Vanguard Renewables is the U.S. farm-based waste to renewable energy leader

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The Farm Powered® Organics to Energy Lifecycle

Vanguard Renewables is the U.S. leader in dairy waste and food waste-to-renewable energy. Our Farm Powered Organics to Energy Lifecycle solves organic waste disposal challenges, generates renewable natural gas or renewable electricity, and supports the American farmer. And, Vanguard’s Farm Powered anaerobic digestion program protects the environment by substantially reducing on-farm greenhouse gas emissions by more than 85%.

Vanguard Renewables Ag develops and operates dairy manure-only waste-to-renewable energy projects nationwide improving manure and nutrient management and producing renewable natural gas. Host farmers receive a new income stream and can focus on farm operations while Vanguard professionally develops and operates the on-farm facilities. Learn more here

Vanguard Renewables Organics Farm Powered co-digestion facilities currently provide the largest organics recycling destination in the Northeast and we’re expanding nationwide. In 2020, our Farm Powered anaerobic digesters will process nearly 200,000 tons per year of combined on-farm and off-farm organics. The closed-loop Farm Powered anaerobic digestion process converts the energy potential in farm and food waste into clean, renewable electricity or renewable natural gas. Food waste and beverage waste producers get a cost-effective, clean, and scalable food waste collection and recycling solution. Renewable energy purchasers get a high-value sustainability asset to meet aggressive carbon neutral goals.

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Farmers Feeding Families Plainville, MA Milk Donation Event on June 4, 2020

On June 4, 2020 in Plainville, MA Vanguard Renewables and MA State Representative Shawn Dooley teamed up to distribute gallons of milk to families in need. It was one of four Farmers Feeding Families events sponsored by Vanguard Renewables.


Farm Sustainability

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With a fluctuating dairy market, we needed a new approach to sustain our family and our farm. In 2013, we introduced an anaerobic digester to our farm to process farm and food waste into energy for the farm and for the surrounding community.”

– David Barstow,
Longview Farm

Renewable Energy

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“Working with Vanguard is an important part of our sustainability program. We get cost effective renewable energy to power our plant and we help to sustain a local farm for future generations.”

– Chris Crowley,
Polar Beverages

Food Waste Diversion

“This is recycling on its most basic level. Taking food, breaking it down, sending it back to a farm, and turning it into energy so you can grow more food and send it out to the supermarkets. Its coming full circle.

– Cindy Collet, Store Manager,
Geissler’s Supermarket