Farm waste is key to solving the climate crisis

John Hanselman, founder and chief strategy officer at Vanguard Renewables, sheds light on the importance of farm waste in reaching global net-zero goals.

I was watching a recent Netflix documentary, Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet, when I heard a brilliant explanation of the unique opportunity the generations of people currently living on Earth hold. Johan Rockström, the joint director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, said: “This is not about the planet. This is about us.” It is true — life will go on regardless of humankind’s ability to combat climate change. Our survival, however, is at stake. If we want to ensure the longevity of humanity, we need to act now to stop climate change.

Although electrification is the most popular solution for mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, it has its shortcomings, and isn’t exactly an overnight solution. Electrifying the world’s collective fleet of everyday passenger vehicles, buses, forklifts, cranes, trains and planes is going to take centuries. It is a long term solution that will, without doubt, help carry us from the...

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