Electronic Press Kit

For media enquiries please contact Daniel Bida, Executive Director, at daniel@zooshare.ca or call 647-704-6078.

Official Logo

Please use the official logo for publication:

ZooShare Biogas Cooperative logo

 

 

 

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ZooShare Groundbreaking April 19th 2016 (please email to request hi-resolution images).

Paul Ungerman and Jessica Faith at ZooShare's "Thanks A Million!" party

Paul Ungerman and Jessica Faith at ZooShare’s “Thanks A Million!” party

Group Photo at "Thanks A Million!" Oct/9/2014

Group Photo at “Thanks A Million!” Oct/9/2014

Denice Wilkins and John Wilson

Denice Wilkins and John Wilson at ZooShare’s “Thanks A Million!” party October 9th 2014

ZooShare staff and members at ZooShare's AGM 2014 at the Toronto Zoo

ZooShare staff and members at ZooShare’s AGM 2014 at the Toronto Zoo

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“How Biogas Works” diagram.

Introduction:

ZooShare is building North America’s 1st zoo-based biogas plant across from the Toronto Zoo. Our facility will recycle 3,000 tonnes of animal manure from the Zoo and 14,000 tonnes of food waste from local grocery stores into renewable power for the Ontario grid, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and returning valuable nutrients to the soil.

The Toronto Zoo Project

The biogas plant across from the Toronto Zoo will be ZooShare’s first biogas plant project. ZooShare is working with Miller Waste to build the plant and operate the plant. Construction will begin in the Spring of 2017 and the plant is expected to be operational by the Fall of 2017.

Company Background:

ZooShare Biogas Co-operative Inc., was founded in 2011 as a non-profit renewable energy cooperative. ZooShare is building North America’s 1st zoo-based biogas plant across from the Toronto Zoo.

Our Mission

“To be a catalyst, through education and investment, for the growth of community-owned biogas plants.”

Founder:

ZooShare was founded in 2011 by Daniel Bida, a Chartered Financial Analyst who spent the first 6 years of his career as an energy analyst before pursuing the development of community-owned biogas projects.  Please use these high quality images of Daniel, below:

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Daniel Bida at Toronto Zoo Compost Facility

Daniel with Giraffe

 

 

 

 

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Board of Directors and Engineers:

For more information about the Board of Directors and engineering companies working on the project, please see The Team.

Accolades

2012 – ClimateSpark Social Venture Challenge
2012 – Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award by Green Living Enterprises

Funding

ZooShare raised over $3M in Community Bonds from some of 514 investors.

The first people to invest in ZooShare “The ZooShare Founders Club” raised $506,000.

We have also received the following grants:

Community Energy Partnership Program $375,000

Toronto Community Foundation (via the 2012 ClimateSpark Social Venture Challenge win) – $40,000

ZooShare “Poo to Power” Video Series