Harvest Power Selected as 2013 New Energy Pioneer

Global Companies Recognized as Leaders in the Transformation of the Energy Sector

NEW YORK—April 22, 2013Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector, today announced Harvest Power, Inc. as a 2013 New Energy Pioneer. The winners were recognized on stage at the sixth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City.

 “Harvest is creating a more sustainable future by helping communities better manage and beneficially re-use their organic waste,” said Paul Sellew, founder and CEO of Harvest Power. “We are committed to turning today’s challenges into tomorrow’s solutions at the intersection of waste, agriculture and energy.”

Harvest Power diverts discarded organic materials – primarily yard trimmings and food scraps – from landfills and produces renewable energy and soil, mulch and natural fertilizer products through anaerobic digestion and composting.

This year’s winners represent a broad range of sectors including bioenergy, energy efficiency, digital energy, solar and water. By rewarding game-changing innovators, Bloomberg New Energy Finance hopes to highlight the speed of change in the sectors it serves.

 The awards program, now in its fourth year, selects ten New Energy Pioneers each year. This year the independent panel of industry experts selected the winners from more than 200 candidates from around the world, assessing them against three criteria: innovation, demonstrated momentum and potential global scale.

Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said, “Tough times make for good entrepreneurs, and this is definitely what we are seeing in this year’s New Energy Pioneers. Once again we need to thank the judges, who had to winnow down a strong field to just ten winners. We wish them all luck in the coming years.”

Gil Forer, Ernst & Young’s Global Cleantech leader, added, “These entrepreneurs and companies represent the technology and business model innovation which will enable the transformation to a more resource efficient and low carbon economy. Congratulations to all of them.”

Other 2013 winners include Advantix Systems, BuildingIQ, d.light design, Draker, EcoNation, Ecosphere Technologies, Joule, Opower, and Whitewater Technologies.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s New Energy Pioneers program is supported and partnered by Ernst & Young.  For more information on Ernst & Young, visit: www.ey.com/cleantech.

For more information on the New Energy Pioneers, visit: http://about.bnef.com/events-awards/new-energy-pioneers/.

For more information on the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, visit: http://about.bnef.com/summit/.

About Harvest Power

Harvest creates a more sustainable future by helping communities better manage and beneficially re-use their organic waste through the production of renewable energy and soils, mulches and natural fertilizers. Harvest’s vision is to find the highest and best use for the 500 million tons of organic materials produced in North America each year. The company operates organics facilities in the Mid-Atlantic and West Coast of the US, and in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008 and has garnered awards for its business of energy generation and soil revitalization: the company has been named to the Cleantech 100 Top Global Cleantech companies three times, designated “Emerging Company of the Year” by the New England Clean Energy Council, and received a KPMG award for “Top Infrastructure Project” in the world in 2012.

Harvest Power Mobile App Upgraded For The Growing Season

WALTHAM, Mass., March 27, 2013 – Harvest Power, a leader in maximizing the value of organic materials, has upgraded its Harvest Landscape Calculator, a mobile app for gardeners and landscapers. The free app, now available on Android devices in addition to iPhones and iPads, features an enhanced user interface that makes it even easier to determine how much soil, mulch or stone is needed for any gardening project.

“Gardeners want to spend the weekend up to their elbows in soil, not crunching numbers figuring out how much mulch to buy,” said Paul Sellew, founder and CEO of Harvest Power. “Since many of us at Harvest are avid gardeners, we’re excited to improve the app and offer it to more customers. The Harvest Landscape Calculator takes the guesswork out of soil purchases, allowing users to save money and focus on the landscapes they love.”

The Harvest Landscape Calculator uses garden dimensions to calculate the volume of soil, mulch or stone needed for a landscaping project. In addition to displaying useful conversions for filling pots and hanging baskets, it also offers tips for applying compost to flower beds, gardens, lawns, turf surfaces, trees and shrubs. With a bit of whimsy, the app provides inspirational quotes to help aspiring gardeners get in the planting spirit.

To download the Harvest Landscape Calculator, or to learn more, please visit Google Play, the iTunes Store or www.harvestpower.com/media/apps/.

About Harvest Power

Harvest creates a more sustainable future by helping communities better manage and beneficially reuse their organic waste through the production of renewable energy and soils, mulches and natural fertilizers. Harvest’s vision is to find the highest and best use for the 500 million tons of organic materials produced in North America each year. The company operates organics facilities in the MidAtlantic and West Coast of the US, and in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008 and has garnered awards for its business of energy generation and soil revitalization: the company has been named to the Cleantech 100 Top Global Cleantech companies three times, designated “Emerging Company of the Year” by the New England Clean Energy Council, and received a KPMG award for “Top Infrastructure Project” in the world in 2012.

Harvest Power Launches Food Waste Recycling Initiatives in Vancouver

Food Waste Composting Programs Deliver Savings and Quality Soil for Vancouver and Surrounding Communities

WALTHAM, MASS, April 22, 2010 and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Harvest Power, a developer of energy and compost facilities for next-generation organics recycling, today announced that multiple municipalities in the Metro Vancouver Region have partnered with Harvest and Fraser Richmond Soil & Fibre Ltd. (FRSF) to implement food waste diversion and composting programs. Harvest owns and operates North America’s largest permitted food and yard waste composting facility at FRSF in Richmond, just outside of Vancouver.

The City of Vancouver today began phase one of its Residential Food Scraps Collection program. The city will collect uncooked fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds and filters, teabags, and eggshells on a bi-weekly schedule. The food waste diversion program is part of Metro Vancouver’s larger Zero Waste Challenge initiative, which aims to reduce, re-use or recycle 70 percent of all municipal solid waste.

‪“By partnering with Harvest Power and Fraser Richmond for our new curbside compost program, Vancouver is taking a major step forward to reduce our waste and environmental impact,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “We know it’s working in other cities and can be a big success here. We’re asking Vancouver residents to pitch in, recycle their food scraps, and help us reach our goal of becoming the world’s greenest city by 2020.”

On Monday, Vancouver neighbor Port Coquitlam celebrated Earth Day with its own event, during which residents received free bags of high quality soil. The soil was produced at Harvest’s FRSF facility in part from food waste from Port Coquitlam’s residents, who began composting in pilot programs in 2008. In the first two months since Port Coquitlam began collecting all types of kitchen waste in January, the city reduced the amount of landfilled municipal solid waste by approximately 350 tons. The city hopes to save as much as $225,000 over five years in waste disposal costs through its Kitchen Waste Collection Program and other waste-reduction initiatives.

Fraser Richmond also attended a community event on Earth Day to launch the nearby City of Burnaby’s new Food Scraps Recycling program, scheduled to begin in July. The City of Richmond began its own food and yard waste recycling program earlier this month.

“Vancouver and the surrounding cities have long been recognized as leaders in urban sustainability, and the facility we operate at FRSF is a model of success for other cities wondering if large-scale organics recycling projects can work for them,” said Paul Sellew, founder and CEO of Harvest Power. “A lot of what people typically throw out isn’t really ‘garbage.’ By recycling organic waste, we’re helping communities like those in Metro Vancouver extract that value and give it back to their citizens.”

About Fraser Richmond Soil & Fibre

Fraser Richmond Soil & Fibre (FRSF) began operations in 1993, and has since become the leader in composting and selling manufactured soil products in Western Canada. FRSF operates one of the largest and most successful Cover Aerated Static Pile (ASP) systems in Canada, enabling it to compost a wide spectrum of source separated urban organics including food, yard and wood waste. As FRSF management sought to grow the business and contribute to the emerging B.C. sustainable economy, it decided to partner with Harvest Power Canada Ltd. (Harvest) to explore energy production. These discussions led to a collaborative business arrangement and in October 2009, FRSF became a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvest.


About Harvest Power

Through innovative technologies and unparalleled industry experience, Harvest is ushering in a new era of organics recycling. We develop, build, own and operate state-of-the-art facilities that produce renewable energy and compost from discarded organic materials. We deploy best-in-class technologies for composting, biogas production, and biomass gasification. We provide the capital for our projects and top-tier talent to finance, engineer, construct and operate the facilities. By harnessing the energy and nutrients of organic materials, we enable communities to increase their energy independence, reduce their environmental impact, and harvest valuable resources.