July 7, 2020
“There are an estimated 120 million tonnes of waste and residue biomass in Canada right now — waste that could form the cornerstone of a green COVID-19 recovery effort that fights climate change by building the sustainable economy we need. So...
June 18, 2020
Ecostrat’s participation in the SynBioBeta’s Built with Biology – Bioeconomy Summit was a resounding success. The virtual conference brought together prominent bioeconomy innovators, engineers, investors and thought leaders to discuss eco...
May 22, 2020
Ecostrat’s participation in the 10th edition of the DigestConnect webinar was a resounding success. Over 1,200 of you attended, making it the largest DigestConnect webinar to date, and showing how much interest there is in this topic. If you happen...
May 19, 2020
  Key Points The US has over a billion tons of biomass which can be used as a key lever to drive economic recovery. USDA estimates that 4 million jobs and nearly $660 billion of economic benefits would be created by using biomass to manufacture ...
March 16, 2020
 Jordan Solomon, President and CEO of Ecostrat, presents on the Biomass Supply Chain Risk Standards at the Scaling Up Conference held in Ottawa, Ontario in October of 2019. The video summarizes progress of the project, next steps and the importanc...
January 30, 2020
The Canadian Biomass Supply Chain Risk (BSCR) Standards are the result of more than 3 years of input from an Industry Stakeholder Group of over 150 leading bioeconomy financial institutions, capital providers, operators, developers, feedstock produce...
November 19, 2019
Jordan Solomon presents to the Technical Committee of The Biomass Research and Development Board about the BSCR Standards and Ratings, and their impact on the bioeconomy. The BR&D Board oversees the Interagency Bioeconomy Initiative, a coordinat...
October 10, 2019
Standards Council of Canada (SCC), a crown corporation and member body to ISO and IEC, funds accreditation of the BSCR Standards as a National Standard of Canada (NSC). Ecostrat engages Canadian Standards Association (CSA) for accreditation. ANSI acc...
August 3, 2019
Application of BSCR Standards to first test case of wood to electricity plant in Southeast US shows positive results: over 41% of Risk Factors and 34% of Risk Indicators in the Standards were not addressed by previous reports. Overall project risk as...
July 16, 2019
Biomass Supply Chain Risk Ratings Review Committee formed of 40 leaders from capital markets including: Citibank, Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas, Scotiabank, RaboBank, Manulife, Munich Re, Shell, Total and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Total value of...
May 14, 2019
Canada’s first national Bioeconomy Strategy, released today by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, reflects the views of more than 400 industry representatives from across the country. The strategy recommends action on four key priority areas identifi...
May 10, 2018
This article originally appeared in the Canadian Biomass Magazine in May 2018.  By Pat Liew, Business Development Manager at Ecostrat Inc.   Canada’s heavy industries are notorious for being the biggest emitters of carbon in Canada. With a price...
February 21, 2018
The following article originally appeared in the Canadian Biomass Magazine in February 2018.  By Marcin Lewandowski, Director of Risk and Analytics at Ecostrat Inc.    The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) recently dev...
February 1, 2018
The following article originally appeared in Construction & Demolition Recycling Magazine in February 2018. By Marcin Lewandowski, Director of Risk Analytics at Ecostrat Inc.  Construction and demolition processors need to stay up to date on imp...
August 26, 2017
There has been an increasing interest in cellulosic biofuels. However, developers are struggling to control development and operational risks. This makes it difficult for companies to attract financing. Understanding what risks should be prioritized....
August 24, 2017
Clear understanding of the availability of feedstock and of the tip fees a new anaerobic digestion project can command is critical for developers and financiers...
May 26, 2017
By Marcin Lewandowski, Director of Risk and Analytics at Ecostrat Inc. a.k.a “A simulation model for the design and analysis of wood pellet supply chains.” Recommendation Woody biomass supply chains are complex and the interactions between their ...
April 26, 2017
Natural disruptions, such as droughts, floods, or pest infestations, are a real risk to agricultural biomass supply chains. Projects that depend on agricultural feedstocks must plan for these risks to ensure continual operations. ...
April 26, 2017
By Jordan Solomon and Marcin Lewandowski Economic viability of bioenergy projects depends on de-risking feedstock supply. This white paper series helps explain the relevance of the latest developments in biomass supply chain research and analytics to...
March 24, 2017
Feedstock procurement practices can make or break a biomass or biofuel project. Good procurement managers buy feedstock from a mix of suppliers, juggling economics, quality, and supplier reliability. However, the mix of suppliers is often done at.....
March 16, 2017
By Pat Liew, Business Development Manager at Ecostrat Inc. A significant cost portion for operating a greenhouse in Ontario is heating. With the new Cap & Trade program implemented on January 2017, the cost of heating with fossil fuel will rise. ...
February 26, 2017
By Jordan Solomon and Pat Liew Mistake #1 : Don’t Worry, the Wood Fiber Feedstock is “Typical” In 2011, a fortune 500 company purchased a large woody biomass combustor to heat and cool its factory in North Carolina. It expected to be able to ut...