Erin Voegele

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Erin Voegele currently serves as an Associate Editor for Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biomass Magazine, SAF Magazine and 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 Articles

Sep 21, 2023

Ethanol groups slam SAB’s draft commentary on GHG impacts of corn ethanol

The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the American Coalition for ethanol on Sept. 21 challenged the U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board’s flawed remarks on the climate impacts of corn ethanol.

The U.S. EPA on Aug. 21 released data indicating nearly 2.04 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in August, up from 1.84 billion generated in August 2022. Total RIN generation for the first eight months of the year reached nearly 15.45 billion.

The U.S. EPA on Sept. 21 released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data, reporting that one new SRE petition has been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard over the past month. Three SRE petitions are now pending.

U.S. fuel ethanol production fell by nearly 6 percent the week ending Sept. 15, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 20. Fuel ethanol stocks were up 2 percent and exports were up 60 percent.

The U.S. EPA has indicated its intent to further strengthen program controls and integrate its information system to manage fraud potential in the RFS in response to recommendations made by the agency’s Office of Inspector General.

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane processing and ethanol production were both up during the second half of August. Ethanol sales for the full month were up more than 9 percent from last year.

Clean Fuels Alliance America, American Soybean Association, National Oilseed Processors Association the U.S. Canola Association are urging the Biden administration to adopt GREET for the purposes measuring GHG reductions for the SAF tax credit.

The European Commission on Sept. 14 announced it will implement retroactive surveillance measures on imports of ethanol from several countries, including the U.S. The surveillance measures are to remain in effect for three years.

President Joe Biden on Sept. 9 joined leaders of India, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates to launch the Global Biofuels Alliance. The launch took place on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Delhi.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration increased its forecast for 2023 fuel ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Sept. 12. The forecast for 2024 fuel ethanol production was revised down.

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