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.
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Food Waste to Renewable Energy: The Transformative Food Industry Alliance to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Farm to Plate: How Companies and Consumers are Catalyzing a More Regenerative Food System
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.
1 month 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.
3 months 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.
4 months ago - Vanguard Renewables was awarded the 2022 Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award at NERC’s Fall Conference recently held in Connecticut
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months ago - New England Natural Bakers, Fancypants Baking Co., and Sloop Brewing Co. Sign as Founding Members
7 months 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
7 months 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.
8 months ago - Partnership Will Fuel Vanguard Renewables’ Organics-to-Renewable Energy Expansion Plan
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
11 months ago - Vanguard Renewables, an organics-to-renewable energy company, has a lot to celebrate this Earth Day - they have mitigated 500K tons of GHGs and recycled more than 831K tons of organic waste since 2014
1 year ago - Vermont has always been at the forefront of sustainability initiatives, and the craft beverage movement is no exception.
1 year ago - As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it seems only fitting to focus on the women working to feed our country. From raising dairy and beef cows to vegetables and other crops — women are slowly becoming the face of the next generation of US farmers.
1 year ago - Food Tank Joins the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance
1 year ago - I reached out to some friends in the industry to gather perspectives about dairy’s sustainability journey — and more importantly, the lessons we have collectively learned. The hope is that others can look to dairy’s example and shorten their own sustainability journeys.
1 year ago - From cups and straws to the over 300 million gallons of beer expected to be drunk in the US this weekend, companies are stepping up with innovative solutions to rein in the fallout from one of our most wasteful celebration days of the year.
1 year ago - Vanguard Renewables believes that Super Bowl Sunday beer waste is only waste if you waste it - and is working with breweries to recycle that waste and harness it to make renewable energy.
1 year ago - As I write this, we are anxiously awaiting the US Senate to pass President Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislation. It’s important that this passes, as it calls for the continuation of the Child Tax Credit program that has been instrumental in helping US families rise out of poverty.
1 year ago - David Darr Joins Vanguard Renewables as Chief Sustainability Officer