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

September 28, 2020

DOE solicits applications for Technology Commercialization Fund

The Department of Energy on Sept. 23 issued its FY 2021 solicitation for the Technology Commercialization Fund, which aims to advance the commercialization of promising energy technologies and deploy lab-developed technologies to the marketplace. READ MORE

September 25, 2020

USDA solicits applications for loan guarantee program

The USDA is soliciting applications for two different cycles of the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. The first cycle closes Oct. 1, while the second is open through April 1, 2021. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

House passes bill that aims to increase SRE transparency

The U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 24 passed the Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act, or H.R. 4447, by a vote of 229 to 187. The bill includes provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

DOE opens $2M FOA for co-gasification research

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy on Sept. 22 released a $2 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) focused on the co-gasification of coal, biomass and plastic waste to produce hydrogen. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

USDA seeks applications for Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

The USDA announced on Sept. 23 it is making $7 million available under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. The agency will accept applications from advanced biofuel producers during the month of October. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

UK opens consultation on Green Gas Levy to support biomethane

The U.K. government has opened a public consultation an initiative that aims to scale up the production of renewable natural gas (RNG), also referred to as bioemethane or green gas, for use in heating applications. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

Groups call on Trump administration to live up to RFS commitments

While the EPA’s recent denial of 54 gap year SRE petitions was a positive step for the U.S. biofuels industry, representatives of the U.S. biofuel and ag industries are calling on the Trump administration tp live up to its remaining biofuel promises. READ MORE

September 22, 2020

EPA: 1.58 billion RINs generated in August

The U.S. EPA has released data showing 1.58 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in August, down from 1.65 billion during the same period of 2019. READ MORE

September 22, 2020

Natural Resource Canada funds 11 bioenergy projects

Natural Resource Canada is has announced it will award approximately $21 million to support several clean energy projects in Indigenous communities in Ontario and the Northwest Territories, including 11 biomass projects. READ MORE

September 21, 2020

Japan solicits comments on proposed changes to FIT program

Japan is proposing to shorten the eligibility window for previously approved and future biomass projects under its feed-in tariff (FIT) program, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network on Sept. 18. READ MORE