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

April 26, 2017

Drax completes acquisition of Louisiana pellet plant

Drax Group plc announced it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Louisiana Pellets, at a price of $35.4 million. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Five bioenergy projects score funds via DOE pilot program

The U.S. DOE has awarded funding to 38 projects for which small businesses will team up with national lab researchers through the DOE’s Small Business Vouchers pilot program. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Business Briefs

April 25, 2017

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue confirmed as US ag secretary

In an 87-11 vote, on April 24, the U.S. Senate confirmed Sonny Perdue as the 31st U.S. secretary of agriculture. Perdue brings to the USDA a farming background and lengthy career of public service. READ MORE

April 24, 2017

UK operates coal-free for a day

The United Kingdom went without coal power for 24 hours on April 21, reported National Grid, the system operator for the country’s electric grid. READ MORE

April 21, 2017

Maine RPS satisfied by mostly biomass power in 2015

The Maine Public Utilities released its annual report on state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requirements last month, which indicates that in 2015, the vast majority of renewable power used to meet the mandate was derived from biomass power faci READ MORE

April 19, 2017

IRS issues 2017 production tax credits, ups closed-loop biomass

The Internal Revenue Service has published guidance pertaining to the Section 45 Production Tax Credit for 2017. The PTC provides a per-kilowatt-hour tax credit for electricity generated and sold by qualified energy resources. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

Oregon Senate passes bill adding woody biomass to green tech list

Passed in a 30-0 vote, Oregon Senate has passed a bill that adds woody biomass to list of types of green energy generating technology that must be included in the construction, reconstruction or renovation of public buildings. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Bioenergy leaders gather in Minneapolis for annual discussion

Bioenergy industry leaders gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 11, for their annual state-of-the-industry discussion at the 10th International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Hess, Highland Pellets win biomass industry awards

BBI International and Biomass Magazine have named their annual industry award winners as J. Richard Hess of Idaho National Laboratory and Highland Pellets of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. READ MORE