Vanguard Renewables is a national leader in the development of organics-to-renewable energy projects.

Our Farm Powered program provides solutions that benefit businesses, farms, communities, and the planet. We work hand-in-hand with dairy farmers to help manage manure, enhance regenerative agriculture practices, solve greenhouse gas emissions challenges, and enhance long-term operational and economic benefits. And we provide food and beverage businesses with waste reduction and recycling solutions, and decarbonization strategies, that meet aggressive sustainability targets.

Food and Farm Waste to Renewable Energy

The food waste challenge is epic. Where some see a problem, our organics to renewable energy team sees an opportunity. We work with farms and businesses to transform what was considered waste to create value for people and the planet. Vanguard’s Farm Powered facilities regenerate food waste and farm manure into renewable energy and low-carbon fertilizer. Our Farm Powered Strategic Alliance supports decarbonization and corporate ESG goals while providing the transparency and traceability of waste streams that our customers want.

Dairy Manure-Only to Renewable Natural Gas

Vanguard Renewables Ag develops and operates Farm Powered manure-only anaerobic digestion facilities on U.S. dairy farms. Our facilities improve manure and nutrient management, mitigate methane to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and produce clean energy. A typical Vanguard Renewables Ag dairy waste to energy project consists of a cluster of two to four farms and 10,000 to 30,000 dairy cows. Our Farm Powered program can be the foundation of a dairy’s sustainability plan for generations to come.


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Vanguard Renewables and the Goodrich Farm received the 2021 Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability Award from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and the 2020 Energy Vision Leadership Award for our pioneering work in organics to renewable energy. The company was also named 2018 Organics Recycler of the Year by the National Waste and Recycling Association.

Our Farm Powered anaerobic digestion projects have been recognized consistently including:

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