Renee Rippchen

As vice president of sales and marketing for BioEnergy Solutions, Rippchen identifies new sources of revenue for dairy farmers while simultaneously helping their farms achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through “cow power.” Based in Bakersfield, California, the company builds methane digesters that allow farms to collect methane and convert it into renewable natural gas. Raised on her family’s dairy farm in Richland Center, Wis., Rippchen has been working with dairy producers across the nation to enhance their profitability and add value to the future of their operations her entire life.