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

August 16, 2019

EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 640,000 tons in April

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 770,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in April, with sales reaching 640,000 tons. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

EPA: 2 additional SREs filed for compliance year 2018

The U.S. EPA updated its online dashboard containing small refinery exemption (SRE) data Aug. 15, showing that two more SRE petitions have been filed for compliance year 2018. Both petitions are currently pending. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Gevo discusses plans for hydrocarbon, RNG production

Gevo Inc. released second quarter financial results Aug. 14. During an earnings call, Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber discussed the company’s future plans for aviation fuel production and announced plans to launch a renewable natural gas (RNG) division. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Governors ask EPA to clarify biogenic CO2 not regulated under CCA

Governors representing Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska and North Dakota recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the agency to clarify biogenic CO2 is not a pollutant subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

Bill aims to extend tax credits for biomass, other renewables

Reps. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and Scott Peters, D-Calif., introduced a bill Aug. 13 that aims to extend tax credits for investments in qualified renewable energy production, including closed-loop biomass, open-loop biomass, and municipal solid waste. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

Bioenergy DevCo receives $106 million investment, buys BTS Biogas

Bioenergy DevCo announced Aug. 8 it has received a $106 million investment from Newlight Partners LP to grow anaerobic digestion (AD) technology in North America. The following day, the company announced the acquisition of BTS Biogas. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

EIA updates bioenergy generation, capacity forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration currently expects nonhydro renewables to provide 10 percent of U.S. utility-scale generation in 2019, increasing to 12 percent in 2020, according to the agency’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

Pinnacle discusses growth plans in second quarter earnings call

Pinnacle Renewable Energy released second quarter financial results Aug. 12, reporting significant increases to revenue and pellets sold. During an earnings call, Pinnacle officials discussed company growth plans. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

DOE seeks input on its FY 2019 EERE, BETO research priorities

The Department of Energy’s Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy is seeking public input on its EERE and Bioenergy Technologies Office research priorities, including those focused on corn fiber biofuel, food waste, data efforts and algae biomass. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

FutureMetrics analyzes changes in South Korean pellet market

FutureMetrics has published a new white paper on recent developments in the South Korean industrial wood pellets market, updating an analysis the company published two years ago. The changes could dampen demand for wood pellets. READ MORE