Challenges

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Third Challenge Pitch Event

Applications for for these Challenges are opened until December 17th 2021. Apply to a challenge now to have a chance present your pitch in February 2022.

SPA Aqua Prima is seeking innovative nutrient recycling and bioremediation solutions.

Cutting edge, holistic solutions for clean air for non-medical convalescence facility.

Alternative fuels and infrastructure to replace diesel and CNG in medium to heavy-duty city fleets.

Recyclable or compostable alternatives for single use plastic and Styrofoam trays used for retail product packaging.

Solutions to convert biosolids (sewage wastewater residuals) to agricultural fertilizer and/or other beneficial end-product.

Renewable energy generation technologies that can be installed within a single mid-high-rise building.

Event manager Celebrate Niagara is seeking event supplies – including lanyards, name tags – sourced from sustainable materials.

Solutions to convert biological sludge into fossil fuel substitution for petrochemical industry.

Community-scale energy storage solutions that will accelerate the deployment of in-building renewable energy.

Building efficiency and energy management solutions for Translink assets, including bus depots, seabus terminals and rapid transit stations.

Green rainwater infrastructure to retain and treat urban run-off.

Home charging management and optimisation solutions suitable for remote and rural communities.

Solutions to minimise non-propulsion energy usage of passenger ferries.

Innovative, functional and scalable solutions that will help eliminate the disposal of waste (solid and organic) to landfill and incinerator.

Solutions to convert waste heat and steam, biomass heating or solar thermal for wellness facilities.

Low cost, high impact charging infrastructure solutions for medium to heavy-duty city fleets.

Low embodied carbon construction materials for buildings and low emission equipment on construction sites.

Innovative energy optimization and scheduling solutions to reduce GHG emissions in regional transportation fleet management and charging infrastructure.

First Challenge Pitch Event

Solutions to these Challenges were presented during our First Challenge Pitch Event, on April 13 – 15th 2021. The recording of the pitching sessions are available here.

Canadian Natural is looking for methane leak detection solutions that use passive technologies (i.e. do not require human intervention).

Canadian Natural is looking for technologies to enable the capture of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from flue gas.

COSIA’s member companies are looking for new transformative technology to capture CO2 from flue gas streams from natural gas combustion in a once through steam generator (OTSG) or potentially a gas turbine.

Maple Leaf Foods is looking to pilot a technology that is capable of sequestering methane off-gas emissions generated by animal manure lagoons and utilizing it for electricity or heat production on-farm (e.g. utilization within our barns)

FPInnovations, a leader in the development of high-quality lignin and sugar streams from sustainably harvested forest-sourced biomass…

Second Challenge Pitch Event

Solutions to these Challenges were presented during our Second Challenge Pitch Event, on September 15 – 17th 2021. The recording of the pitching sessions are available here.

Produce utility grade natural gas from agriculture or landfill / wastewater fugitive emissions.

Gas powered, fuel agnostic heating and cooling systems for the residential market.

Technologies that can lower the barrier for entry into compressed natural gas vehicles for heavy truck fleet operators.

Recover and utilize waste heat from the natural gas upstream operations to usable energy.

Direct hydrogen generation from solar energy and/or step-change PV technology advances.

Transform industrial and second-generation waste into fuel precursors, including syngas, fuels and energy carriers.

Small to mid-size capture, storage and utilisation technologies for post-combustion CO2.

Small-scale, modular CCUS solutions to remove CO2 from combustion exhaust at facility operations.

Solutions to reduce fuel consumption and/or GHG/CAC emissions of international long-haul ships

Lightweight reusable or recyclable alternatives to eliminate plastic and replace single use items for in-flight service

End-to-end technology solutions to provide either a partial or full electrification of marine vessel operations

End-to-end solutions for low-carbon intensity fuel alternatives or renewable fuels for marine vessels

Solutions which optimize energy use and improve energy efficiency with respect to anchorage of vessels at ports

Valorize fat, oil and grease (FOG) from restaurants to produce low carbon-intensity alternative fuels or/and other marketable by-products

Recycle or upcycle quartz tailings from iron ore mining operations

Ending Soon

Applications for these challenges are now closed. However, feel free to register to the LCBA Canada Platform to stay updated on the latest developments of the project. Also, feel free to consult the challenges of our Third Pitch Event, for which we are still accepting applications.

In Vancouver, buildings are the largest source of carbon pollution with nearly 55% of community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming from burning natural gas for space heating and hot water.

In Vancouver, buildings are the largest source of carbon pollution with nearly 55% of community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming from […]

In Vancouver, buildings are the largest source of carbon pollution with nearly 55% of community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming from burning natural gas for space heating and hot water.