John Hanselman | AIChE

John Hanselman

Vanguard Renewables

John Hanselman is Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vanguard Renewables, the US organics to renewable energy leader.  John is passionate about recycling organics, once considered waste, into renewable energy and low carbon fertilizer at farms nationwide. His focus is to work alongside food manufacturers, corporations, and food retailers to develop organic waste and decarbonization solutions and to enhance regenerative agriculture practices with Vanguard’s farm partners. John has more than thirty years of experience leading renewable energy, environmental, and mission-driven companies. Vanguard recently received the 2020 Energy Vision Leadership Award and 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.