Michael Nicholson, a 33-year veteran of the U.S. water and wastewater Industry specializing in biosolids and organic residuals management, has joined the growing leadership team at Ecoremedy LLC® as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Ecoremedy designs complete biosolid drying and gasification facilities for wastewater treatment and other challenging organic wastes.
Previously, the Director of The Denali Technology Group at Denali Water Solutions, Mike joins Ecoremedy, where he will be responsible for all activities related to sales and development of Ecoremedy’s renewable energy gasification technology.
“There’s a lot of interest in Ecoremedy’s newly patented Fluid Lift Gasification™ system, and Mike’s relationships with wastewater agencies, the engineering community and manufacturers’ representatives across the U.S. will open doors and significantly expand our sales outreach,” said David Mooney, Ecoremedy’s President, and Chief Technology Officer. “He has a proven track record in working with municipalities to develop solutions for a broad range of waste and wastewater issues and processes, including biosolids management and drying, gasification, and composting.”
At Denali for nearly 16 years, Nicholson oversaw the selection of resource conversion technologies for the treatment of organic waste. The technologies were primarily focused on energy conservation, recovery and/or generation.
“For the last seven years I have watched Ecoremedy develop its gasification technology,” Nicholson said. “I believe it will have an immediate and significant impact in the wastewater industry.”
Denali partnered with Ecoremedy in the development of its Pennsylvania demonstration facility. Denali supplied the biosolids used to demonstrate the efficiency of the technology and to utilize the calorific energy within the biosolids to autogenously operate the system.
Nicholson has helped to develop three significant biosolids processes during his career: N-Viro Soil Process, an advanced alkaline process for the treatment biosolids used by more than 100 municipalities worldwide; BioDry, a biosolids mechanical drying treatment for alkaline treated biosolids; and BioBlend, an advanced composting process utilizing lime-treated biosolids.
He is a member of the Water Environment Federation and U.S. Composting Council as well as multiple regional associations in wastewater, biosolids and recycling.
Nicholson has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Dayton and resides in the Toledo, Ohio Area (Maumee).