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 over eight years of journalistic experience.

Latest Posts by Anna Simet

August 28, 2015

Is Coal-Derived Methane Power Renewable?

This week, I learned of an operating project by Hoosier Energy that converts coalbed methane into electricity. The company has it listed in its renewable energy project portfolio and titles it thusly—the Osprey Point Renewable Energy Station. READ MORE

August 27, 2015

Hoosier Energy to build fourth landfill gas-to-energy plant

Hoosier Energy and Randolph Farms Landfill have teamed up for a landfill gas-to-energy project in east central Indiana’s Randolph County. READ MORE

August 24, 2015

Largest grid-connected African biogas plant comes online

Tropical Power has brought online a 2.4-MW biogas power plant in Kenya, reportedly the largest grid-connected biogas plant built in Africa to date. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

FutureMetrics predicts pellet sector is poised for consolidation

A new paper from FutureMetrics predicts the U.S. wood pellet sector may be poised for consolidation due to the impact of lower heating oil prices and price pressure from domestic competition. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Greenbacks and Green Scams

Lately, we’ve been getting quite a few emails from readers asking for advice about which companies to invest in. While we appreciate the fact that you seem to value our opinions and insight, it’s just not our business to make those recommendations. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Synthesizing Substrates

Biogas facilities taking in a wide variety of mixed organic waste have a few extra steps involved in feedstock prep. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

Wisconsin dairy brings online second digester energy project

MTU Onsite Energy recently completed installing its first fully engineered anaerobic digester combined-heat-and-power (CHP) system in North America at Statz Bros. Inc.'s newly developed milking facility in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

Pellet Storage Safety

Earlier this week, I wrote a story on a wood pellet storage offgassing study.Let me just say that I now realize the degree of contention regarding this matter. READ MORE

August 12, 2015

Study suggets residential pellet offgassing a nonissue

A new study, indoor storage of pellets in homes using the fuel for heat does not pose a risk of generating carbon monoxide (CO) levels above recommended thresholds. READ MORE

August 07, 2015

Surveying Pellet Producers

To put together this survey, our team worked with Pellet Mill Magazine editorial board members—who are mainly pellet plant CEOs/operators—so we have a hunch the results will be of interest to you. READ MORE