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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 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.
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.
“To be a catalyst, through education and investment, for the growth of community-owned biogas plants.”
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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For more information about the Board of Directors and engineering companies working on the project, please see The Team.
2012 – ClimateSpark Social Venture Challenge
2012 – Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award by Green Living Enterprises
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