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

April 15, 2014

Moniz testifies on DOE FY 2015 budget request

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz recently addressed U.S. DOE's fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request at hearings held by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

EC adopts new guidelines on renewable energy, biofuel support

The European Commission recently announced it has adopted new rules on public support for renewable energy projects, including a move to market-based support. A U.K.-based trade association called the guidelines a "huge leap into the unknown." READ MORE

April 11, 2014

FTC proposes new labeling requirements for ethanol blends

The Federal Trade Commission has published a proposed rule to amend its Rule for Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting that would adopt and revise rating, certification and labeling requirements for ethanol-gasoline blends. READ MORE

April 10, 2014

RFA, Growth Energy testify on rail congestion at STB hearing

On April 10, representatives of the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy presented testimony at a Surface Transportation Board hearing. The testimony focused on the negative impact that rail congestion is having on the ethanol industry. READ MORE

April 10, 2014

EIA revises forecast for 2014 ethanol production, summer blending

The U.S. Energy Information Administration included a slight revision of projected 2014 U.S. ethanol production in the April issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook. The EIA now predicts 2014 ethanol production will average 908,000 barrels per day. READ MORE

April 09, 2014

Senate asks for industry input on RFS during biofuel hearing

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry recently held a hearing on advanced biofuels. The event featured testimony from representatives of DuPont, the Advanced Ethanol Council and Airlines for America. READ MORE

April 08, 2014

Court hears oral arguments in challenge to 2013 RFS standard

On April 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. EPA's final rule for 2013 renewable fuel standard (RFS). The petitioners are asking the court to vacate the EPA's rulemaking. READ MORE

April 07, 2014

McCarthy addresses RFS, biogenic emissions during hearing

The U.S. EPA's policies with regard to the renewable fuel standard and biogenic carbon emissions were among the topics discussed during a recent EPA budget hearing held by the House Committee on Appropriations. READ MORE

April 04, 2014

GeoSynFuels purchases, retrofits idle demonstration plant

GeoSynFuels LLC has acquired the cellulosic demonstration facility formerly owned and operated by Blue Sugars Corp., the parent company of Western Biomass Energy LLC. GSF plans to retrofit the plant to use its proprietary 5CS Technology. READ MORE

April 03, 2014

Senate committee approves tax credit extension package

The Senate Finance Committee approved tax credit extension package on April 3 that includes several biofuel and bioenergy provisions. The committee voted down an amendment that aimed to strip biofuel and renewable energy credits from the bill. READ MORE