How Now Cow Power?

When the state banned commercial food waste from landfills in October 2014, anaerobic digestion advocates predicted a win, win, win—a much-needed destination for food waste, an economic lifeline to endangered dairy farms, and a new source of clean energy.

Construction of Ward Hill Anaerobic Digester More Than Half Way Complete

An organics-to-energy construction project at a Ward Hill farm has passed the halfway mark, and is on target to begin selling electricity to the city this coming spring. Vanguard Renewables of Wellesley has completed about 63 percent of the project at the 350-acre Crescent Farm...

Deerfield methane digester getting hooked up to grid

A million methane digester-power generator that went online at the beginning of March was finally showing signs late this week of being fully connected at Bar-Way Farm, nine months after the 1-megawatt generator was supposed to have been churning out electricity for the power grid.

Middlebury College, Goodrich Farm, Vermont Gas, and Vanguard Renewables Announce Farm Powered RNG partnership.

Middlebury College will significantly reduce its carbon footprint thanks to an innovative partnership with Goodrich Family Farm in Salisbury, Vt., Vanguard Renewables of Wellesley, Mass., and Vermont Gas.

Running on fumes

One new industry’s future in Massachusetts could depend on piles of cow manure, an endless stream of food scraps, and some help from the State House.

Compelling renewable energy and AD testimony at MA Statehouse hearing

Huge thanks to everyone who supported renewable energy and anaerobic digestion at the MA Energy Committee hearing on September 19th at the Statehouse in Boston.

Vanguard Renewables Farm Powered Anaerobic Digester will turn poop into power at Crescent Farm, Haverhill, Mass.

Vanguard Renewables soon to be under construction Farm Powered Anaerobic Digester at Haverhill's Crescent Farm will turn cow manure from the 200 cows at the farm and recycled organic food waste into power.

At Haverhill farm, it’s waste not, want not.

Farm Powered anaerobic digester at Crescent Farm in Haverhill is the fourth in Massachusetts constructed and managed by Wellesley’s Vanguard Renewables. It will convert roughly 100 tons of manure and organic food waste per day into renewable energy.

Is an anaerobic digester right for your dairy farm?

Peter Melnik, a fourth generation dairy farmer from Deerfield, Massachusetts, is a firm believer a farm should be economically and environmentally sustainable. This belief started him on a 10-year search for a way to make an anaerobic digester work on his farm.