Erin Voegele

Erin Voegele currently serves as an Associate Editor for Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biomass Magazineand Pellet Mill Magazine, and has written for several other BBI International publications in the past. She aims to provide members of the biorefining industry with accurate, timely, and relevant information that is vital to operating their businesses. Voegele has been with BBI International since 2008. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from North Dakota State University.

Latest Posts by Erin Voegele

November 13, 2019

EIA maintains 2019, 2020 ethanol production forecasts

The U.S. EIA has maintained its 2019 and 2020 ethanol production forecasts its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, published Nov. 13. The agency currently predicts ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in both 2019 and 2020. READ MORE

November 13, 2019

Gevo discusses plans for low-carbon ethanol, RNG

Gevo Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 12, highlighting plans to sell low-carbon ethanol into the California market, develop a 1 MMgy hydrocarbon plant and implement RNG and wind energy at its existing biorefinery in Minnesota. READ MORE

November 12, 2019

Court dismisses ABFA’s petition for review of EPA SRE methodology

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Nov. 12 dismissed a petition for review filed by the Advanced Biofuels Association challenging the U.S. EPA’s methodology for granting small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

November 12, 2019

USDA: U.S. ethanol exports top 100 million gallons in September

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released September export data on Nov. 5 reporting the U.S. exported 100.31 million gallons of ethanol and 1.05 million tons of distillers grains during the month. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

WASDE: Corn use for ethanol reduced to 3.375 billion bushels

The USDA lowered its 2019-’20 forecast for corn use in ethanol by 25 million bushels in its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates Report, released Nov. 8. The forecasts for corn production, use and ending stocks were also reduced. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Trump nominates Brouillette to serve as energy secretary

President Trump on Nov. 7 formally nominated current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette to serve as the next secretary of energy. Brouillette will replace current Secretary of Energy Rick Perry if confirmed by the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

STB: RETAC meeting scheduled for Nov. 14

The Surface Transportation Board has announced its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting Nov. 14 in Paducah, Kentucky, at 8:00 a.m. CST. The meeting is open to the public. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Senators urge EPA to accurately account for SREs

Seven senators representing the Midwestern states of Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and Indiana have each submitted comments to the U.S. EPA urging the agency to accurately account for small refinery exemptions in future RFS rulemakings. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Green Plains reports improving margins, progress with Project 24

Green Plains Inc. has reported a third quarter net loss of $39 million due to the low margin environment. The company, however, said ethanol margins are showing improvement and efforts to improve plant operations are continuing. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

EPA grants request for reconsideration of Title V ethanol rule

The U.S. EPA announced Nov. 6 it is granting a request for reconsideration filed by the National Resource Defense Council in March 2009 related to the agency’s exclusion of ethanol plants from Title V permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act. READ MORE