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

October 14, 2019

USDA seeks applications for biorefinery loan guarantee program

The USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service is soliciting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. Applications for the current cycle of the loan guarantee program are due April 1. READ MORE

October 11, 2019

EIA: Densified biomass sales reach 780,000 tons in June

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced 770,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in June, with sales reaching 780,000 tons. Exports reached more than 648,000 tons for the month. READ MORE

October 10, 2019

Velocys to integrate CCUS at Mississippi biorefinery

Velocys announced plans Oct. 10 to capture and store carbon dioxide generated at its proposed Mississippi biorefinery, enabling the production of carbon-negative biofuel. The company also recently announced its technology will be deployed in Japan. READ MORE

October 10, 2019

EPA’s SRE proposal under OMB review

The supplemental rulemaking referenced by the U.S. EPA in an Oct. 4 announcement regarding its plans to reallocate RFS volume obligations waived through future SREs appears to be under White House Office of Management and Budget review. READ MORE

October 09, 2019

EIA: 2 million households to heat with wood this winter

The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that nearly 2 million, or approximately 2 percent, U.S. households will use cord wood or wood pellets as a primary residential space heating fuel for the 2019-’20 winter. READ MORE

October 08, 2019

UK: Energy production from biomass, waste up 10% in Q2

The U.K. government has announced energy production from bioenergy and waste was up 10.4 percent during the second quarter of 2019 when compared to the same period of 2018. The growth is attributed to increased capacity. READ MORE

October 07, 2019

Enviva to construct Alabama pellet plant

Enviva is moving forward with plans to construct a new wood pellet plant in Sumter County, Alabama, and increase the production capacity of its existing wood pellet plant Sampson County, North Carolina. READ MORE

October 07, 2019

UDSA: US wood pellet exports reach 738,300 tons in August

The U.S. exported 738,300.5 tons of wood pellets in August, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Oct. 4. Pellet exports were up when compared to both July 2019 and August 2018. READ MORE

October 04, 2019

EPA to release supplemental rulemaking to account for future SREs

The EPA on Oct. 4 announced plans to release its much anticipated RFS relief package but provided few details. The agency said a proposed rule seeking public comment on how and at what levels it should account for future SREs will be issued soon. READ MORE

October 03, 2019

Pinnacle reacts to British Columbia sawmill curtailments

Pinnacle Renewable Energy released a statement Sept. 30 indicating ongoing sawmill curtailments in British Columbia are causing higher fiber, maintenance and repair costs at its British Columbia pellet plants. READ MORE