This week Harvest is abuzz at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco. On Monday night, Harvest was named to the 2015 Cleantech 100; 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 […]
The opportunities are endless: Cheese brine is being used in Wisconsin for snow and ice management. Tomato skins are being explored as car parts?! Elizabeth Matsangou of The New Economy explores the intersection of food waste and a low-carbon economy. Get the nitty gritty.
VIDEO: The Green Room: Caterpillar Customer Uses Biogas Generators to Turn Food Waste into Power.
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 […]
This July 1, 2015 marks the date when the food waste ban in the Metro Vancouver region of BC has some teeth. If you live in the lower mainland, be sure to sort those scraps this Canada Day (and beyond)! For news and support, check out: Global BC Jon Azpiri and Elaine Yong’s video, “What happens […]
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 […]
Maclean’s, “How to solve the food waste problem,” by Cinda Chavich: Billions of dollars worth of good food is thrown away each year. Now some businesses and cities are saying no.
The New York Times, “Cleveland Indians Have a Home-Field Advantage on Recycling,” by Diane Cardwell As governments and industry seek to reduce emissions of methane — a more powerful heat-trapping gas than carbon dioxide — by limiting the amount of organic waste in landfills, large food processors are looking for new ways to get rid […]
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 […]
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
Harvest Power Wins American Biogas Council Award; Anaerobic Digester in Central Florida Named “Project of the Year”
Orlando Business Journal: “Harvest Power converting organic biz waste to electricity,” Rachel Williams THE BUZZ: “Wonderous Waste: Inside Reedy Creek’s newest power plant,” Jim Carchidi
Huffington Post Canada, “Harvest Power: Turning Your Rotten Food into Energy,” David Dodge 2014.02.17 SOURCE: Green Energy Futures, Episode 67. Harvest Power: Energy and compost from rotten food
Morning Edition, “Turning Food Waste into Fuel Takes Gumption and Trillions of Bacteria,” Joel Rose, 2014.03.11
Orlando Sentinel, “Plant turns Disney food scraps into electricity,” by Kevin Spear. Plus article in print. WFTV News 9, “New facility turns food waste into clean energy,” by Deneige Broom Orlando Business Journal, “Disney: A place where food scraps are turned into electricity,” by Matthew Richardson Waste Management World, “Disney to […]
Fast Company, “Most Innovative Companies 2014: For Realizing the Awesome Might of Food Waste,” by Christina Larson, March 2014 Issue, see p. 136
January 2014, Massachusetts DEP Newsletter, “Proposed Food Waste Ban Will Support Anaerobic Digestion and Tap into a Hidden Source of Energy“
“Here’s how NYC is going to start turning its food scraps into power,” by Nick Stockton 2013.12.20 http://scienceline.org/2013/12/heres-how-nyc-is-going-to-start-turning-its-food-scraps-into-power/
Living on Earth, “Power from Food Scraps,” Curwood – Podcast – 2013.09.20 http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00038&segmentID=4
We had an excellent day celebrating the partnerships that make the Energy Garden in Richmond BC possible. Slideshow: Speakers: Paul Sellew, founder and CEO Harvest Power Honourable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Canada’s Minister of National Revenue Michael Weedon, CEO BC Bioenergy Network Mayor Malcolm Brodie, Mayor of the City of Richmond and Chair of Metro’s Zero Waste […]
Greenbiz/NRDC Switchboard, “Massachusetts businesses stay ahead of food waste ban,” Dana Gunders, 2013.08.01 http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/08/01/massachusetts-businesses-ahead-ban-food-waste
Boston Globe, “Efforts grow in Mass to turn food waste into energy; State’s landfill rules spur plans for plants,” David Abel 2013.07.22 http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/07/21/new-industry-emerges-state-prepares-ban-commercial-food-waste/5oQrf2eCYJE9CvgYNPqIfP/story.html
Boston Herald, “Food waste law could make dollars and sense, Donna Goodison 2013.07.11 http://bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2013/07/food_waste_law_could_make_dollars_and_sense
NY Times, “Bloomberg Plan Aims to Require Food Composting,” Mireya Navarro 2013.06.16 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/17/nyregion/bloombergs-final-recycling-frontier-food-waste.html
Greentech Media, “Bloomberg Announces 2013 New Energy Pioneers,” Katherine Tweed 2013.04.23 http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/bloomberg-announced-2013-new-energy-pioneers
CityTV’s Breakfast TV, “Thor Visits Harvest Power,” 2013.04.19 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA4wQ7ejlxA Just in time for Earth Day, Thor gets a lesson in completing the organic loop at Harvest Power in Richmond where they turn food scraps and yard trimmings into clean energy and compost.
North Shore News, “Get the dirt on topsoils,” Todd Major 2013.03.06 http://www.nsnews.com/technology/dirt+topsoils/8056197/story.html