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5th Massachusetts Green Career Conference Presentation: Green Entrepreneurs

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  • Empowering Organics: New Solutions to Old Problems Wayne Davis Co-Founder & VP Community & Govt. Affairs Harvest Power, Inc. 5th Massachusetts Green Career Conference Marlborough, MA October 3, 2013 Copyright © 2013 Harvest Power, Inc.
  • 2 Agenda • Why We Started the Company • Overview of Harvest Power • A Personal Perspective • What Harvest (and Our Industry) Needs • Some Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks Copyright © 2013 Harvest Power, Inc.
  • Production We have lost 30% of our arable land View slide
  • Production Delivery View slide
  • 40% of food is wasted
  • food waste costs us $180 billion per year
  • Production Delivery Disposal
  • .. . There is a better way There must be a better way…
  • Sorting
  • 2.5+ million households 180+ towns
  • Recycling Food Waste Biogas Organic Fertilizer Copyright © 2013 Harvest Power, Inc.
  • Synthetic Fertilizer Crop Production Food Distribution Food Consumption Food Disposal Traditional Approach: Synthetic Fertilizer & Landfills Copyright © 2013 Harvest Power, Inc.
  • New Approach: Recycling, Organic Fertilizer, Renewable Energy Biogas Energy Synthetic Fertilizer Crop Production Food Distribution Food Consumption Food Disposal Food Recycling Organic Fertilizer Mulch/Soil New Approach: Recycling, Organic Fertilizer Copyright © 2013 Harvest Power, Inc.
  • • Lead organics processing industry, managing more than 2 million tons/year, one of largest composters of yard waste & food waste in North America • Operate 30 processing facilities in North America with more than 500 employees, >$150mm of revenue • Recently commissioned two of North America’s largest commercial anaerobic digestion facilities. Third facility starting up in 2013 • Committed to high levels of engagement and support with communities, customers and key stakeholders wherever we operate 17 Harvest harnesses the maximum value from organic materials through the production of renewable energy and soils, mulches and natural fertilizers. Corporate Profile About Harvest Copyright © 2013 Harvest Power, Inc.
  • 18 When is the best time to start your new company? They say, “Timing is everything!”
  • What the Biogas Industry Needs Now • Business-savvy engineers & technically-savvy business people • Tenacious developers • Customer-service driven, inbound sales people • Creative and disciplined finance specialists • Wise public policy shapers and community relations navigators Copyright © 2013 Harvest Power, Inc. 19
  • Some Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks • Discover your passionate talents • Marry them to a worthy purpose • Fail early, fail often (but originally), & fail cheerfully • Be totally committed while knowing what “Plan B” might be • Know your answer to “2 + 2” Copyright © 2013 Harvest Power, Inc. 20
  • 21 There’s a better path for organics — help us get there. Wayne Davis, VP - Government Affairs Harvest Power, Inc. 221 Crescent Street, Suite 402 Waltham, MA 02453 781-314-9504 wdavis@harvestpower.com Copyright © 2013 Harvest Power, Inc.