Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy cooperative, and its New England farm family members are donating 4,300 gallons of milk to families in need in a milk drive up event at McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, RI today, May 27, starting at 9 a.m. The Farmers Feeding Families event is co-sponsored by Vanguard Renewables with participation from Guida’s Dairy, the State of Rhode Island, City of Pawtucket, PawSox, Station Row Apartments, Performance Physical Therapy, Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation, The Guild Pawtucket, and Schroder’s Deli and Catering. Limit is 2 gallons of milk per car or walk up participant.
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative owned by dairy farm families across the U.S. and its Massachusetts farm families today donated 8,600 gallons of milk to an estimated 4,000 families in need in a milk drive up event at Boston College High School. The Farmers Feeding Families event was co-sponsored by Vanguard Renewables in cooperation with H.P. Hood. The event drew mostly cars, but grateful families in need of free milk also came on foot, by bicycle and motorcycle.
Dominion Energy and Vanguard Renewables announced today a more than $200 million, nationwide strategic partnership to convert methane from U.S. dairy farms into clean, renewable natural gas (RNG) that can heat homes, power businesses and fuel vehicles. Multiple projects are under development in Georgia, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah with additional projects planned nationwide. Under the strategic partnership, Dominion Energy will own the projects and market the RNG, and Vanguard Renewables’ subsidiary Clean Energy Investment USA dba Vanguard Renewables Ag will design, develop and operate the projects.
Vanguard Renewables and Vermont Gas (VGS) received the 2019 American Biogas Council Up-an-Coming Biogas Project award for the Goodrich Farm Anaerobic Digester project in Salisbury, Vermont at the organization’s awards ceremony on October 29. The project is a unique partnership between Vanguard Renewables, VGS, Middlebury College and the Goodrich Family. It will generate biogas from manure and food waste and convert it to pipeline quality gas for use by Middlebury College and VGS's customers. This project is the first to sell renewable gas to end customers and is now bringing diversity to the industry by developing markets for RNG.
Salisbury, Vt. – Representatives from Vanguard Renewables, Middlebury College, Vermont Gas, Goodrich Farm, and the State of Vermont gathered on August 20 at the farm in Salisbury, Vt., to mark the official groundbreaking for an anaerobic digester. The facility will combine cow manure and food waste to create Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). The project is a milestone toward the College’s goal of using 100 percent renewable energy sources, and Middlebury will be the primary consumer of the RNG produced at the dairy farm. During the event, speakers from each organization discussed the facility, which will be the largest anaerobic digester east of the Mississippi River.
Wellesley, Ma. – Vanguard Renewables was named 2018 Organics Recycler of the Year by the National Waste & Recycling Association. The award recognizes the substantial contribution that Vanguard’s Farm Powered organics recycling and renewable energy production program is making to protect the environment and advance the waste and recycling industry. Vanguard is based in Wellesley, Mass.
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Vanguard Renewables, a Massachusetts-based renewable energy developer, announce a strategic partnership to help bring anaerobic digestion technology to more farms across the country. While waste management and environmental sustainability are top priorities for dairy farmers today, renewable energy methods, like anaerobic digesters that convert manure to energy, are not broadly used on American dairy farms. These systems often require major capital expense to implement as well as significant expertise and time commitment to manage. For these reasons, among others, farmers have been reluctant to invest in the technology, despite the benefits.
The renewable energy strategic partnership between Barstow’s Longview Farm, Vanguard Renewables and Eversource was awarded the 2016 American Biogas Council Agricultural Project of the Year. The Farm Powered™ anaerobic digester at Barstow’s combines farm waste and recycled food waste to produce more than 7,000 MWh of renewable energy per year for the Eversource grid, which is equivalent to the needs of 1,600 homes. The process offsets nearly 20,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
ORLANDO, FL – Today, at its annual conference, the American Biogas Council announced the winners of its Biogas Industry Awards, presented at a sold out dinner celebration at BioCycle REFOR16. The winners included five biogas systems, one innovation and one individual all recognized for their contributions to the growth of the U.S. biogas industry. In addition, 34 projects received the ABC’s first longevity awards given to biogas systems which have been continuously operating for more than five years.