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 24, 2014

Fuels America study reveals positive impact of biofuels

The Fuels American coalition recently released an economic impact study that demonstrates the economic benefits of ethanol and other biofuels on a state-by-state basis. The analysis was completed by John Dunham & Associates, READ MORE

April 23, 2014

EPA reduces the 2013 cellulosic RFS to reflect actual production

The U.S. EPA has taken action to revise the 2013 cellulosic biofuel requirements under the renewable fuels standard (RFS) to 810,185 ethanol-equivalent gallons, the volume for which cellulosic RINs were generated in 2013. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

DOE announces draft solicitation for Section 1703 loan guarantees

The U.S. DOE has announced its intent to offer up to $4 billion in Section 1703 loan guarantees to support a wide variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Public comments are being accepted on the scope of the final solicitation. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

Biofuel groups oppose Big Oil’s requested delay in RFS challenge

The American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers recently filed a motion to sever and hold in abeyance their legal challenge to the 2013 renewable fuel standard. Biofuel groups are opposing the move. READ MORE

April 21, 2014

Biofuel industry criticizes study on corn stover and soil carbon

The biofuel industry is speaking out against a study completed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers that claims cellulosic biofuels actually generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline due to the impacts of crop residue removal from fields. READ MORE

April 18, 2014

Sen. Johanns urges FDA to reconsider proposed animal feed rule

Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., has written Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, urging the FDA to exempt distillers grain, raw agricultural commodities, and other products from a proposed rule impacting feed producers. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

EPA reports cellulosic RINs were generated in March

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that nearly 1.37 billion RINs were generated during the month across all five biofuel categories. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

STB aims to ensure rail fertilizer deliveries for spring planting

With the spring planting season underway, the Surface Transportation Board is taking action to ensure U.S. farmers have access to fertilizer. The move comes after a April 10 hearing on railroad service issues. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

GAO report addresses delays in finalizing annual RFS standards

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report on the domestic petroleum industry that addresses several issues, including the U.S. EPA's recent failure to meet statutory deadlines to set yearly renewable fuel standard requirements. READ MORE

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