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ZooShare Biogas Co-operative Inc. developed Canada’s first zoo-based biogas plant: Each year it will recycle 14,000 tonnes of inedible food waste as well as 3,000 tonnes of manure from the Toronto Zoo into renewable power for the Ontario grid. The end-byproduct is nutrient-rich fertilizer that can be used on local farm fields. Our business model creates investment opportunities that keep energy dollars in the local economy: the construction of the biogas plant was funded, in part, by our co-op members, 700 of whom have purchased over $7 million worth of community bonds.
Daniel Bida is the Founder and former Executive Director of ZooShare, and is the President of ReGenerate Biogas Inc.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a B. Comm from McMaster University. Before he founded ZooShare Biogas Co-operative in 2011, Daniel worked as a financial analyst covering the global utilities sector. Daniel is passionate about food, energy and the environment, and is motivated by opportunities to turn waste into value for these industries and for local communities.
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For more information about the Board of Directors and engineering companies working on the project, please see The Team.