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 26, 2015

Wyoming task force report includes bioenergy recommendations

In Wyoming, the Governor's Task Force on Forests has issued a report featuring its recommendations for proactively managing the state's forests. Several of the recommendations relate to bioenergy development. READ MORE

January 23, 2015

DOE announces ARPA-E funding opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy has announced plans to award up to $125 million in support of transformational energy projects. The solicitation is the third open funding opportunity announced by ARPA-E. READ MORE

January 22, 2015

EU approves U.K. state aid for Teesside biomass CHP plant

The European Commission has approved the U.K.'s plan to provide state aid to the proposed Teesside combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant, a 299 MW, biomass-fired facility. The project is expected to be operational in July 2018. READ MORE

January 22, 2015

Iowa RFS campaign targets presidential candidates, caucus-goers

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has announced a new campaign to promote the renewable fuel standard (RFS) during the 2016 Iowa presidential caucuses. The multimillion dollar effort will aim to educate both candidates and caucus-goers on the RFS. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Green Biologics raises $76 million to support plant conversion

U.K-based Green Biologics Inc. has raised $76 million to support the acquisition and conversion of a Minnesota ethanol plant to produce n-butanol and acetone. The funding will also support continued development of the company's process technology. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Gevo announces cost-saving initiatives, new technology

Gevo Inc. has announced several cost-saving initiatives aimed at improving its overall cash flow. The actions are expected to decrease the company's average monthly corporate-wide EBITDA burn rate by 40 percent this year. READ MORE

January 20, 2015

Novozymes: Bioenergy drives 2014 growth

Novozymes has released 2014 financial results, reporting that sales growth was in line with expectations. During an investor call, Peder Holk Nielsen, president and CEO of Novozymes, said bioenergy was the strongest growth driver last year. READ MORE

January 20, 2015

IRENA: Many renewable energy sources cheaper than fossil fuels

The International Renewable Energy Agency has released a new report that determined many sources of renewable energy are now cheaper than fossil fuels. The report includes data on the the costs of biomass energy around the world. READ MORE

January 19, 2015

Ceres discusses progress with sorghum hybrids in quarterly report

Ceres Inc. has released financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, reporting progress with its breeding and genetic technologies. During an investor call, the company detailed planting of its sorghum hybrids in Brazil. READ MORE

January 16, 2015

Maryland executive order could encourage expansion of AD systems

On Jan. 13, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley issued an executive order that aims to nearly eliminate the disposal of waste within the state. The order could encourage wider deployment of anaerobic digestion systems in Maryland. READ MORE