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

September 03, 2020

Continuity Amidst Uncertainty

Despite the ongoing pandemic’s effects on the world economy, at least one thing has remained unchanged—heat, power and fuel are still needed, and will continue to be. READ MORE

August 30, 2020

Analyzing Automation

Evolving waste-to-energy and biomass plant technologies are enabling facilities to become more sophisticated, efficient, competitive and safe. READ MORE

May 12, 2020

Biomass Industries Press On

Summarizing stories from the May/June issue of Biomass Magazine, Editor Anna Simet thanks readers, advertisers and contributors for supporting industry trade journal during COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

May 08, 2020

Wood Pellet Data: Crunching the Numbers

Year over year, the 2019-’20 heating season in the U.S. was warmer, but production, sales and revenue were up. Lower feedstock costs drove higher seasonal production, alleviating widespread industry concerns about low inventory from last year. READ MORE

May 07, 2020

RNG Producer Making A Mark

In less than four years, Brightmark has made major inroads in the U.S. renewable natural gas market. It's successes include multiple, concurrently developed RNG projects across the the country, which include partnerships with 20-plus dairy farms. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

After delay, PA pellet producers deemed essential workforce

Despite guidance from federal agencies recognizing forest product manufacturing sites as an essential critical infrastructure workforce, Pennsylvania wood pellet producers were temporarily forced to shutdown March 19. The issue was resolved March 21. READ MORE

March 25, 2020

Consistency is Key

A wood pellet may be just a wood pellet to the buyer, but to manufacturers, it’s much more than that. READ MORE

March 23, 2020

An Identity and Livelihood

With deep family roots in the forest products industry, father and son team Dean and Tony Wood are continuing the legacy. READ MORE

March 20, 2020

USIPA: US wood pellet exports continue uninterrupted

In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, U.S. industrial wood pellet producers continue operations, ensuring no supply disruptions for global customers depending on their product for renewable wood heat and power production. READ MORE

March 18, 2020 assures customers of supply during pandemic

Online retailer has announced it is working to avoid poetntial pellet shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic by investing in additional raw materials to secure its supply chain and building up inventory. READ MORE