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711, 2020

Cutting Greenhouse Gases From Food Production Is Urgent, Scientists Say

November 7th, 2020|

Rising greenhouse gas emissions from worldwide food production will make it extremely difficult to limit global warming to the targets set in the Paris climate agreement, even if emissions from fossil-fuel burning were halted immediately, scientists reported Thursday.

311, 2020

Methane from manure: An income stream to consider

November 3rd, 2020|

For all the challenges associated with manure, there’s a positive side to this organic substance, as a source of renewable energy that goes well beyond its traditional use as a fertilizer. Vanguard Renewables is working with dairy farms across the nation to solve organic waste disposal challenges, while at the same time producing renewable natural gas that will generate an income stream.

2209, 2020

GreenLabs Recycling Sustainability Series: Vanguard Renewables

September 22nd, 2020|

Vanguard Renewables featured in Green Labs Recycling's Sustainability Highlight blog, a recurring series featuring Massachusetts businesses with sustainability-focused missions.

2209, 2020

Dairy Farmers of America Work With Vanguard Renewables to Feed Food Insecure Families

September 22nd, 2020|

John Hanselman, Vanguard Renewables CEO and David Darr of Dairy Farmers of America talk about the Farmers Feeding Families initiative to help combat food insecurity on this podcast with U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action.

3108, 2020

DFA aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2030

August 31st, 2020|

As a cooperative invested in the dairy supply chain from farm to table, DFA is taking a strong position by setting a science-based target and committing to reduce both direct and value chain GHG emissions by 30% by 2030.

907, 2020

Virginia’s Dominion Energy is transforming itself into a renewable energy powerhouse

July 9th, 2020|

Dominion is working with startup Vanguard Renewables, which deploys manure to renewable natural gas systems at dairy farms.

107, 2020

Feeding Families in Need: Renewable Energy Companies Enter the Mix

July 1st, 2020|

As U.S. food assistance programs grapple with overwhelming demand during the coronavirus pandemic, some in New England are finding support from unusual partners—renewable energy companies.

1706, 2020

Millions of Gallons of Stale Beer Is One Hangover From Lockdown

June 17th, 2020|

In the concert halls, stadiums and bars across the U.S. that have fallen silent during the coronavirus pandemic, an unusual problem has emerged: what to do with the vast quantity of beer that’s gone past its sell-by date.

1106, 2020

Vermont dairy farmers hope anaerobic digester can provide financial boost

June 11th, 2020|

The Goodrich Family of Goodrich Family Farm in Salisbury, VT is hopeful the Farm Powered anaerobic digester being constructed by Vanguard Renewables will provide a financial boost to the farm, reduce the farm’s environmental impact, and offer lessons for other farmers seeking revenue from renewable natural gas.

906, 2020

PBS NewsHour Waste Not

June 9th, 2020|

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.

1105, 2020

Farmers Feeding Families Plainville, MA Milk Donation Event on June 4, 2020

May 11th, 2020|

On June 4, 2020 in Plainville, MA Vanguard Renewables and MA State Representative Shawn Dooley teamed up to distribute gallons of milk to families in need. It was one of four Farmers Feeding Families events sponsored by Vanguard Renewables.

805, 2020

Local farms donate thousands of gallons of milk to those in need as market dissolves

May 8th, 2020|

Dairy farmers have been forced to dump milk due to the coronavirus pandemic. In response, Dairy Farmers of America has partnered with Vanguard Renewables and HP Hood to fund the donation of 8,600 gallons of milk from Massachusetts farms to local families in need.

805, 2020

People in need received free milk donated by Dairy Farmers of America Massachusetts farms – CBS Boston Coverage

May 8th, 2020|

People in need received free milk donated by Dairy Farmers of America Massachusetts farms. Volunteers distributed all 8,600 gallons of milk to approximately 4000 Boston-area residents who arrived by car, motorcycle, bike, and on foot to the May 7 event.

805, 2020

8600 Gallons of milk given away to Boston area residents–WCVB News Coverage

May 8th, 2020|

Volunteers from Jordan Dairy Farms, Vanguard Renewables, DFA, and the MA National Guard distributed 8,600 gallons of milk to approximately 4000 Boston-area residents.

805, 2020

Dairy Farmers Give Away Free Milk – NBC News Coverage

May 8th, 2020|

Thanks to everyone who made this Farmers Feeding Families milk donation event possible particularly the Massachusetts members of Dairy Farmers of America. 8,600 gallons of milk were distributed to approximately 4000 families and individuals.

705, 2020

Farmers Feeding Families Boston Milk Giveaway May 7

May 7th, 2020|

Dairy Farmers of America and its Massachusetts farm families are donating 8,600 gallons of milk to families in need in a milk drive up event at Boston College High School on Thursday, May 7, 2020 starting at 9 a.m. This event is co-sponsored by Vanguard Renewables in cooperation with H.P. Hood. Limit is 2 gallons of milk per car or walk up participant.

205, 2020

4,300 gallons of milk to be distributed to Plainville (MA)-area families on June 4

May 2nd, 2020|

4,300 gallons of milk to be distributed to Plainville (MA)-area families on June 4 Plainville, MA, June 4, 2020 – Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy cooperative, MA State Representative Shawn Dooley, Vanguard Renewables, and H.P. Hood are partnering to donate 4,300 gallons of milk to families in need in a Farmers Feeding Families milk drive up event at Plainridge Park Casino, Plainville, MA on June 4, starting at 9 a.m. The Farmers Feeding Families event includes  participation from the MA Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and the MA National Guard. Limit of three gallons per car or walk [...]

2904, 2020

Where is Renewable Natural Gas Moving Forward?

April 29th, 2020|

Where is Renewable Natural Gas Moving Forward? Find out in this Waste 360 article featuring Vanguard CEO, John Hanselman. “The downstream component — convincing offtakers to commit to a long-term agreement — is the biggest challenge. But long-term agreements are needed as a safety net for equity and debt investors.”

603, 2020

Gas companies want to recycle your manure

March 6th, 2020|

"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.

603, 2020

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

March 6th, 2020|

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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