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Diageo Sustainable Solutions

Sustainable Container/Bottle Designs for eCommerce: Funded pilot with intention to internally scale innovation

Optimise our glass bottle designs and other container formats with the associated packaging for shipping.

Deadline:14 January

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Diageo Sustainable Solutions

Glass Bottle/Container Decoration: Funded pilot with intention to internally scale innovation

Improve container decoration techniques and enable increased recyclability of glass bottles.

Deadline:14 January

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Diageo Sustainable Solutions

Circular Business Models – Refill and Reuse: Funded pilot with intention to internally scale innovation

Make circular business models a reality across our brand portfolio through all solutions enabling return or refill from home or on the go.

Deadline:14 January

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Diageo Sustainable Solutions

Funded pilot with intention to internally scale innovation: Sustainable Container Design – alternative formats

Improve the overall sustainability of our containers, through alternative formats that have lower carbon and water intensity.

Deadline:14 January

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Walker

Biosolids upcycling: Funded pilot + technical assistance

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

Deadline: 17 December

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ARLANXEO

Biobased feedstock production: Funded pilot + technical assistance

Solutions to convert biological sludge into alternative fuels.

Deadline: 17 December

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Breathing space (Alberta Lung Association)

Indoor air quality solutions: Funded pilot + tec:nical assistance

Solutions to improve indoor air quality.

Deadline: 17 December

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VEC Translink

Regional transport decarbonisation: Funded pilot + technical assistance

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

Deadline: 17 December

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VEC Fortis BC

Residential EV charging optimisation: Funded pilot + technical assistance

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

Deadline: 17 December

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SPA Aqua Prima

Energy reduction for wellness facilities: Funded pilot + technical assistance

Waste heat and steam recovery, biomass heating or solar thermal solutions for wellness facilities.

Deadline: 17 December

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SPA Aqua Prima

Bioremediation: Funded pilot + technical assistance

SPA Aqua Prima is seeking innovative nutrient recycling and bioremediation solutions; specifically, biofiltration technologies for outdoor open surface waters and for (chlorine-free) indoor pools.

Deadline: 17 December

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City of Toronto

Residential in-building renewable energy generation: Funded pilot + technical assistance

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

Deadline: 17 December

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City of Toronto

Community scale residential energy storage: Funded pilot + technical assistance

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

Deadline: 17 December

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VEC Translink

Operational energy reduction for transport buildings: Funded pilot + technical assistance

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

Deadline: 17 December

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VEC City of Vancouver

Municipal waste reduction and reuse: Funded pilot + technical assistance

Eliminate the disposal of waste (solid and organic) to landfill and incinerator using innovative, functional and scalable solutions.

Deadline: 17 December

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VEC City of Vancouver

Urban rainwater run-off reuse: Funded pilot + technical assistance

Green rainwater infrastructure to retain and treat urban run-off. Can include, but not limited to rainwater harvesting – blue-green roofs, swales, rainwater tree trenches and rain gardens, etc.

Deadline: 17 December

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VEC City of Vancouver

Low carbon fuel supply and infrastructure for city fleets: Funded pilot + technical assistance

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

Deadline: 17 December

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VEC City of Vancouver

Funded pilot + technical assistance: EV Charging Infrastructure

EV charging solutions for medium to heavy-duty city fleets that can assist the city’s transition to net zero and resolve EV infrastructure challenges.

Deadline: 17 December

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BC Ferries

Vessel on-board energy reduction: Funded pilot + technical assistance

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

Deadline: 17 December

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VEC City of Vancouver

Low carbon construction materials and equipment: Funded pilot + technical assistance

Solutions to reduce embodied carbon from construction including low carbon construction materials for buildings, recycling technologies. low carbon construction equipment, or other solutions.

Deadline: 17 December

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Premier Meat

Sustainable retail packaging for fresh meat: Funded pilot + technical assistance

Sustainable alternatives for single use plastic and Styrofoam trays used for retail product packaging, including recyclable, compostable, or other solutions.

Deadline: 17 December

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Celebrate Niagara

Sustainable materials for events: Funded pilot + technical assistance:

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

Deadline: 17 December

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