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A System for the Management and Storage of Renewable Energy

Please see the attached document for a system description.  The entire EPCM and manufacturing activities for a development at a commercial level of this system could be accomplished by expertise and capability which presently exists within the City thus creating significant employment opportunities.  Development of the system at a commercial level would also establish Calgary as the leader in this specific technology... 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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Calgary's first Net Positive Water & Energy LBC 4.0 Building

Canadian Wilds Redevelopment at the Calgary Zoo

Calgary's first Net Positive Water & Net Positive Energy Living Building Challenge 4.0 Building

The Calgary Zoo is a globally recognized conservation charity that guides, innovates, and applies scientific solutions to restore some of the world's most endangered species. Locally and globally, we take action in the wild every day to yield powerful benefits for nature and... more »

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Innovative Approach to Tackling the Issue of Electronic Waste

The future of recycling

In the age of technological advancement where we are growingly dependent on electronic usage, it is not surprising that electronic waste is the fastest-growing solid waste stream. Just last year, almost 54 million tonnes of e-waste were dumped globally with Canada being a large contributor to the problem. Among electronic waste, only 17% of it is recycled, amounting to an estimated $57 billion... more »

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Co-Gen energy system for heating & electricity

What if i were to tell you that we could reduce operating costs of sports facilities , old and new, by tens of thousands of dollars per year.

By utilizing our own natural resource efficiently with co-gen to heat and provide electricity we can build the facilities to net zero. 

I am a plumber by trade and have done a lot of research for current customers where utilizing Co-Gen energy would save them tens of thousands... more »

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Mountain River Energy Centre (MREC) trending idea

*The following IDEA is the result of a collaborative dialogue between EXP Services Inc. and Thin Air Labs.*The IDEA has been nominated to the Commercial Ready Technologies and Process Stream. It will also need to be integrated into the City Planning and Policies Stream.

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To generate sufficient power from the Calgary Region's river water resource displacing all fossil fuel generated electrical power - key to Canada's... more »

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Bioplastic Alternatives and the Circular Economy trending idea

Resolving the global plastic waste problem requires a multi-faceted approach - legislation, scientific innovation, and changes to consumer behaviour.  We hope to provide bioplastic alternatives to single-use plastics that are dissolvable in water, made from food grade items/food waste, and are completely compostable in your backyard.  We're not talking about PVA, PLA, or PVOH. 

What started as a passion project has fully... more »

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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in Landfills: Creating Energy from Waste trending idea

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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20 Minute Neighbourhood

Imagine this. On a blustery autumn day, you leave your house and you take a 10 minute walk to the gym where you workout. After biking to work you try a new cafe for lunch. After work, you walk your dog around the nearby park. You eat dinner and have a restful evening. You go to bed peacefully and stress free. This could be any neighborhood in Calgary.

Currently, however, this is not the case as Calgary has the problem... more »

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Solar Powered Charging Station for Electric Scooters Edited

The creation of electric vehicles has seen the rise of smart mobility options, such as electric scooters, electric bikes, and electric boards; presented by companies like Lime and Bird, where users can rent electric scooters and bikes to travel to destinations within their cities. Calgary is no exception for this as Lime and Bird scooter companies have laid claim to our city.

While these options present a healthier energy... 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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Unlocking the potential for downtown Calgary rooftop PV solar

Who:

• Integral Group

What

• Installation of solar PV panels on mechanical penthouse

When

• Ongoing

Where

• Enmax network area, Calgary downtown core

Why

• An innovative approach to merge building envelope design and renewable energy generation. The metal panels originally planned for cladding the building's penthouse can be replaced with solar panels connected to the building distribution system. The panels... more »

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Alberta Solar Co-op - Community Generation Project

The Alberta Solar Cooperative ("ASC") Board membership and founding team, along with its advisory consultant ASCENT Energy Partners Ltd., collectively comprise a wealth of expertise and experience related to the development, engineering, procurement, construction, and operation of solar systems. Further, the team has invested significant resources into the planning and development of the ASC including its funding model... more »

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