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

November 25, 2015

Zeroing in on the Global Pellet Market

The Global Pellet Market Outlook Summit will be held on April 11 in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s a really nice compliment to the largest annual gathering of biomass professionals in the U.S., an event that already has plenty of content dedicated t READ MORE

November 23, 2015

An Appetite for Acquisition

Currently focused on converting a shuttered ethanol facility into a pellet plant, Northeast Wood Products is well on its way to reaching its five-year goal of 1.5 million tons of annual capacity. READ MORE

November 20, 2015

The UK's Energy Strategy Identity Crisis

The U.K. has been a role model to other countries looking to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, reduce carbon emissions and increase renewable energy generation. But, as of recent, it seems the tides may be turning. READ MORE

November 16, 2015

EPA addresses biomass in Clean Power Plan, plans workshop

U.S. EPA Acting Assistant Administrator Janet McCabe has published a blog that addresses the potential role of biomass in the Clean Power Plan, and announced that the EPA will hold a workshop on the topic early next year. READ MORE

November 13, 2015

California Boosts Bioenergy with Beetle-Kill

To combat the state's dead and dying forest problem, California Gov. Jerry Brown has called for 19 different initiatives, the majority of which are related to getting the materials to bioenergy facilities. READ MORE

November 11, 2015

Rentech provides update on wood pellet production, plant repairs

Rentech discussed ongoing repairs and operations at its two Ontario wood pellet plants during its Q3 2015 financial earnings call. READ MORE

November 06, 2015

Roeslein halfway done with first phase of massive AD project

Construction of phase one of Roeslein Alternative Energy’s $80 million anaerobic digestion project is about halfway complete and on schedule to be operational by the middle of next year, the company reported. READ MORE

November 06, 2015

Biomass's Book Club Pick

One of the potential stories that were on the table for the January issue of Biomass Magazine, themed plant operation, maintenance and repair, was an article about pellet stove operation and maintenance. READ MORE

November 03, 2015

Paper sizes up Canadian wood pellet heat sector

A new paper by FutureMetrics outlines reasons for the small size of the Canadian wood pellet industry, which include a small domestic heating market, low prices of electricity in some provinces and unfamiliarity with pellet heat technology. READ MORE

October 30, 2015

Agreeing to Disagree...Or Not.

Renewable fuel makers of all kinds need to band together, instead of bash each other, to get where we need to go. READ MORE