Detroit Zoo plans to reduce footprint through biodigester

The Detroit Zoo in the US is aiming to use a biodigester to complement its growing effort to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint.

Already powering the Zoo through wind power via credits, zoo officials plan to have a biodigester up and running by 2016
Detroit Zoo
The device will use manure from several zoo animals such giraffes and rhinos to create electrical power for all the electricity to run the animal hospital at the zoo.

“We continue to look for ways to reduce our ecological footprint.” Ron Kagan, CEO and Executive of the zoo, said in a statement. “Our hope is to inspire others to look to clean, renewable energy sources.”

“The biodigester is our first big project toward creating renewable bio-gas energy. We will continue to expand our on-site renewable energy with the hopes of generating more and more of our own energy.”

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