Entrepreneurs in Renewable Energy Series 2: Biofuels

  • 14 Mar 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Fox & the Fiddle - 280 Bloor St W Toronto

Register here

This is an event to learn about biofuels, hear amazing stories and network with like-minded people!

Do you want to know how a tropical plant’s seed oil could fuel up your car while reducing environmental impact? Do you want to know how we could divert food waste from landfill to create electricity?

Do you want to know how animal poop could potentially power up your home? 
How does the future of biofuels look in Ontario and around the world? 

Special perk: The 3 speakers will each pick one person from the audience for the lucky draw to win a rechargeable battery with hand crank power.

Moderator: Victoria Alleyne, CEO of CatalystsX

Featured Speakers:

Debora Mussiya, Founder and CEO of Biomuber Inc.                                             

Debora Mussiya left her native land Congo in the late ‘90s due to the civil war. She works on Biomuber every moment she can spare outside of her day job hours and the time required as a single mother to care for her four children. Biomuber grows Jatropha curcas plants in Congo to extract seed oil and export them as biodiesel within Africa and also to North America and the European Union. In Africa the Jatropha plant is used in many daily products like soaps and salves. Other countries such as India, U.S.A, China, Brazil, South Africa, use the tropical plant for energy. It’s been successfully tested in airplanes and cars and is widely recognized as a source of high-quality fuel with unique advantages.

Derek Riley, CEO of Yield Energy Inc.                                                                            

Derek is currently the Chairman & CEO, and lead investor in Yield Energy. He has had an extensive career in the high tech industry, beginning with sales at IBM, and several management roles with Computerland/ SystemHouse. He then became an entrepreneur by co-founding a Franchise company which was ranked as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies by Profit Magazine, which was subsequently sold to Firstservice Corporation. Derek is a graduate of Queen’s University (B. Comm) and the University of Manitoba (MBA).

Daniel Bida, Executive Director of ZooShare Biogas Co-op   

Daniel is a Chartered Financial Analyst that spent the first 6 years of his career as an energy analyst before leaving that behind to pursue the development of community-owned biogas projects. Daniel is passionate about food, energy and the environment, and is motivated by opportunities to turn waste into value for these industries and for local communities. ZooShare is developing North America’s 1st zoo-based biogas plant, by recycling manure from the Toronto Zoo and local food waste into renewable power for the Ontario grid.

Location: Fox and Fiddle, 280 Bloor St W Toronto ON M5S 3B6

Ticket: General: $15  Student: $12   at door:  $17 (food included for all) 

To register, please go to: TRENbiofuels.eventbrite.com


6:00pm check in and enjoy food

6:30-7:30pm presentations and Q&A

7:30-9:30pm mingle

Event Organizer:

Toronto Renewable Energy Network









CatalystsX is a growing community of social innovators and social entrepreneurs all striving for better impact for themselves and their communities.

    © 2018 Connecting Environmental Professionals Toronto
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software