The Farm Powered ® Organics to Energy Lifecycle
The Vanguard Renewables Farm Powered Organics to Energy Lifecycle solves organic waste disposal challenges, generates renewable energy, and supports the American farmer. The scalable, closed-loop Farm Powered anaerobic digestion process converts the energy potential in farm and food waste into clean, Renewable Electricity or Renewable Natural Gas. Our current portfolio of co-digestion and single-stream anaerobic digestion facilities represents the largest organics recycling destination in the Northeast, processing nearly 200,000 tons per year of combined on-farm and off-farm organics. Food waste producers get a safe, clean, and certifiable food waste recycling solution and renewable energy purchasers get a high-value sustainability asset. And, Vanguard’s Farm Powered program protects the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preserves legacy farms for future generations.
Farm Powered Anaerobic Digestion
is the Clean Energy Trifecta
It provides a reliable food waste recycling solution for American business, renewable energy for companies, institutions, and communities, and an innovation and income boost to the American farmer.
Food is a powerful energy source, yet in the United States, most of the excess food ends up in landfills with harmful consequences to the community. These landfills, coupled with agricultural waste, emit methane, a greenhouse gas that is more than 20 times worse for the environment than CO2. Vanguard’s Farm Powered anaerobic digestion systems reduce greenhouse gas emissions from these sources by more than 85 percent.
Sustainability For Farmers
"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
Feedstock Suppliers Benefit
“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,