Biomass supply chain consulting Co. specializes in the application of decision science in biomass supply chains to help clients make more informed strategic, tactical and operational decisions. Expertise includes biomass resource assessment, technical, engineering and economic feasibility study of biomass and biofuel projects, sensitivity and risk analysis, scenario-based analysis, biomass sustainability and certification, life cycle analysis, and directions on research, development, investment, and policy making.
The company was founded by Dr. Mahmood Ebadian. Mahmood is an industrial engineer with the primary focus on supply chain management and lean manufacturing. He has a solid background in modeling, analyzing and optimizing supply chain networks. In the last ten years, he has developed supply chain networks for various types of feedstocks including agricultural residues, dedicated energy crops (e.g. Miscanthus and Willow), forest residues, wood pellets, sugarcane residues, oilseed crops and municipal solid waste. These supply chain networks were developed for demonstration, pre-commercial and commercial scale bioenergy and biofuels plants including cellulosic ethanol, renewable diesel, biojet, electricity and heating. He earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Ph.D. in Biomass Supply Chain Management. He is the co-author of two books on "Lean Manufacturing" and "Lean Supply Chain". His passion is in adopting the best supply chain management practices from mature industries into the bioeconomy.
Mahmood has been working as a biomass logistics and supply chain specialist on various biomass and biofuel projects in the US and Canada with industrial partners (e.g. AGCO, Boeing, SkyNRG, AGgrow Tech, Autonomous Tractor Corporation, Control Union), Advisory Groups and Associations (e.g. BiofuelNet Canada, Industrial Innovation Canada, Waterfall Advisory Group and Wood Pellet Association of Canada), Government Agencies (e.g. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Research Council of Canada), and academia (e.g. UBC, State University of New York, University of Iowa, University of West Virginia).