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 24, 2016

Report: Canadian ethanol industry operating at full capacity

Canada recently filed annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network, reporting the nation’s ethanol industry has consolidated and plants are running at capacity. READ MORE

August 23, 2016

Successful bidders named in sale of 5 Abengoa ethanol plants

On Aug. 22, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri named the successful bidders for five Abengoa first-generation ethanol plants in the U.S. The court is expected to approve the sale of the assets to the bidders on Aug. 29. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

DOE: 5 bioenergy businesses selected for round two of SBV pilot

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers pilot, including five businesses in the bioenergy space. Together, the 43 awards are worth more than $8 million. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

Report discusses Australian biofuel industry

A recent report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides updated data on Australia’s biofuel industry, noting ethanol production is expected to reach 250 million liters this year. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

Business Briefs

August 19, 2016

PHMSA codifies DOT-111 phase out schedule included in FAST Act

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a final rule to codify certain elements included in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which mandates a revised phase-out schedule for certain DOT-111 tank cars. READ MORE

August 18, 2016

EPA commits to meet statutory RFS reporting requirements

On Aug. 18, the U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General published a report finding that two agency offices have not complied with certain statutory reporting and analysis requirements concerning the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

August 18, 2016

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Green Plains Obion

In late July, the U.S. EPA approved an efficient producer pathway petition for Green Plains Obion LCC, bringing the total number of plants to receive pathway approvals under the efficient producer program to approximately 61. READ MORE

August 17, 2016

US ethanol production ties weekly record

The U.S. ethanol industry has tied the weekly ethanol production record it set in July, with production once again reaching an average of 1.029 barrels per day the week ending Aug. 12, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

August 17, 2016

Lightning causes feedstock fire near DuPont cellulosic facility

A lightning strike is the suspected cause of a second fire that has impacted feedstock storage areas associated with DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, in August. The first fire occurred Aug. 4, with the second starting Aug. 17. READ MORE