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

February 27, 2017

Minnesota bill proposes doubling of state renewable power goal

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith introduced HF 1772, which would raise the state's current renewable portfolio standard, enacted in 2007, from 25 percent by 2025 to 50 percent by 2030. READ MORE

February 24, 2017

Alberta Innovates issues EOI for waste-to-energy technologies

Alberta Innovates, a provincial agency focused on advancing energy and environmental technology, has released a call for expression of interest (EOI) for companies to showcase waste conversion technologies fit for small and urban rural communities. READ MORE

February 23, 2017

Enviva reviews solid year, sees global pellet market growth

Enviva Partners LP reported solid operational performance and financial results for full year 2016, with net revenue increasing 1.5 percent from 2015 to $464.3 million, and an adjusted EBITA increase of 16 percent, or $12.4 million, from 2015. READ MORE

February 22, 2017

The New Stacks in Town

A state-of-the-art, waste-to-energy plant at Dublin’s Poolbeg Peninsula is readying to fire up. Built by Covanta Energy Inc., the facility will generate enough power for 80,000 homes, and eventually, district heat as well. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

Astec weighs in on strong year, future wood pellet projects

Astec Inc. reported a solid year in 2016, having grown both revenue and net income quarter-over- quarter and year-over-year, on top of an end-of-year record backlog and a larger-than-anticipated number for pellet plant revenue. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

Pruitt confirmed as US EPA administrator

In a 54-46 vote, Scott Pruitt has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as administrator of the U.S. EPA. He has served as attorney general of Oklahoma since November 2010. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

Alabama company buys closed Maine biomass power plant

Alabama company 42 Railroad Ave LLC has purchased shuttered biomass power plant Sherman Power Station in Stacyville, Maine, and plans to restart the facility as early as June. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Drax reports good operational year, discusses future in biomass

Drax Group has released its preliminary results for 2016. Via webcast, CEO Dorothy Thompson discussed challenges and successes over the past year, as well as some of the company’s future goals for biomass conversions and wood pellet production. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

EnviTech Biogas commissioning two New York dairy digesters

Global digester developer EnviTech Biogas is in the processing of commissioning its third and fourth digesters at New York dairy farms. READ MORE

February 14, 2017

Cascades plans $11 million biomass boiler upgrade at Quebec plant

Cascades Inc., a global packaging and tissue products company, is revamping existing biomass boilers at its Cascades Containerboard Packaging–Cabano plant in Quebec, Canada. READ MORE