Suburban Propane Partners L.P. announced that Doug Dagan, vice president of strategic initiatives – renewable energy, has been named to The Bioeconomy 500 for 2023, which highlights outstanding leaders of the bioeconomy’s development and deployment. Dagan is also the only person from an American propane company who made the list.

“Doug continues to play a significant role within Suburban Propane’s renewables division, providing invaluable insight to help advance our brand in this important arena through analysis and strategic partnerships, and we are so pleased that he has been recognized for his efforts,” said Nandini Sankara, spokesperson, Suburban Propane.

The Daily Digest announced the Bioeconomy 500 for 2023, which recognizes individuals for their leadership contributions to the bioeconomy’s development and project deployment. The 500 honors scientists, engineers, policymakers, financiers, project developers, feedstock pioneers, off takers, advocates, and supply-chain and distribution partners.

In his role, Dagan is responsible for supporting the company’s long-term strategic growth and diversification initiatives through the identification, analysis and execution of transformative acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and investments in renewable energy opportunities.

Dagan joined Suburban Propane in 2020 after spending the past two decades advising public and private entities on all aspects of renewable energy projects, advocating for environmental and clean energy policies, and supporting climate change initiatives.

He previously worked in private practice and with state, national and international organizations, including the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Dagan’s unique background in environmental chemistry and renewable energy law and policy underpin his passion for finding and promoting practical solutions to climate change.

Dagan holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and environmental studies from Middlebury College, a master’s degree in environmental management from Yale University, and a master’s degrees in energy law and policy, and a Juris Doctor degree in environmental law from Vermont Law School.