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Vanguard Renewables

Vanguard Renewables is a national leader in the development of food and dairy waste-to-renewable energy projects. The Company is committed to advancing decarbonization by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from farms and food waste and supporting regenerative agriculture best practices on partner farms.

Vanguard Renewables

Vanguard Renewables co-founded the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance with Dairy Farmers of America, Unilever, and Starbucks; the Alliance now includes Stonyfield, Cabot, and Smithfield. The Alliance commits to developing a circular solution for food waste reduction and recycling and decarbonization of manufacturing and the supply chain. Vanguard operates six northeast on-farm anaerobic and plans to expand to 100+ sites nationwide by 2025. Vanguard’s anaerobic digester at Goodrich Farm in Vermont earned a 2021 Outstanding Dairy Sustainability Award from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.

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The Future — It’s Electric! But Are We Ready?
The Future — It’s Electric! But Are We Ready?

5 months ago - Reducing GHGs can’t be maximized by simply building solar arrays or windmills. While we upgrade our existing power grid, we must embrace and scale other clean-energy technologies — including renewable natural gas.

Danone North America Contributes to National Movement to Turn Food Waste into Renewable Energy 
Danone North America Contributes to National Movement to Turn Food Waste into Renewable Energy 

7 months ago - Vanguard Renewables®, a leading developer of renewable energy projects, is thrilled to announce that Danone North America, a global food and beverage company, has joined the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance. This collaborative movement aims to revolutionize food waste recycling and expand renewable energy production across America. Founded in 2020 by Vanguard Renewables, Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers of America, the Alliance has now grown to include 17 industry leaders from various sectors.

Waste Is Only Waste If We Waste It: Demystifying Anaerobic Digestion
Waste Is Only Waste If We Waste It: Demystifying Anaerobic Digestion

7 months ago - The benefits of anaerobic digestion for recycling various kinds of organic farm waste are far-reaching — including waste management, renewable energy generation, GHG reduction, economic advantages and agricultural sustainability.

Vanguard Renewables Publicizes Massachusetts-based 88 Acres Joins the Farm Powered Sustainability Heroes Program
Vanguard Renewables Publicizes Massachusetts-based 88 Acres  Joins the Farm Powered Sustainability Heroes Program

9 months ago - Vanguard Renewables is proud to announce that 88 Acres, located in Canton, MA, is the latest New England food and beverage manufacturer to join the Farm Powered Sustainability Heroes Program (FPSH).

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Organic-Materials Management: How Companies Can Make Better Choices
Organic-Materials Management: How Companies Can Make Better Choices

9 months ago - Helping people on the front lines of manufacturing and materials management understand company sustainability goals, and providing the leadership support to contribute to achieving them, empowers them to take a more conscious approach to disposal.

Vanguard Renewables announces revolutionary partnership with AstraZeneca to decarbonize United States medicines manufacturing
Vanguard Renewables announces revolutionary partnership with AstraZeneca to decarbonize United States medicines manufacturing

10 months ago - In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, AstraZeneca (AZN) is partnering with Vanguard Renewables to enable the delivery of renewable natural gas (RNG) to all of its sites in the United States by the end of 2026.

Challenges in the Evolving Organic-Waste Landscape
Challenges in the Evolving Organic-Waste Landscape

10 months ago - It will take a culture change for consumers to join the food-waste recycling movement; but the good news is, it’s underway at the production and manufacturing level.

Food Companies: The Most Impactful Scope 3 Emissions Solutions Have Multiple Benefits
Food Companies: The Most Impactful Scope 3 Emissions Solutions Have Multiple Benefits

11 months ago - Working towards halving food loss and waste by 2030 will help food and beverage companies mitigate their GHGs across all scopes. Supply chain collaborations and engagements that yield multiple environmental benefits are critical.

We Must Protect and Support Our Local Dairy Farms
We Must Protect and Support Our Local Dairy Farms

1 year ago - In many parts of the US, the dairy farmer is a staple in the agricultural landscape; yet many multi-generational dairies are closing their barn doors. Solutions such as anaerobic digesters not only help farms mitigate their environmental impacts, they create new revenue streams and cost savings.

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Closing the Loop: Rethinking Operations, the Economy to Save the Planet
Closing the Loop: Rethinking Operations, the Economy to Save the Planet

1 year ago - Whether making a widget or a culinary treat, prioritizing a circular life cycle for products helps keep them out of waste streams until they are negligible — or better yet, they never land there.

Vanguard Renewables Receives Environmental Leadership Award from NERC
Vanguard Renewables Receives Environmental Leadership Award from NERC

1 year ago - Vanguard Renewables was recognized by NERC for its impact on organics recycling. The company’s Farm Powered® solution captures greenhouse gas emissions from dairy manure and food and beverage waste to create renewable energy via anaerobic digestion. Since 2014, the company has recycled nearly 2 million tons of organic waste, mitigating more than 950 thousand tons of greenhouse gas emissions or the equivalent of planting more than 16 million trees.

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Innovators Creating Healthier Products, Lifestyles, Communities, Supply Chains
These Are a Few of Our Favorite Innovators Creating Healthier Products, Lifestyles, Communities, Supply Chains

1 year ago - This week at SB’22 San Diego, over 1K sustainability practitioners have converged to share insights, tools, inspiration and opportunities for collaboration with the goal of building a regenerative future for all. Here, we hear highlights from our day three keynotes, which featured pioneers disrupting and upleveling a variety of industries.

Can Regenerative Agriculture Regenerate the US Food System?
Can Regenerative Agriculture Regenerate the US Food System?

1 year ago - The conversation recently made its way to Washington, DC — where the Environment Subcommittee of the House Committee of Oversight and Reform discussed calls to reform federal policies that unjustly favor corporate agribusiness, often at the expense of family farmers.

Vanguard Renewables Launches Farm Powered Sustainability Program
Vanguard Renewables Launches Farm Powered Sustainability Program

1 year ago - Food and beverage industry leaders from New England are joining Vanguard Renewables to launch the Farm Powered Sustainability Heroes.

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Vermont Creamery Joins National Movement to Turn Food Waste into Renewable Energy
Vermont Creamery Joins National Movement to Turn Food Waste into Renewable Energy

1 year ago - Vermont Creamery is the latest company to join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance founded by Vanguard Renewables, Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers of America

How the Sustainability Journey Can Be a Powerful Tool for Change
How the Sustainability Journey Can Be a Powerful Tool for Change

1 year ago - At a recent Sustainable Brands virtual event, leaders from the CPG, restaurant and IT industries highlighted how they sold important ideas and ambitions around impact and responsibility internally, and how that translates to external success.

BlackRock Real Assets Acquires Boston-based Vanguard Renewables
BlackRock Real Assets Acquires Boston-based Vanguard Renewables

1 year ago - Vanguard Renewables, a U.S. leader in organics-to-renewable energy, today announced that a fund managed by BlackRock Real Assets has acquired the company from Vision Ridge Partners.

How to Sell Sustainability as a Key Measure of Business Success
How to Sell Sustainability as a Key Measure of Business Success

1 year ago - When companies make bold commitments to sustainability, we all win. Here, we share lessons learned and ongoing challenges from three very different corporate sustainability journeys — to show others on the front lines that they are not alone.

A Sustainable Moo-vement: How the Dairy Industry Is Fighting Climate Change
A Sustainable Moo-vement: How the Dairy Industry Is Fighting Climate Change

1 year ago - Dairy farming has quickly evolved for sustainability. Here are just a few examples of how innovative dairy organizations and farmers are working to fight climate change by reducing their impacts, improving soil health and using regenerative agriculture.

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One Massachusetts Company Has a Big Sustainability Story to Tell on Earth Day
One Massachusetts Company Has a Big Sustainability Story to Tell on Earth Day

1 year ago - Vanguard Renewables Reaches Major Climate Milestones