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 03, 2020

Permitting process for AEG CoalSwitch plant impacted by COVID-19

Active Energy Group announced on March 30 that the public comment period for the construction and air permit needed for the company’s proposed CoalSwitch plant in Lumberton, North Carolina, has been extended through April 27 due to COVID-19. READ MORE

April 03, 2020

EPA clarifies details of temporary enforcement policy

The U.S. EPA sent a letter to members of Congress on April 2 clarifying the temporary enforcement policy the agency announced on March 26 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and offering assurances the agency continues to enforce its regulatons. READ MORE

April 02, 2020

USDA: US wood pellet exports top 546,435 tons in February

The U.S exported 546,435.2 metric tons of wood pellets in February, up from both 500,904 tons in January and 501,563.9 tons in February 2019, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on April 2. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

USDA solicits input related to its Agricultural Innovation Agenda

The USDA on April 1 published a notice seeking comments on the most important agricultural innovation opportunities to be addressed in the near and long term. The comments will inform efforts related to the agency’s Agricultural Innovaton Agenda. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

Notice provides update of MSW landfill gas emissions guidelines

The EPA has announced 42 states and territories failed to submit state plans under the 2016 emissions guidelines for existing MSW landfills. The agency has two years to promulgate a federal plan for those states. READ MORE

March 31, 2020

EPA: 36.77 cellulosic RINs generated in February

The U.S. EPA recently released RIN generation data for February, reporting that nearly 1.54 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard during the month, including more than 36.77 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

March 30, 2020

Enviva assures stakeholders COVID-19 is not impacting operations

Enviva Chairman and CEO John Keppler sent a letter to stakeholders on March 30 announcing the company’s operations have not been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and reaffirming the company’s financial guidance for 2020. READ MORE

March 30, 2020

Trump signs $2 trillion CARES Act into law

President Trump signed the $2 trillion CARES Act into law on March 27. The bill is the third COVID-19 stimulus packaged signed into law. A fourth stimulus package is in the works that could provide more targeted relief for renewable fuel producers. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

EPA issues guidance on future SRE actions, RFS compliance date

The U.S. EPA on March 27 announced it intends to develop an “appropriate implementation and enforcement response” to the Tenth Circuit Court’s SRE ruling “after appeals have been resolved and the court’s mandate has been issued." READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Inslee signs bill recognizing carbon benefits of forest industry

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill March 25 that recognizes the contributions of the forest products sector to the state’s climate response and affirms it is in the public interest to support all aspects of a fully integrated forest sector. READ MORE