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

July 29, 2016

USDA offers funds for biorefineries to convert to bioenergy

The USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service has announced it is soliciting applications under the Repowering Assistance Program to encourage the use of renewable biomass as a replacement for fossil fuels used to provide process heat or power. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

Business Briefs

July 27, 2016

EPA: More than 1.7 billion RINs generated in June

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for June, reporting that more than 1.7 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the total for the first half of the year to nearly 9.21 billion. READ MORE

July 26, 2016

USDA announces application periods for loan guarantee program

The USDA is accepting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, which provides loan guarantees of up to $250 million to develop, construct and retrofit commercial-scale biorefineries. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

EPA takes initial step in regulating aircraft engine GHGs

The U.S. EPA has finalized a determination under the Clean Air Act that greenhouse gas emissions from certain types of aircraft engines contribute to the pollution that causes climate change and endangers American’s health and the environment. READ MORE

July 22, 2016

DOE to fund projects combining biofuel and engine research

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines.” The initiative’s approach combines the previously independent areas of biofuels and combustion. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Report features data on EU pellet, biogas markets

A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel market, including data on wood pellets and biogas. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

Bill aims to create tax credits for carbon utilization, storage

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., recently introduced the Carbon Capture and Utilization Act of 2016, which aims to spur investment in next-generation carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

Government to launch app to aid renewable energy exports

The U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Energy are inviting suppliers and providers of clean energy, smart grid and energy efficiency solutions to participate in an interactive directory of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

EPA publishes updated standards, guidelines for MSW landfills

On July 14, the U.S. EPA issued final new source performance standards for new, modified and reconstructed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The agency has also issued revised guidelines for reducing emissions from existing MSW landfills. READ MORE