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 06, 2015

OECD-FOA Agricultural Outlook features ethanol forecast

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations has published a new agricultural outlook predicting that ethanol and biodiesel use will continue to grow over the next decade, although at a slower pace. READ MORE

July 06, 2015

White House aims to modernize biotechnology regulatory process

On July 2, the White House issued a memo on modernizing the regulatory system for biotechnology products to heads of the U.S. EPA, USDA and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It outlines several actions the agencies will take over the next year. READ MORE

July 02, 2015

EIA publishes updated fuel ethanol capacity figures

In June, the U.S. Energy Information Administration released updated data on U.S. fuel ethanol plant production capacity. The EIA reports that as of Jan. 1, the U.S. has 195 ethanol plants with a combined capacity of 14.757 billion gallons. READ MORE

July 01, 2015

OMB weighs in on biomass language included in appropriations bill

The White House Office of Management and Budget has published a statement detailing its opposition to several components of an appropriations bill pending the in the U.S. House of Representatives, including a provision related biogenic emissions. READ MORE

June 30, 2015

DOE announces intent to fund innovative bioenergy technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) targeting innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development. READ MORE

June 30, 2015

Clean fuel standards face political attacks in Washington, Oregon

Clean fuel standards under development in Oregon and Washington have been under attack by their respective state legislatures in recent weeks. While the threat against the Oregon program has passed, the Washington program could still be eliminated. READ MORE

June 29, 2015

UNICA: Increase in hydrous ethanol production continues

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane association, has announced mills in the country's south-central region produced 1.66 billion liters (438.53 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of June, including 1.02 billion liters of hydrous ethanol. READ MORE

June 26, 2015

USDA publishes rule for revamped Biorefinery Assistance Program

USDA’s Rural Business Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service has published an interim final rule for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

RFS supporters testify at EPA hearing, participate in rally

On June 25, the U.S. EPA held a hearing to address its proposed rule for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable fuels standard (RFS) in Kansas City, Kansas. More than 250 people were scheduled to testify at the event. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

EIA: U.S. ethanol production sets new weekly record

U.S. ethanol production set a new record the week of June 19, when production averaged 994,000 barrels per day. The new record comes only two weeks after the previous weekly record of 992,000 barrels per day was tied. READ MORE