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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Ciclo Technologies Inc.

Ciclo Techologies produce clean hydrogen through a self-sufficient cyclic technology at low cost and low-carbon emissions.

 

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Chemical Looping Reforming (CCLR) is a new proprietary process capable of producing hydrogen or syngas without external energy or combustion-related carbon emissions. This novel configuration considers a cyclic reduction of the metal oxide to carbide producing... more »

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City Policy and Planning through a Whole System Approach Edited

This proposal approaches reducing emissions in Calgary in order to reach its target goals, through environmental policy and city planning using Poland and Dooris' (2010) article as a guide. The guide states that addressing climate change requires the following 6 principles:

• Adopt a 'whole system' approach: i.e., investigate the 'cyclical' nature of implementing policies

o e.g., When citizens choose to walk to work,... more »

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Reducing Speed Limits on Calgary's Major Arteries

It is well known that air and road resistance to vehicles increases in a non-linear fashion, especially at higher speeds.  It is also well known that fuel efficiency and economy is proportionally reduced at these higher speeds causing unnecessarily higher fuel consumption and generation of GHG's.  Reduction of the maximum speed on Calgary's major arteries (ie: Deerfoot & Stoney Trails) to 80 kph is recommended.  This... more »

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Muncipal Solid waste to Renewable Ultra-Clean Synfuels

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Together with Calgary-based Canada Chemical Corporation, and US-based Reform Earth Technologies, we are developing the world's first facility which will take Municipal Solid Waste and plastics and convert it directly into the cleanest burning diesel, or aviation fuel, available. This process would therefore make a substantial contribution to Calgary achieving net zero emissions by replacing fuel for municipal... more »

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Community Renewables

Community Renewables has been created to work towards The City of Calgary's Climate Resiliency Strategy by combining community initiative and clean, affordable, renewable energy to fortify energy security within our city (and province) and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricity production and building infrastructure.

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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in Landfills: Creating Energy from Waste

The Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) utilizes electrochemistry to breakdown methane gas, a GHG, to produce energy. SOFC technology has been tested and utilized at dead well sites in Alberta. The SOFC is fed exhaust gas, and removes the methane to charge a battery. Our proposal is to apply this promising technology to new applications here in the city of Calgary to not only reduce emissions, but also create novel energy from... more »

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Emissions Reduction through Continuous Monitoring and AI

Setting targets and moving towards net-zero emissions requires accurate baseline and trusted data to measure progress and provide transparency across any industry on the path to a greener energy solution. Greenhouse gas emissions are a growing global concern and innovative solutions to combat their effect on climate change and enable clean energy are critical.

Qube Technologies is a Calgary-based start-up that has developed... more »

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3Mt/year Reducton in CO2 Emissions With Airborne Wind Energy Edited

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ENMAX Energy, 100% owned by the City of Calgary, generated 7.64M MWh of electricity for Calgary in 2020 from natural gas, emitting 3M tonnes of CO2 in the process.  This is the City of Calgary's largest source of GHG emissions. Only 8.5% of the electricity generated by ENMAX Energy in 2020 came from renewable sources.

Zen Power is developing a system to generate zero emissions electricity using flying... more »

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Project Leo Scalable Passive Housing

Homes and buildings account for 13% of Canada's overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Cumulative impacts are the total impacts  when all of an areas or industries impacts are added together. Focusing on Calgary's housing market offers a great opportunity to implement large scale change because of it's potential to attack cumulative impacts if these changes are made affordable to the average populace.

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Bow Bioenergy converting waste into low carbon fuel trending idea

Problem:  Landfills create 3.2 tonnes of CO2 equivalent for every tonne of waste landfilled.  For Calgary, that is over 600,000 tonnes of CO2 emitted annually.

Solution:  Bow Bioenergy will convert municipal waste into a low carbon fuel using the WastAway technology.  This low carbon fuel will reduce fossil fuel usage, further reducing CO2 emissions.  The WastAway technology creates high quality, virus-free  fuel which... more »

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Hubble

Home Energy Experiences with AI

Hubble is on a mission to improve energy usage across the globe to reduce carbon emissions. We recognise the importance and long-term benefits of strategic partnerships between startups, businesses, and government to reduce our carbon footprint on a scale and solve other social challenges.

Hubble is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that reduces the complexity of 'Energy Efficiency'... more »

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City Policy and Planning Through a Whole Systems Approach

This proposal approaches reducing emissions in Calgary in order to reach its target goals, through environmental policy and city planning using Poland and Dooris' (2010) article as a guide. The guide states that addressing climate change requires the following 6 principles:

• Adopt a 'whole system' approach: i.e., investigate the 'cyclical' nature of implementing policies

o e.g., When citizens choose to walk to work,... more »

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