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

December 09, 2016

Minnesota n-butanol plant comes online

Green Biologics Inc. has successfully converted a Minnesota ethanol plant into an n-butanol production facility. The plant, which is now online after two years of development, recently made its first customer shipment. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

Highland Pellets commissions Arkansas pellet plant

Highland Pellet’s 600,000 metric-ton wood pellet plant in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, is officially open and undergoing commissioning and is expected to be producing pellets by the end of the year. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Nov. 21. READ MORE

December 02, 2016

A Few Good Plugs

Today is the last day to submit an abstract for the International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

December 02, 2016

Blue Sphere provides biogas project updates

As of mid-November, Blue Sphere’s 5.2-MW biogas plant in Charlotte, North Carolina is connected to the grid, and all three generators are now operating, the company recently reported. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

Vermont launches wood, pellet stove change-out program

A new wood and pellet stove change-out program in Vermont aims to help residents update existing systems with cleaner, more efficient models. READ MORE

November 29, 2016

Trial by Fire

Continuing its years-long investigation of whether torrefied biomass could extend its life, Boardman Power Station is prepping to undergo a substantive test burn. READ MORE

November 25, 2016

Connecticut’s first food waste biogas plant nears finish

Quantum Biopower plans to begin operations at a biogas plant in Connecticut by the end of the year. The fully-automated plant will take in 40,000 tons of food waste annually and generate 1.2 MW of power via low solids anaerobic digestion. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

2016 is a Wrap

On Wednesday, we sent the December issue of Biomass Magazine to the printer, marking the completion of volume 10 of the title. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

Convergen Energy purchases Michigan biomass plant

Traxys Power Group’s 20-MW biomass cogeneration plant in L’Anse, Michigan, has been purchased by Convergen Energy, formerly known as Greenwood Fuels. The plant was originally fueled with coal, but began operating using biomass in 2009. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

California dairy digester system complete, plans expansion

A California dairy and its digester developer, Maas Energy Works, are hosting an open house on Nov. 17. The covered lagoon, 800-kilowatt digester system is located at Open Sky Ranch Dairy in Riverdale, California. READ MORE