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

December 08, 2017

FutureMetrics paper discusses fighting, preventing storage fires

FutureMetrics has released a new white paper focused on best practices for fighting and preventing fires in wood pellet storage domes and silos. The paper is authored by John Swaan, senior operations expert at FutureMetrics. READ MORE

December 07, 2017

Pruitt discusses administration of RFS program during hearing

On Dec. 7, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appeared before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce to provide testimony the mission of the EPA. The Renewable Fuel Standard was among the topics discussed during the hearing. READ MORE

December 06, 2017

Barrasso asks EPA to meet statutory RFS reporting requirements

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, is asking the U.S. EPA to complete studies assessing the impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard on air, water and land quality. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

EPA issues documents discussing periodic reviews of the RFS

On Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA published documents describing its interpretation of statutory requirements to conduct periodic reviews of certain aspects of the Renewable Fuel Standard and prior actions the agency has taken to fulfill its obligations. READ MORE

December 04, 2017

Abbott asks EPA to waive portion of RFS RVO

On Dec. 1, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting a waiver of Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements, claiming the program is negatively impacting the state’s economy and employment. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

EPA: 19.23 million cellulosic RINs generated in October

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for October, announcing that nearly 1.68 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 19.23 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

EPA finalizes 2018 RFS RVOs, 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel

The U.S. EPA has finalized the 2018 RFS RVO at 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuel, including 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel, 2.1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, and 4.29 billion gallons of advanced biofuel. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

FERC: US added 58 MW of biomass capacity in September

Data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows the U.S. added 238 MW of biomass capacity during the first three quarters of 2017, up from 57 MW during the same period of last year. READ MORE

November 28, 2017

IRENA, ADFD accepting applications for loan program

The International Renewable Energy Agency, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, is accepting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Bioenergy is among the eligible technologies. READ MORE

November 27, 2017

EPA maintains RFS point of obligation

On Nov. 22, the U.S. EPA denied several petitions requesting the agency initiate rulemaking to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Members of the biofuels industry have spoken out in support of the agency's action. READ MORE