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1511, 2022

Vanguard Renewables Receives Environmental Leadership Award from Northeast Recycling Council

November 15th, 2022|

Boston – November 15, 2022 – Vanguard Renewables was awarded the 2022 Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award at NERC’s Fall Conference recently held in Connecticut.

1211, 2022

Massachusetts companies are turning to ‘anaerobic digesters’ to dispose of food waste

November 12th, 2022|

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.

711, 2022

Mass. has too much food waste. Increasingly, it’s being used to make electricity

November 7th, 2022|

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.

311, 2022

A “Farm Powered” Business Model For Scalable Renewable Energy Production From Waste

November 3rd, 2022|

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.

2810, 2022

CBS News Boston: Eye on Earth – Massachusetts farm turning poop into power

October 28th, 2022|

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.

410, 2022

Waste 360: Vermont-based Farmers Host Large AD Operation, Supplying Neighboring College With Renewable Natural Gas

October 4th, 2022|

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.

2809, 2022

Vanguard Renewables Launches Farm Powered Sustainability Heroes Program

September 28th, 2022|

Boston - Chobani, Kikkoman Foods Inc., Schreiber Foods, Hillebrand, and Polar Beverages are the latest food and beverage companies to join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance (FPSA/Alliance), a collaborative movement to boost food waste reduction and recycling, and expand renewable energy production across America. The Alliance, founded in 2020 by Vanguard Renewables, Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers of America aims to avoid or eliminate food waste first and repurpose what can’t be eliminated into renewable energy via farm-based anaerobic digesters.

2009, 2022

Nothing Wasted, Episode 165: Climate Change Warriors Unite at Vanguard Renewables

September 20th, 2022|

Meet Neil Smith, CEO of Vanguard Renewables, a leading company in the development of organics-to-renewable energy projects. In this NothingWasted! episode, we spoke with Smith about renewable agriculture, the power of partnerships, Vanguard’s expansion plans, and more.

1008, 2022

Vermont Creamery Joins National Movement to Turn Food Waste into Renewable Energy

August 10th, 2022|

BOSTON – Vermont Creamery and Vanguard Renewables recently announced that Vermont Creamery has joined the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance, a collaborative movement to boost food waste recycling and expand renewable energy production across America.

508, 2022

Waste 360: National Movement to Turn Food Waste Into Renewable Energy Gains Momentum

August 5th, 2022|

Chobani, Kikkoman Foods Inc., Schreiber Foods, Hillebrand, and Polar Beverages are the latest food and beverage companies to join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance (FPSA/Alliance)

108, 2022

National Movement to Turn Food Waste Into Renewable Energy Gains Momentum

August 1st, 2022|

Boston - Chobani, Kikkoman Foods Inc., Schreiber Foods, Hillebrand, and Polar Beverages are the latest food and beverage companies to join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance (FPSA/Alliance), a collaborative movement to boost food waste reduction and recycling, and expand renewable energy production across America. The Alliance, founded in 2020 by Vanguard Renewables, Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers of America aims to avoid or eliminate food waste first and repurpose what can’t be eliminated into renewable energy via farm-based anaerobic digesters.

2007, 2022

BlackRock Is Buying Renewable Natural Gas Producer for $700 Million

July 20th, 2022|

The world’s biggest asset manager is acquiring Vanguard Renewables, a Boston-area company that works with dairy farmers and food companies to produce renewable natural gas for utilities and energy firms such as Dominion Energy Inc. and Enbridge Inc.

1907, 2022

Waste Dive: As organics depackager equipment market grows, so do concerns over microplastics contamination

July 19th, 2022|

Companies like Vanguard Renewables are investing millions to facilitate commercial organics recycling as researchers and regulators work to keep PFAS and microplastics out of the equation.

1907, 2022

How to Sell Sustainability as a Key Measure of Business Success

July 19th, 2022|

When companies make bold commitments to sustainability, we all win. Here, we share lessons learned and ongoing challenges from three very different corporate sustainability journeys — to show others on the front lines that they are not alone.

1407, 2022

Corn: Knee-High by the 4th of July? Not on the Goodrich Family Farm!

July 14th, 2022|

It used to be that farmers would know that they would have a “good” corn crop if the stalks reached their knees by the 4th of July. Of course, times have changed, and many other factors come into play like rainfall, soil health, and fertilization methods. The latter is what Danielle believes is the reason for the corn’s significant height at this point in the growing season.

707, 2022

A Sustainable Moo-vement: How the Dairy Industry is Fighting Climate Change

July 7th, 2022|

Dairy farming has quickly evolved for sustainability. Here are just a few examples of how innovative dairy organizations and farmers are working to fight climate change by reducing their impacts, improving soil health and using regenerative agriculture.

2706, 2022

Waste 360: Vanguard Renewables’ Neil Smith Discusses Aggressive Expansion Plans

June 27th, 2022|

The global anaerobic digestion (AD) market will reach $15.28 billion by 2025, forecasts Brandessence Market Research; other research firms make similar projections, and North America is dominating in this space.

2106, 2022

Dairy Foods: Making a difference on the sustainability front

June 21st, 2022|

When it comes to environmental sustainability, the overachievers within the dairy processing sector have developed concrete goals and put into place programs and projects to help them attain those goals. This reality is a win not only for the environment but also for their businesses. And the list of overachievers expands each year.

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