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

January 17, 2020

USDA: November ethanol exports at 107 million gallons

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released November export data on Jan. 7, reporting the U.S exported approximately 107.28 million gallons of ethanol and 911,569 tons of distillers grains during the month. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

USDA seeks input on new biofuel infrastructure incentive program

The USDA on Jan. 16 launched a request for information (RFI) seeking public input to aid in the creation of its new Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, which aims to expand the availability of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

Senate passes USMCA

The U.S. Senate passed legislation implementing the revised U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement on Jan. 16 by a vote of 89 to 10. The legislation will now be sent to President Trump for his signature. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

EPA: 21 SRE petitions now pending for compliance year 2019

The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Jan. 16, reporting that five new SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2019, up from 16 petitions that had been filed as of Dec. 19. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

Mexico’s Supreme Court rules against E10 regulation

Mexico’s Supreme Court announced on Jan. 15 that it has determined the Energy Regulatory Commission’s unilateral move to modify the country’s fuel standard to allow 10 percent ethanol blends is unconstitutional. READ MORE

January 15, 2020

Trump signs phase one trade agreement with China

President Trump signed a phase one trade agreement with China on Jan. 15. The agreement will take effect within 30 days and includes a commitment by China to purchase agricultural products over the next two years, including ethanol and DDGS. READ MORE

January 15, 2020

EIA predicts ethanol production will remain flat through 2021

The U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its December forecast that U.S. ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in 2020 in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, published on Jan. 14. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

Aemetis acquires partially complete ethanol plant in Kansas

Aemetis has purchased a partially complete ethanol plant in Kansas. While the company previously said it would convert the facility to cellulosic production, Aemetis Chairman and CEO Eric McAfee said there are currently no plans to build at the site. READ MORE

January 13, 2020

GAO to investigate EPA’s small refinery exemption program

The Government Accountability Office issued a letter to a dozen members of Congress on Jan. 10 announcing it will review matters relating to the approval of small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

January 13, 2020

Inslee urges Washington legislature to adopt Clean Fuel Standard

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee visited the Port of Seattle on Jan. 10 to call on the state legislature to adopt a Clean Fuel Standard during its 2020 legislative session. He was joined by Alaska Airlines, which has announced its support for the program. READ MORE