Erin Voegele currently serves as an Associate Editor for Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biomass Magazine, SAF 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.
The New Mexico House of Representatives on Feb. 3 voted 36 to 33 in favor of a bill that aims to establish a technology-neutral clean transportation fuel standard that would reduce the CI of transportation fuels by at least 30% by 2040.
Imperial Oil Ltd. on Feb. 2 confirmed that construction on the renewable diesel project under development at its Strathcona refinery near Edmonton, Alberta, remains on track for startup in 2025.
The Senate Committee on Environmental & Public Works on Jan. 31 held a hearing on landfill gas emissions. The hearing, in part, addressed an IRS proposal that would limit the ability of biogas projects to benefit from the Section 48 tax credit.
Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo and the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development on Jan. 25 approved $11.72 million in tax abatements for a 120 MMgy renewable diesel and SAF project under development by Edgewood Renewables LLC.
Total U.S. biofuel operatable production capacity was up slightly in November, with gains for ethanol, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 31. Total feedstock consumption was down slightly from October.
Legislation introduced in the New Jersey Senate on Jan. 29 aims to establish a low-carbon transportation fuel standard (LCTFS) that would reduce the average carbon intensity (CI) of gasoline and diesel by 10% below a 2019 baseline by 2030.
U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 980,000 tons of densified biomass fuels in October, according to the January edition of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Monthly Densified Biomass Fuels Report. Sales of densified biomass fuel reached 950,000 tons during the month.
Vertex Energy Inc. on Jan. 23 released an operational update, reporting that the renewable diesel production unit at its refinery in Mobile, Alabama, produced approximately 3,900 barrels per day during the fourth quarter of 2023.
Gevo Inc. on Jan. 24 released a business update indicating that the company’s proposed SAF project in South Dakota, Net-Zero 1, remains in the due diligence phase of the U.S. Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program.
The USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service on Jan. 24 published proposed rule that aims to update the agency’s Biobased Markets (Biopreferred) Program. A public comment period on the proposed rule is open through March 25.