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Pilot project to track biomass and waste streams

Edmonton-based TrustBIX Inc. has entered into a $300,000 contract with two other city corporations in a pilot project to track biomass and waste streams in the diversion of material from landfills to create new products for agricultural and industrial markets.

All West Demolition Ltd. (AWD), one of Edmonton’s largest regional demolition companies, and Innovation Reduction Strategies Inc. (IRSI), an early innovator in biomass-to-biochar production, have teamed up with TrustBIX in the project.

AWD is focused on converting wastes to new valuable products by sorting and pre-processing customer waste materials for the purpose of allowing others like IRSI to produce value-added products such as biochar.

BIX will be used to track the waste inputs. Tracking the source, characteristics and use of various waste streams supports biochar product quality and characteristics, production practices, suitability for specific applications, and pricing in various markets. Further, tracking these resources is important to measure the amount of material diverted from landfills, and to quantify the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that result from the production of new products that can be created from these resources.

“We want to be the most environmentally conscious demolition company in the world, and revolutionize demolition and waste-management practices by diverting all waste materials toward useful applications,” says Chris Landry, General Manager, AWD.

TrustBIX’s BIX platform is now used to track livestock in the Canadian agri-food market for global brands interested in sourcing sustainable beef. BIX allows buyers and sellers to share information about their organizations, products, special attributes, and certifications with others in the value chain.

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