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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

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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VDQ-NRG Systems Calgary waste reprocessing facility.

VDQ-NRG is planning the construction of the Calgary Waste Reprocessing Facility (CWRF), an innovative clean technology project repurposing landfill waste into alternative energy sources and valuable byproducts, while being environmentally sustainable and economically viable. The facility will process 40,000 tons of waste per year collected from the restaurant and fast-food industry in Calgary, and offset 60,000 tons of... more »

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Energy generation from waste

Waste is a non-stop issue globally. The idea we're bringing is to re-think waste as a resource. This encompass planning from consumers site to the final place where waste is converted into a resource. 

The idea we're bringing encompasses environmentally friendly means of collecting waste and proper processing of waste. This process will eliminate waste going to the landfill and produce items used day-to-day. Our goal... more »

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Efficient, Innovative & Better Every Day

Opt-in bin collection programs (black, blue, green)

Forcing homeowners to pay for bin collection they don't use is a waste of time and money. Many Calgarians are capable of disposing their own garbage, recyclables and compost, and shouldn't be forced to pay into a subscription service they don't use. Naturally, any combination (or all) of these programs should continue to be available for any homeowner who wishes to opt-in.

This change will reduce the amount of street... more »

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Wanted: 1 Million Tons of Mined Plastic

My name Is Jonathan Hammond and want to mine 1 million tons of plastic.

Not from the ground but from the discarded plastic that has already served it's initial purpose and is perceived to be worthless. There's been time and resources spent on plastic and it can be used over and over again so it's not worthless. There's also a misconception that plastic in itself is harmful to the environment. A more accurate statement... more »

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Hazardous Waste to Clean Hydrogen Fuel using "Photoreforming"

Currently, non-recylable and medical waste in Calgary are disposed off by incineration. In contrast to incineration, photoreforming does not generate greenhouse gases and works at ambient temperature. Along with producing hydrogen fuel, the process can also generate organic feedstocks for the chemical industry. The process works by using nanostructured semiconductors to drive the degradation of waste and pathogens with... 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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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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Bow Bioenergy converting waste into low carbon fuel

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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reduce waste & produce moisture retaining compost

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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