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 over eight years of journalistic experience.

Latest Posts by Anna Simet

March 27, 2015

A Double-Edged Sword

With an improving economy comes a strengthened dollar, and that’s good news to U.S. consumers—we’re getting more for our dollar, and we have more dollars to spend elsewhere. It is not, however, good for trade and foreign U.S. investment. READ MORE

March 25, 2015

Centennial Renewable Energy to build Idaho pellet plant

Centennial Renewable Energy of Idaho announced that is building a 160,000-metric-ton wood pellet plant in northern Idaho and recently signed agreements to purchase land for the project. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

Phoenix seeks trash-to-energy solutions

The city of Phoenix is calling on the private sector for responses to a request for proposals (RFP) and call for innovators (CFI) to turn trash into resources. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Bioenergy South of the Border

Last week, I interviewed Greg Smith from Global Energy Solutions, and during our chat I asked him about opportune countries for bioenergy project development. READ MORE

March 18, 2015

Ontario Power Generation reports strong year

On top of opening the largest biomass-fired power station in North America, Ontario Power Generation reported 2014 income at $568 million before extraordinary gain, a 334 percent increase compared to $135 million in 2013. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

RWE drops biomass power, adds biomass thermal, wind

While RWE Group reported it achieved its earnings targets for 2014 and EBITDA was better than planned, low electricity prices and unusually mild weather negatively affected business performance, which dropped 25 percent from 2013 to 2014. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

Celebrating Industry Leaders

For the past three years, Biomass Magazine has recognized outstanding industry contributions and achievements through two special awards granted at the International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

PHG Energy lands Tennessee gasification project

PHG Energy and the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, have signed a deal to install a gasification plant at the city's wastewater treatment plant. The project will employ PHGE's downdraft gasification technology. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

The (Not-So) Great Garbage Patches

We must continue developing new technologies that will use our waste—not just plastic— in different ways, including energy and fuel purposes. READ MORE

March 02, 2015

USDA publishes final BCAP rule

The USDA has released the final rule for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. Although the general scope of BCAP is not changing, there are some key changes being made to several components of the program. A public comment period is now open. READ MORE