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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 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.

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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 days 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. - 1 week 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. - 2 weeks ago

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