Dog waste to provide electricity for Waterloo homes

Waterloo, Ont.’s new dog poop power pilot project was the talk of the town in April 2017, with its promise of unleashing pet waste as a renewable energy resource.

Dubbed “poop power” by Mayor Dave Jaworsky, the pilot project starts with three pet waste containers placed in three Waterloo parks, including Bechtel Park, which has a leash-free dog zone. The project ends with biogas produced at the Bio-EN Power plant in Elmira.

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March 20 2021 update

Photo: Steven Cseresnyesi, vice president, Sutera In-Ground