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 16, 2019

UNICA: Sales of hydrous ethanol up in July

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the volume of sugarcane processed was up during the second half of July. Sugar production was down, while ethanol production was up slightly from 2018. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

EPA: 2 additional SREs filed for compliance year 2018

The U.S. EPA updated its online dashboard containing small refinery exemption (SRE) data Aug. 15, showing that two more SRE petitions have been filed for compliance year 2018. Both petitions are currently pending. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Gevo discusses plans for hydrocarbon, RNG production

Gevo Inc. released second quarter financial results Aug. 14. During an earnings call, Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber discussed the company’s future plans for aviation fuel production and announced plans to launch a renewable natural gas (RNG) division. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Governors ask EPA to clarify biogenic CO2 not regulated under CCA

Governors representing Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska and North Dakota recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the agency to clarify biogenic CO2 is not a pollutant subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

Report: India to use, produce a record volume of ethanol in 2019

A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network shows the average ethanol blend rate in India is expected to reach a record 5.8 percent this year, up from a record of 4.1 percent in 2018. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

EIA maintains 2019, 2020 ethanol forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has maintained its forecasts for 2019 and 2020 ethanol production in its latest Short Term Energy Outlook, released Aug. 6. Short-term forecasts for ethanol consumption were also maintained. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

DOE seeks input on its FY 2019 EERE, BETO research priorities

The Department of Energy’s Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy is seeking public input on its EERE and Bioenergy Technologies Office research priorities, including those focused on corn fiber biofuel, food waste, data efforts and algae biomass. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

USDA’s August WASDE reduces forecast for corn use in ethanol

The USDA reduced the volume of corn it expects to go to ethanol production by 25 million bushels to 5.475 billion bushels in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Aug. 12. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

USDA: Prevented corn acres top 11.21 million

U.S. farmers were unable to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres this year, this includes more than 11.21 million acres that would have been planted with corn, according to a UDSA Farm Service Agency report released Aug. 12. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

Report: China to fall short of E10 by 2020 goal

A new report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network predicts China will miss its goal to implement E10 by 2020 by a wide margin, likely only achieving a blend rate of 3 to 3.5 percent in 2020. READ MORE