Alberta Seeks Waste to Value-Added Product Demonstration Projects

Call for Expression of Interest:  Waste to Value-Added Product Demonstration Projects for Alberta Small Municipalities


The purpose of this Call for Expression of Interest is to establish showcase demonstration of waste conversion facilities within small urban and rural communities. Alberta Innovates is seeking technology solutions with the greatest potential to offer economically viable waste-to-value-added technological solutions. The call is not limited to particular technology types, but focuses on technologies with the following characteristics:


  • Value-added products: must result in value-added products, including, but not limited to electricity, heat, liquid fuel, biochar, biofertilizers and other marketable products
  • Capacity: ability to convert 1,000 to 45,000 t MSW annually
  • Low cost: including capital and operating costs
  • Carbon footprint: the technologies must result in low carbon footprint in comparing current practices.


Technologies need to be at full commercialization, or Technology Readiness Level 8 minimum. For more information, visit



Expressions of interest will be accepted from Alberta municipalities and waste commissions and private waste management companies in Alberta. Technology developers, project developers and government centers (federal, provincial, municipal) are encouraged to team up with one or more municipal partners.


More information can be found here.  Call deadline is March 31, 2017.