“At Total-Western, our vision is to build and sustain a prosperous and sustainable future and our partnership with the BDO Zone strategic alliance enables us to turn this vision into reality,” said Payman Farokhyar, Chairman of Total Western. “We are excited to support new businesses that want to contribute to a sustainable future, especially local businesses that can help our community thrive in renewable energy.”

Jordan Solomon, Chairman of Ecostrat, states: “A BDO Area Rating signals that a region has undergone rigorous and thorough due diligence using over 100 standardized, transparent and validated risk indicators based on BSCR standards for bio-based investments. The BDO ‘A’ and ‘AA’ area ratings identify regions of the country best placed for the development of low-risk bioeconomy projects.

BDO Zones do three essential things: they help project developers more easily and quickly identify new project locations; they help investors to deploy capital more quickly in these regions; and they help communities create new clean energy jobs. Often, small communities lack the platform of credibility needed to present themselves as great areas for future bio-based development. BDO Zone Designations change that and raise the flag over these communities as some of the best areas in the country to build the next bio-based factory. »

American biomass is a driver of economic development with the potential to create 160,000 jobs and nearly $15 billion of economic benefit. The BDO Zone Initiative can help the United States realize this potential by supporting the development of new markets for American bioenergy, advanced biofuels, biobased heat and electricity, biomaterials, and clean hydrogen.

About Total-Western, Inc. (
Total-Western provides comprehensive design/build, construction, fabrication, operation and maintenance services to customers around the world. United States. The company was founded in 1972 and has six regional locations across California, Nevada, and Washington. On every job, Total-Western implements its PASS program to ensure that each task is performed with safety, qualification, profitability and personal responsibility in mind.

Total-Western has made a commitment with World Energy in Paramount, California. for more than 30 years, including the last nine years since its conversion into a biodiesel plant. World Energy is one of the world’s leading biofuel producers and marketers helping to provide low-carbon fuel solutions, enabling cost-effective steps towards sustainability and a reliable supply of high-quality, advanced biofuels.

In addition, Total-Western is currently working on a renewable fuels project, UrbanX, in Bakersfield, California., where they are responsible for building the project. The UrbanX project will be the first installation in California dedicated to the production of low-carbon renewable diesel. The facility is expected to refine 5,300 barrels per day and generate more than 75 million gallons/year of renewable diesel.

For more information about Total-Western, visit If you want to connect with Reed Mitchell, vice president of business development, please email [email protected].

On The BDO Zone Initiative (
The BDO Zone Initiative ( is an economic development platform that enables local communities to deploy powerful economic development tools – BDO Zone Ratings – to achieve the goal of stimulating, accelerating and catalyzing biobased investments and the development of commercial projects in the BDO area. designated areas for new plants producing biofuels, renewable chemicals, biogas and bioproducts. To do this, BDO Zone Ratings provide credible technical assessments of commodity and infrastructure risk, and then enable communities to effectively and easily report and promote key “success” characteristics of commodities and infrastructure, valued by bio-based developers and investors around the world.

BDO areas rated “AA” or “A” identify the best areas for the development of low-risk bioeconomy projects. BDO Zone Ratings enable struggling communities to add capacity to support the deployment of innovative technologies and infrastructure, which drives regional economic development in areas where poverty has persisted for generations, harnessing natural resources to support bio-based manufacturing and renewable energy production.

BDO zones have the ability to advance job creation, decarbonization and social justice. By reaching the goal of 1,000 BDO zones in four years across the United States, this initiative has the potential to create more than 160,000 clean jobs, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2, 59% and provide $30 million/year in the local economy.

The BDO Zone Strategic Alliance Partnership is divided into four groups: Capital Markets Partners, Project Partners, Technology Partners and Supply Chain Partners.

For more information on the BDO Zone initiative, please visit

About Ecostrat (
Ecostrat led the USDOE/BETO-funded project to develop new investment standards and ratings for biomass supply chain risk. Its Biomass Supply Group has over 25 years of experience sourcing and supplying over five million tonnes of biomass feedstock for bioenergy, biofuels and biochemical projects across North America. Its advisory group combines BSCR standards with powerful predictive analytics to understand and minimize supply chain risk.

Jordan Solomon is Chairman of BDO Zone Initiative and Chairman of Ecostrat. He oversaw the development and operation of biomass supply chains for over five million tonnes of feedstock for two decades for bioenergy, biofuels and biochemical projects.

Jordan Solomon can be attached to [email protected].

For more information about Ecostrat, visit the company’s website at

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