By Ellen Cools
March 21, 2019 – The government of Canada recently announced it is investing up to $2.7 million (subject to a formal funding agreement) to support climate action by ZooShare Biogas Co-operative.
The funding will help ZooShare Biogas add new self-cleaning digester technology that separates organic material and contaminants like plastic to its existing biogas plant in Toronto. The plant turns animal waste from the Toronto Zoo into agricultural fertilizer. The new digester technology will result in a higher quality end product that will be available to local farms.
ZooShare works with local farms that can use their end product as an alternative to chemical fertilizers.
“Canadians across the country are coming up with innovative and affordable solutions to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions, saving people money and creating good jobs along the way. By investing in these projects, from coast to coast to coast, the government of Canada is making sure we are positioned to succeed in the $26 trillion global market for clean solutions and to create good middle class jobs today and for the future,” said Gary Anandasangaree, MP for Scarborough-Rouge Park, in a statement.