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

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

August 03, 2017

Business Briefs

August 02, 2017

U.K. releases 2016 energy statistics

The United Kingdom is currently ahead of its renewable energy targets laid out in the 2009 European Union Renewable Energy Directive, according to the U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Digest of UK Energy Statistics. READ MORE

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