FutureMetrics is recognized as one of the leading global consultants in the wood pellet sector.

FutureMetrics provides information, analysis, operations guidance, and strategic advice to many of the world’s leading companies in the wood pellet sector.

Intelligent Analysis and Thought Leadership for the Pellet Sector

FutureMetrics has a unique skill set for providing detailed independent analysis. We combine broad and deep operational expertise, powerful sector focused financial modeling skills, and thought leading market awareness.

  • Advice on all aspects of producing, transporting, and selling pellets
  • Merger and Acquisition Services
  • Strategic analysis
  • Expert guidance and due diligence for potential investors and project developers

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White Papers and Dashboards

NEW (June 8, 2016)

FutureMetrics has a new whitepaper. FutureMetrics’ new white paper is, “The Current State of the Industrial Wood Pellet Markets and How the Japanese Market will bring New Opportunities for Growth.”  The paper has new market intelligence on the current and future industrial pellet markets for the UK, EU, and Japan.  It has a detailed section on why the Japanese market is expected to be a significant demander for industrial pellets.

NEW (May 2, 2016)
FutureMetrics has a new whitepaper. A recent Washington Post editorial about using wood for energy was poorly informed. It was based on a letter sent to Congress by 65 “experts”. FutureMetrics’ new white paper is, “The Washington Post and 65 ‘experts’ that Wrote a letter to Congress are Wrong about Biomass to Energy.
NEW (March 24, 2016)
FutureMetrics has a new dashboard that analyzes the cost for a pulverized coal (PC) power plant to co-fire industrial wood pellets with coal. The dashboard provides a utility and/or the PC plant operators to try different combinations of blending ratios of pellets to coal (from 0% to about 50%) and change the cost assumptions on every important input to the costing model.
(February 18, 2016)
FutureMetrics has a new White Paper titled, “Why the opponents to the Clean Power Plan should change their minds”. Click on the link at the top of this column to download the paper.
(February 12, 2016)
William Strauss is named as one of the influential leaders in the biomass sector by Argus Media. Get the document HERE.
(January 12, 2016)
FutureMetrics has a new White Paper by John Swaan that discusses the reasons why pellet plants do not perform as expected. Click on the link at the top of this column to download the paper.

FREE Interactive Dashboards

Wood Pellets in Coal Power Plants

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Clean Power Plan

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Pellet Supply Chain
Cost & Margin (EBITDA)

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Calculating Wood Needed for a Pellet Project

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Pellet Supply Chain Carbon Footprint

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Wood Chips vs. Pellets

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William Strauss is the recipient of the 2012 International Excellence in BioEnergy Award.  Dr. Strauss was named one of the most influential leaders in the biomass sector in 2016 by Argus Media.

John Swaan is the recipient of the 2014 Founders Award for pioneering the North American pellet sector.

Dr. Strauss speaking in London at the 2016 Argus Biomass Conference about key challenges and opportunities for the pellet industry in the coming years.