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 28, 2016

China claims US-subsidized DDGS are injuring its DDGS industry

On Sept. 28, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China issued a preliminary ruling, claiming U.S. distillers grains are being unfairly subsidized by the U.S. government and are causing injury to China’s distillers grains industry. READ MORE

September 27, 2016

Ethanol industry says ethanol can help meet CAFE, GHG standards

Ethanol industry leaders have weighed in on a draft technical assessment report for the midterm assessment on greenhouse gas emissions and CAFE standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles, focusing on the benefits of high-octane fuel. READ MORE

September 26, 2016

Green Plains completes acquisition of 3 Abengoa facilities

On Sept. 26, Green Plains Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of three ethanol plants from Abengoa Bioenergy and immediately sold the ethanol storage assets associated with those plants to Green Plains Partners LP. READ MORE

September 26, 2016

Pacific Ethanol to install 5 MW solar PV plant at Madera facility

Pacific Ethanol Inc. is installing a 5 MW photovoltaic power system designed and built by Borrego Solar Systems at its Madera, California, ethanol plant. Pacific Ethanol financed $10 million of the investment through the CleanFund SolarPACE program. READ MORE

September 23, 2016

UNICA: Ethanol production at 16.46 billion liters through August

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the country’s south-central region crushed 38.31 million tons of sugarcane during the second half of August, down 14.56 percent when compared to the first half of the month. READ MORE

September 22, 2016

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Poet plant

On Sept. 19, the U.S. EPA approved an efficient producer pathway petition for Poet Biorefining – Lake Crystal, bringing the total number of plants to receive pathway approvals under the efficient producer program to approximately 62. READ MORE

September 22, 2016

Court rules several GS Cleantech patents unenforceable

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has issued an order finding problems with certain GS CleanTech Corp. patents that are subject to multiple lawsuits filed by the company against many ethanol plants and technology providers. READ MORE

September 22, 2016

Business Briefs

September 21, 2016

Ethanol industry advocates for tax credit extensions

Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and Advanced Biofuels Business Council are among 52 organizations that signed a Sept. 20 letter addressed to congressional leadership advocating for a multi-year extension of expiring tax provisions. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Petrobras to exit biofuel production business

On Sept. 20, Brazil-based Petrobras announced plans to withdraw from biofuel production as part of a new strategic plan. The company did not elaborate on future plans for its biofuel assets within its announcement. READ MORE