Regenerative Farming Solutions
Farms of All Sizes
Small and Medium Dairy Farms
Anaerobic digestion for small and medium dairy farms combines manure and food and beverage waste to produce renewable energy. A typical farm in our Farm Powered codigestion program has 350-1,500 dairy cows.
Large Dairy Farms
Manure-only anaerobic digestion is a sustainable solution for large dairy farms. A typical manure-only project consists of a cluster of farms totaling 10,000+ dairy cows, with digesters specially designed to handle high volumes of manure.
Non-dairy farms such as crop farms are also good candidates for farm-based anaerobic codigestion. Food and beverage waste is combined with manure collected on-site or from a farm nearby and converted into renewable natural gas.
Sustainable Fertilizer & Animal Bedding
Anaerobic digestion produces valuable agricultural byproducts.
The digestate (liquid low-carbon fertilizer) contains valuable nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, that can improve soil health, increase crop yields, and reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.
After the waste materials are broken down and the gas is extracted, the remaining solids can be used as a nutrient-rich bedding material for livestock. This helps farmers reduce bedding costs and is an added benefit of this sustainable waste recycling solution.
Why Vanguard Renewables?
Our anaerobic digestion process enables customized manure and nutrient management while enhancing regenerative agriculture practices by: