Anna Austin

Anna Austin is an associate editor for BBI International's Biomass Power & Thermal. Anna is responsible for composing Web and monthly magazine content, as well as assisting in the development of associated conferences. Prior to joining BBI in June 2008, Anna worked as a staff writer for the Hillsboro Banner. She holds a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of North Dakota.

Latest Posts by Anna Austin

September 23, 2013

Shaping Up to Ship Out

Ambitious efforts of U.S. ports and pellet producers are keeping pace with soaring international wood pellet demand. READ MORE

January 07, 2013

Planned Outage Protocol

Scheduled outages for plant maintenance and repairs are essential to overall efficiency and functionality. READ MORE

November 20, 2012

European, Indian governments team for biomass initiative

The European Commission and Indian government have partnered for a research and development initiative that will focus on finding solutions for existing challenges and needs in biotechnological research activities involving biomass production. READ MORE

October 08, 2012

Maximizing Metal Recovery

Energy-from-waste technologies have dramatically advanced since most plants were built, providing new revenue streams and enhanced waste disposal methods. READ MORE

April 25, 2012

Setting an Energy Standard

While 29 states and Washington, D.C., individually work toward their own renewable energy standards, the U.S. considers a national clean energy standard READ MORE

April 25, 2012

A Handle on Heating Value

A German company aims to bring biomass power plant innovation to the U.S. READ MORE

April 25, 2012

Leaving a Legacy

A Washington biomass bill is touted as a job-saver, bioenergy booster READ MORE

April 23, 2012

Tecogen to install CHP system at N.Y. wastewater plant

Tecogen Inc. is installing a combined-heat-and-power system at the Medina, N.Y., wastewater treatment plant. READ MORE

April 23, 2012

Russell Biomass scores water permit

Russell Biomass LLC has received a Clean Water Act permit for its proposed biomass cogeneration plant in Russell, Mass., but the company isn't certain when it will be able to begin construction. READ MORE

April 18, 2012

Panel examines digester innovation

About 35 percent of waste sent to landfills is organic. If that waste was used for energy instead, the equivalent of 20 percent of U.S. coal plant emissions would be eliminated. READ MORE