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

February 21, 2019

EPA: 15 new small refinery exemption petitions filed for 2018

On Feb. 21, the U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery hardship waivers filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard, reporting that 15 new waivers for the 2018 compliance year were filed between Dec. 18, 2018 and Feb. 10, 2019. READ MORE

February 21, 2019

Cardinal Ethanol considers selling its 135 MMgy plant in Indiana

On Feb. 19, Cardinal Ethanol announced it is exploring the potential sale of its 135 MMgy corn ethanol in Union City, Indiana. The company, however, said it currently plans to continue operations at the plant whether or not it is sold. READ MORE

February 20, 2019

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for South Dakota plant

The U.S. EPA has approved an efficient producer pathway for Poet Biorefining – Groton, allowing the facility to generate renewable identification numbers (RINs) for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol. READ MORE

February 19, 2019

SIRE reports increased ethanol production, challenging margins

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC recently released financial results for the three months ended Dec. 31, reporting the company was impacted by a difficult margin environment. Ethanol production volumes, however, were up. READ MORE

February 18, 2019

Bustos: CCS bill would benefit ethanol producers

Legislation introduced this month in the U.S. House of Representatives that aims to support the development and demonstration of carbon capture and removal technologies could benefit ethanol producers, according to Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill. READ MORE

February 15, 2019

USDA: Corn use for ethanol down in November, sorghum use up

The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Product Production report with data for November, indicating corn use for fuel ethanol was down during the month. Sorghum consumption for fuel ethanol, however, was up. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

The Andersons reports profitable Q4 for ethanol group

The Andersons Inc. has released fourth quarter 2018 financial results, reporting that its ethanol group was profitable during the quarter despite the low margin environment. Results for the group, however, were down year-over-year. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

Durbin asks Wheeler to commit to finalizing E15 rule by June

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., is urging the U.S. EPA to finalize a rule to allow year-round sales of E15. Due to the delay created by the recent government shutdown, he said he is concerned with the agency’s ability to complete the rule by this summer. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

Republican senators threaten Wheeler’s confirmation over RFS

On Feb. 11, five Republican senators sent a letter to Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler suggesting that his willingness to bend to oil industry interests over the Renewable Fuel Standard will impact their upcoming confirmation votes. READ MORE

February 13, 2019

EIA increases 2020 ethanol production forecast in February STEO

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its previous forecast for 2019 ethanol production, but slightly increasing the production forecast for 2020. READ MORE