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The New Business Imperative – Employees turn environmental action into a workplace necessity


This survey of Fortune 1000 employees finds that if companies are to meet employee expectations for corporate environmental efforts, and reap the associated benefits, they have significant work ahead of them.

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Milestones Reached as Vermont Gas, Vanguard Renewables Break Ground on Biogas-RNG Project


For many who attended the groundbreaking for the new dairy digester at Vermont’s Goodrich Farm, the sense of true celebration was palpable.

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Diversification the secret behind Bar-Way Farm’s century of success


DEERFIELD — Steven Melnik used horses when he started his farm in 1919. A century later, his great-grandson can use his smartphone to turn on the pumps at a 750,000-gallon methane digester that makes bedding for dairy cows, as well as electricity, fertilizer and heat.

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Media Coverage for the official groundbreaking at Goodrich Farm of Salisbury biodigester


Multiple news outlets covered this historic event, and groundbreaking of the new Salisbury Anerobic Digestor. Read coverage from WPTZ (NBC5), VtDigger, Houston Chronicle, VtBiz, WCAX.

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Vanguard Renewables, Goodrich Farm, Middlebury College, and Vermont Gas Celebrate Groundbreaking for Facility that Turns Manure and Food Waste into Renewable Energy


Middlebury will be the primary consumer of the RNG produced at the dairy farm.

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Vermont farm turns manure into renewable energy, powering Middlebury College


The digester, which extracts methane from manure and food waste, is similar in design to the one under construction in Salisbury, Vermont.

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How cows will help heat a Vermont college campus


SALISBURY, Vt. (WCAX) Soon cows will help heat a local school campus. Tuesday, Middlebury College and its partners broke ground on a new facility on the Goodrich Family Farm in Salisbury.

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Partners hail groundbreaking of Salisbury biodigester


Chase and Danielle Goodrich, operators of a 900 milking cow dairy in southern Addison County, had a decades long dream come true on Tuesday when construction began on a plant that will turn manure into natural gas.

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‘Renewable natural gas’ from manure and food waste heats up Addison County


The digester, which extracts methane from manure and food waste, is similar in design to the one under construction in Salisbury, Vermont.

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Could Renewable Natural Gas Be the Next Big Thing in Green Energy?


“The history of the investment tax credit and the production tax credit to incent energy exploration is longstanding. They did it for oil and gas. It’s been hugely successful in wind and solar. It’s time that anaerobic digestion gets its chance to have that same help,” – John Hanselman, CEO Vanguard Renewables.

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