Erin Voegele currently serves as an Associate Editor for Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biodiesel Magazine, SAF Magazine, Biomass 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.
Operable biofuels production capacity in the U.S. expanded slightly in July, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 29. Feedstock consumption was up when compared to both the previous month and July 2022.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Sept. 25 launched a new competitive grant program that, in part, can support projects to add sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production capacity to existing renewable diesel and ethanol plants.
The U.S. exported 102.26 million gallons of ethanol and 947,326 metric tons of distillers grains in August, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Oct. 5. Exports of both products were down when compared to the previous month.
U.S. fuel ethanol production for the week ending Sept. 29 was unchanged when compared to the previous week, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Oct. 4. Stocks were down 1 percent and exports were up 58 percent.
A group of 11 senators on Sept. 18 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan expressing disappointment that the agency has failed to finalize regulations that would allow biogas-based electricity to participate in the RFS.
The South Dakota PUC on Sept. 26 issued a final order denying a permit filed by Navigator to build and operate a CO2 pipeline within the state. Navigator has paused right of way work in certain areas but said it remains committed to the project.
UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that sugarcane processing and ethanol sales were both up during the first half of September. Ethanol production was down slightly when compared to the same period of last year.
The U.S. EPA in September published notices approving efficient producer pathways for two Texas-based ethanol plants operated by White Energy Inc. The approvals allow the company to generate RINs under the RFS for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol.
Sep 29, 2023
The USDA’s NASS released its latest quarterly Grain Stocks report on Sept. 29, reporting that old crop corn stocks on hand as of Sept. 1 were at 1.36 billion bushels, down 1 percent when compared to the same time last year.
Sep 28, 2023
The Surface Transportation Board on Sept. 26 announced that it intends to renew the charter of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee, which provides guidance on the rail transport of energy resources, including biofuels.