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

June 25, 2019

Senators ask EPA to update ethanol science to improve trade

A bipartisan group of 11 senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler June 25 urging the agency to update an outdated environmental analysis on ethanol in order to improve foreign sales opportunities. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

EPA opens Section 610 review of RFS

The U.S. EPA published a notice in the Federal Register June 24 announcing it has opened a review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. A public comment period is open through Aug. 22. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

EPA updates SRE data, 38 SRE applications now pending for 2018

Another small refinery exemption (SRE) application for the Renewable Fuel Standard’s 2018 compliance year has been declared ineligible or withdrawn, according to updated SRE data posted to the U.S. EPA website on June 24. READ MORE

June 24, 2019

USDA: Corn planting nearly complete, 56% of crop good/excellent

The USDA released an update of its weekly Crop Progress report June 24, reporting that farmers in the nation’s top 18 corn-producing states have planted 96 percent of planned corn acreage as of June 23. READ MORE

June 21, 2019

Highwater Ethanol publishes Q2 results, plans production increase

Lamberton, Minnesota-based Highwater Ethanol LLC recently published financial results for the second quarter of 2019 and announced plans to increase its annual production by more than 10 million gallons, to approximately 70 MMgy. READ MORE

June 20, 2019

Bill aims to extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits through 2020

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif. introduced the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 on June 18. The bill extends several biofuel- and bioenergy-related tax credits through 2020. The legislation was scheduled for markup on June 20. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

Report: E10 could save UK drivers £100 million in 2020

A reported released June 11 by the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol found that the immediate introduction of E10 in the U.K. market could save drivers approximately £100 million ($126.44 million) in 2020. READ MORE

June 18, 2019

US exports 150 million gallons of ethanol in April

The U.S. exported more than 150 million gallons of ethanol and nearly 918,000 tons of distillers grains in April, according to data released by the USDA FAS on June 6. Exports of both products were down when compared to April 2018. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

DOE seeks nominations for biomass R&D advisory committee

The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations must be submitted by June 30. READ MORE

June 14, 2019

Bill aims to reform EPA’s SRE process, increase transparency

Sens. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., introduced the RFS Integrity Act of 2019 on June 13. The bill aims to bring transparency and predictability to the U.S. EPA’s small refinery exemption (SRE) process. READ MORE