An alliance of food and farm groups expects widespread expansion of biogas digester projects this year. John Hanselman, the head of ABC member Vanguard Renewables, says his company is working with Starbucks, Dairy Farmers of America, and Unilever through the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance to recover nutrients from food waste and capture energy with anaerobic digesters. “We’ll pay for the systems, we’ll operate the systems—we think that because we do it at scale, we’re able to strike better deals for selling that gas so that we can afford to pay for that,” he says. Vanguard is planning for projects in most of the dairy states by the end of 2021. More >>