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

June 24, 2016

Senators issue letter in support of strong RFS

A group of 39 senators have issued a letter to the U.S. EPA advocating for a strong renewable fuel standard that will support U.S. jobs and the economy, reduce the environmental impact of the transportation and decrease dependence on foreign oil. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

House hearing focuses on RFS implementation

On June 22, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Power Subcommittee held a hearing on the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The event featured testimony from government officials, biofuel supporters and other stakeholders. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

Maine governor issues anti-ethanol executive order

On June 20, Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage issued an executive order mandating state agencies give purchasing preference to gasoline blends with 5 percent or less ethanol when those fuels are of a comparable cost to higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

June 22, 2016

BIO: RFS rule continues to chill advanced biofuel investment

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization has released an analysis that finds the U.S. EPA’s new methodology for setting annual renewable fuel standard (RFS) volumes is continuing to chill investment in advanced biofuels. READ MORE

June 22, 2016

EPA approves Heartland Corn Products’ efficient producer pathway

The U.S. EPA recently approved an efficient producer fuel pathway for Heartland Corn Products’ 104 MMgy ethanol plant in Winthrop, Minnesota. The facility is the 54th facility to achieve an efficient producer pathway approval. READ MORE

June 20, 2016

EPA: 1.62 billion RINs generated in May

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for May, reporting nearly 1.62 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the net total for the first five months of the year to 6.76 billion. READ MORE

June 17, 2016

DOE seeks input in support of developing a billion-ton bioeconomy

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for information (RFI) regarding the ability to eventually supply up to a billion dry tons of biomass feedstock annually for a variety of end uses. READ MORE

June 16, 2016

Valero petitions EPA to redefine RFS obligated party

On June 13, Valero Energy Corp. issued a petition to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking the agency to redefine obligated party under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). In February, Valero made a similar request. READ MORE

June 16, 2016

Business Briefs

June 15, 2016

US ethanol production sets new weekly record

The U.S. ethanol industry set a new weekly ethanol production record the week ending June 10, with production reaching an average of 1.013 million barrels per day, according to data published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE