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

August 23, 2019

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol down slightly in June

The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data from June, reporting that corn consumed for fuel ethanol was down slightly from both the previous month and June 2018. READ MORE

August 22, 2019

Perdue memo shows options to boost ethanol following SRE outrage

An emailed memo dated Aug. 20 from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue obtained by Ethanol Producer Magazine outlines several actions federal officials are considering in response to backlash over the U.S. EPA’s Aug. 9 approval of 31 SREs. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

Axne calls for OIG investigation into EPA’s misuse of SREs

Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, sent a letter to U.S. EPA Acting Inspector General Charles Sheenhan Aug. 21 requesting the EPA OIG conduct an investigation into the agency’s questionable decision-making and misuse of its SRE authority. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

Iowa officials urge EPA to account for SREs

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agricultural Mike Naig sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Aug. 21 outlining the damaging effects of the agency’s recent approval of 31 small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the RFS. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

Groups slam EPA claim that SREs don’t damage ethanol demand

The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy have spoken out to slam the U.S. EPA’s Aug. 20 claim that there is “zero evidence” of demand destruction for ethanol associated with the agency’s treatment of small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

August 21, 2019

EPA extends public comment period on Section 610 review of RFS

The U.S. EPA posted a notice to its website Aug. 21 extending the public comment period on its review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory the Regulatory Flexibility Act through Sept. 23. READ MORE

August 20, 2019

Report: Canadian ethanol production, use forecast up in 2019

A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of Canada’s biofuel industry and the country’s changing biofuels policy framework. READ MORE

August 19, 2019

EPA: 1.8 billion RINS generated in July

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for July, reporting that nearly 1.8 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 38.92 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

August 16, 2019

UNICA: Sales of hydrous ethanol up in July

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the volume of sugarcane processed was up during the second half of July. Sugar production was down, while ethanol production was up slightly from 2018. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

EPA: 2 additional SREs filed for compliance year 2018

The U.S. EPA updated its online dashboard containing small refinery exemption (SRE) data Aug. 15, showing that two more SRE petitions have been filed for compliance year 2018. Both petitions are currently pending. READ MORE