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

December 06, 2019

UNICA: Brazilian corn ethanol production up significantly

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that nearly three-fourths of the sugarcane processed during the first half of November went to ethanol production. The group also said corn ethanol production is up significantly. READ MORE

December 05, 2019

Rex: NuGen plant in South Dakota impacted by corn shortages

Rex American Resources Corp. officials reported improving crush spreads and said its ethanol operations are currently running at a profitable rate during a Dec. 4 earnings call. The company's NuGen plant, however, is being impacted by corn shortages. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

Japan approves US-Japan Trade Agreement

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued a statement Dec. 4 confirming Japan’s Diet, its bicameral legislature, has approved the recently signed U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, which includes a staged tariff reduction for ethanol. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

Senators urge EPA to ensure RFS won’t be undermined by SREs

A group of nine senators, led by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., sent a public comment letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in late November expressing concern over the agencies proposal to account for future small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

December 03, 2019

Bunge, BP launch BP Bunge Bioenergy joint venture in Brazil

Bunge Ltd. and BP plc announced Dec. 2 they have completed the formation of BP Bunge Bioenergia, a 50:50 joint venture that combines the two companies’ Brazilian bioenergy and sugarcane ethanol businesses. READ MORE

December 03, 2019

Senate confirms Brouillette as energy secretary

The U.S. Senate voted 70-15 on Dec. 2 to confirm Dan Brouillette as energy secretary following his Nov. 7 nomination by President Trump. Brouillette previously served as deputy energy secretary under former Energy Secretary Rick Perry. READ MORE

December 02, 2019

More than 11,700 comments filed on EPA’s SRE proposal

The public comment period of U.S. EPA’s supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking that addresses the agency’s plan to reallocate future RFS volumes lost to SREs closed Nov. 29. More than 11,700 comments were filed on the proposal. READ MORE

November 27, 2019

EPA: 33.07 million cellulosic RINs generated in October

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that 1.72 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 33.07 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

November 26, 2019

USDA: Corn use for ethanol down in September

The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for November, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production fell to 407 million bushels in September, down from both September 2018 and August 2019. READ MORE

November 25, 2019

Governors urge Trump to remove gasoline’s deadly aromatics

Leaders of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition sent a letter to President Trump on Nov. 25 requesting that he urge the U.S. EPA to enforce a provision of the CAA that requires the reduction and elimination of toxic carcinogenic aromatics from gasoline. READ MORE