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

July 29, 2014

Joint venture formed to develop cellulosic biorefinery in China

A joint venture of an M&G Chemicals subsidiary and China-based Anhui Guozhen Co. Ltd. has been created to develop a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Fuyang City, Anhui Province, China. The project was first announced in late 2013. READ MORE

July 28, 2014

USGC asks USDA to intervene in China's MIR-162 trade requirements

On July 27, U.S. Grains Council Chairman Julius Schaaf asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to personally intervene with his counterpart in China to halt the "current regulatory sabotage of the DDGS trade with China." READ MORE

July 25, 2014

Report discusses future of European ethanol industry

The European Union has filed its annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network, reporting that the European Commission aims to reach an agreement on future biofuel policy by October. READ MORE

July 23, 2014

DOT proposes new standards for ethanol, crude oil rail shipments

On July 23, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released proposed rulemaking that aims to improve the safety of rail transportation of flammable materials, particularly crude oil and ethanol. READ MORE

July 22, 2014

Bill would benefit manufacturers of alternatively fueled vehicles

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would provide automakers an option to reduce their corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards by warranting at least half the vehicles they manufacture for alternative fuels. READ MORE

July 22, 2014

DOE opens funding opportunity for alternative fuel vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will award up to $4.5 million in funding to expand the use of alternative fuels through the Clean Cities program, which works to decrease the use of petroleum in transportation. READ MORE

July 21, 2014

UCS report highlights bioenergy potential of agriculture residues

A Union of Concerned Scientists report estimates the U.S. agricultural industry could sustainably provide up to 155 million tons of crop residues and 60 million tons of manure annually by 2030 for use as feedstock to produce fuels and electricity. READ MORE

July 18, 2014

Legislation would require country-of-origin labeling for fuels

Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, has introduced legislation that would require fuel suppliers to disclose country-of-origin information for transportation fuels. The bill, titled the "Country of Origin Labeling for Fuels Act," was introduced July 16. READ MORE

July 18, 2014

OECD-FAO outlook report predicts growth in ethanol production

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations predict that global biofuel consumption and production will increase significantly through 2023. READ MORE

July 17, 2014

USDA, DOE funding supports bioenergy feedstock development

The USDA and U.S. Department of Energy have awarded $12.6 million in funding to 10 projects with the goal of accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower and biobased products. READ MORE