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Vanguard Renewables Named 2018 Organics Recycler of the Year By the National Waste & Recycling Association


The award recognizes the substantial contribution that Vanguard’s Farm Powered organics recycling and renewable energy production program is making to protect the environment and advance the waste and recycling industry.

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John Hanselman


John Hanselman is Executive Chairman of Vanguard Renewables. He has thirty years of experience in renewable energy, environmental, and mission-based entrepreneurial companies. Mr. Hanselman is also a Managing Principal and Founder of Brightfields Development, a solar brownfields development company and Renova Partners, a brownfield redevelopment company.

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Kevin Chase


Kevin Chase is Chief Investment Officer of Vanguard Renewables. He oversees the company’s investments and manages all permitting, design and construction initiatives. Chase comes to Vanguard with a proven real estate career spanning over two decades. Chase is also the President of Trilogy Development LLC, a boutique real estate acquisitions/development and advisory company specializing in a range of services for the residential, commercial and hospitality market sectors.

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William Jorgenson


Bill Jorgenson is a consultant for Vanguard Renewables. Jorgenson is also a managing partner of AGreen Energy (AGE) and BGreen Energy (BGE), LLC’s he formed in 2008 to make renewable electricity and fertilizer from dairy manure and food processing wastes in an environmentally friendly way. These two operating digesters on the Jordan Farm in Rutland, Mass. and Longview Farm in Hadley, Mass. have merged their assets into Vanguard where they are also now stakeholders.

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