Harvest’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. […]
This 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 […]
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.
Xconomy’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.
“Christian Kasper wants your garbage. To be more specific, the new CEO of Waltham-based Harvest Power wants your discarded foods, politely known in the business as organic waste.” by Jon Chesto, Boston Globe. Read the whole enchilada.
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 […]
VIDEO: The Green Room: Caterpillar Customer Uses Biogas Generators to Turn Food Waste into Power.
The Boston Globe, “2015 top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts,” with Harvest Power, led by Kathleen Ligocki, coming in at #71. See the list.
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.” […]
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 […]
Food & Wine: “What if a cast-off burrito could help power a car? That’s the audacious thinking behind Harvest Power, which uses cutting-edge technology to transform food waste into clean energy.” Read the full feature on Kathleen Ligocki, CEO, Harvest Power, named in The Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]