11 Jan 2012 - 12 Jan 2013
Poo Power! is a pioneering Melbourne project that made an impact after its launch in June 2012 when it received support from The Awesome Foundation, the Federal Governmentâ€™s Inspiring Australia program and Melbourne Water. Tapping into the 1,350 tonnes of dog poo discarded on a daily basis, Poo Power! will light up Australia -Â literally and figuratively. The renewable energy produced by the planned biogas generators will be used to provide light for users of urban parks in the peak early morning and evening periods. Also, the project raises public awareness of the science principles of dog waste (including biogeneration from waste, ecological sanitation and water ecosystem protection) through its outreach program, informative social media, educational resources, and at events to engage Australian communities.