207, 2021

VT. Dairy Farm Honored With National Award for Sustainable Practices

July 2nd, 2021|

The Goodrich Family Farm in Salisbury, Vermont, hosts new technology that both removes phosphorus from the environment and converts food scraps and manure into renewable natural gas

207, 2021

Renewable Natural Gas Set For Disruptive Growth

July 2nd, 2021|

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.

2306, 2021

Perspectives from the Food Waste Trenches

June 23rd, 2021|

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

405, 2021

Vanguard Renewables announced as a 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards Finalist

May 4th, 2021|

World Changing Ideas Awards 2021 recognizes companies that have achieved incredible impact and have been in business between 5 and 14 years

2904, 2021

Oklahoma farms to benefit from plan to harness renewable natural gas

April 29th, 2021|

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.

2104, 2021

How Whole Foods creates a second chance for would-be food waste

April 21st, 2021|

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.

2004, 2021

Food Industry Executive: Consumers Will Pay More for Products That Showcase Brand Values

April 20th, 2021|

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.

604, 2021

Sustainable Solutions

April 6th, 2021|

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.

2901, 2021

GreenBiz: Unilever, Starbucks are founding members in venture to turn food waste into energy

January 29th, 2021|

The promise of renewable natural gas is a sustainability win that has been financially and logistically out of reach for even the largest companies. Vanguard Renewables created the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance to start delivering on this promise for its founding members Unilever, Starbucks and Dairy Farmers of America.

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.

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