NEWS: Biogas/Anaerobic Digestion

Is an anaerobic digester right for your dairy farm?


Peter Melnik, a fourth generation dairy farmer from Deerfield, Massachusetts, is a firm believer a farm should be economically and environmentally sustainable. This belief started him on a 10-year search for a way to make an anaerobic digester work on his farm.

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Biogas RNG outpacing even solar in growth potential


Expect to hear lots more about renewable natural gas (RNG) or biomethane, the versatile biobased fuel that’s fully interchangeable with fossil-fuel natural gas.

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How Garbage Becomes ‘Black Gold’


NYC has the largest organic residential collection program in the country. Now what was once considered waste is being turned into compost and biogas.

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City of Haverhill agrees to purchase power from Crescent Farm AD


The Haverhill, Mass. City Council inked a deal with Vanguard Renewables to purchase power generated by a Farm Powered anaerobic digester to be constructed at Crescent Farms. The electricity will be transferred to the city through the purchase of net metering credits.

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Biogas Industry Lauds Senator Wyden’s Technology Neutral Energy Tax Reform Bill


Senator Ron Wyden’s (D-OR) Technology Neutral Energy Tax Reform bill, the Clean Energy for America Act promotes next generation energy sources by proposing technology neutral tax strategies.

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Haverhill, Mass. Approves Farm Powered Anaerobic Digester for Crescent Farm


The Haverhill, Mass. Board of Health has approved a Vanguard Renewables, Farm Powered waste-to-energy digester for Crescent Farm in Bradford. The equipment will convert cow manure to a combustible gas to generate electricity. It is expected to begin operating in nine to 15 months and will be the first of its kind in Haverhill.

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Building bridges from manure to energy


The dairy industry with it’s more than 9 million cows is largely an untapped energy source. Forward thinking farmers like Peter Melnik of Bar-Way Farm Inc. and energy developer Vanguard Renewables plan to change that.

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Digester makes dairy farm super sustainable…


When spring arrives, farmer Peter Melnick says, he’ll be thrilled to be spreading a liquid fertilizer from the new $5 million electricity- and heat-producing waste digester that’s getting ready for operation.

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American Biogas Council 2016 Agricultural Project of the Year Awarded to Barstow’s Longview Farm Anaerobic Digester


The strategic partnership between Barstow’s Longview Farm, Vanguard Renewables, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, and Eversource features a Vanguard Renewables Farm Powered™ anaerobic digester

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Why Anaerobic Digestion Is Becoming the Next Big Renewable Energy Source


“Anaerobic digestion is fascinating because it’s a relatively easy, natural way of turning a broad variety of complex waste into a simple fuel gas,” says David Babson, a technology manager at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office.

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