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

October 22, 2014

CREW sues EPA for release of RFS-related documents

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonprofit legal watchdog group, has announced it is suing the U.S. EPA for failing to release documents related to oil industry efforts to influence the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

October 22, 2014

DOE opens funding opportunity for feedstock research

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to award up to $14 million to support the development of landscape design approaches for cellulosic feedstocks that enhance environmental and socio-economic sustainability. READ MORE

October 21, 2014

Maple Energy announces strategic investment offer

Peru-based Maple Energy plc has announced it has received an offer from two strategic investors. The agreement is expected to provide sufficient capital to support ongoing operations of the company's ethanol business. READ MORE

October 17, 2014

Abengoa celebrates grand opening of cellulosic ethanol plant

On Oct. 17, Abengoa celebrated the grand opening of its cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas. Construction on the 25 MMgy facility was completed in mid-August and ethanol production commenced in late September. READ MORE

October 17, 2014

UNICA: Sugarcane mills continue to prioritize ethanol production

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the south-central region of Brazil experienced a smaller than average crush during the second half of September. However, more than 60 percent of the processed cane went to ethanol. READ MORE

October 17, 2014

Chempolis signs agreement for bamboo ethanol project in India

On Oct. 15, Finland-based Chempolis Ltd. announced it has signed a partnership agreement with Numaligarh Refinery Ltd., an enterprise of the Indian government, to build a cellulosic ethanol and chemical production facility in Assam, India. READ MORE

October 16, 2014

Virginia releases new energy plan

On Oct. 14, Gov. Terry McAuliffe officially unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan, which aims to provide a strategic vision for energy policy within the state. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

Public comments on low carbon fuel availability due Oct. 16

The recently established Low Carbon Fuels Coalition is encouraging low carbon fuel producers and other industry stakeholders to weigh in on the availability of low carbon fuels by submitting comments to the California Air Resources Board. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

Fire reported at Valero's Linden, Indiana, facility

Valero Energy Corp.'s ethanol plant near Linden, Indiana, experienced a fire on Oct. 13. No injuries were reported. According to Bill Day, vice president of communications at Valero, the cause of the fire is under investigation. READ MORE

October 14, 2014

STB initiates new reporting requirements for Class I railroads

The Surface Transportation Board has announced Class I railroads will now be required to publicly file weekly data reports regarding service performance. Certain data on ethanol shipments are among the new reporting requirements. READ MORE