Major food industry leaders are joining forces alongside Vanguard Renewables to launch the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance (FPSA) aimed at accelerating long-term commitments to avoid or eliminate food waste first and repurpose what can’t be eliminated into renewable energy. FPSA first movers include Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers of America. The Farm Powered Strategic Alliance commits to reducing food waste from manufacturing and the supply chain and repurposing any unavoidable waste that cannot be eliminated into renewable energy via Vanguard Renewables farm-based anaerobic digesters. The FPSA members also commit to begin exploring the process of decarbonizing their thermal energy usage by converting to farm-derived renewable natural gas.
Vanguard’s Farm Powered Strategic Alliance supports decarbonization and corporate and institutional ESG goals, while providing the transparency and traceability of waste streams customers demand. The FPSA members commit to begin the process of decarbonizing their thermal energy usage by switching over to farm-derived Renewable Natural Gas whenever possible. The renewable natural gas produced from co-digested food and farm waste has a -45 Carbon Intensity score providing the final boost to achieve aggressive decarbonization mandates.
In addition to our corporate FPSA partners, we are proud to help some of the nation’s top colleges and universities including Middlebury College to meet decarbonization and renewable energy targets by purchasing Farm Powered renewable energy.
This is just the beginning. We expect the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance to grow and to include all the leading U.S. food manufacturers that are committed to decarbonization and climate change mitigation as Vanguard expands our recycling facilities’ footprint to all the major metro areas in the U.S. And, expand to include colleges and universities, healthcare, and other organizations interested in recycling food waste and purchasing renewable energy to decarbonize their thermal energy usage.