aluit will be the site for a new waste management pilot project in Nunavut, testing a micro auto gasification system or MAGS.
The system will thermally decompose solid waste and oils, reducing the garbage to eight per cent of its original volume. The process creates thermal energy that will be used to heat nearby buildings, and gas that will be the main source of fuel for the system.
It can process up to 500 kilograms of waste per day.
CanNor is investing $350,000 in the project and the City of Iqaluit is providing just over $150,000.
City officials are looking for a location for the gasification system.