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

October 26, 2017

Astec bullish on pellet plant market outlook

Though some design flaws at two of the large-scale wood pellet plants Astec delivered required unexpected investments this quarter, CEO Benjamin Brock said the company is still confident in the sector and its place in the company’s future. READ MORE

October 10, 2017

EPA issues proposed rulemaking notice to repeal Clean Power Plan

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has begun the process to repeal the Clean Power Plan. An Oct. 10 notice of proposed rulemaking states that the EPA has proposed to determine that the Obama-era regulation exceeds the agency’s statutory authority. READ MORE

October 06, 2017

Business Briefs

October 03, 2017

DONG Energy to change name to Orsted

DONG Energy, a Danish energy company heavily involved in renewables, is changing its name to Orsted. DONG stands for Danish Oil and Natural Gas and no longer accurately reflects who the company is. The name change is effective Nov. 6. READ MORE

September 29, 2017

New papers examine coal, wood pellet cofiring at US power plants

If the U.S. wants to begin replacing coal with wood pellets at power plants, the government must provide incentives similar to the ones that solar and wind currently receive, according to University of Georgia researchers. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

CEC approves grants for forest biomass, biogas projects

A forest biomass-to-power project and two biogas projects were recently approved for grants by the California Energy Commission, via its Electric Program Investment Charge program. READ MORE

September 04, 2017

From High Hazard to Bioenergy Boost

In California, several large-scale biomass power plants have new leases on life via five-year power purchase agreements and stipulations to use high-hazard forest material. Meanwhile, a new wave of small-scale plants continues to navigate developme READ MORE

August 23, 2017

Arizona studying bioenergy for wildfire management

The Arizona Corporation Commission has ordered Arizona Public Service to evaluate forest bioenergy as part of its resource portfolio. The Arizona Corporation Commission will host its first workshop on the topic of forest bioenergy on Oct. 19. READ MORE

August 10, 2017

IWI to build Ontario sawmill paired with pellet plant

International Wood Industries is moving forward with a plan to build a sawmill and colocated wood pellet mill in northeastern Ontario. The target construction date is in the spring 2018, with startup in January 2019. READ MORE

August 09, 2017

Sierra Institute biomass heating project to break ground

A biomass heating project in Plumas County, California, is set to break ground within the next two weeks after a multiyear development process. The system will provide heat to the Plumas County Health and Human Services Building in Quincy. READ MORE