Leadership for a Secure Sustainable Future

Our leadership team understands the waste disposal and energy acquisition challenges and costs that businesses, farms, and communities face. With backgrounds in food manufacturing, clean energy, anaerobic digester development and operations, and project construction, the Vanguard team is pioneering zero-waste, closed-loop Table to Farm organics reuse.

“Our Farm Powered organics recycling and anaerobic digester program is the first to vertically integrate the organics feedstock chain and farms to solve food waste challenges, generate renewable energy, and sustain farms.”

– John Hanselman, Executive Chairman, Vanguard Renewables

Based in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Vanguard’s goal is to place ADs on farms across North America. The organics to energy lifecycle that is Farm Powered solves the organics waste disposal challenges of American business and the farms, while it generates renewable energy and provides fertilizer to increase local food production and clean water for farm use.

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. read more

John Hanselman
Chairman and CEO

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 read more

Kevin Chase
Chief Investment Officer

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 read more

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 read more