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 23, 2017

Representatives press Pruitt on Icahn’s role in shaping the RFS

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee recently asked U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to detail policies and procedures the agency has put in place to prevent Carl Icahn from influencing the RFS for personal financial gain. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Trump expresses support for ethanol in Iowa

President Donald Trump expressed his support for the ethanol industry during a trip to Iowa June 21, noting his administration wants to “protect the corn-based ethanol and biofuels that power our country.” READ MORE

June 22, 2017

EPA: 21.98 million cellulosic RINs generated in May

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May, reporting more than 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 21.98 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

CropEnergies reports improved first quarter results

Germany-based CropEnergies AG released first quarter financial results, reporting increased revenues and results when compared to the same period of last year. The improved results are primarily attributed to increased utilization of its plants. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

DOE awards STTR, SBIR grants to several bioenergy projects

The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding 263 grants totaling $116 million to 184 small businesses under the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Several of the awards support bioenergy projects. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

ARC awards $1.5 million to support biorefinery center at ASC

The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded $1.5 million to New York-based Alfred State College to support its Biorefinery Development and Commercialization Center project, which aims to leverage wood resources to create sustainable business. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

UNICA reports continued delays in sugarcane harvest

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced 31.59 million tons of sugarcane were processed by mills in the south-central region during the second half of May, down 2.83 percent when compared to the same period of last year. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

Biofuel groups applaud senate hearing RVP waiver bill

On June 14, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on legislation that aims to extend the 1 pound per square inch (psi) Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to gasoline blends that contain more than 10 percent ethanol. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

Hazlett selected to lead USDA Rural Development agencies

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named Anne Hazlett to lead USDA’s Rural Development agencies. Hazlett, who’s title will be assistant to the secretary for Rural Development, will report directly to Perdue. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Biofuel groups urge support for legislation benefiting E15 sales

A group of 28 biofuel producers and trade associations recently sent a letter to members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, urging them to support a bill that extends the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to E15. READ MORE