John Hanselman is co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vanguard Renewables — one of the largest recyclers of food waste in the US. John is passionate about recycling organics once considered waste into renewable energy and low-carbon fertilizer. His focus is developing organic waste and decarbonization solutions for food manufacturers, corporations and food retailers; 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.
John has more than thirty years of experience leading renewable energy, environmental and mission-driven companies. 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.