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John Hanselman

Co-founder, Chairman and CEO
Vanguard Renewables

John Hanselman is co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Vanguard Renewables — one of the largest recyclers of food waste in the United States. He has more than thirty years of experience leading renewable energy, environmental and mission-driven companies. John's focus is on developing organic waste and decarbonization solutions for food manufacturers, corporations, food retailers and institutions; and enhancing regenerative agriculture practices alongside Vanguard’s farm partners. Vanguard’s Farm Powered anaerobic digester facilities recycle food and farm waste into renewable energy.

Vanguard Renewables recently received the 2020 Energy Vision Leadership Award. The Company was named the National Waste & Recycling Association 2018 Organics Recycler of the Year. Vanguard’s Salisbury, Vermont anaerobic digester project received the 2019 American Biogas Council Up-and-Coming Project award and the Company’s Rutland, Mass. anaerobic digester won ABC’s 2019 Longevity Award. In 2016, the Farm Powered anaerobic digester in Hadley, Mass. was the American Biogas Council Project of the Year.

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Regenerative Agriculture: Soil Health, Herd Health, Human Health
Regenerative Agriculture: Soil Health, Herd Health, Human Health

Supply Chain / Regenerative ag is a growing, dynamic movement that has potential for tremendous climate reversal and healthy food production. When even Neil Young says, “Put the carbon back in the soil," you know it’s time to get on board.  - 2 weeks ago

The Role of Renewable Natural Gas in the Decarbonization of Our Economy
The Role of Renewable Natural Gas in the Decarbonization of Our Economy

Cleantech / The potential of renewable natural gas in the decarbonization landscape is examined in this Q&A with Johannes Escudero, CEO and ED of the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition). - 2 months ago

Starbucks, Unilever, Dairy Farmers of America on Their Food-Waste-to-Energy Alliance
Starbucks, Unilever, Dairy Farmers of America on Their Food-Waste-to-Energy Alliance

Cleantech / The three founding members of the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance discuss how the pioneering partnership is propelling their individual sustainability strategies. - 2 months ago

Food Waste Recycling Sees Setbacks During Pandemic
Food Waste Recycling Sees Setbacks During Pandemic

Waste Not / While zero-waste initiatives in the US gained momentum in 2019 and early 2020, myriad complications related to the pandemic brought many to a screeching halt. But as we transition from emergency mode, there have been restarts. - 3 months ago

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New Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Highlights Circular Solution to Food Waste, GHG Reduction
New Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Highlights Circular Solution to Food Waste, GHG Reduction

Cleantech / Unilever, Starbucks and Dairy Farmers of America have joined the historic alliance, which calls on the food industry to embrace the simple, circular relationship between food waste and its potential to reduce greenhouse gases. - 4 months ago

Combatting Food Insecurity Takes More Than a Village
Combatting Food Insecurity Takes More Than a Village

Collaboration / As Congress signs off for Thanksgiving, roughly 12 million Americans could soon lose jobless benefits. The hope is that people and companies continue to step up; government programs continue, and the flexibility the food supply chain has gained during COVID will enable a nimbler switch to accommodate future need. - 4 months ago

How Your Company Can Enact the #1 Solution for Combating Climate Change
How Your Company Can Enact the #1 Solution for Combating Climate Change

Waste Not / Consumers are increasingly aware of food waste, and its impact on food access and on climate change. Those businesses that commit to responsible food-waste recycling can turn a problem into a point of pride, customer loyalty and cost reduction. - 4 months ago

Repurposing Farm-Based Food Waste Provides Pathway to a Healthier Planet
Repurposing Farm-Based Food Waste Provides Pathway to a Healthier Planet

Waste Not / Food waste handling presents itself as either a generator of deadly greenhouse gases — or a tool for immediate decarbonization of the food cycle, and an increase in the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices. - 5 months ago

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