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

May 24, 2017

Renewable energy jobs push 10 million globally

The renewable energy industry directly and indirectly employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, an increase of 1.1 percent over the previous year, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency’s newly released annual jobs report. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

California dairy digester program open for applications

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for project funding through its Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, which has enabled construction of numerous California digester energy projects. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

South Korea long-term pellet offtakes unlikely, experts say

While South Korea’s consumption of industrial wood pellets is growing and expected to continue, the prospect of North American producers securing long-term offtake agreements with utilities in the country in the near-term is grim, FutureMetrics said. READ MORE

May 04, 2017

Technology-neutral energy tax reform bill introduced

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation that would even further level the playing field for biomass-derived power, heat and liquid fuels. READ MORE

May 04, 2017

Pinnacle Renewable Energy building Alberta pellet plant

Parkland County officials announced on May 3 that the Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. will build a new, $85 million pellet plant near Entwistle in central Alberta. READ MORE

May 02, 2017

Omnibus bill policy rider deems forest bioenergy carbon neutral

The $1 trillion Omnibus spending bill up for consideration by the House and Senate this week includes a policy rider that calls for federal recognition of forest bioenergy carbon neutrality. READ MORE

May 01, 2017

DONG Energy Herning biomass CHP plant scores deal, plans upgrade

After two years of negotiations, DONG Energy has reached a deal to continue delivering district heating to three Danish energy companies via its Herning, Central Jutland, Denmark, biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power plant. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Drax completes acquisition of Louisiana pellet plant

Drax Group plc announced it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Louisiana Pellets, at a price of $35.4 million. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Five bioenergy projects score funds via DOE pilot program

The U.S. DOE has awarded funding to 38 projects for which small businesses will team up with national lab researchers through the DOE’s Small Business Vouchers pilot program. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

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