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

February 21, 2020

Minnesota bill aims to encourage alternative fuels, including RNG

Legislation recently introduced in Minnesota aims to establish a state regulatory policy allowing natural gas utilities to add alternative fuels, such as renewable natural gas and hydrogen gas, to their distributions systems. READ MORE

February 21, 2020

EPA: 23 SRE petitions now pending for compliance year 2019

The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Feb. 21, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2019. READ MORE

February 20, 2020

USDA: Ag Innovation Agenda will benefit biofuels, bioenergy

The USDA unveiled its Agriculture Innovation Agenda on Feb. 20. The initiative, in part, aims to support renewable fuels, including ethanol, biodiesel and biomass. This includes a goal to achieve market-driven blend rates of E30 by 2050. READ MORE

February 19, 2020

Colorado bill aims to establish an RNG standard for gas utilities

Legislation recently introduced in the Colorado Senate aims to establish a renewable natural gas (RNG) standard that would require large gas utilities within the state to source a certain percentage of the fuel they supply from renewable resources. READ MORE

February 18, 2020

SoCalGas applauds CPUC’s biomethane incentive reservation system

Southern California Gas Co. on Feb. 13 announced its support for the California Public Utilities Commission’s new incentive reservation system for its biomethane monetary incentive program, which opened Feb. 3. READ MORE

February 18, 2020

Trump nominates Benevento, Menezes to fill posts at EPA, DOE

President Trump on Feb. 13 nominated Douglas Benevento to serve as deputy administrator of the U.S. EPA and Mark Wesley Menezes to serve as deputy secretary of energy. Both nominations are subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

February 17, 2020

EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 850,000 tons in October

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 870,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in October, with sales reaching 850,000 tons. READ MORE

February 07, 2020

Skeena Bioenergy wins grant to produce pellets from slash

The Forest Enhancement Society of BC announced on Jan. 30 it will award $408,320 to Terrace, British Columbia-based Skeena Bioenergy Ltd. to use materials from slash piles to make wood pellets in the Coast Mountains Natural Resources District. READ MORE

February 06, 2020

USDA: US wood pellet exports reach 6.89 million tons in 2019

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released data on Feb. 6 reporting that the U.S. exported 541,893.4 metric tons of wood pellets in December, bringing total pellet exports for 2019 to 6.89 million tons. READ MORE

February 05, 2020

New Jersey bill expands definition of Class I renewable energy

Legislation introduced in New Jersey aims to require certain parties to separate and recycle food waste. It also aims to expand the definition of Class I renewables to include electricity generated from methane produced through food waste processing. READ MORE