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 22, 2021

Grassley: RFS proposal rumored to be released Sept. 24

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, discussed the U.S. EPA’s upcoming rule to set Renewable Fuel Standard RVOs during a Sept. 21 press call, noting the agency is expected to release a proposed rule for public comment as soon as Sept. 24. READ MORE

September 22, 2021

Chevron sets goals for RNG, renewable diesel, SAF production

Chevron Corp. on Sept. 14 announced it has set new goals for renewable natural gas (RNG) production and the expansion of production capacity to produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

September 21, 2021

EPA’s OIG to audit agency oversight of RFS RIN market

The U.S. EPA’s Office of Inspector General on Sept. 17 announced its intent to begin fieldwork on an audit of the agency’s oversight of the Renewable Fuel Standard renewable identification number (RIN) market. READ MORE

September 20, 2021

EPA: 1.7 billion RINs generated in August

More than 1.7 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in August, up from 1.6 billion generated during the same period of last year, according to data released by the U.S. EPA on Sept. 16. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

Massachusetts bills aim to eliminate wood biomass from RPS, APS

Two bills pending in the Massachusetts legislature aim to prevent woody biomass energy from participating in the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) and alternative energy portfolio standard (APS). READ MORE

September 16, 2021

FutureMetrics paper addresses the biomass carbon debt fallacy

FutureMetrics on Sept. 9 published a new white paper revisiting the flawed assumption that there is a carbon debt after wood is harvested and explaining why some academics continue to perpetuate the carbon debt fallacy. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

EPA: 3 new SRE petitions filed, 62 SRE petitions now pending

The U.S. EPA on Sept. 16 published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data, reporting that there are currently 62 SRE petitions pending under the Renewable Fuel Standard, up from 59 that were pending as of mid-August. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

OMB schedules additional meetings on RFS proposal

The White House Office of Management and Budget has now scheduled 16 meetings with interested parties to discuss a proposed rule to set renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

September 15, 2021

UK to launch fourth round of CfD energy scheme

U.K. has announced the fourth round of its Contracts for Difference (CfD) energy scheme. Landfill gas, sewage gas, energy-from-waste with CHP, large-scale anaerobic digestion, and dedicated biomass with CHP are among the eliglbe technologies. READ MORE

September 15, 2021

EIA releases renewable diesel, SAF capacity data

The EIA on Sept. 3 for the first time released U.S. capacity data for biorefineries that produce renewable diesel, renewable heating oil, renewable jet fuel, renewable naphtha and gasoline, and “other" renewable fuels and intermeidate products. READ MORE