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 28, 2022

EPA issues final rule extending RFS compliance deadlines

The U.S. EPA released a final rule on Jan. 28 extending and modifying certain RFS compliance deadlines. Representatives of the biofuels industry are criticizing the EPA’s actions and calling for the agency to get the RFS back on track. READ MORE

January 28, 2022

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in November

The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for January, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in November 2021 was up from both the previous month and November 2020. READ MORE

January 27, 2022

USDA amends program offering $700M in COVID-19 aid for biofuels

The USDA is amending its program offering $700 million in COVID aid to biofuel producers by allowing production to meet marketing obligations or fulfill or maintain essential markets to be included in the calculations of a producer's market losses. READ MORE

January 27, 2022

Missouri bills aims to incentivize sales of higher biofuel blends

Two separate bills currently pending in the Missouri Legislature aim to establish tax credits to incentivize fuel retailers to offer higher blend of ethanol and biodiesel. Both bills are currently being considered by a House ag committee. READ MORE

January 27, 2022

Valero reports strong Q4 for renewable diesel, ethanol

Valero Energy Corp. released fourth quarter financial results on Jan. 27, reporting the Diamond Green Diesel expansion project was completed ahead of schedule. The company also reported strong results for its ethanol segment. READ MORE

January 27, 2022

Bioenergy added to DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List

DHS has added bioenergy to the DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List, making certain F-1 nonimmigrant students with a bioenergy degree eligible to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT). READ MORE

January 26, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production down 2%, stocks up 4%

U.S. fuel ethanol production fell by approximately 2 percent the week ending Jan. 21, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 26. Stocks of fuel ethanol expanded by nearly 4 percent. READ MORE

January 26, 2022

Reynolds introduces biofuels bill, recognizes IRFA

Iowa Gov. Reynolds introduced legislation on Jan. 24 that aims to increase consumer access for E15 and B20 fuel blends. The following day she issued a proclamation declaring Feb. 27 as Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Day. READ MORE

January 25, 2022

ADM reports strong Q3 performance for ethanol

Archer Daniels Midland Co. released fourth quarter financial results on Jan. 25, reporting strong ethanol margins for the three-month period. The company is optimistic about ethanol going into 2022 and expects production to grow. READ MORE

January 25, 2022

IRFA summit focuses on policy, future market opportunities

The 2022 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, held Jan. 25, highlighted significant opportunities for growth driven by demand for advanced biofuels, such as SAF, but also addressed policy and economic concerns impacting biofuel producers. READ MORE