Turning dog poop into power being considered for Ottawa

By CBC News Ottawa, March 15, 2018

It's a sight dog owners know well: garbage cans in parks piled high with full plastic poop bags.

It's a lot of waste, and as dog ownership increases, so will the amount of waste produced by our furry four-legged friends.

But there's technology that can turn your dog's excrement into a valuable commodity.

Waterloo, Ont., has for a year been testing a program that turns dog waste into energy using a process called anaerobic digestion, which happens when organic waste breaks down in an oxygen-free environment.


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