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

April 23, 2014

DECC finalizes early CfDs, Drax challenges subsidy change

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change is offering investment contracts to eight renewable energy project, including three biomass projects. The government cut subsidy to one of two Drax projects, a decision that Drax is challenging. READ MORE

April 23, 2014

EPA reduces the 2013 cellulosic RFS to reflect actual production

The U.S. EPA has taken action to revise the 2013 cellulosic biofuel requirements under the renewable fuels standard (RFS) to 810,185 ethanol-equivalent gallons, the volume for which cellulosic RINs were generated in 2013. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

Forest Service opens wood-to-energy funding opportunities

The U.S. Forest has announced it is seeking proposals for two separate wood-to-energy funding opportunities, including the Hazardous Fuels Wood-to-Energy (W2E) Grant program and the Statewide Wood Energy Team cooperative agreement program. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

DOE announces draft solicitation for Section 1703 loan guarantees

The U.S. DOE has announced its intent to offer up to $4 billion in Section 1703 loan guarantees to support a wide variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Public comments are being accepted on the scope of the final solicitation. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

Biofuel groups oppose Big Oil’s requested delay in RFS challenge

The American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers recently filed a motion to sever and hold in abeyance their legal challenge to the 2013 renewable fuel standard. Biofuel groups are opposing the move. READ MORE

April 21, 2014

Biofuel industry criticizes study on corn stover and soil carbon

The biofuel industry is speaking out against a study completed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers that claims cellulosic biofuels actually generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline due to the impacts of crop residue removal from fields. READ MORE

April 18, 2014

Forest thinning in Ariz. could benefit environment, economy

A new report finds that forest thinning could improve the health of Arizona's forests while strengthening rural economies. Small diameter wood harvested as part of thinning activities could be used for many purposes, including bioenergy production. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

EPA reports cellulosic RINs were generated in March

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that nearly 1.37 billion RINs were generated during the month across all five biofuel categories. READ MORE

April 16, 2014

Viridis Energy reports progress in 2013 financial results

Canadian pellet producer Viridis Energy Inc. has released its 2013 financial results, reporting revenues of $13.9 million, a 46 percent increase over the prior year. The company attributed the increase to improved market dynamics and other factors. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

EC adopts new guidelines on renewable energy, biofuel support

The European Commission recently announced it has adopted new rules on public support for renewable energy projects, including a move to market-based support. A U.K.-based trade association called the guidelines a "huge leap into the unknown." READ MORE