Vanguard Renewables has been acquired by a fund managed by BlackRock Real Assets from Vision Ridge Partners.
BlackRock Real Assets says it will will partner with Vanguard Renewables’ management to build upon the company’s track record including its plans to commission more than 100 anaerobic digesters to produce renewable natural gas across the country by 2026.
Vanguard Renewables mitigates greenhouse gas emissions from food waste and cow manure through two distinct business lines: Vanguard Organics and Vanguard Ag. Vanguard Organics’ Farm Powered anaerobic codigestion process converts inedible food and beverage waste and dairy manure into renewable natural gas and liquid low-carbon fertilizer. Vanguard Ag, developed in partnership with Dominion Energy in 2019, converts manure into renewable natural gas.
John Hanselman, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Vanguard Renewables, concluded, “I am immensely proud to have helped build a company from the ground up into a national organic waste-to-renewable energy leader. Vanguard Renewables’ mission has always been to help America realize a future where waste is a resource for renewable energy generation and regenerative agriculture practice.”