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

January 17, 2017

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Kentucky plant

The U.S. EPA recently approved an efficient producer pathway petition for Commonwealth Agri-Energy LLC, bringing the total number of plants to receive pathway approvals under the efficient producer program to approximately 64. READ MORE

January 16, 2017

DOE jobs report features data on bioenergy, biofuels employment

On Jan. 13, the U.S. Department of Energy released its second annual analysis of how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy. The report addresses a wide range of energy technologies. READ MORE

January 16, 2017

RFA responds to FAO news that global food prices fell in 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has announced prices of major global food commodities dropped 1.5 percent from 2015 to 2016. The Renewable Fuels Association noted the news shows corn ethanol has not increased food prices. READ MORE

January 13, 2017

EIA: Ethanol production expected to increase slightly in 2018

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released the January edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting ethanol production will average 1 million barrels per day in 2017, increasing slightly to 1.02 million gallons in 2018. READ MORE

January 12, 2017

USDA report demonstrates GHG benefits of corn ethanol

On Jan. 12, the USDA released a report showing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with U.S. corn ethanol are currently approximately 43 percent lower than gasoline when measured on an energy equivalent basis. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

US ethanol industry opens 2017 with record-setting production

The U.S. ethanol industry opened 2017 with a new weekly production record. Production reached an average of 1.049 million barrels per day the week ending Jan. 6, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

China takes action against US DDGS, ethanol imports

On Jan. 11, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced it will subject U.S. distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) to anti-dumping and countervailing duties. According to information released by the ministry, the duties will be levied beginning Jan. 12. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

DOE, USDA open FOA to support integrated biorefinery optimization

The U.S. Department of Energy and USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently opened a $22.7 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support the optimization of integrated biorefineries. READ MORE

January 10, 2017

Gevo releases operational update, achieves EPA pathway approval

On Jan. 9, Gevo Inc. published an update describing fourth quarter operations at its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery. In addition, the U.S. EPA recently approved a fuel pathway for the plant regarding the production of butanol from corn and sorghum. READ MORE

January 10, 2017

USDA: November corn consumed for fuel ethanol up compared to 2015

The USDA recently published the January edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, indicating total corn consumed for fuel alcohol was at 452 million bushels in November. READ MORE