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Farm Powered News & Stories2022-08-10T07:03:53+00:00
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.

1406, 2022

Foodtank: Our Healing Begins in the Soil

June 14th, 2022|

Our food and agriculture systems are fundamentally broken. It’s no exaggeration to say that the warming planet, social inequities, and health epidemics bear this out. However, there’s real hope. We can heal ourselves, our communities, and our planet when we begin to participate once again in the creation of healthier food systems.

1006, 2022

Anaerobic Digestion 101: How Vanguard Renewables takes Organic Waste and Makes Renewable Natural Gas

June 10th, 2022|

Vanguard Renewables’ Farm Powered process includes engineers, scientists, and a team of logistics experts to get inedible food and beverage waste to our recycling facilities or to our digesters. Not to mention our farm partners whose dairy cows are producing the manure that gets mixed with inedible food and beverage waste to make the magic happen.

1905, 2022

Catch Vanguard Renewables Chief Sustainability Officer, David Darr, on the latest episode of The Dairy Download podcast

May 19th, 2022|

On the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we speak with two experts with decades of experience helping producers and processors advance their sustainability measures.

404, 2022

Dairy Farmers: How dairy farmers are making milk and cheese more sustainable

April 4th, 2022|

Sustainability has become a priority for brands around the globe, especially for those that understand the value of creating a positive social and environmental impact. Meanwhile, consumers are becoming more selective of the companies they support — intentionally buying from those that are ethical and transparent about their business practices.

2503, 2022

Conquering the Grass Ceiling: Female Farmers Feeding America and the World

March 25th, 2022|

According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, women are the face of farming globally. Yet in the United States, according to The Female Farmer Project, women operate only 14 percent of farms and control 7 percent of farmland.

2503, 2022

Starbucks Innovates, Tests and Learns from Store Partners to Achieve Waste Goals

March 25th, 2022|

Starbucks invests ahead of the growth curve and innovate by testing new technologies that help us learn how to create the best possible experiences for our partners and customers. This work is being done through collaborative partnerships like our support of the Dairy Net Zero Initiative, Closed Loop Partners and TONZ and the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance.  

1803, 2022

The Woman Who Revolutionized Dairy Farming

March 18th, 2022|

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it is vital to tell the untold and forgotten stories of women who were innovators and leaders, especially of those women who made radical contributions during a time when their perceived role was to be seen and not heard.

1103, 2022

Food Labels & What They Mean: A Conversation with Danielle Nierenberg

March 11th, 2022|

Danielle Nierenberg from Food Tank, the first NGO to join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance, recently joined the Edible Communities Podcast to talk about all things food labels

2502, 2022

US Dairy Industry Quietly Leads the Way Toward Sustainability

February 25th, 2022|

Dairy farmers have been quietly leading in the sustainability space for over a decade. A range of perspectives about dairy’s sustainability journey and the lessons we have collectively learned.

2502, 2022

One Gas identifies 175 Bcf of renewable natural gas resources, lines up projects

February 25th, 2022|

One Gas Inc. is expanding its plans for renewable natural gas projects after a study identified 175 Bcf of potential renewable gas feedstock across the company's three-state gas utility footprint.

1402, 2022

Webinar – Beyond Net Zero: How Nestle, Dole Sunshine, Unilever, and VR are Boosting Sustainability Impacts

February 14th, 2022|

Most companies have sustainability goals today; many have committed to Science Based Targets or a "net zero" carbon impact. Attend this panel to learn how Nestle, Dole Sunshine Company, Unilever, and Vanguard Renewables are doing even more for the health of our planet

3101, 2022

Sustainable Brands: No Matter the Industry, We All Have a Role to Play in Fighting Hunger

January 31st, 2022|

So, why is the founder of a renewable energy company writing about food insecurity? Food insecurity is circular, where those that face food insecurity also face poverty; and that cycle, for many, never ends. If we don’t help our neighbors break that cycle now, we could lose a whole generation of Americans.

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