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


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. We own and operate Farm Powered anaerobic digesters throughout the Northeast, currently recycling more than 500 tons of organic waste per day into renewable energy. And we have multiple projects in the pipeline nationwide.

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. Our soon to open Organics Recycling Facility in Agawam, Massachusetts will depackage and process expired goods, off-spec batches, and unsafe to eat food and beverage products to be recycled at one of our five Massachusetts Farm Powered anaerobic digesters.


Vanguard Renewables is leading the organics to renewables energy movement across America

The food waste challenge is epic. Where some see a problem, the organics to renewable energy team at Vanguard Renewables sees an opportunity. We transform what was considered waste into value for people and the planet. Vanguard’s Farm Powered Strategic Alliance supports decarbonization and corporate ESG goals while providing the transparency and traceability of waste streams customers demand.

Vanguard has the track record and the capital to work alongside you to meet your goals and catalyze the future of regenerating organic waste into renewable energy.

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

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