Erin Voegele

Erin Voegele currently serves as an Associate Editor for 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.

Latest Posts by Erin Voegele

July 10, 2020

EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 790,000 tons in March

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 770,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in March, with sales reaching 790,000 tons. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

EPA proposes to amend regulations for certain industrial boilers

The U.S. EPA on July 9 released a proposed rule that aims to amend emission standards for certain categories of boilers based on the maximum achievable control technologies (MACT). The AWC said it is encouraged by the clarity the rule provides. READ MORE

July 08, 2020

Biofuel groups file comments on EPA’s anti-backsliding proposal

The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy filed comments with the U.S. EPA on July 8 supporting the agency’s proposed anti-backsliding determination but criticizing the use of outdated and flawed data. READ MORE

July 08, 2020

Nature Energy, Shell sign biomethane deal

Denmark-based Nature Energy on July 1 announced it has entered into a long-term agreement to sell biomethane to Shell Energy Europe Ltd. Nature Energy currently operates 12 biogas plants, 10 of which are located in Denmark. READ MORE

July 07, 2020

EIA predicts growth in renewable electricity generation

The U.S. Energy Information Administration currently predicts electricity U.S. generation from renewable energy sources will reach 20 percent in 2020 and 22 percent in 2021, according to agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released July 7. READ MORE

July 07, 2020

Waste-derived fuel pellets successfully tested for Uskmouth plant

SIMEC Atlantis Energy has completed industrial-scale combustion testing of the waste-derived fuel pellets it plans to use as fuel at the Uskmouth Power Station following its conversion. The company has also released an updated project timeline. READ MORE

July 06, 2020

USDA: US exports 572,500 tons of wood pellets in May

The U.S. exported 572,499.8 metric tons of wood pellets in May, up from 553,885.4 metric tons exported during the same month of last year, but down from the 595,166.2 metric tons exported in April, according to data released by the USDA on July 2. READ MORE

July 02, 2020

32 House members urge Trump to reject gap year SREs

A bipartisan group of 32 members of the U.S. House of Representatives on July 2 sent a letter to President Trump calling on his administration to deny 52 gap year SRE petitions that have been filed in an attempt to circumvent a recent court ruling. READ MORE

July 02, 2020

Eqtec, Carbon Sole partner on waste-to-energy projects in Ireland

Eqtec, a technology supplier for gasification projects, announced on June 29 that its wholly owned subsidiary Eqtec Iberia SLU has signed a collaboration framework agreement with Ireland-based Carbon Sole Group Ltd. READ MORE

July 01, 2020

Avista opens RFP for 120 MW of renewable capacity

Avista, a utility serving regions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, announced on June 26 it is seeking proposals from renewable energy project developers for up to 120 aMW of power production. Biomass projects are among those eligible to apply. READ MORE