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 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 […]

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Fame and Fortune with Food Waste

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.” […]


Could your child’s uneaten broccoli help provide electricity?

How 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 […]

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

MassCEC Awards $1.1 Million for Clean Energy Projects

PRESS RELEASE: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton recently announced $1.1 million in funding for three projects across Massachusetts – in Bourne, Freetown, and Hadley – that will convert organic materials into energy via anaerobic digestion technology. “Harvest Power is excited about the potential to bring a new clean energy project to the […]


Florida’s $6.2 billion Advanced Energy Economy

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a trade group representing purveyors of energy efficiency products and services, issued a report that asserts “advanced” energy industries currently account for an estimated $6.2 billion of annual revenue in Florida. View press release. QUOTE “Our Orlando renewable biogas facility demonstrates that we can convert tons of organic wastes that would […]


The Food Waste Frontier: Harvest Power Turns Juice into Juice

Earth911, “The Food Waste Frontier: Harvest Power Turns Juice into Juice,” by Madeleine Somerville I’m no stranger to green living and sometimes it feels like I’ve seen it all. I wrote a book chock full of recipes for things like Eco-friendly toothpaste and laundry detergent, I’ve interviewed green-trepreneurs, and I’ve reported on everything from sustainable […]



NationSwell, “Inside the Business of Turning Your Leftovers into 33 Million Bags of Mulch,” by Chris Peak Waste, energy and agriculture. These three massive topics will affect how our ecosystem fares in the future. Harvest Power, a company founded in 2008, is providing local solutions that intersect all three. And they start by changing one unlikely […]



CapeNews, “No Smell, No Noise, No Worry – Visit to Harvest Power Plant in Florida Allays Concerns,” by Michael J. Rausch. A proposed new trash-to-gas-to-electricity facility proposed to be built and operated at a section of the Bourne landfill should not pose any odor or noise pollution problems to the town. That was the upshot […]


Clean Technica

Clean Technica, “Harvest Power Rebuilds Topsoil and Produces Energy with the Process,” by Glenn Meyers The people from Harvest Power believe solutions to our planet’s energy and pollution problems must be addressed first at a grass roots level, “where people and organizations can work together in a climate of mutual responsibility and trust.”


Tossed Out

Tossed Out: A Special Report on Food Waste in America, by Harvest Public Media (no relation of Harvest Power, Inc). Part of the report includes an in-home look at one family in Iowa’s strategies for food waste reduction. Farmers and growers have made gigantic advancements in food production over the last century, ensuring more food […]


Disney World’s biogas facility: a model for converting food waste into energy

Guardian Sustainable Business, “Disney World’s biogas facility: a model for converting food waste into energy,” by Marc Gunther   The circular economy at Disney World may not be as pretty as Cinderella’s Castle, but this process for turning organic waste into energy, which is known as anaerobic digestion, could turn out to be the best way to extract […]


Metro Vancouver hopes to boost compost rates with new ad campaign

  Business in Vancouver, “Metro Vancouver hopes to boost compost rates with new ad campaign.”   Metro Vancouver is hoping an adorable mascot made out of pasta leftovers will convince residents that “food isn’t garbage.” … Banning organic material from the landfill will reduce methane gas, a contributor to global warming, according to Metro Vancouver. […]


Harvest Garden Pro Locating in Iredell County, NC

JD News, “Harvest Power Division Headquarters Locating in Iredell County,” Governor McCrory’s Press Office Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Harvest Garden Pro, LLC a division of Harvest Power, Inc. is planning to locate its division headquarters in Iredell County, creating 33 jobs and investing approximately $120,000 over the […]


Can B Corp Certification Help You Raise Capital?

  Triple Pundit, “Can B Corp Certification Help You Raise Capital?” by Ryan Honeyman   While researching and writing “The B Corp Handbook,” I found that B Corp certification can help you attract: mission-driven or impact investors who consider social, environmental and financial criteria in their investment decisions; mainstream investors who are primarily interested in strong financial returns; […]


$42 Billion for Smarter Waste Management

Forbes, “$42 Billion for Smarter Waste Management,” by Heather Clancy   With the volume of municipal solid waste (MSW) projected to reach 2.2 billion tons by 2023 (compared with 1.5 billion tons this year), communities and businesses are reconsidering disposal strategies with an eye toward minimizing consumption and getting smarter about recovery. That movement will […]


Massachusetts’ New Composting Rules: What They Really Mean

Boston Globe Magazine: Massachusetts’ New Composting Rules: What They Really Mean, by Chris Burdik   As of Oct. 1,Massachusetts has banned any establishment that creates a ton or more of food waste per week from sending as much as a carrot peel to the state’s rapidly dwindling available landfills. Despite a recycling rate topping 40 percent, […]


Balancing Digester Diets

Biomass Magazine, “Balancing Digester Diets” by Kate Fletcher   About twice the size of JC-Biomethane is Harvest Power’s 50,000-ton food waste community digester near Orlando, Florida. Some waste from Disney World is brought to the facility, including the Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels at Grande Lakes Orlando. … After contaminant removal in Harvest Power Florida’s […]