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

March 27, 2020

EPA issues guidance on future SRE actions, RFS compliance date

The U.S. EPA on March 27 announced it intends to develop an “appropriate implementation and enforcement response” to the Tenth Circuit Court’s SRE ruling “after appeals have been resolved and the court’s mandate has been issued." READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Pacific Ethanol to idle more than 60% of capacity by end of March

Pacific Ethanol on March 27 said it is idling capacity in response to the unprecedented decline in gasoline and ethanol demand due to the impacts of COVID-19 and announced it is providing high-quality alcohol for the production of hand sanitizer. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

Rex idles NuGen plant, explores carbon sequestration project

Rex American Resources released fiscal fourth quarter financial results on March 26. The company announced a potential carbon sequestration project under development at its One Earth Energy plant in Illinois and discussed the impact of COVID-19. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

USDA appoints Jekanowski, Wu to leadership positions

The USDA has announced the appointment of Mark Jekanowski as chairman of the World Agricultural Outlook Board and David Wu as deputy assistant secretary for administration. Both previously served at the USDA in other positions. READ MORE

March 25, 2020

USGC issues letter to export customers on COVID-19

The U.S. Grains Council on March 23 published a letter to its global customers that provides answers to questions related to the continued operations of U.S. grain production and export facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

March 25, 2020

CropEnergies supplies ethanol for use in disinfectants

European ethanol producer CropEnergies has announced plans to alter its operations and partially shift production from fuel ethanol to neutral alcohol in order to help meet the need for disinfectants during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

March 24, 2020

Oil refineries challenge Tenth Circuit Court ruling on SREs

Wynnewood Refining and HollyFrontier filed petitions with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals on March 24 requesting a rehearing en banc of the court’s Jan. 24 ruling that struck down three SREs approved by the U.S. EPA. READ MORE

March 24, 2020

USDA: Progress made on implementation of US-China trade deal

The USDA and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on March 24 announced continued progress with the implementation of agriculture-related provisions of the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement, including those related to DDGS. READ MORE

March 24, 2020

US, Brazil classify ethanol industry as essential during pandemic

The governments of the two largest ethanol producing countries, the U.S. and Brazil, have each classified ethanol plant employees as essential critical infrastructure workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

March 24, 2020

Maine enacts tax credit for renewable chemicals

Maine Gov. Janet Mills on March 18 signed a bill establishing a tax credit for renewable chemical production that provides an 8 cent per pound tax credit for eligible products beginning on Jan. 1, 2021. READ MORE