Founder and CEO of AppHarvest the Latest Guest on Rubicon’s ‘Town Haul’ Podcast

Atlanta, GA (July 26, 2019) — Rubicon today announced its latest ‘Town Haul’ podcast is now live, with AppHarvest Founder and CEO Jonathan Webb. Working from within Appalachia in Kentucky, AppHarvest is combining conventional agriculture techniques with technology innovation to build what the company calls the “Farming Now” movement.

On the Rubicon® ‘Town Haul’ podcast, Jonathan discusses his history in energy development and innovation, his thinking around agriculture development (and how this ties back to sustainability, and how the Netherlands played a role in the science and technology behind AppHarvest.

AppHarvest is building some of the largest greenhouses in the United States, with its first being a 60-acre facility in Morehead, Kentucky. The company will grow non-GMO, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers year-round using 90 percent less water than traditional farming, thanks to a 10-acre rainwater retention pond and sophisticated circular irrigation systems. Per AppHarvest, from its location within Appalachia, the company is within a day’s drive of nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population, reducing diesel use in transportation by 80 percent compared to foreign imports trucked to the East Coast.

Per the company, AppHarvest investors include Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, led by AOL Co-Founder Steve Case, and best-selling author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” J.D. Vance. ValueAct Capital’s ValueAct Spring Fund led AppHarvest’s recent Series A financing round.

For more information on AppHarvest, visit https://appharvest.com or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

The ‘Town Haul’ podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, and iheart.com, or at https://www.rubicon.com/town-haul-podcast/. Stay up to date on all Rubicon news and information at https://www.rubicon.com, or follow Rubicon on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

About Rubicon

Rubicon is a technology company that powers a digital marketplace, provides a suite of SaaS products for waste, recycling, and smart city solutions, and collects and analyzes data for businesses and governments worldwide. Using technology to help turn businesses into more sustainable enterprises and neighborhoods into greener and smarter places to live and work, Rubicon’s mission is to end waste in all of its forms by helping its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals. The company is a Certified B Corporation, affirming that Rubicon meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. Through its technology, Rubicon is transforming the entire category of waste and recycling. With more than 1.5 million service locations worldwide, Rubicon is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and has core teams in New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, St. Louis, MO, and Tinton Falls, NJ. Rubicon has been named a Great Place to Work™ in 2018 and 2019 and was awarded as one of Glassdoor’s “Top Ten Companies with Seriously Impressive Benefits” in 2018. Learn more about Rubicon at www.rubiconglobal.com.

Press Coverage

Many Thought COVID Would Derail Smart Cities Work — It Didn’t

On the second day of the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo, private- and public-sector tech officials discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic shifted smart city efforts and initiatives and positioned them for the future. Smart city technologies to support efforts like fleet management or remote… Keep Reading...

State Farm Arena and Rubicon Team Up to Achieve First Zero-Waste NBA All-Star Event

State Farm Arena and Rubicon have delivered the first-ever zero-waste NBA All-Star Game. The 2021 All-Star Game marked the 70th event and, for the first time ever, held four events in a single day. As a common practice across the industry, if an event has… Keep Reading...

NBA All-Star Game Touts Zero-Waste at State Farm Arena

State Farm Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks, delivered what it is calling the “first-ever zero-waste NBA All-Star Game,” diverting more than 97% of waste from landfill. State Farm Arena worked with Rubicon to use the technology company’s software and equipment for collecting and hauling… Keep Reading...

Press Releases

Rubicon’s Renaud de Viel Castel Named to International Trade Advisory Body by decree signed by French Prime Minister Jean Castex

Chief Operating Officer appointed to key role in global French business advisory organization Lexington, KY (April 15, 2021) — Rubicon®, a software platform that provides smart waste and recycling solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, proudly announced today that the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO),… Keep Reading...

Speaker Series: Rubicon Speaking at Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo

WHO: Conor Riffle, Vice President of Smart Cities at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) WHAT: Accelerating Digital Transformation with Municipal Fleets (Rubicon Panel) Throughout 2020’s public health, economic, social and environmental crises, the last year has demonstrated the… Keep Reading...

Rubicon Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Rubicon among top-ranked in the Enterprise category New York, NY (March 9, 2021) — Rubicon® today announced that it has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021. The list honors the businesses that have not only… Keep Reading...