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 13, 2018

EIA maintains 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its November forecasts for 2018 and 2019 ethanol production, but making slight changes to quarterly production forecasts. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

House passes 2018 Farm Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 369 to 47 on Dec. 12. The legislation will now be sent to President Trump’s desk. Trump is expected to sign the bill later this week. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Biofuel industry defends RFS during House committee hearing

On Dec. 11, a house subcommittee held a hearing on the recently released discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act, which aims to sunset the RFS and enact a national octane specification. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill

On Dec. 11, the Senate voted 87 to 13 to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. The vote came one day after House and Senate ag committee leaders released the text of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report. The bill will now be considered by the House. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

WASDE reduces 2018-’19 forecast for corn use in ethanol

The USDA has reduced its forecast for 2018-’19 corn use in ethanol in the December edition of its World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report. The report also predicts reduced corn imports and larger ending stocks. READ MORE

December 10, 2018

Report: Biofuels, bioproducts required to meet GHG goals

A report released by the Biofuture Platform states that the world’s greenhouse gas reduction goals cannot be met without greater use of biofuels and bioproducts. The report also describes several barriers impeding future progress in the sector. READ MORE

December 07, 2018

UNICA: Increased sales of hydrous ethanol continue into November

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol sales by production units in the south-central region of the country were up during the first half of November. The volume of sugarcane milled, however, was down. READ MORE

December 06, 2018

Surplus assets of former Ineos Bio plant to be sold at auction

Some of the land and equipment associated with the former Ineos Bio Energy 8 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant and associated 6 MW bioenergy plant in Vero Beach, Florida, is being offered for sale via an auction with Maas Companies. READ MORE

December 04, 2018

Hearing scheduled on bill to sunset RFS, enact octane standard

A house subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing Dec. 11 on the recently released discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act. The bill aims to sunset the Renewable Fuels Standard and enact a national octane specification. READ MORE

December 03, 2018

Ontario could require E15 as soon as 2025

A new proposal released by the Ontario government indicates the province could require gasoline to be blended with 15 percent ethanol as soon as 2025. The U.S. ethanol industry has applauded news of the proposal. READ MORE