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

April 19, 2019

Lawmakers urge robust funding for Farm Bill energy title programs

More than 50 federal lawmakers have spoken out to encourage the members of the Senate and House appropriations committees to provide robust fiscal year 2020 funding for Farm Bill energy title programs. READ MORE

April 18, 2019

EPA: 40 SRE applications now pending for compliance year 2018

The U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions on April 18, reporting that there are now 40 pending SRE applications for compliance year 2018, up from 39 that were pending as of March 28. READ MORE

April 18, 2019

USDA: Ethanol, distillers grains exports down in February

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released updated export data on April 17, reporting that the U.S. exported approximately 113.82 million gallons of ethanol in February, down from both the previous month and February 2018. READ MORE

April 17, 2019

Naig, Shaw say pending SREs would hurt farmers, damage RFS

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw held a press conference April 17 to discuss the 39 small refinery exemptions (SREs) currently pending for compliance year 2018 under the RFS. READ MORE

April 16, 2019

BNDES to finance expansion projects at biorefinery in Brazil

BNDES recently announced it will provide R$49.3 million ($12.63 million) in financing to the Grupo JP Andrade (Grupo Cerradão) to support a project that aims to increase capacity at a biorefinery located in Frutal, Minas Gerais, Brazil. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

UNICA: Ethanol production sets new record during 2018-’19 season

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released final data for the 2018-’19 crop season, which ended March 31. Ethanol production reached a record high during the season, despite a drop in the volume of sugarcane processed. READ MORE

April 12, 2019

EPA seeks comments on SRE portion of proposed REGS rule

The U.S. EPA announced April 12 that it will reopen the comment period on one aspect of proposed rule issued in 2016 in an effort to “expand transparency surrounding the small refinery exemption program and provide further opportunity for input.” READ MORE

April 12, 2019

Grassley asks for clarity on DOE’s review of SRE applications

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry on April 11 asking for clarity on the U.S. Department of Energy’s review process concerning Renewable Fuel Standard small refinery exemption (SRE) applications. READ MORE

April 11, 2019

USGC seeks applications for Ethanol A-team members

The U.S. Grains Council recently announced it is soliciting applications for its seven Advisory Teams, known as A-teams, for the 2019-2021 term. This includes the organization’s Ethanol A-team. Applications are due April 26. READ MORE

April 10, 2019

EIA predicts increased ethanol blending this summer

The U.S. EIA has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its March forecast for 2019 and 2020 ethanol production and predicting increased ethanol blending during the upcoming summer driving season. READ MORE