Municipal Waste Reduction and Reuse Challenge by the City of Vancouver

Written by startup news

December 27, 2021

The City of Vancouver is seeking innovative, functional, and scalable solutions that will help eliminate the disposal of waste (solid and organic) to landfills and incinerators.

If you are interested in contributing to the society, hurry and apply for this challenge!

Sponsoring Agency: City of Vancouver

Type of Fund: Competition

Deadline: January 14, 2022

Details:

Vancouver is the third-largest metropolitan region in Canada and has the 3rd largest Port in North America. Vancouver as a major infrastructure owner manages $25 billion of capital assets encompassing facilities, parks, streets, and underground infrastructure.

Since 2011, the City has adopted a service-based capital planning framework to drive accountability, enhance transparency, and enhance a more holistic, city-wide approach to long-term capital investment decision making.

Vancouver residents, businesses, and institutions threw away about 371,000 tonnes of garbage in 2016. The City of Vancouver is seeking innovative, functional, and scalable solutions that will help eliminate the disposal of waste (solid and organic) to landfills and incinerators.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The City is seeking low-cost, high-impact solutions that help to eliminate the disposal of solid waste to landfills and incinerators. Solutions can include but are not limited to, alternative recycling technologies, food rescue and recovery solutions, biogas, biofuel production technologies, and fleet material recycling (scrap metal, oil, and batteries).
  • The City of Vancouver is targeting companies with solutions that land between TRL 6-9 of the technology readiness scale (TRL), although it will consider low TRL solutions on a demonstration basis if they are especially novel.
  • Proponents must explain how their solutions meet safety and regulatory standards and provide a description of successful deployments where applicable.
  • Provide CAPEX and OPEX details for the solution. The City of Vancouver prefers an investment payback/cost recovery within fewer than five years. However, it will consider five- to eight-year paybacks with additional due diligence.
  • If applicable, proponents should explain coverage (i.e., how many installations will the solution need?), impact (i.e., how does the solution help Vancouver achieve its Zero Waste 2040 Strategic Plan), reliability (i.e., how well will the solution perform in real-world environments?).

For more information, visit Low Carbon Business Action.

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