FMI, “The Power of Food Waste,” by Jeanne von Zastrow, Senior Director for Sustainability, Food Marketing Institute. Our second stop took us to Harvest Power, a company whose vision is to find the highest and best use for the 500 million tons of organic material produced in North America each year. Currently, compostable organic material […]
TriplePundit, “Disney Vanquishes Greenhouse Gas Emissions,” by Gina-Marie Cheeseman. Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is the first business customer of a local business, Harvest Power Orlando, which converts organic waste into biogas and natural fertilizers.
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, “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: 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Blue Earth Compost, “Behold, the Power of Harvest Power Compost!” This past weekend, Alex, (Owner & Director of Operations extraordinaire), cultivated some beautiful garlic and onions in his home garden using…the power of Harvest Power New England‘s compost! The very same compost created by our household an business subscribers. It is so wonderful (and delicious) to […]
Forbes, “Fertile Opportunity Awaits for Food Waste Processors,” by Heather Clancy. Five-year-old anaerobic digestion company Harvest Power, for example, is processing more than 2 million tons of organic waste per year at its “Energy Garden” facilities, producing approximately 33 million bags of soil and mulch in the process. “In North America, over the next few […]
Techonomy, “A food Waste Reduction Movement Gathers Steam,” by Leslie Pascaud. The good news is that both corporations and consumers now have access to a growing number of initiatives making it easier to avoid waste—solutions that go from farm to store to fridge, and all the way through to trash. A few examples: Trash […]
ZDNet, “Could food waste power our cities?” by Julie Mehta In two giant airtight vats at Harvest Power’s Energy Garden in central Florida, quadrillions of microorganisms are feasting on orange peels, wilted lettuce, burnt bread crusts, and other food discarded by humans. In less than a month, these ravenous creatures consume waste that would […]
The Province, “What happens to your scraps?,” by Cassidy Olivier If you’ve ever wondered what happens to the food scraps you toss into your green bin, the place to go looking for answers is at the end of a nondescript road just off Westminster Highway in Richmond. That’s where you’ll find Joe Canning, general […]
CNN Money, “Disney turns food scraps into electricity,” by CNN Money 2014.07.12
Yale Environment 360: On the Front Lines of Recycling, Turning Food Waste into Biogas, by Rachel Cernansky, 2014.06.26.
The Daily Beast, “Will Food Waste Power Your Home?” New Energy Economy 2014.06.16
Renewable Energy From Waste Magazine: Part of the Magic, by Kristin Smith for the May/June 2014 Issue, pp 16-19.
Food Manufacturing: Converting Produce Waste into Energy, by Meredith Sorensen “Industry Insider” Section for May/June 2014. View online article here.
WomenUp: Kathleen Ligocki of Harvest Power Inc., by Keith Regan (subscription required)
Fox, “Magical ride for Disney’s food scraps,” Chris Chmura, FOX 13 Consumer Reporter