William Strauss is the president and founder of FutureMetrics. FutureMetrics is the leading consultancy specializing in the wood pellet sector. Strauss continues to be a thought leader in the sector and has published numerous papers on a variety of subjects relevant to the wood pellet sector. Strauss has been named as one of the most influential leaders in the biomass sector in 2016 and again in 2017 by Argus Media, and is the 2012 recipient of the International Excellence in Bioenergy award. Strauss has more than 40 years of strategic and policy planning, project management, data analysis, operations, and modeling experience in the renewable energy sector including 10 years operating large waste-to-energy plants in the 1980s. He has an MBA specializing in finance and a PhD in economics and earth systems science.