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

May 27, 2016

DOE: Biomass committee schedules June meeting

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled for June 13-14 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public can observe the business of the committee. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

USGC: Analysis quantifies value of ethanol, coproduct exports

The U.S. Grains Council has published a new analysis conducted by Informa Economics that determined exports of U.S. corn and corn products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output in 2014. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Growth Energy applauds Trump’s pro-RFS statements

Growth Energy has spoken out to applaud a statement made by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in support of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). Meanwhile, two former senators are asking Trump’s energy advisor to support the RFS. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

EPA schedules hearing on RFS proposal, registrations due May 31

The U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public hearing June 9 in Kansas City, Missouri, on its proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuels standard (RFS). Parties wishing to testify at the hearing must contact the EPA by May 31. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

USDA announces application periods for BCAP

The USDA Farm Service Agency has announced incentives will resume this month through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. According to the USDA, $3 million is available for BCAP during fiscal year 2016. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

Ethanol trade groups participate in USDA trade mission to Mexico

The USDA has announced an ethanol trade mission to Mexico May 24-25. Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse will lead a team of leaders in the U.S. ethanol industry to explore opportunities to expand each country’s renewable energy sector. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

Business Briefs

May 23, 2016

EPA: Nearly 17 million cellulosic RINs generated in April

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for April, reporting more than 1.511 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the net total for the first four months of the year to nearly 5.88 billion RINs. READ MORE

May 23, 2016

USDA announces $21 million in bioenergy funding

The USDA has announced the availability of $21 million in funding through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products, as well as education and training. READ MORE

May 20, 2016

STB issues SNPR for rail reporting requirements

In early May, the Surface Transportation Board published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPR) that aims to update pending regulations requiring Class I railroads to report certain service metrics, including data on ethanol unit trains. READ MORE