Harvest Welcomes Joanna Rees to its Board of Directors

Rees_Joanna_Profile_Pic_BODHarvest’s board of directors just got even more robust with the addition of Joanna Rees, a dynamo with expertise in driving growth in nationally distributed, branded consumer products. Joanna has served on the board of more than 25 companies across a broad range of industries including Stonyfield Farms, the first nationally distributed organic yogurt brand in the U.S.  Welcome, Joanna!  Read the full announcement.

Harvest Named to Global Cleantech 100 for Sixth Year in a Row!

2015_GlobalCleantech100_eBadge_Top100_071415This week Harvest is abuzz at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco.  On Monday night, Harvest was named to the 2015 Cleantech 100; CEO Christian Kasper took the stage to accept the recognition. Then, on Tuesday afternoon he convenes with other leaders in the industry to discuss the circular economy and future opportunities. This is the sixth year in a row that Harvest Power has been recognized by the Cleantech Group for its contributions to the cleantech community.

We are honored. See the entire list of 100 companies.

After Gobbling $20M, Harvest Still Hungry for Table Scraps

xconomyXconomy’s Jeff Engel explores the chicken-and-egg conundrum of communities that want to divert food scraps from landfills yet lack the capacity to do so. Harvest Power’s CEO Christian Kasper provides the path forward “to break that deadlock” and support North America with the infrastructure it needs to recycle organic waste. Read the article.

Harvest announces $20M in fresh funding and new CEO

Wow. It’s an exciting new chapter at Harvest Power: Today we announced $20 million in fresh funding from our Kasper_Chris_2014-05-19_09-40-14_dsc6177-edit-harvest_power (1)awesome investors, adopted a strategic growth plan for our organics management business, and welcomed Christian G. Kasper as he took the helm as CEO.

In his remarks to the company today, Chris thanked Kathleen Ligocki for her dynamic leadership over the past two years. He then continued, pointing out how half a billion tons of organics are going into the landfill each year. This is a challenge that we, as a country, are starting to address. Harvest Power is at the forefront of this movement, building meaningful traction.

Onwards!

 

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Fame and Fortune with Food Waste

Kathleen Ligocki, courtesy of Mark Arbeit with the original at http://fortune.com/2015/09/09/harvest-power-kathleen-ligocki/September 2015 has been a big month for food waste aficionados, especially for Harvest Power’s CEO Kathleen Ligocki.

First, Ligocki was featured in Fortune‘s clever article on Harvest Power. The author, Beth Kowitt, observes, “What we eat – or rather don’t eat – is the next frontier of recycling, and Harvest is in a unique position to capitalize.”

Second, Food and Wine featured Ligocki in its “Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink” list alongside Jessica Alba, Lauren Bush Lauren, and Pashon Murray. Food and Wine has drunk the koolaid, asking, “What if a cast-off burrito could help power a car?” It could! It could!

Finally, next week Ligocki will present at Fortune Brainstorm E: Where Energy, Technology and Sustainability Meet. Other presenters include Walter Robb, Whole Foods Market’s Co-CEO; Jonathan Wolfson, Solazyme’s CEO; and Richard Kauffman, New York’s Chairman of Energy and Finance.

Where will food waste headline next?

Could your child’s uneaten broccoli help provide electricity?

fortuneHow Harvest Power is transforming food waste into a power source.

HIGHLIGHTS: “The site is far enough from the likes of Splash Mountain and the Cinderella Castle to keep the aroma of rotting lettuce and onions from disrupting the magic of the Magic Kingdom,” and “What we eat – or rather don’t eat – is the next frontier of recycling, and Harvest is in a unique position to capitalize.”  Read the full article.