Cardboard Heating Pellets

Main Project Contact:
Matthew Dares

Project Start Date:
December 2017

Project End Date:
March 2019

Project Name:
Creating Heat from Waste: Landfill Destined Cardboard as a Raw Material for Heating Pellets

ARI Team:
Patrick Gall

Overview:
The purpose of this project is to investigate the use of locally diverted waste cardboard to produce fuel pellets in Inuvik, NT. The remote location of Inuvik means that residents and businesses rely heavily on fossil fuels transported up the Dempster highway by truck.

Pellet machine

Objectives:

Investigate the use of locally sourced waste cardboard to produce fuel pellets through

  1. Technical analysis
  2. Economic analysis
  3. Environmental analysis

Location:
Inuvik, NT

Methods:

Literature review, interviews with community businesses and organizations, materials analysis, and environmental assessments (life cycle assessment, cost/benefit analysis) were undertaken during this project.

Waste cardboard

Schedule:

TASK DATE
Preparation December 2017 - June 2018
Pellet machine arrives March 2018
First pellets produced April 2018
Testing April 2018 - Ongoing
Being operation May 2018
Send pellets to UBC for testing, batch 1 May 2018
Send pellets to UBC for testing, batch 2 June 2018
Cardboard burning data collection October 2018 - March 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

External Partners:

Inuvik Regional Hospital
Stanton's Distributing
Town of Inuvik
Arctic Energy Alliance
GNWT - ITI
GNWT - Energy

Keywords:
Bioenergy, cardboard, waste diversion, heating, pellets

Additional Documents:
Pre-feasibility study