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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

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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Skipcrete and Rebelwall

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Wattle and daub have been used for at least 6,000 years and are still important construction materials in many parts of the world. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction, and the technique is becoming popular again in more developed areas as a low-impact sustainable building technique. Unfortunately, wattle and daub have nowhere near the strength that concrete has and perform poorly in earthquake... 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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Muncipal Solid waste to Renewable Ultra-Clean Synfuels trending idea

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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 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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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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Eco Friendly Waste Converter

Summary: The proposed solution will have a measurable impact on moving The City towards net-zero emissions by converting landfill waste to usable thermal and electrical energies. This invention not only provides the community with electrical energy but solves the municipal problem of garbage recycling.

Project Description: The main idea of our proposal is the integration of market available waste-to-energy converter... 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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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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