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 01, 2015

OMB weighs in on biomass language included in appropriations bill

The White House Office of Management and Budget has published a statement detailing its opposition to several components of an appropriations bill pending the in the U.S. House of Representatives, including a provision related biogenic emissions. READ MORE

June 30, 2015

DOE announces intent to fund innovative bioenergy technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) targeting innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development. READ MORE

June 30, 2015

Clean fuel standards face political attacks in Washington, Oregon

Clean fuel standards under development in Oregon and Washington have been under attack by their respective state legislatures in recent weeks. While the threat against the Oregon program has passed, the Washington program could still be eliminated. READ MORE

June 29, 2015

U.K. GIB announces results, plans to raise private capital

The U.K. Green Investment Bank has announced 2014-'15 results and a plan to raise private capital. The organization also noted that after 2.5 years of operations, it has reached profitability. READ MORE

June 26, 2015

USDA publishes rule for revamped Biorefinery Assistance Program

The USDA’s Rural Business Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service has published an interim final rule for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, formerly known as the Biorefinery Assistance READ MORE

June 25, 2015

RFS supporters testify at EPA hearing, participate in rally

On June 25, the U.S. EPA held a hearing to address its proposed rule for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable fuels standard (RFS) in Kansas City, Kansas. More than 250 people were scheduled to testify at the event. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Bill aims to extend master limited partnerships to renewables

U.S. Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Reps. Ted Poe, R-Texas, and Mike Thompson, D-Calif., have announced the reintroduction of the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act, which aims to level the playing field for renewables. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Canada funds 2 projects to develop new landfill gas technology

In mid-June, the Canadian government announced funding for two biogas projects. One award will support the development of a technology that converts landfill gas into renewable liquefied natural gas. The other supports purification of landfill gas. READ MORE

June 24, 2015

Call-in information released for EPA’s June 25 RFS hearing

The U.S. EPA has posted a notice to its website providing call-in information for the June 25 hearing scheduled to address the agency's proposed rule for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

June 24, 2015

AgEC: Ag appropriations bill aims to cut Energy Title funding

On June 17, the House Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2016 Agricultural Appropriations bill. The proposed legislation funds a variety of agricultural and food programs, including rural development and farm services programs. READ MORE