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

February 15, 2019

USDA: Corn use for ethanol down in November, sorghum use up

The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Product Production report with data for November, indicating corn use for fuel ethanol was down during the month. Sorghum consumption for fuel ethanol, however, was up. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

The Andersons reports profitable Q4 for ethanol group

The Andersons Inc. has released fourth quarter 2018 financial results, reporting that its ethanol group was profitable during the quarter despite the low margin environment. Results for the group, however, were down year-over-year. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

Durbin asks Wheeler to commit to finalizing E15 rule by June

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., is urging the U.S. EPA to finalize a rule to allow year-round sales of E15. Due to the delay created by the recent government shutdown, he said he is concerned with the agency’s ability to complete the rule by this summer. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

Republican senators threaten Wheeler’s confirmation over RFS

On Feb. 11, five Republican senators sent a letter to Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler suggesting that his willingness to bend to oil industry interests over the Renewable Fuel Standard will impact their upcoming confirmation votes. READ MORE

February 13, 2019

EIA increases 2020 ethanol production forecast in February STEO

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its previous forecast for 2019 ethanol production, but slightly increasing the production forecast for 2020. READ MORE

February 12, 2019

Advanced biofuel producers ask Congress to extend tax credits

A group of advanced biofuel producers are urging leaders of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means to extend two tax credits that are critical to the development and deployment of advanced biofuels. READ MORE

February 11, 2019

Green Plains considers selling up to 3 additional ethanol plants

On Feb. 11, Green Plains Inc. released fourth quarter 2018 financial results, reporting net income attributable to the company of $53.5 million, or $1.13 per diluted share. The company also indicated it could sell additional ethanol plants this year. READ MORE

February 08, 2019

WASDE reduces 2018/19 forecast for corn use in ethanol

The USDA has reduced its 2018/2019 projection for corn use in ethanol production by 25 million bushels when compared to its December forecast in the latest edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report, released Feb. 8. READ MORE

February 07, 2019

Simmons sworn in as assistant secretary of DOE’s EERE

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has a new leader. Daniel Simmons was recently sworn in assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy. READ MORE

February 07, 2019

Finland to require 30% biofuel, 10% advanced biofuel by 2030

On Feb. 6, the Parliament of Finland voted in favor of a law that aims to require transportation fuel to be comprised of 30 percent biofuel by 2030, with advanced biofuels accounting for 10 percent of transportation fuel by the same year. READ MORE