Under Construction Farm Powered ® Anaerobic Digester
Goodrich Farm Groundbreaking 8.20.19
Goodrich Farm Farm Powered Anaerobic Digester Construction
Middlebury College will continue to reduce its carbon footprint thanks to an innovative partnership with Goodrich Family Farm in Salisbury, Vermont, Vanguard Renewables of Wellesley, Massachusetts, and Vermont Gas. Vanguard Renewables is constructing the Farm Powered Anaerobic Digestion facility at Goodrich Family Farm that will combine cow manure and food waste to produce Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Gas produced by the Farm Powered anaerobic digester will travel by pipeline to Middlebury College’s main power plant. Middlebury has agreed to purchase the bulk of the facility’s output as part of Middlebury’s Energy2028, a 10-year commitment to shift completely to renewable energy to power its central campus. Vanguard Renewables will own and operate the Farm Powered anaerobic digester, which will be completed in 2020.