Author Archives: VanAdmin

Gas companies want to recycle your manure


“Poop is gold today” – Randy Jordan, Jordan Dairy Farms. Jordan hosts 2 Vanguard Renewables Farm Powered anaerobic digesters on his farms in Mass. Vanguard is expanding manure-only and food waste and manure to renewable natural gas projects nationwide.

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John Hanselman Appointed to Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Leadership Advisory Board


The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas recently appointed John Hanselman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vanguard Renewables, to the organization’s Leadership Advisory Board.

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The Competitive Edge: Vanguard Renewables


Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity?
A: Vanguard Renewables’ leadership saw an opportunity to help the American farmer to improve manure and nutrient management and to provide farms with a new, diversified income stream.

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How Massachusetts Farms Turn Food Waste Into Renewable Energy


Americans waste a lot of food. As much as 40 percent of the country’s food supply gets thrown out, according to federal data.

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Panning for Gold in the Waste Stream: Vanguard Renewables helps farmers harvest energy from their by-products


When Randy Jordan takes part in his local Fourth of July parade these days, he no longer worries about neighbors turning their noses up at him. In the past, they had their reasons.

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‘This Is History’: Big Ten University Students Unanimously Pass Resolution Calling On Schools to Divest From Fossil Fuels


Student body presidents of the Big Ten universities are calling on their schools to divest from the fossil fuel industry after a resolution was passed unanimously

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Turning cow waste into clean power on a national scale


A 1,000-pound dairy cow produces an average of 80 pounds of manure each day. Multiply that by the estimated 9 million dairy cattle in the U.S., and that’s a lot of manure.

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From cow pats to clean energy


Harmful emissions from the agriculture sector are increasingly scrutinized as the climate changes. Now, energy companies want to help New Mexico dairy farmers reduce emissions.

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Industry’s 3 largest landfill operators among California’s biggest methane emitters: report


Republic Services, Waste Connections and Waste Management are among California’s leading methane “super-emitters,” 

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Dominion Energy and Vanguard Renewables partner to form nationwide network of dairy waste-to-energy projects


Dominion Energy and Vanguard Renewables Ag partnered in a more than $200-million nationwide partnership to convert methane from U.S. dairy farms into renewable natural gas (RNG) that can be used to heat homes, power businesses and fuel vehicles.

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