Vanguard Renewables advanced Organics Recycling Facility depackages and processes expired goods, off-spec batches, or unsafe to eat food and beverage products. The extracted food is transported and recycled at a Massachusetts Farm Powered anaerobic digester, where it is combined with farm waste and converted into renewable energy.
Many dairy farms have successfully tackled the question of how to find additional revenue streams when other family members want to join the business. Some operations add cows, others expand their land base, and a growing number take the leap into dairy product processing.
Following in the footsteps of the previous generations, Chase and Danielle Goodrich’s drive to outline the farm’s sustainability pillars of environment, economics and society underscores why they were recently recognized as one of the U.S. Dairy 2021 Sustainability Winners.
Vanguard Renewables, a U.S. leader in renewable natural gas, is saddened to announce today that Joel Gay, the company’s recently appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, passed away unexpectedly on July 18, 2021.
VPR - Goodrich Family Farm in Salisbury is now home to the largest anaerobic digester in the Northeast. Several dozen people, including Gov. Phil Scott, gathered at the dairy farm Wednesday to celebrate. So how exactly does the digester work?
Goodrich Farm has been recognized with a 2021 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability. The farm was one of three farms chosen nationally to receive the award and was selected for its many sustainable initiatives including its role in a unique regional partnership to create renewable energy, recycle food waste, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the creation of one of the largest on-farm anaerobic digesters in the U.S.
Imagine if you will a renewable source of energy without constraints of time of day or weather. A renewable source of energy whose surface of potential is just now being scratched. Perhaps most importantly in today’s political environment, a source of renewable energy that does not rely on supply chains dominated by adversarial nations as the source of its feedstock, but America’s family farms instead.
At Vanguard Renewables, the unavoidable food and beverage "waste" from manufacturing and the supply chain waste that cannot be consumed by people or animals and was once sent to landfills or incineration is the fuel we use to power our farm-based renewable energy facilities
Working directly with food manufacturers and other organic waste producers from across the food and beverage spectrum, Vanguard Renewable’s projects have placed an emphasis on recycling organic waste that would have previously ended up in a landfill.
Tulsa-based One Gas has entered into a partnership to develop and expand on potentials for tapping farm-based renewable natural gas as an energy option. The partnership with Vanguard Renewables will focus on projects in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas, the companies said in a release. It will be Vanguard Renewables’ first mid-continent alliance with a local natural gas distribution company.
Whole Foods Market Inc. follows a strong food waste strategy to prevent and divert food from entering landfill, mirroring what is proposed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Food Recovery Hierarchy. According to Whole Foods, each store’s team members are thoroughly trained on food waste efficiency, from smart ordering to food donation best practices.
Consumers don’t just support causes with their words — they’re also willing to put more of their money behind value-driven brands, according to the results Akeneo’s recent survey of 3,500 consumers in seven countries.
By partnering with family farms and the food and beverage industries, the anaerobic digestion facilities at Goodrich Family Farm repurpose unavoidable food waste into value for people and the planet. Building these farm-powered facilities on farms leverages the amazing synergies that exist between food waste recycling and regenerative agriculture practices.
As much as 40 percent of the country's food supply gets thrown out. In Massachusetts, Vanguard Renewables, its farm partners, and companies including Whole Foods are combining that food waste with manure to produce renewable energy.