Eco-Friendly Waste Converter

Eco-Friendly Waste Converter Deadline: 2020-04-16
Award: $150,000 CAD
Open to: Canadian entities*

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is seeking a simple and eco-friendly way to lower emissions and reduce impact on the environment while managing refuse at GAC sites in Canada and abroad. Solutions currently exist for recyclables and compostable, but GAC is seeking a solution for the waste that is going to landfill.

GAC is looking for a solution to treat the waste that it produces, which is neither compostable nor recyclable, with the objective of lowering its emissions and reducing what is sent to landfills. The intent is to manage the Department’s refuse as three streams: recyclable, compostable, and waste that can be converted into fuel, thermal energy, and/or a usable product.

Solutions sought through this challenge would support the third stream. Ideally, any materials that are not recyclable or compostable would become fuel or thermal energy for providing heat and hot water in GAC facilities, or a usable product. The solution will also use the waste to fuel its own operation. Treatment of waste on-site will reduce haulage and use of landfill, will help lower Green House Gas (GHGs) emissions, reduce use of fossil fuels and reduce the related effects on the environment.

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