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 17, 2018

USDA solicits applications for REAP funding

The USDA is soliciting fiscal year 2019 applications for the Rural Energy for America Program, which helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. READ MORE

August 16, 2018

UK government releases 2017 renewable energy statistics

The U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently released updated energy statistics, reporting that electricity generation from renewable sources increased by 19 percent between 2016 and 2017, reaching 99.3 terawatt hours. READ MORE

August 16, 2018

Grassley: EPA not pursuing plan to attach RINs to biofuel exports

The U.S. EPA is no longer considering a plan would allow renewable identification numbers (RINs) to be applied to exported volumes of biofuels, according to remarks made by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, during an Aug. 15 press call. READ MORE

August 15, 2018

Report provides data on Russian wood pellet production, trade

A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an update of wood pellet production in Russia, predicting continued growth in the country’s pellet industry. READ MORE

August 15, 2018

Ag groups urge Congress to quickly complete work on Farm Bill

More than 150 ag groups and businesses sent a letter to leaders of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and House Committee on Agriculture urging them to complete work on the 2018 Farm Bill before the Agricultural Act of 2014 expires on Sept. 30. READ MORE

August 14, 2018

BioAmber moves forward with plan to liquidate its assets

BioAmber Inc. it has received court approval to move forward with plans to liquidate its assets, including the company’s Sarnia, Ontario-based biorefinery that produces biobased succinic acid. READ MORE

August 14, 2018

OMB reviews pre-rule related to 2015 residential wood heater rule

On Aug. 10, the U.S. EPA delivered a pre-rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget related to a 2015 rule that set performance standards for new residential wood heaters, hydronic heaters and forced-air furnaces. READ MORE

August 13, 2018

Comment period on 2019 RFS proposal closes this week

The public comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2019 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel, closes Aug. 17. READ MORE

August 09, 2018

Enviva announces new contracts, discusses plans to add capacity

Enviva Partners LP has released second quarter financial results, discussing increased demand for pellets from the Japanese market and providing an update on the development of pellet production projects. READ MORE

August 09, 2018

Gevo discusses future expansion plans for Luverne plant site

Gevo Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 8, reporting a 28.9 percent increase in product sales when compared to the same period of last year, and discussing the company’s future plans. READ MORE