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 20, 2017

UNICA: Most Brazilian sugarcane mills wrap up 2016-’17 harvest

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released a crop update for the second half of December, reporting ethanol production reached 24.91 billion liters (6.58 billion gallons) from the start of the current season through Jan. 1. READ MORE

January 19, 2017

US ethanol production breaks record for third consecutive week

The U.S. ethanol industry has broken production records for three consecutive weeks. Production reached at new record the week ending Jan. 13, with production averaging 1.054 barrels per day, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

January 19, 2017

Trump nominates Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead the USDA. The nomination, which is subject to U.S. Senate confirmation, represents Trump’s final cabinet selection. Perdue served as Georgia governor from 2003-2011. READ MORE

January 19, 2017

EPA denies cellulosic waiver filed by APFM

On Jan. 17, the U.S. EPA sent a letter to the American Petrochemical and Fuel Manufacturers denying its petition for a partial supplemental waiver of the 2016 cellulosic biofuel standard under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

January 18, 2017

Senators question Pruitt on biofuels, RFS

On Jan. 18, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held a hearing on the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Biofuels were among the topics discussed. READ MORE

January 17, 2017

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Kentucky plant

The U.S. EPA recently approved an efficient producer pathway petition for Commonwealth Agri-Energy LLC, bringing the total number of plants to receive pathway approvals under the efficient producer program to approximately 64. READ MORE

January 16, 2017

DOE jobs report features data on bioenergy, biofuels employment

On Jan. 13, the U.S. Department of Energy released its second annual analysis of how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy. The report addresses a wide range of energy technologies. READ MORE

January 16, 2017

RFA responds to FAO news that global food prices fell in 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has announced prices of major global food commodities dropped 1.5 percent from 2015 to 2016. The Renewable Fuels Association noted the news shows corn ethanol has not increased food prices. READ MORE

January 13, 2017

EIA: Ethanol production expected to increase slightly in 2018

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released the January edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting ethanol production will average 1 million barrels per day in 2017, increasing slightly to 1.02 million gallons in 2018. READ MORE

January 12, 2017

USDA report demonstrates GHG benefits of corn ethanol

On Jan. 12, the USDA released a report showing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with U.S. corn ethanol are currently approximately 43 percent lower than gasoline when measured on an energy equivalent basis. READ MORE