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

July 24, 2017

Sumitomo buys stake in Canadian wood pellet producer

Wordwide general trading company Sumitomo Corp. has acquired a 48 percent stake in Canadian wood pellet producer Pacific BioEnergy Corp. The company said that is is seeking to establish a steady wood pellet supply for the long-term. READ MORE

July 24, 2017

Safety in Numbers

A collaborative campaign to overhaul safety protocol at Canadian wood pellet plants is evoking positive ripple effects across the industry. READ MORE

July 20, 2017

Drax discusses future plans during investor presentation

Reducing the cost of wood pellet production, finishing two capacity expansions and overhauling a recently acquired plant are just a few of the many focuses Drax CEO Dorothy Thompson discussed during the company’s recent investor presentation. READ MORE

July 11, 2017

Business Briefs

July 10, 2017

All Things Biomass

More than 800 attendees and 160-plus producers of biomass power, heat, pellets biogas and advanced biofuels met in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the 10th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

June 30, 2017

BTU Act reintroduced, biomass thermal, power could benefit

Several legislators have again introduced an act that would level the playing field for biomass heating technologies—and potentially, some biomass power facilities. READ MORE

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