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

January 28, 2020

EPA delivers proposed rule to streamline fuel regulations to OMB

The U.S. EPA on Jan. 27 submitted a proposed rule to streamline fuels regulations to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before a proposed rule is released for public comment. READ MORE

January 24, 2020

UNICA: Brazilian corn ethanol production continues to grow

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data showing that Brazilian corn ethanol production has more than doubled over the past year and accounted for approximately two-thirds of the ethanol produced in late December. READ MORE

January 23, 2020

Novozymes reports 2% increase in Q4 bioenergy sales

Novozymes released fourth quarter 2019 financial results on Jan. 23, reporting a 2 percent growth in bioenergy sales during three-month period. Bioenergy sales for the full year, however, were down 3 percent when compared to 2018. READ MORE

January 23, 2020

DOE offers $96 million for bioenergy R&D projects

The Department of Energy on Jan. 23 announced it will award up to $96 million for bioenergy research and development to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources. READ MORE

January 21, 2020

UK liquid biofuel use up in Q3, ethanol consumption down slightly

An estimated 696 million liters (183.86 million gallons) of liquid biofuels were consumed the by the U.K. transportation sector during the third quarter of 2019, up 18 percent from the same period of 2018. READ MORE

January 20, 2020

EPA: 19.75 billion RINs generated in 2019

The U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) generation data showing more than 1.74 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in December, bringing total RIN generation for 2019 to 19.75 billion. READ MORE

January 17, 2020

USDA: November ethanol exports at 107 million gallons

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released November export data on Jan. 7, reporting the U.S exported approximately 107.28 million gallons of ethanol and 911,569 tons of distillers grains during the month. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

USDA seeks input on new biofuel infrastructure incentive program

The USDA on Jan. 16 launched a request for information (RFI) seeking public input to aid in the creation of its new Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, which aims to expand the availability of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

Senate passes USMCA

The U.S. Senate passed legislation implementing the revised U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement on Jan. 16 by a vote of 89 to 10. The legislation will now be sent to President Trump for his signature. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

EPA: 21 SRE petitions now pending for compliance year 2019

The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Jan. 16, reporting that five new SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2019, up from 16 petitions that had been filed as of Dec. 19. READ MORE