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

June 22, 2018

House subcommittee holds hearing on advanced biofuels, RFS

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing June 22 titled “Advanced Biofuels Under the Renewable Fuel Standard: Current Status and Future Prospects," that included a discussion of post-2022 RFS policy. READ MORE

June 22, 2018

Valmet to supply automation systems to biomass heating plant

Valmet recently announced it has received an automation order from Lahti Energy for the Kymijärvi III biomass-fueled heating plant currently under construction in Lahti, Finland. The system is scheduled to be commissioned in 2020. READ MORE

June 21, 2018

House members demand answers from EPA on RFS, waivers

On June 20, 12 democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Committee on Agriculture asked the U.S. EPA to provide additional information regarding its failed implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

June 21, 2018

Connecticut DEEP selects AD project through recent RFP

The Connecticut department of Energy and Environmental Protection has selected more than 250 MW of renewable energy projects through a recent request for proposals (RFP), including a 1.6 MW anaerobic digestion project. READ MORE

June 20, 2018

Sununu vetoes bill to provide support to biomass plants

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a bill that aimed to require electric distribution companies to purchase energy from the state’s six independent biomass plants and single waste-to-energy facility. READ MORE

June 20, 2018

Velocys moves forward on UK plant, partners with PQ for catalyst

Velocys plc has secured funding to support a waste-to-jet fuel project in the U.K. and announced the formation of a partnership with PQ Corp. to supply commercial quantities of its proprietary catalyst for multiple biorefineries. READ MORE

June 19, 2018

EPA approves isobutanol fuel registration filed by Butamax

The U.S. EPA has issued a letter of notification to Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC registering isobutanol as a fuel additive for blending into gasoline at levels up to 16 percent. The approval could lead to more widespread blending of the biofuel. READ MORE

June 15, 2018

EIA: Bioenergy capacity, generation to increase in 2019

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide more than 10 percent of electricity generation in 2018, up from less than 10 percent in 2017. READ MORE

June 14, 2018

EU reaches deal on REDII, sets new goals for renewables

On June 14, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council reached a deal on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) that sets new targets for renewables. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

Senate ag committee restores 2018 Farm Bill Energy Title funding

The Senate ag committee has approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The legislation includes an amendment offered by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., that restores mandatory funding to Farm Bill Energy Title programs. READ MORE