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Vanguard Renewables and the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Leading the Organics to Renewable Energy Movement Across America

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“We are building a coalition of like-minded companies that is committed to our country’s low-carbon future. There are many alliances and sustainability targets; this alliance offers a tangible road map with action steps to fulfill sustainability targets and make a real difference”

– John Hanselman, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO

The Farm Powered Strategic Alliance, created in December 2020 by founding partners Vanguard Renewables, Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers of America, is a collaborative movement to boost food waste reduction and recycling, and expand renewable energy production across America. The Alliance enables U.S. food manufacturers and retailers to recycle unavoidable food waste on farms where it is combined with farm manure in a Farm Powered anaerobic digester to generate renewable natural gas (RNG). The Alliance is a circular approach that reduces the detrimental environmental impacts of CO2 emissions and offers a pathway to a carbon-neutral footprint.

Groundbreaking Farm Powered Strategic Alliance with Food Industry Leaders Announced

FEATURED BLOG POST

FPSA Girl With Cow

Starbucks, Unilever, and Dairy Farmers of America Discuss their Food Waste to Renewable Energy Alliance

Three founding members of the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance discuss their positions on food waste, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas emissions in this Q&A.
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FEATURED NEWS POST

FPSA

Starbucks, Unilever, DFA, and Vanguard Renewables commit to circular solution to food waste and GHG reduction launching Farm Powered Strategic Alliance

Vanguard Renewables is thrilled to share with you that we just launched the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance (FPSA) along with our founding partners Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers of America.

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Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Commitments

Food Waste Commitment

Each Farm Powered Strategic Alliance member commits to capture the food waste inherent in the farming, manufacturing, and sale of food and beverage products and to recycle that waste on farms via a Vanguard Renewables’ farm-based anaerobic digester built within 100 miles of their manufacturing or distribution facilities. Vanguard will also work with Alliance members’ suppliers to recycle their food waste.

Renewable Energy Commitment

Vanguard will offer the renewable natural gas produced by the farm-based anaerobic digesters to Alliance members prior to releasing it to the gas marketplace. Members commit that a portion of the RNG used in their manufacturing facilities will be Farm Powered RNG as that RNG becomes available.

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Vanguard Renewables’ Farm Powered Commitment

Vanguard has created a sustainable model for the treatment of manure and food waste that supports American agriculture. Working alongside farms, Vanguard’s goals are to:

  • Recycle animal manure into renewable energy utilizing farm-based anaerobic digesters
  • Recycle food waste into renewable energy and low-carbon fertilizer via farm-based anaerobic digestion

  • Support regenerative agriculture best practices, improve soil health, and increase crop yields

  • Protect watersheds by controlling the constituent values of the low-carbon fertilizer

  • Significantly reduce farm generated greenhouse gas emissions

Membership Criteria

  • Members sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and a non-binding Memorandum of Intent

  • Commit to Circularity: contribute food waste and purchase renewable natural gas

  • Share proof of bona fide sustainability platform
  • Have multi-state locations

We have a partner membership available for select not-for-profit organizations.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Kelley Devaney, Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Manager.

Farm Powered Strategic Alliance
Kelley Devaney
kdevaney@vanguardrenewables.com
855.720.2364

Farm Powered Strategic Alliance brochure

Farm Powered Strategic Alliance (FPSA) members