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

January 21, 2021

Legislation introduced to establish CFS in New Mexico

Legislation introduced in New Mexico on Jan. 19 aims to establish a Clean Fuel Standard within the state. The bill is supported by New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham, the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

EPA: 18.26 billion RINs generated in 2020 under RFS

Nearly 18.26 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in 2020, down from 19.81 billion generated in 2019, according to data published by the U.S. EPA. Total RIN generation for December was at 1.69 billion, down from 1.79 billion in December 2019. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

USDA, DOE announce appointments to senior posts

The USDA and U.S. Department of Energy on Jan. 21 announced appointments to several senior posts, including USDA undersecretary for Rural Development and chief of staff for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at DOE. READ MORE

January 20, 2021

Velocys: Shell withdraws from sustainable aviation fuel project

Velocys announced on Jan. 18 that Shell International Petroleum Co. Ltd. will no longer participate in the development of the Altalto Immingham project, a proposed 20 MMgy sustainable aviation fuel production facility under development in the U.K. READ MORE

January 20, 2021

Proposed wood pellet plant in Australia awarded $5.5M grant

Australia-based Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has been awarded a $5.5 million bushfire recovery grant from the Australian government to support the development of a biomass pellet plant and small-scale biomass power plant. READ MORE

January 19, 2021

EPA issues last-minute approval of 3 SREs

The U.S. EPA late on Jan. 19 published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data showing that the agency has approved three new SRE petitions, one for Renewable Fuel Standard compliance year 2018 and two for compliance year 2019. READ MORE

January 19, 2021

UK bioenergy generation up in Q3

Data released by the U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy shows bioenergy capacity in the U.K. increased by 3.9 percent during the third quarter of last year, while power generation from biodegradable MSW set a new record. READ MORE

January 18, 2021

California awards grants to biomass, bioenergy projects

The California Energy Commission on Jan. 14 announced it is awarding nearly $2 million to eight projects through the Tribal Government Challenge Grant Program. A portion of that funding will support biomass and bioenergy projects. READ MORE

January 18, 2021

USDA releases AIA research strategy summary, dashboard

The USDA on Jan. 12 released a report and online dashboard that integrates the information collected by the agency as part of its Agriculture Innovation Agenda, an initiative that aims to help the U.S. agricultural industry meet future demands. READ MORE

January 15, 2021

EPA opens comment period on RFS waiver requests

The U.S. EPA announced on Jan. 15 it will open a 30-day comment period on several petitions it has received asking the agency to waive Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements for 2019 and 2020. READ MORE