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FutureMetrics, lead by PhD economist William Strauss, is the only quantitative simulation based decision analysis consulting firm in the pellet export sector. "Maximize the probability of success and minimize the risk of ruin."
Dr. Strauss is the chairman of the upcoming 2nd Annual Industrial Pellet Trade and Transport Summit (July 9-11, 2013)
William Strauss, president of FutureMetrics, is the recipient of the 2012 International Excellence in BioEnergy Award
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NEW - Dr. Strauss is the author of an article in the May 2013 issue of Environmental Management Magazine, "Why CO2 from Wood Fuels is Carbon Neutral in Combustion." HERE.
NEW - Dr. Strauss gave a presentation on Pellet Export Project Risk Mitigation at the 2013 International Biomass Conference on April 9, 2013. Download the PPT HERE.
NEW - Dr. Strauss presented to the NE Biomass Heating Conference about Thermal RECs in State RPS. HERE.
FutureMetrics has released a new white paper on HEAT PUMPS and how they compare to wood pellet heat. HERE.
FutureMetrics has released a new white paper on why low cost natural gas will be good for the wood-to-energy sector HERE.
Dr Strauss is featured in a story on Maine's economic future in the January 2013 issue of Mainebiz Magazine. Story is HERE.
Dr Strauss discussed pellet export project risk and decision analysis at the European Pellet Commodity Trading conference in Amsterdam in late November, 2012. PowerPoint is HERE.
Dr. Strauss led an expert session on pellet export project risk and decision analysis at the annual Risk Analytics Conference in November, 2012 in Las Vegas. HERE
Dr. Strauss was a keynote speaker at the International Bioenergy Days conference in October, 2012. His presentation is available HERE.
A brief paper on Thermal RECs. This paper shows the significant positive economic benefits from adding thermal RECs to state's renewable portfolio standards. Get it HERE.
A paper showing a Risk Analysis for a Wood Pellet Manufacturing Plant. This paper illustrates the use of Monte Carlo Simulation to quantify key decision metrics for judging the efficacy of the project. Get it HERE.
FutureMetrics is providing a FREE life cycle cost analysis dashboard. Get it HERE.
Dr. Strauss was the chairman of the Biomass Trade and Transport Summit that was held in Charlotte, NC July 16-18. HERE.
FutureMetrics shows why natural gas prices will rise significantly over the next 3 to 8 years while wood pellet prices will remain the lowest cost solution in many locations. Paper is HERE.
William Strauss is the author of an article about bioenergy in Sweden in the May 2012 issue of Biomass Power and Thermal magazine. HERE.
FutureMetrics has published a paper on CO2 emissions from the combustion of wood versus coal. The data suggest that the Manomet Study miscalculated the carbon debt. In fact, wood pellets release less CO2 per unit of useful energy than coal. Get the paper HERE.
Dr. Strauss gave a briefing to Governor Paul LePage of Maine. The PPT presentation is HERE.
Dr. Strauss gave a briefing in the House Commerce and Energy Committee Chamber in Washington DC. The PPT presentation is HERE.
FutureMetrics has a research paper "How Manomet got it Backwards." It is HERE. Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine has written an editorial on the paper HERE. The Manomet Center has posted comments on Dr. Strauss's paper. Dr. Strauss has written a reply (with link to the Manomet comments) HERE.
FutureMetrics' research paper on Maine's addiction to heating oil is HERE.
Dr. Strauss is a director of Maine Energy Systems.
Dr. Strauss is the chief economist for the Biomass Thermal Energy Council.Dr. Strauss is the chief economic advisor to the Maine Pellet Fuels Association.