Anna Simet

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 seven years of journalistic experience.

Latest Posts by Anna Simet

April 24, 2014

Viridis Energy lands grant, new equipment to draw fuel suppliers

The Nova Scotia government has awarded Viridis Energy with a CA$517,500 ($469,000) grant to purchase new equipment at the company’s pellet manufacturing subsidiary, Scotia Atlantic Biomass Company Ltd., in Middle Musquoboit, Nova Scotia. READ MORE

April 23, 2014

Thermogen loan guarantee reduced, developers still committed

The Finance Authority of Maine has approved a $16 million taxable bond for Thermogen's black pellet project in Millinocket, Maine, reducing its initial commitment, approved in October, by $9 million. READ MORE

April 23, 2014

Bloomberg: global renewable investments down, but power share up

While global investments in renewable energy technologies dropped in 2013, continuing a two-year trend, there are several silver linings to that observation, according to a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. READ MORE

April 18, 2014

Group launches New Hampshire Wood Energy Council

A group of public sector and private business have partnered up to launch the New Hampshire Wood Energy Council, a nonprofit partnership that the group said will promote heating commercial and institutional buildings in New Hampshire with wood. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

Washington DNR to hold mobile pyrolysis demo

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring a mobile pyrolysis technology demonstration featuring three vendors on May 8 that will include conversion of wood chips into bio-oil, bio-char and syngas. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

Ontario's Thunder Bay burns last coal, seeks biomass fuel supply

Officially earning the province a coal-free status several months prior to its goal of the end of 2014, Ontario Power Generation's Thunder Bay Generating Station has burned its last supply of coal, the utility and the Ontario government reported. READ MORE

April 10, 2014

Pellet industry must become 'common and ordinary; embrace oil'

Though the biomass thermal industry is known for its progressive and forward-thinking nature, Les Otten, president of Maine Energy Systems, insists that in order to achieve its goals, the sector needs to embrace "disruptive thinking and technology." READ MORE

April 09, 2014

Northeast Biomass Heating Expo hosts biomass boiler bus tour

The Northeast Biomass Heating Expo being held in Portland, Maine, April 9-11, kicked off by taking a bus full of tour goers on a biomass boiler bus tour. READ MORE

April 04, 2014

Associations release renewable energy outlook paper

Multiple renewable energy trade association have teamed up to produce a single report that contains current market reviews, outlooks and policy recommendations for each respective sector, including biomass power, biomass thermal, and waste-to-energy. READ MORE