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

May 22, 2020

USDA publishes final rule for 9003 loan guarantee program

The USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service on May 18 published a final rule for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Manufacturing Assistance Program in the Federal Register. READ MORE

May 21, 2020

EPA: SRE petitions filed for compliance years 2019, 2020

The U.S. EPA on May 21 released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed with the agency; one for compliance year 2019 and one for compliance year 2020. READ MORE

May 21, 2020

UNICA: April ethanol sales down nearly 30 percent

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released data showing ethanol sales by mills in the country’s south-central region were down 29 percent in April. Sales in both domestic and export markets were down. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

Ethanol production increases by 8%, stocks fall by 2%

U.S. ethanol production for the week ending May 15 was up nearly 8 percent while weekly ethanol ending stocks fell by more than 2 percent, according to data released on May 20 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

Wheeler discusses RFS waivers, SREs during Senate hearing

The RFS, SREs and EPA rulemakings to classify biomass as carbon neutral were among the topics discussed during a May 20 hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works focused on oversight of the U.S. EPA. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

15 senators ask EPA to waive 2020 RFS blending requirements

A group of 15 republican senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on May 19 urging the agency to grant petitions filed by six state governors last month that seek a waiver of 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

EPA proposal aims to improve transparency of guidance documents

The EPA has released a proposed rule that aims to establish consistent requirements and procedures for the issuance of guidance documents. The agency said the rule will increase transparency and improve its process for managing guidance documents. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

CropEnergies reports record revenues for 2019-’20 fiscal year

European ethanol producer CropEnergies announced on May 13 the company achieved record revenues for the 2019-’20 financial year, which ended Feb. 29. Revenues are expected to fall during the current year, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

May 18, 2020

House passes HEROES Act, bill includes aid for biofuel producers

The U.S. House of Representatives on May 15 voted 208 to 199 to pass a fourth COVID-19 stimulus package. The bill, known as the HEROES Act, would provide dedicated relief for biofuel producers by establishing the Renewable Fuel Reimbursement Program. READ MORE

May 18, 2020

SCOTUS denies petition to review RFS point of obligation issue

The Supreme Court on May 18 announced it has denied a petition filed by Valero Energy Corp. asking the court to determine whether the U.S. EPA is required to consider petitions to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE