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1501, 2021

Survey Finds Majority of Voters Support Initiatives to Fight Climate Change

January 15th, 2021|

A survey carried out after the November election found that 66 percent of respondents said that developing sources of clean energy should be a high or very high priority.

501, 2021

Vanguard Renewables and Partners Tap into Dairy Biogas for RNG

January 5th, 2021|

Vanguard Renewables is investing in both dairy manure only to renewable natural gas and co-digestion of food waste and dairy manure to renewable natural gas market options, At projects under construction nationwide they will make either electricity, heat, or transportation fuel. And it’s growing its network to pump up its feedstock supply while helping farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions.

912, 2020

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

December 9th, 2020|

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.

812, 2020

Vanguard Renewables officially opened its Organics Recycling Facility

December 8th, 2020|

Vanguard Renewables officially opened its Organics Recycling Facility in a private ceremony December 3, 2020 that included remarks from Chairman and CEO John Hanselman, Agawam Mayor William Sapelli, MA Senator John Velis, and MA Representative Nicholas Boldyga. Malaina Hudson, Director of Supply Chain Systems at Hillebrand Keg Pros, contributed remarks virtually.

712, 2020

Organics recycling facility opens in Agawam

December 7th, 2020|

Vanguard Renewables held a private outdoor ceremony Thursday morning to officially open its new Organics Recycling Facility. The advanced recycling facility will process expired goods, off-spec batches and any other food and beverages deemed unsafe to eat. The product is then moved to one of the company’s farm powered anaerobic digesters. The product is combined with farm waste and converted into renewable energy.

712, 2020

Farmers Benefit from Farm Powered Anaerobic Digestion

December 7th, 2020|

Farmers talk about the benefits of hosting a Farm Powered anaerobic digester on their farm including a diversified income stream to sustain the farm for future generations. They also reflect on overall benefits to the farm including regenerative agriculture best practices, increased crop yields and milk production, herd health, greenhouse gas reduction, manure management, and community relations.

412, 2020

Brewed Responsibly: How Smart Craft Brewers Are Cleaning Up Our Favorite Beverage

December 4th, 2020|

The immediate future offers a financial challenge for most brewers and distributors; but everyone from craft brewers to large factories can increase sustainability and protect their bottom lines through process efficiencies, more nimble supply chains and smart recycling solutions.

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.

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