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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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reduce waste & produce moisture retaining compost trending idea

We are currently reducing GHG by reducing the amount of waste headed to the landfill. The moisture retaining compost that is created is excellent for use on all kinds of locations, gardens, farmlands, yards etc.

In Calgary alone there are approximately 90,000 diaper aged children, they use on average 5,000 diapers from newborn to potty trained, that is over 110,000,000 diapers a year! This does not include any adult... more »

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Building Energy Code for Calgary Edited

Buildings account for approximately 1/3 of Calgary's GHG emissions. In order to address this issue, Alberta (including Calgary) has been adopting the National Energy of Canada for Buildings (NECB) under the Building Code for several years. The NECB code is funded, developed and published by the federal government and is voluntarily adopted by provinces and territories as the local energy code. While NECB provides a great... more »

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Active Transportation Mainstreets: The Franklin SpurLine Edited

There are two ways to meet the clean energy demands of the future – develop and deploy new technologies to capture and deliver the flows of solar, wind and water energy OR technology and behaviour change to reduce energy consumption. Our innovative product, the active transportation mainstreet (ATM), focuses on reduced consumption and behaviour change. 

Calgary is ranked 1st or 2nd in Canada for per capita energy consumption,... more »

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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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Calgary's Municipal Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) Program trending idea

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to the voluntary or regulated activities of companies that serve to responsibly integrate social, environmental and economic goals into their operations. As CSR is gaining traction with top corporations around the world, it is not limited to conventional for-profit corporations. Structured like a corporation but with an innate duty to serve its citizens, local government is... more »

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Retrofitting garbage trucks to dual fuel hydrogen-diesel

Retrofitting existing fleets of garbage trucks' internal combustion engines (ICE) to use hydrogen and diesel as fuel. This will bring up to 40% reduction in CO2 emissions. Converting a fleet of 100 trucks to hydrogen dual-fuel deliver about 2600 tonnes less CO2, 40% less NOx, and save about one million liters of diesel per year.

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Vanadium Redox Battery for Energy Demand and Grid Stabilization trending idea Edited

Challenge: In the city of Calgary, electricity and natural gas are used to cool, heat, run appliances, and keep the lights on in buildings, and as a consequence, release almost 65 per cent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Calgary. The City's climate resilience plans in Buildings and Energy Systems proposes investments in building energy efficiency and renewable energy, presenting an opportunity for energy savings... more »

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Online Bid Platform for Residential Energy Efficiency Projects

On May 17th, 2021 the Government of Canada announced a $10 million commitment to recruit, train, and mentor up to 2,000 new energy advisors across the country to support the Canada Greener Homes Grant, which will provide as many as 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 each to help homeowners make energy-efficient improvements to their homes, supported by an EnerGuide evaluation. The evaluation will give the home an EnerGuide... more »

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Cost-Effective Long-Distance Conveyance of Heat Energy

Lochterra's innovations and inventions will unlock immense opportunity to utilise GHG-emission-free heat energy from sources such as deep aquifer geothermal, thermal solar, and residual heat otherwise stranded by enabling energy networks to convey heat energy long distances at ambient temperatures via cost-effective systems installable with minimal surface disturbance.

They will change the way green energy is viewed.... more »

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Calgary Holistic Actions for Renewable Microgrids (CHARM)

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International team including Calgary inventors, entrepreneurs, investors… wants to demonstrate how to standardize microgrids so that they can all talk to each other and interact. That's an absolutely critical step if microgrids are going to be as important and valuable as we think they can be. We suggest that Calgary could show that microgrids can be implemented cost effectively to provide resilience and... more »

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Innovative Energy Solution from the City's Landfill methane Gas Edited

Challenge: Landfill garbage decomposition creates methane gas which is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG). The city's Waste and Recycling Services is expected to expand, install and operate about 40 to 50 landfill gas collection wells, to help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) coming from Calgary landfills. The city of Calgary's vertical extraction wells then collect and convert this landfill methane gas to carbon... more »

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