Moving Massachusetts to #1 for Clean Tech

May 3, 2010

By Kate Wattson A new report prepared by Clean Edge Inc. ranks Massachusetts the #2 clean-energy state in the nation. As someone who has personally committed to living in Greater Boston and working in the clean energy industry for the rest of my life (barring any unanticipated success in the So You Think You Can Read more...

Energy or Compost From Green Waste? (We think both.)

April 29, 2010

A study in Europe compared two approaches for recycling green waste: composting and waste-to-energy (see below).  Harvest Power represents the best of both worlds: its high solids anaerobic digestion (HSAD) technology harnesses renewable energy from green waste, then the remaining digestate gets composted.  The environmental benefits from HSAD and composting provide a powerhouse of CO2 Read more...

OSU talks anaerobic digestion, a viable energy alternative

April 27, 2010

Anaerobic digester producing biogas from swine manure at the OSU Swine Research and Education Center.

    Doug Hamilton, extension waste management specialist, detailed the uses of anaerobic digestion in a clear, concise manner in a recent article titled Energy from biomass: The case for anaerobic digestion.  It appeared in Oaklahoma State University’s April Engineering Success newsletter and raised some interesting points. Topping that list, Hamilton noted that the discussion on renewable Read more...

Biogas gets a $66 million boost in China

April 20, 2010

China's Jenbacher biogas facility is located in the Shandong Province.

Trade Finance magazine announced today that China is making a considerable investment to expand its use of biogas energy. Biogas is a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the bacterial degradation of organic matter that is used as fuel. According to the Development Newswire, China will begin constructing new biogas plants in the Read more...

New York Times talks incinerator technology

April 13, 2010

A plant in Horsholm, Denmark, uses new technology to convert trash into energy more cleanly. Photo by Johan Spanner for The New York Times

In yesterday’s edition of the New York Times, reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal crafted a detailed feature, titled Europe Finds Clean Energy in Trash, but U.S. Lags. In it she writes: “Far cleaner than conventional incinerators, this new type of plant converts local trash into heat and electricity. Dozens of filters catch pollutants, from mercury to dioxin, Read more...

Biomass magazine features Harvest Power

April 9, 2010


Harvest Power made headlines as the April 2010 edition of Biomass magazine featured an article detailing our exciting partnership with Waste Management. In it, reporter Anna Austin explains that “waste” is no longer an adequate word to describe the materials Waste Management handles today. Austin interviewed Carl Rush, vice president of WM Organic Growth Group, and Read more...

Ashden Award-winner India’s BIOTECH promotes biogas technology

April 8, 2010


It’s been three years since India-based BIOTECH earned the prestigious Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy. Still, their story resonates. BIOTECH installed biogas plants in order to solve the problem of mounting food waste in Kerala, India. According to, more than 12, 000 plants have since been established in the country.  Those plants use food Read more...

Gearing up for the 25th BioCycle West Coast Conference

April 6, 2010


Harvest Power will be among the more than 60 exhibitors at the 25th Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference in San Diego, Calif. The event runs from April 12-15 at San Diego’s Town & Country Resort. The event  includes training workshops, conference sessions and, of course, an extensive trade show. Keynote speakers are Jared Blumenfeld, an Read more...

Agricultural startups represent the next frontier for venture capitalists

April 2, 2010

In case you missed it, yesterday’s Wall Street Journal featured an article on the rise of agriculture-related startups in Silicon Valley and beyond. The story included Harvest Power and featured our CEO Paul Sellew. Silicon Valley is returning to its roots. The tech-centric area, once known for farming, has seen a sharp rise in the Read more...

Making the case for anaerobic digestion in the U.S.

April 1, 2010

Though we at Harvest Power are in the business of anaerobic digestion, we realize the term might be new to those outside the clean tech industry. The concept is not so new to our European neighbors. In fact, recent information shows Europe to be two to three decades ahead of the United States in this Read more...

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