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 31, 2016

PG&E seeks proposals for new renewable energy projects

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is seeking proposals from renewable energy developers to build projects for a new clean energy program available to customers. Solar, wind and biomass are among the eligible technologies. READ MORE

August 31, 2016

Metabolix to sell biopolymer business, become Yield10 Bioscience

On Aug. 22, Metabolix Inc. announced it has entered into a binding letter of intent (LOI) with CJ CheilJedang Corp. for the sale of its biopolymer intellectual property and certain laboratory equipment. READ MORE

August 30, 2016

Bayou Wood Pellets equipment to be sold at auction

Maas Companies Inc. has announced it will liquidate the assets West Monroe, Louisiana-based Bayou Wood Pellets via a lender-ordered auction on Sept. 20. The industrial building and wood pellet equipment will be sold separately. READ MORE

August 26, 2016

EPA: 1.61 billion RINs generated in July

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for July, reporting more than 1.61 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 15.21 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

August 25, 2016

California Biomass Energy Alliance applauds passage of SB 32

The California legislature recently passed legislation to extend the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets through 2030. The California Biomass Energy Alliance has spoken out in support of the bill. READ MORE

August 23, 2016

US Army, Hawaiian Electric break ground on bioenergy facility

On Aug. 22, the U.S. Army and Hawaiian Electric Co. broke ground on a 50 MW power plant that will run on a mixture of biofuel and conventional fuels. The facility is scheduled to be operational by spring 2018. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

DOE: 5 bioenergy businesses selected for round two of SBV pilot

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers pilot, including five businesses in the bioenergy space. Together, the 43 awards are worth more than $8 million. READ MORE

August 19, 2016

Report predicts growth in Italian wood pellet heating

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network has published a report on the Italian wood pellet market, noting the country consumed 3.1 million metric tons of pellets last year. READ MORE

August 18, 2016

EPA commits to meet statutory RFS reporting requirements

On Aug. 18, the U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General published a report finding that two agency offices have not complied with certain statutory reporting and analysis requirements concerning the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

August 17, 2016

Lightning causes feedstock fire near DuPont cellulosic facility

A lightning strike is the suspected cause of a second fire that has impacted feedstock storage areas associated with DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, in August. The first fire occurred Aug. 4, with the second starting Aug. 17. READ MORE