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

September 29, 2014

Comment period on DOT's proposed rail safety rule closes Sept. 30

Representatives of the ethanol industry who wish to weigh in on the U.S. Department of Transportation's recent rail transportation safety proposal have until Sept. 30 to submit comments. READ MORE

September 26, 2014

EPA: 3.5 million cellulosic biogas RINs generated in August

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for August, reporting that nearly 3.5 million cellulosic RINs were generated during the month. More than 1.44 billion RINs were produced across all five biofuel categories. READ MORE

September 26, 2014

UNICA: Sugarcane mills continue to prioritize ethanol production

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that Brazil's sugarcane mills are continuing to prioritize the production of ethanol over sugar. However, ethanol production is expected to be down 6.14 percent from last year. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

BIO: EPA inaction on RFS proposal has increased GHG emissions

A new report published by the Biotechnology Industry Organization indicates U.S. EPA inaction on finalizing the 2014 renewable fuel standard has resulted in a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

ADM's Peoria plant continues operations following minor fire

A Peoria, Illinois-based ethanol plant owned by Archer Daniels Midland Co. is continuing operations after a minor fire was reported on Sept. 22. The incident occurred in an evaporator vessel that was down for repairs. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Legislation would extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 19 aims to enact two-year extensions for several clean energy tax incentives. The bill is titled the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Economists analyze impact of ethanol mandates on E10, E85 prices

Economists with Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural and Rural Development have published a new paper that estimates increased ethanol mandates under the renewable fuels standard (RFS) would have little impact on E10 prices. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

Comment period opens on FRA rule impacting ethanol trains

The Federal Railroad Administration has opened a comment period on a proposed rule that aims to amend brake system safety standards for certain trains. According to the rulemaking, trains carrying ethanol would be among those impacted. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

IRENA report features bioenergy supply, demand projections

The International Renewable Energy Agency has published a new report predicting a major role for modern, sustainable biomass technologies in the world's energy mix. It includes forecasts for power, thermal and liquid fuels production. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on energy tax incentives

The U.S. Senate is once again addressing energy tax incentives. On Sept. 17, the Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing, titled "Reforming America's Outdated Energy Tax Code," to discuss possible paths forward to reform U.S. energy tax code. READ MORE