Canadian Biomass Magazine

FutureMetrics adds senior economist, director to team

July 17, 2017
By FutureMetrics

July 17, 2017 - Seth Walker has joined FutureMetrics as a Senior Economist and Director of Business Development. In addition to bringing a fresh analytical perspective, Walker will be developing new reports and products to enhance FutureMetrics' offerings to the wood pellet sector.

Walker has extensive knowledge and experience in the bioenergy and forest products sectors and is a leading expert on global wood pellet markets. He has presented at more than two dozen conferences in numerous countries across North America, Europe and Asia.

“FutureMetrics is the only consultancy that is totally focused on the wood pellet sector. We already offer ‘one-stop-shop’ services that include operations improvement and training for pellet producers, strategic analysis for producers and buyers, feasibility studies for developers, and due diligence for potential investors. Having Seth on the team deepens our research and analytics skill set. His immersion in the pellet sector during the last decade will contribute to FutureMetrics’ ability to offer well-informed sector-specific research, analysis, and advice,” said William Strauss, president and founder of FutureMetrics.

“FutureMetrics has built an impressive reputation as the leading global wood pellet consultancy. They continue to work with some of the biggest names in the industry and I look forward to adding my perspective and developing business opportunities within the company,” Walker said.

Prior to joining FutureMetrics, Walker spent seven years at RISI, Inc., most recently as Senior Bioenergy Economist. Walker was the author of RISI’s Global Pellet Outlook report and the North American Bioenergy Forecast. While at RISI, he conducted due diligence, fiber supply, and policy analysis studies for the forest products and bioenergy industries. He also held roles covering the North American and international timber markets.


Walker holds a B.S. in Resource Economics and Commerce and an M.S. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Rhode Island.

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