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 18, 2016

California RNG bill could open door to pipeline injection

A proposed bill in California may serve to greatly benefit the state’s renewable natural gas (RNG) industry. It would modify current siloxane requirements and essentially break down the barrier for RNG producers to access the natural gas pipeline. READ MORE

May 17, 2016

Clean Power Plan court delayed, moved to full bench

On the court’s own motion, the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan oral arguments scheduled for June 2 have been pushed back to Sept. 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit announced on May 16. READ MORE

May 13, 2016

Metsä's More-Than-Self-Sufficient Mill

The Metsä Wood mill in Lohja, Finland, is a 100-percent energy self-sufficient mill. READ MORE

May 11, 2016

Rentech Q1 2016: domestic pellet sales down big, rebound expected

On May 11, Rentech Inc. reported first quarter results significantly below historic levels, attributing a main reason as being the struggles faced by the domestic wood pellet industry in the face of a warm winter and low oil prices. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

University of California mulls sawmill, CHP facility purchase

The University of California is on the verge of purchasing the Sierra Pacific Industries Loyalton, California, mill and associated property, including a 20-MW, combined-heat-and-power (CHP) biomass unit. READ MORE

April 29, 2016

Astec points to pellet division as bright spot

Despite an off year overall for the global pellet market, Astec Industries reported that its pellet division continues to be a bright spot for the company. In its Q1 2016 financial earnings call, Astec reported net sales for Q1 as $278.7 million. READ MORE

April 29, 2016

Looking For Landfill Gas, Biogas Projects

For the next several months, Biomass Magazine plans to run a project spotlight series in the biogas/landfill gas section of the print edition. READ MORE

April 27, 2016

Winner announced in Pellet Stove Design Challenge

A German-designed Wittus pellet stove has been named winner of the third Pellet Stove Design Challenge, an event coordinated by the Alliance for Green Heat and this year hosted by the U.S. DOE’s Brookhaven National Lab. READ MORE

April 22, 2016

Biomass Boilerhopping in Burlington

Biomass heating installations in northern Vermont are far from sparse. READ MORE

April 20, 2016

Pellet producer Viridis Energy for sale

Publically traded Canadian pellet production company Viridis Energy Inc. is up for sale. The company is is working with FutureMetrics LLC to solicit interest for the potential sale of Viridis Energy and all of its assets. READ MORE