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

August 11, 2020

EIA increases 2020, 2021 ethanol production forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration slightly increased its forecasts for 2020 and 2021 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, which was released Aug. 11. Forecasts for ethanol blending were also revised up. READ MORE

August 11, 2020

Gevo looks to acquire two additional plant sites

Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber indicated on Aug. 10 that duress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may offer an opportunity for the company to acquire additional ethanol plant sites needed to meet expected demand for its renewable hydrocarbon products. READ MORE

August 10, 2020

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Iowa plant

The U.S. EPA has approved an efficient producer pathway for Flint Hills Resources LLC’s 125 MMgy ethanol plant located in Shell Rock, Iowa. The approval allows the facility to generate RINs for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol. READ MORE

August 07, 2020

House members advocate for COVID-19 relief for biofuels

A group of 32 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to House and Senate leadership on Aug. 7 urging them to include much-needed assistance for biofuels in the phase four COVID-19 relief bill, which is currently being negotiated. READ MORE

August 07, 2020

US ethanol, distillers grains exports partially rebound in June

The U.S. exported 78.49 million gallons of ethanol and 883,193 metric tons of distillers grains in June, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service on Aug. 5. Exports of both products were up when compared to May. READ MORE

August 06, 2020

RFA celebrates 15th anniversary of RFS

The RFA on Aug. 6 celebrated the 15th anniversary of the RFS by releasing a report detailing the success of the program and hosting a media call to discuss the program’s achievements and current challenges faced by the ethanol industry. READ MORE

August 05, 2020

The Andersons: Ethanol group profitable in Q2

The Andersons Inc. on Aug. 4 reported a profitable second quarter for all four of its business groups, including the ethanol group. The company also announced changes to its business structure, including the combining of the ethanol and trade groups. READ MORE

August 05, 2020

EIA: US ethanol production falls 3%, ending stocks up slightly

U.S. ethanol production fell by nearly 3 percent the week ending July 31, while weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol increased slightly, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Aug. 5. READ MORE

August 05, 2020

Grassley provides update of COVID-19 relief for ethanol, SREs

Sen. Grassley, R-Iowa, provided an update on the potential for COVID-19 relief for ethanol producers and the status of gap year small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions during a press call held on Aug. 4. READ MORE

August 05, 2020

BP net zero strategy features increased bioenergy production

BP on Aug. 4 announced a new strategy to transform from an international oil company focused on producing resources to an integrated energy company. As part of that goal, BP aims to become a net zero company by 2050. READ MORE