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

January 04, 2018

Every Last Drop

One of the most common deterrents to investment in equipment and technology that will ultimately save bioenergy plants money is exactly that—money. READ MORE

December 30, 2017

A First of Their Kind

This quarter’s Biomass Construction Update profiles a novel pipeline dairy digester cluster in central California, and a biomass thermal plant upgrade in Halifax, Nova Scotia. READ MORE

December 28, 2017

Rentech files bankruptcy, sells Atikokan, NEWP pellet plants

Rentech has filed for bankruptcy and sold off the bulk of its assets, including an Ontario wood pellet plant and U.S. wood pellet business New England Wood Pellet. The bankruptcy filing lists Lignetics of New England Inc. as the buyer of NEWP. READ MORE

December 12, 2017

Dalhousie University biomass heat plant replacement in full swing

A $24.2 million project to replace the aging thermal plant at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is well underway, and has potential for an early startup. READ MORE

December 06, 2017

Business Briefs

November 30, 2017

Dutch firm invests $53 million in Estonia biocoal plant

A subsidiary of Dutch private equity investment firm Momentum Capital has made a conditional investment of EUR 45 million ($53 million) in the development of a biocoal plant to be built in Vägari, Estonia. READ MORE

October 26, 2017

Astec bullish on pellet plant market outlook

Though some design flaws at two of the large-scale wood pellet plants Astec delivered required unexpected investments this quarter, CEO Benjamin Brock said the company is still confident in the sector and its place in the company’s future. READ MORE

October 10, 2017

EPA issues proposed rulemaking notice to repeal Clean Power Plan

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has begun the process to repeal the Clean Power Plan. An Oct. 10 notice of proposed rulemaking states that the EPA has proposed to determine that the Obama-era regulation exceeds the agency’s statutory authority. READ MORE

October 06, 2017

Business Briefs

October 03, 2017

DONG Energy to change name to Orsted

DONG Energy, a Danish energy company heavily involved in renewables, is changing its name to Orsted. DONG stands for Danish Oil and Natural Gas and no longer accurately reflects who the company is. The name change is effective Nov. 6. READ MORE