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

December 09, 2016

FTC: US ethanol industry remains unconcentrated

The Federal Trade Commission recently issued its 2016 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration. As in previous years, the report found U.S. ethanol production remains unconcentrated. The report also showed production capacity increased last year. READ MORE

December 09, 2016

DOE to open FOAs for integrated biorefineries, algae biofuels

In early December, the U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to open two biofuel-related funding opportunities. One is focused on the optimization of integrated biorefineries, while the other is focused on algae-based fuels. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

EIA slightly increases 2017 ethanol production forecast

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting fuel ethanol production will average 990,000 barrels per day in 2016, increasing to 1 million barrels per day in 2017. READ MORE

December 08, 2016

EPA seeks comments on flex fuel provisions of REGS rule

On Dec. 2, the U.S. EPA issued a notice of data availability (NODA) that will make additional data available for comment on the ethanol flex fuel (EFF) provisions of its proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support rule. READ MORE

December 07, 2016

Trump nominates Pruitt to lead the EPA

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. His nomination is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

December 06, 2016

EPA holds hearing on REGS rule

On Dec. 6, the U.S. EPA held a hearing on its proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support rule in Chicago. Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association were among the organizations that testified at the event. READ MORE

December 06, 2016

Senate committee hearing focuses on GAO’s RFS reports

On Dec. 1, the Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management held a hearing to discuss the U.S. EPA’s management of the renewable fuel standard (RFS) and two Government Accountability Office reports released on Nov. 28. READ MORE

December 06, 2016

FTC grants Gilbarco petition on flex fuel labeling requirements

On Nov. 29, the Federal Trade Commission announced it has granted Gilbarco Inc. and other ethanol flex fuel retailers a partial exemption to its Fuel Rating Rule labeling requirements. READ MORE

December 05, 2016

EPA sets cellulosic waiver credit price for 2017 at $2.00

The U.S. EPA recently published a notice to its website setting the cellulosic waiver credit (CWC) price for 2017 at $2.00. The CWC price for 2016 was set in at $1.33 in November 2015. READ MORE

November 28, 2016

Canada announces plans for national low-carbon fuel standard

On Nov. 25, the government of Canada announced plans to develop a low-carbon fuel standard that would require reductions in the carbon footprint of fuels supplied in the nation based on lifecycle analysis. READ MORE