The Biologue Blog

March 03, 2016

In Search of Greatness

BY Anna SimetEvery year since 2012, Biomass Magazine and BBI International have given out two awards at the International Biomass Conference & Expo: the Groundbreaker of the Year Award, and the Excellence in Bioenergy Award. READ MORE

February 19, 2016

Tour a New Biogas Plant

BY Anna SimetBiomass Magazine recently launched registration for the International Biomass Conference & Expo tour sites; one of the destinations is Blue Sphere Corp.’s new 5.2-MW biogas plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ MORE

February 05, 2016

A Call For Columnists

BY Anna SimetHave a great idea for content, or a message to share? I want to hear about it. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Calling On Pellet Producers

BY Anna SimetPellet Mill Magazine is conducting a survey to find out how the warmer winter and low fuel oil prices are affecting the industry. READ MORE

January 22, 2016

Clean Power Plan Stays…For Now

BY Anna SimetAnother attempt to quash the Clean Power Plan bites the dust—for the time being. READ MORE

January 15, 2016

The Fall Continues

BY Anna SimetJust over a month ago, I wrote a blog on how oil had dipped below $36 per barrel, and speculated a little on its implications to the wood pellet and wood-using energy industries. READ MORE

January 08, 2016

California’s Biomass Debacle, Part 3

BY Anna SimetCalifornia’s biomass industry is experiencing tough times, and we’ve been following it for quite some time. READ MORE

December 31, 2015

Oh The Wonders Of Science

BY Anna SimetAnimal waste is often used as a biomass feedstock, so what about human waste? READ MORE

December 23, 2015

Marching into Development & Construction

BY Anna SimetI write this blog fresh off of the March Biomass Magazine planning meeting. The theme that month is project development and plant construction, one of my favorite themes, and arguably one of the most important issues of the year. READ MORE

December 18, 2015

This Year's Standout Stories (My Picks)

BY Anna SimetAs 2015 comes to a close, the Biomass Magazine staff has already been working on 2016 issues for a couple of months. Today, I’m going to share with you my personal favorites from each section. READ MORE

December 11, 2015

The Silver Lining of Low Oil

BY Anna SimetIn January Biomass Magazine story “The Untold Upside of Low Oil Prices,” Senior Editor Ron Kotrba speaks to executives managing different renewable fuel facilities, and finds that it’s not all doom-and-gloom when the cost of crude nosedives READ MORE

December 04, 2015

A Newsy Week for Biofuels

BY Anna SimetIt has been quite the week for the biofuel industry. On Monday, the U.S. EPA released the highly anticipated renewable fuel standard (RFS) renewable volume obligation numbers for 2015, 2016 and 2017. READ MORE

November 25, 2015

Zeroing in on the Global Pellet Market

BY Anna SimetThe Global Pellet Market Outlook Summit will be held on April 11 in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s a really nice compliment to the largest annual gathering of biomass professionals in the U.S., an event that already has plenty of content dedicated t READ MORE

November 20, 2015

The UK's Energy Strategy Identity Crisis

BY Anna SimetThe U.K. has been a role model to other countries looking to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, reduce carbon emissions and increase renewable energy generation. But, as of recent, it seems the tides may be turning. READ MORE

November 13, 2015

California Boosts Bioenergy with Beetle-Kill

BY Anna SimetTo combat the state's dead and dying forest problem, California Gov. Jerry Brown has called for 19 different initiatives, the majority of which are related to getting the materials to bioenergy facilities. READ MORE