The City of Toronto, Canada has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for execution of a study to assess the environmental and technical aspects of capturing waste gas from the city’s solid waste management projects, including using the waste gas to produce electricity, displace pipeline gas, and/or displace fuel in CNG vehicles.
The study will address six key subjects:
- Conversion of waste gas into other energy products (e.g. hydrogen);
- Synthesis of waste gas into other chemical compounds;
- Identification and screening of available technology;
- Definition of options and establishment of comparative criteria;
- Methods and protocols for identifying greenhouse gases that would be offset; and
- Decision model and ranking of options.
The project will involve entities such as Toronto Fleet Services, Toronto Hydro, Enbridge, Union Gas, the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Association. City of Toronto intends that the study commence in March, and be completed within six weeks of its start date.