Expansion Nationwide to 150 RNG Sites are in the Plan

Expansion Nationwide to 150 RNG Sites are in the Plan

Today you will hear about the bio methane space and renewable natural gas (RNG).  On episode 184 of The Green Insider, Neil Smith, CEO of Vanguard Renewables, discusses food waste, manure, landfill, carbon accounting, natural gas prices, and the carbon intensity (CI) score.  Neil also talks about repurposing methane for good.  This episode features another informative podcast on RNG.

Neil’s bio:

Neil H. Smith joined Vanguard Renewables as Chief Executive Officer in 2021 with the goal to make a lasting impact on the renewable energy landscape and advance the critical path to decarbonization needed for the industry to thrive. Mr. Smith has a deep knowledge of the energy business and broad expertise in managing complex businesses with large strategic and financial shareholders.

Prior to joining Vanguard, Mr. Smith spent more than 25 years transforming InterGen, Inc., from a 20-person start-up to a 700-plus person global multi-billion dollar operating and development company spanning six continents and more than 20 countries in both regulated and de-regulated markets. Mr. Smith played an integral role in the financing, construction, and operation of over $15 billion in development projects including more than 25 power plants, and related infrastructure.

Prior to becoming InterGen‘s CEO, Mr. Smith served as the company’s first Chief Operating Officer. He has served on the Board of John Wood Group PLC and the PJM Board of Managers. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Emory University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Vanguard’s Bio:

‎The Green Insider Powered by eRENEWABLE on Apple Podcasts is pleased to announce being selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 80 Sustainability Podcast, coming in at #42.

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About Vanguard Renewables

Vanguard Renewables, based in Weston, Massachusetts, is a national leader in developing food and dairy waste-to-renewable energy projects. The Company owns and operates on-farm anaerobic digester facilities in the northeast and currently operates manure-only digesters in the south and west for Dominion Energy. Vanguard Renewables plans to expand nationwide to more than 150 anaerobic digestion facilities by 2026. Vanguard Renewables is committed to advancing decarbonization by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from farms and food waste, generating renewable energy, and supporting regenerative agriculture on partner farms via Farm Powered® anaerobic digestion. Vanguard Renewables is a portfolio company of BlackRock Real Assets.