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

December 01, 2022

EPA finalizes new RFS canola oil fuel pathways

The U.S. EPA on Dec. 1 released a final rule to create canola oil fuel pathways under the Renewable Fuel Standard for renewable diesel, jet fuel naphtha, liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and heating oil produced via a hydrotreating process. READ MORE

December 01, 2022

EPA’s RFS ‘set’ rule boosts RVOs through 2025, addresses eRINs

The U.S. EPA on Dec. 1 released its long-awaited RFS “set” rule, which includes RVOs for 2023, 2024 and 2025. The proposed rule also expands the program beyond liquid fuels to include certain types of renewable electricity used to fuel cars. READ MORE

November 29, 2022

REEEAC to hold meeting Dec. 7

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a hybrid meeting on Dec. 7. The meeting is open to the public, but registration is required. READ MORE

November 28, 2022

EPA approves RFS fuel pathway for Chevron refinery

The U.S. EPA has approved a fuel pathway that allows Chevron to generate D6 renewable fuel RINs under the RFS for several biofuels produced from soybean oil via coprocessing with petroleum at its refinery in El Segundo, California. READ MORE

November 22, 2022

DG Fuels announces plans to develop SAF facility in Maine

DG Fuels LLC on Nov. 14 announced it has signed key land agreement for the development of its second proposed SAF facility. That 175 MMgy facility is planned for development in Maine. DGF’s first SAF plant is under development in Louisiana. READ MORE

November 22, 2022

USDA seeks comments on implementation of climate-smart ag funds

The Inflation Reduction Act, signed by President Joe Biden in August, allocated nearly $20 billion to support climate-smart agriculture. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is now seeking comments inform how it will implement those funds. READ MORE

November 21, 2022

Love’s, Cargill JV breaks ground on renewable diesel plant

Heartwell Renewables, a 50/50 joint venture between The Love’s Family of Companies and Cargill, on Nov. 3 broke ground on its 80 MMgy renewable diesel biorefinery in Hastings, Nebraska. The facility is expected to be operational in 2024. READ MORE

November 17, 2022

US Forest Service offers $12.5M under Wood Innovations Program

The USDA on Nov. 17 announced that the U.S. Forest Service is now accepting applications for $12.5 million in available funds under the Wood Innovations Program. The funding was allocated uner the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. READ MORE

November 17, 2022

EPA: 1.81 billion RINs generated in October

The U.S. EPA on Nov. 17 released data showing nearly 1.81 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, up from 1.71 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

November 17, 2022

EPA: 4 new SRE petitions filed, 9 SRE petitions currently pending

The U.S. EPA on Nov. 17 released updated SRE data, reporting that four new SRE petitions were filed under the RFS during the past month. According to the agency, 9 SRE petitions are now pending, up from five that were pending as of mid-October. READ MORE