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

June 26, 2017

California biomass plant to restart, calls for fuel suppliers

A northern California biomass plant readying to recommence operations is seeking fuel suppliers. Blue Lake Power LLC, a 12-MW power station in Blue Lake, California, issued a call for fuel suppliers last week. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Renewable energy groups share vision of 21st century power grid

In the wake of political actions impacting U.S. clean energy development, leaders of a variety of renewable energy organizations have banded together to further the growth of the renewable industry via a shared vision for the national power grid. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

Draft of US wood chip heating fuel standard available for comment

A committee working on development of a voluntary national wood chip heating fuel technical quality standard for the U.S. has a draft ready for public comment. The effort, funded by a U.S. Forest Service grant, has been underway for several years. READ MORE

June 08, 2017

NYSERDA, NYPA issue record renewable energy RFP

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and New York Power Authority have issued requests for proposals (RFP) for up to 2.5 million megawatt-hours of renewable power, totaling the largest renewable RFP issued by any state. READ MORE

June 08, 2017

Business Briefs

June 02, 2017

Trump pulls US out of Paris Agreement

In what he described as a move to fulfill his duty to protect America and its citizens, President Donald Trump has officially begun the process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord. READ MORE

June 01, 2017

A New Level of Transparency

Enviva's new Track & Trace system is unprecedented when it comes to documenting and sharing feedstock sourcing data. READ MORE

May 31, 2017

Georgia-Pacific mill completes boiler upgrade

Georgia Pacific has finished a $388 million boiler system overhaul at its Brewton, Alabama, containerboard mill. The project has enabled the mill to generate all of its own energy by burning a mix of biomass and natural gas. READ MORE

May 30, 2017

DTE acquires two renewable natural gas facilities

DTE Biomass Energy has acquired two renewable natural gas projects in Texas. Ford Bend Power Producers LLC, located near Rosenberg, is currently operating, while the Seabreeze project in Angleton, Texas, is expected to begin construction in June. READ MORE

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