Anna Simet

A North Dakota native and Twin Cities resident, Anna Simet (Austin) is managing editor of Biomass Magazine at BBI International, where she has worked since June 2008. She is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and has nearly a decade of journalistic experience, the majority of which has been in bioenergy and biofuels.

Latest Posts by Anna Simet

June 23, 2016

Project Potential in the Land of More Pigs Than People

One state with a really unique RPS component is North Carolina. Several years ago, the state decided to require utilities to purchase 0.2 percent of their power from swine-based energy projects by 2020. READ MORE

June 21, 2016

Proposed bill expands tax credit to biogas-based RNG

A bill recently introduced to the House Ways and Means Committee on Space, Science and Technology would add more biogas applications to the list of technologies that qualify for the federal Section 45 investment tax credit. READ MORE

June 10, 2016

National Advanced Biofuel Conference Heads to Milwaukee

The National Advanced Biofuel Conference and Expo kicks off a week from Monday, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. READ MORE

June 03, 2016

Crash Course on Contributions

Lately, I have been contacted a lot about how to get articles published in Biomass Magazine, so today I’m going to give a quick crash course on submitting contributions. READ MORE

June 02, 2016

Ontario slates $100 million toward renewable natural gas

Ontario’s government plans to spend up to $100 million over the next four years to foster growth of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the province. The Canadian Gas Association has also outlined new targets for country’s natural gas sector. READ MORE

June 01, 2016

Idaho pellet project works to overcome challenges

Though an Idaho pellet plant project announced last spring hasn’t yet come to fruition, the project is still alive and working to overcome final hurdles. Centennial Renewable Energy plans to build the project on the site of a former timber plant. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Small-scale biomass gasification plant progressing in California

A 2-MW biomass gasification plant in North Fork, California, will break ground later this year. The project is the result of a public-private partnership between North Fork Community Development Council and Phoenix Energy. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

Ethanol plant digester to send 5 MW to California grid

Not only does Tulare County, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels LLC manufacture renewable transportation fuel and utilize renewable energy to power its operations, but starting next month, the plant will also send electricity to the grid. READ MORE

May 18, 2016

California RNG bill could open door to pipeline injection

A proposed bill in California may serve to greatly benefit the state’s renewable natural gas (RNG) industry. It would modify current siloxane requirements and essentially break down the barrier for RNG producers to access the natural gas pipeline. READ MORE

May 17, 2016

Clean Power Plan court delayed, moved to full bench

On the court’s own motion, the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan oral arguments scheduled for June 2 have been pushed back to Sept. 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit announced on May 16. READ MORE