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

September 16, 2021

EPA: 3 new SRE petitions filed, 62 SRE petitions now pending

The U.S. EPA on Sept. 16 published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data, reporting that there are currently 62 SRE petitions pending under the Renewable Fuel Standard, up from 59 that were pending as of mid-August. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

USDA raises forecast for corn yields

The USDA currently predicts U.S. corn yields will average 176.3 bushels per acre this year, up 1.7 bushels from the August forecast and up 4.3 bushels when compared to 2020, according to the agency’s latest Crop Production report, released Sept. 10. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

Iowa agency schedules public meetings on proposed CCS pipeline

A series of public informational meetings is under way in Iowa to inform landowners about a proposed CO2 pipeline under development by Summit Carbon Solutions. The pipeline is part of a CCS project that aims to sequester CO2 from ethanol plants. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

OMB schedules additional meetings on RFS proposal

The White House Office of Management and Budget has now scheduled 16 meetings with interested parties to discuss a proposed rule to set renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

UNICA: Ethanol sales down in August

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the production of anhydrous ethanol by mills in the south-central region of the country was up significantly during the second half of August. READ MORE

September 15, 2021

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

U.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by nearly 2 percent the week ending Sept. 10, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 15. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were down nearly 2 percent. READ MORE

September 15, 2021

EIA: US nameplate ethanol capacity expands by 168 MMgy

U.S. fuel ethanol nameplate production capacity increased between 2020 and 2021 despite a slight decrease in the number of ethanol plants, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 3. READ MORE

September 13, 2021

House Ag Committee advances $1B for biofuel infrastructure

The House Agriculture Committee on Sept. 13 advanced its portion of the Build Back Better Act, which currently includes $1 billion in USDA funding to expand biofuel infrastructure to increase availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

September 13, 2021

Biofuel groups call on lawmakers to fix SAF legislation

A group of nine biofuel and ag groups are calling lawmakers to fix major flaws in pending legislation that they say could leave American farmers and biofuel producers cut out of the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market. READ MORE

September 13, 2021

USDA maintains 2021-’22 forecast for corn use in ethanol

The USDA maintained its forecast for 2021-’22 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Demand and Supply Estimates report, released Sept. 10. Expected 2020-’21 corn use in ethanol, however, was revised down. READ MORE