NEWS: Food Waste

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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Chew On This: Farmers Are Using Food Waste To Make Electricity


This story was produced as part of a collaboration with the PBS NewsHour. Hosted by Allison Aubrey. Learn how Massachusetts farmers, food retailers, and food manufacturers are turning farm and food waste into renewable energy.

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PBS NewsHour Waste Not


In the final episode of the special series this week on food waste, PBS News Hour series “Waste Not, Want Not” looks at some innovative solutions being developed to deal with the growing problem of spoiled and surplus food in this country. Special correspondent Allison Aubrey visited a state where dairy farmers are using it to power their farms and more.

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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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