Massachusetts companies that generate more than half a ton of food waste a week can no longer send it to landfills or incinerators. This has created a demand for "anaerobic digesters.
Massachusetts throws away almost one million tons of food waste every year. To help decrease this, the state has tightened its food waste ban; as of November, 2022, any business that generates more than a half a ton of food waste per week cannot send it to landfills or incinerators.
It has been pointed out that “waste is only really waste if you waste it.” That is of particular concern when what is being wasted is potential renewable energy. Our food system generates two major waste streams that have traditionally ended up on the negative side of their potential – the manure that comes from farm animals, and the inedible food waste that happens at the food manufacturing or retail level.
At Jordan Dairy Farm in Rutland, the cows are doing two things – producing milk and poop, lots of poop. Cow manure to be specific. That may seem like a stinky problem. But it's how the farm is being powered.
Farmers can generate additional revenue from the lease payments and save on livestock bedding and fertilizers through our method. We handle all their manure needs and enable them to take part in a sustainable, circular farming economy.
Recently, the Environment Subcommittee of the House Committee of Oversight and Reform discussed calls to reform federal policies that unjustly favor corporate agribusiness, often at the expense of family farmers.
Waste 360: Vermont-based Farmers Host Large AD Operation, Supplying Neighboring College With Renewable Natural Gas
A Vermont farm, neighboring college, and utility are partnering with Vanguard Renewables on a project that has capacity to convert about 180 tons of food and beverage waste and 100 tons of manure into renewable natural gas (RNG) each day.
Reducing methane is the number one thing we can do to address climate change over the next decade. RNG is one of the key components of that effort.
Leaders from the CPG, restaurant and IT industries highlighted how they sold important ideas and ambitions around impact and responsibility internally, and how that translates to external success.
Vanguard Renewables Announces partnership with Vermont Creamery to turn food wasted into renewable natural gas.