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 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

April 15, 2014

Moniz testifies on DOE FY 2015 budget request

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz recently addressed U.S. DOE's fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request at hearings held by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. READ MORE

April 14, 2014

EPA opens public comment period on rule to amend NHSM regulation

The U.S. EPA has published its proposed rule to amend its Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials regulation in the Federal Register, officially opening a 60-day comment period. The proposal classifies wood fuel from construction and demolition debris. READ MORE

April 11, 2014

UK bioenergy production increased significantly in 2013

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change recently released provisional annual energy data for 2013. The report shows renewable generation increased 28 percent and bioenergy sources generated 18.7 terawatt hours of electricity last year. READ MORE

April 10, 2014

New Hampshire PUC publishes proposed RPS amendments

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has published a document containing proposed amendments to the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS), including those for new Class I thermal requirements. READ MORE

April 10, 2014

EIA predicts increased energy generation from renewables

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the April issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which includes forecasts for bioenergy production and the use of wood in home heating applications. READ MORE

April 09, 2014

Senate asks for industry input on RFS during biofuel hearing

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry recently held a hearing on advanced biofuels. The event featured testimony from representatives of DuPont, the Advanced Ethanol Council and Airlines for America. READ MORE