
The Janicki Omni Processor was developed in 2014 for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A pilot unit has been operating in Dakar, Senegal, since May 2015, according to the release.
The first model intended for commercial use, the S200, will be shipped to another Senegalese site in early 2019.
With a commercial license, the company plans to extend the processor’s capacities and operating conditions in order to serve a broad market, according to the release.
Throughout commercialization, the company’s focus will be providing sanitation solutions to developing countries and opportunities for local entrepreneurs.
Manufactured in Sedro-Woolley, the processor has a “community-sized” capacity of serving 100,000 to 200,000 people, Senior Program Assistant Brenda Thomas said.