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Jordan Solomon

President and CEO Ecostrat Toronto

Jordan R. Solomon has held the position of President and CEO of Ecostrat for over 20 years where he oversees the Biomass Advisory Group and the Biomass Supply Group. His responsibilities include new project origination, evaluation and commercialization, corporate strategy and team support. His areas of expertise include project development, supply chain risk-assessment, bio-resource trading, contracting and financing, and risk mitigation for bio-feedstock supply and export.

Jordan is presently working to launch the Canadian Biomass Rating Agency (CABRA) in order to bring the same efficiencies to bio-project finance that the credit ratings agencies have brought to the global capital markets. Over the past several years he has been leading the development of the New Canadian National Standards for Biomass Supply Chain Risk for Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the US National Standards for Biomass Supply Chain Risk for the US Department of Energy (USDOE).

As head of Ecostrat’s Biomass Advisory Group, Jordan directed development the Biomass Supply Network© the largest proprietary biomass supply database in North America. He has led bioenergy project advisory teams to advise on feedstock supply and risk for for JP Morgan, Shell, Coca-Cola, Siemens, Enviva, NREL, DTE Energy, Macquarie Bank, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Southern Company, Rentech, Noresco, EDF, Sweetwater, Solvay, McKinstry, LaFarge, PGE, Eastman, Johnson Controls, and the Canadian government. Ecostrat is one of the leading companies in use of advanced stochastic modelling and Monte Carlo simulation to understand and mitigate bioenergy feedstock risk.

As head of Ecostrat’s Biomass Supply Group, Jordan has overseen development and operation of biomass supply chains for over 5,000,000 tons of biomass and organic feedstock over two decades for biogas, bioenergy, biofuel, and biochemical projects. He has negotiated, structured supply chains, financed and executed bulk shipments of biomass overseas to Europe and Asia.

He has previously served on the Board of First Asset Renewable Power FlowThrough Limited Partnership as a Director of First Asset Power Funds Inc. (I, II, III, IV) and on the Board of Directors of the public Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation (SPAC) Dundee Acquisition Ltd. (TSX: DAQ.UN). He currently sits on the Bioenergy Feedstock National User Facility Advisory Board (Idaho National Laboratory / US Department of Energy).

Jordan holds a B.A. Honors (Eng. Phil.) from University of Western and a Masters in Environmental Studies with a specialty in Corporate Environmental Strategy from York University.

 

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