Canadian Biomass Magazine

Forestry expert Marian Marinescu joins Ecostrat’s Biomass Advisory Group

November 2, 2023
By Ecostrat

Marian Marinescu

Ecostrat Inc. announced the addition of Marian Marinescu as senior project director in their Biomass Advisory Group.

Marinescu brings invaluable expertise to the Ecostrat team and is widely recognized as a leading expert in biomass supply chain risk, particularly in forest biomass and sustainability. His distinguished background in forest utilization and economic sustainability has paved the way for pioneering research and methodologies, supporting the transition towards sustainable biomass supply chains.

Jordan Solomon, president of Ecostrat, stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Marian on board. His extensive knowledge of forest biomass and sustainability will support our mission to deliver state-of-the-science opinions on biomass supply chain risk. His expertise in bio-hubs, biofuel production, and forest biomass inventory methodologies will further solidify Ecostrat’s position as a leader in biomass supply chain management.”

Marinescu’s impressive track record includes: leading research initiatives in sustainable forest biomass utilization, validating forest biomass inventory methodologies, supporting community bioenergy applications, and assessing the environmental, social, and economic impacts of biomass-to-bioenergy supply chains. His dedication to sustainability is evident through his collaborations with international partners such as the European Forest Institute, showcasing his commitment to positively impacting the biomass industry.

Marinescu says: “I’ve followed Ecostrat’s journey closely, and I wholeheartedly support their commitment to advancing the global bioeconomy. Ecostrat’s innovative approach and dedication to sustainable energy projects resonate deeply with my passion for environmentally responsible practices in the industry. Joining Ecostrat aligns perfectly with my personal and career goals.”

Marinescu holds a Ph.D. in forestry from the University of British Columbia, and boasts a background in forest engineering, economics, and production management. Fluent in both English and Romanian, his outstanding work has been recognized with numerous awards and honours, including the Innovations Recognition from FPInnovations and Gold and Silver Awards of Excellence for his publications.

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