Erin Voegele

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Erin Voegele currently serves as an Associate Editor for Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biodiesel Magazine, SAF Magazine, 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 Articles

Nov 28, 2023

US biofuels capacity, feedstock consumption up in July

Operable biofuels production capacity in the U.S. expanded slightly in July, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 29. Feedstock consumption was up when compared to both the previous month and July 2022.

The USDA’s National Agricultuiral Statistics Service released its latest quarterly Grain Stocks report on Sept. 29, reporting that old crop soybeans stored in all positions on Sept. 1 were down 2 percent when compared to the same time last year.

The Federal Aviation Administration on Sept. 25 launched a new competitive grant program that, in part, can support projects to add sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production capacity to existing renewable diesel and ethanol plants.

Portugal-based energy company Galp SGPS S.A. and Japan-based Mitsui & Co. Ltd. on Sept. 25 announced plans to form a joint venture that will develop renewable diesel and SAF capacity at Galp’s existing refinery in Sines, Portugal.

Biomass continued to be the second largest source of renewable electricity in the U.K. last year, trailing only offshore and onshore wind, according to a report released by the U.K. Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology on Oct. 4.

A group of 11 senators on Sept. 18 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan expressing disappointment that the agency has failed to finalize regulations that would allow biogas-based electricity to participate in the RFS.

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced plans to convert the country’s two remaining coal-fired power plants to biomass. A whitepaper issued by FutureMetrics predicts how those conversions could boost demand for wood pellets.

The Washington State Department of Commerce on Sept. 26 awarded a combined $4.76 million from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to seven clean energy projects. Several of the awards support the development of biogas projects.

Xcel Energy—Colorado on Sept. 19 announced plans to develop a new 19 megawatt (MW) biomass power plant as part of its Clean Energy Plan, which outlines plans to invest $15 billion across the state to double the supply of renewable energy.

The Surface Transportation Board on Sept. 26 announced that it intends to renew the charter of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee, which provides guidance on the rail transport of energy resources, including biofuels.

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