About Us

We are actively seeking out the circumstances in which to accelerate the transformation of soil into a wonderful resource for economic development. If you are interested in this field, please contact us via Linked-In.


Mr. Patrick Van Haren, MBA, B.Sc. Agr. is the owner of Sunergie (started in 2003), a company specializing in soil-based economic development opportunities for central Texas. He relies on a team with knowledge at the Master’s level in Entrepreneurship/Rural Economics, Project Engineering, Project Management, Life Cycle Analysis, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, and Composting Operations to focus on rural economic development and power project financing.

Mr. Van Haren completed his accelerated MBA cum laude in entrepreneurship at Babson College in Wellesley, MA, where he focused on the “Managing Technology Intensive Enterprise” program. Mr. Van Haren also has 5 years of experience in developing joint ventures in North America and Europe for a Dutch co-operative in animal genetics, and 5 years of experience managing three small rural companies in farming, artificial insemination, and animal genetics. He is a graduate of the two-year Canadian Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program, has a B. Sc. in Agriculture Business & Economics from the University of Guelph (Canada), and has served in numerous co-operatives in Canada. Mr. Van Haren has completed courses in Wind Project Finance, Bioenergy Project Finance, Advanced Composting, Holistic Resource Management, Intensive Cattle Grazing, and was awarded a Certificate as a Sustainable Development Professional from the American Energy Engineers Association.

Contact us at Patrick dot Van Haren at Sunergie dot com.