Achieving Sustainability

in organic utilization with clean energy production & soil revitalization



We develop, build, own and operate organics to energy facilities to meet diversion goals

Accepting Organic MATERIALS: How it Works?

Accepting a wide and changing range of separate or commingled organic resources, coping with varying levels of contamination

Producing Renewable Energy

Diverting organics from landfill will significantly reduce the emissions of super-pollutant methane. Putting our organic streams to beneficial use, producing renewable natural gas (RNG)

Organically Certified Compost

Producing large quantities of organically certified compost and soil amendment, servicing regional agricultural, farming and landscaping needs


Gary Aguinaga


Gary has overall responsibility for TNRE. He has spent much of his career developing and operating renewable energy facilities. Prior to TNRE, Gary spent 26 years with Wheelabrator Technologies/Waste Management, Inc., serving in the field and in corporate management, before assuming the role of Managing Director of International Operations, which led to the successful development of over $2 billion in new infrastructure.

Bernard C. Fenner

VP of Energy Services

Bernard’s charge is to lead the development team to successful growth of TNRE’s organics to energy business. Prior to TNRE, Bernard spent eight years heading the Kompogas anaerobic digestion business, first at Axpo Group where he was the CEO of Axpo Kompogas AG and thereafter at Hitachi Zosen Inova AG where he served as Vice President of the System Unit AD.


Gary Aguinaga



Markus Burri

Technical Director – System Engineering


Bernard C. Fenner

VP of Energy Services


Frank Lauro, PE

Senior Project Development Manager


Rebecca R. O’Brien

Director of Marketing & Client relations


Jim Philipps

Director Key Accounts


Ty Quinn

Director of Accounting and Finance



Environmental Permitting
Organic Resources Consulting and Outreach Support
Balance-of-Plant Architectural and Engineering Design
Regulatory Advisory and Advocacy
Fahrion Group LLC
Feedstock Advisory and Outreach Support
Environmental site assessments, permitting, engineering, and geotechnical services

True North Venture Partners invest in and build businesses that help the world transition to a clean and sustainable future. True North’s roots trace back to the founding and scale up of First Solar, Inc., one of the world’s leading alternative energy providers. We continue to build a portfolio of innovative technologies and businesses that will reshape core industries and help the world transition to a clean and sustainable future.

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