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.
The New Mexico House of Representatives on Feb. 3 voted 36 to 33 in favor of a bill that aims to establish a technology-neutral clean transportation fuel standard that would reduce the CI of transportation fuels by at least 30% by 2040.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce on Jan. 26 released the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for a 28.1-mile section of Summit Carbon Solution’s proposed carbon dioxide pipeline. A public comment period on the EIS is open through Feb. 23.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on Feb. 2 delivered a proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget focused on improving the safety of carbon dioxide pipelines.
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Novozymes on Feb. 1 released unaudited results for 2023, reporting that bioenergy sales were up approximately 23% last year. The company, which on Jan. 29 merged with Chr. Hansen to form Novonesis, is expected to release full audited results on Feb. 8
Total U.S. biofuel operatable production capacity was up slightly in November, with gains for ethanol, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 31. Total feedstock consumption was down slightly from October.
UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data showing ethanol production was up significantly during the first half of January, with corn ethanol production up more than 50%. Ethanol sales were also up during the two-week period.
U.S. fuel ethanol production was up more than 21% the week ending Jan. 26 after falling to nearly a three-year low the previous week, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Jan. 31. Stocks of fuel ethanol were down 6% and exports were up 13%.
Legislation introduced in the New Jersey Senate on Jan. 29 aims to establish a low-carbon transportation fuel standard (LCTFS) that would reduce the average carbon intensity (CI) of gasoline and diesel by 10% below a 2019 baseline by 2030.
The USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. announced on Jan. 26 that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2023, which runs from Oct. 1, 2023 through Sept. 30, 2024.
The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for January, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in November was down when compared to the previous month, but up when compared to November 2022.