Marcin Lewandowski

Director of Analytics and Risk, Biomass Advisory Group

Marcin leads a team of consultants conducting primary research and analysis for biomass supply risk assessments in the biofuel, pellet, biomass-to-power, and biogas industries.

He completed BA of Geographic Analysis at Ryerson University specializing in geographic information systems (GIS) and satellite data analysis and modelling, in the context of forest resource management. Shortly after, Marcin completed Masters of Forest Conservation at University of Toronto, specializing in forestry operations decision support tools and quantitative analysis of forest restoration. Recently, Marcin completed Masters of Disaster and Emergency Management at York University, developing an agent-based simulation of timber supply chain in Ontario. The simulation was used to assess risk of wood fiber inventory shortage from a perspective of an entire supply chain.

In his professional life, Marcin conducts biomass supply risk assessments using variety of methods ranging from forest yield modeling and growth-to-drain analysis, to biomass price forecasting and Monte Carlo methods. Marcin also conducts GIS-based analyses, such as competition impact assessments, transportation cost analysis, and location optimization.

In addition to quantitative analysis, Marcin manages a team of consultants gathering biomass market intelligence. The team conducts conversations with suppliers and buyers of biomass across North America on a daily basis, collecting insights into the market in various localities of the continent. Years of research has provided Marcin with a deep understanding of the intricacies and complexities of biomass supply chains, including supplier habits and preferences, buyer tactics and strategies, and the role of biomass specs and price in supply chain behavior.

In his spare time, Marcin remains involved in the forest sector serving a president of the Forestry Alumni Association of University of Toronto.