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 »
What is our proposed idea about?
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 »
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.
Steam methane reforming (SMR) and carbon capture and storage (CCS) are proven technologies with decades of reliable... more »
1. Blue Hydrogen blending (post gas meter) into the City's ¹top 5 natural gas consumption facilities:
- Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plant, Spring Gardens Bus Maintenance Garage, Village Square Leisure Centre, Anderson Bus Maintenance Garage, and Victoria... more »
I would like to propose a 20% greenhouse gas emission reduction in Calgary by mixing 20% hydrogen gas with natural gas. The existing natural gas supply pipeline network can handle a 20% hydrogen mix therefore this process will not require major infrastructure capital expenses to the city. Hydrogen will increase the heating value of the supplied gas. If this method is implemented citywide then the overall gas house... more »
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 »
This idea is to eliminate all greenhouse gas associated with electricity production in Calgary. Small modular nuclear reactors (SMR) are being commercialized in Canada. SMR can be deployed near the city to generate the electricity required by the city. A couple of SMR will be sufficient to meet the Calgary supply demand. Residual SMR heat can be used to emission-free hydrogen utilizing a novel technology (Cu-Cl method)... more »