Rona Johnson

Rona Johnson is editor of BBI International’s Biomass Power and Thermal magazine. Rona joined BBI in 2006 as features editor of Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biodiesel Magazine and Distillers Grains Quarterly. In 2007, Rona helped BBI launch Biomass Magazine, which is now Biomass Power and Thermal. Rona’s responsibilities include managing and directing the editorial content of the magazine, website and weekly newsletters and assisting in the development of conference materials and agendas. Prior to joining BBI, Rona worked as a reporter and editor at the Grand Forks Herald and Agweek Magazine, both based in Grand Forks, N.D. She has a bachelor’s in political science from the University of North Dakota.

Latest Posts by Rona Johnson

December 02, 2011

Time for Me to Say Goodbye

What can I say, they made me an offer that I couldn’t refuse and now I have to say goodbye, at least in part, to the biomass industry. READ MORE

November 25, 2011

U.K. Biomass Project Development Continues to Pick up

While we in the U.S. are looking to Congress and waiting to see what’s going to be cut out of the budget, biomass project developers are busy in the U.K. READ MORE

November 17, 2011

Celebrating Sustainable Forest Management

ArborGen recently celebrated the planting of its 10 billionth tree seedling.This is further proof that the use of woody biomass resources to produce energy isn’t about clear-cutting forests. READ MORE

November 11, 2011

Beyond Regulatory Uncertainty

As I edit the features for the annual 2012 Industry Outlook edition of Biomass Power & Thermal, it is refreshing to see all of the progress the industry has made despite the regulatory uncertainty. READ MORE

November 04, 2011

Atlanta Conference was a Hit

I don’t know about the rest of you but I had a great time at the Southeast Biomass Conference & Trade show and made a lot of connections. READ MORE

October 27, 2011

Southeast is a Hotbed of Biomass Activity

If you haven’t done so already, you will want to register for the Southeast Biomass Conference & Trade Show. Topics of discussion include wood pellets, supply and demand, converting and cofiring coal-fired plants with biomass, biofuels and more. READ MORE