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

May 25, 2016

EPA schedules hearing on RFS proposal, registrations due May 31

The U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public hearing June 9 in Kansas City, Missouri, on its proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuels standard (RFS). Parties wishing to testify at the hearing must contact the EPA by May 31. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

USDA announces application periods for BCAP

The USDA Farm Service Agency has announced incentives will resume this month through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. According to the USDA, $3 million is available for BCAP during fiscal year 2016. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

Ethanol trade groups participate in USDA trade mission to Mexico

The USDA has announced an ethanol trade mission to Mexico May 24-25. Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse will lead a team of leaders in the U.S. ethanol industry to explore opportunities to expand both country’s renewable energy sectors. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

Business Briefs

May 23, 2016

EPA: Nearly 17 million cellulosic RINs generated in April

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for April, reporting more than 1.511 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the net total for the first four months of the year to nearly 5.88 billion RINs. READ MORE

May 23, 2016

USDA announces $21 million in bioenergy funding

The USDA has announced the availability of $21 million in funding through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products, as well as education and training. READ MORE

May 20, 2016

STB issues SNPR for rail reporting requirements

In early May, the Surface Transportation Board published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPR) that aims to update pending regulations requiring Class I railroads to report certain service metrics, including data on ethanol unit trains. READ MORE

May 18, 2016

EPA releases proposed rule to set 2017 RFS RVOs

On May 18, the U.S. EPA released a proposed rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with 2018 RVOs for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

May 17, 2016

SIRE reports reduced net loss for fiscal second quarter

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy has published financial results for its second fiscal quarter of 2016, the three-month period ended March 31, reporting a slight decrease in revenues, but improved net income and modified EBITDA. READ MORE

May 16, 2016

UNICA releases forecast for 2015-’16 sugarcane season

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently published a sugarcane harvest forecast for the 2016-’17 season, predicting the south-central region of the country will crush approximately 605 to 630 million tons of sugarcane. READ MORE