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

March 16, 2023

EPA: 1.72 billion RINs generated in February

The U.S. EPA on March 16 released data showing that nearly 1.72 billion renewable identification number (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in February, up from 1.54 billion generated during the same month of 2022. READ MORE

March 16, 2023

EPA: 1 new SRE petition filed, 25 SRE petitions now pending

The U.S. EPA on March 16 released updated data showing that one small refinery exemption (SRE) petition has been filed under the RFS over the past month. A total of 25 SRE petitions are now pending, up from 24 that were pending as of mid-February. READ MORE

March 16, 2023

Grassley reintroduces Biochar Research Network Act

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on March 9 reintroduced the bipartisan Biochar Research Network Act. The bill directs the USDA to study the effectiveness of biochar, a carbon-rich material produced from biomass. READ MORE

March 16, 2023

Hawaii Supreme Court denies appeal filed by Hu Honua Bioenergy

The Hawaii Supreme Court on March 13 rejected an appeal filed by Hu Honua Bioenergy LLC challenging a May 2022 order issued by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission denying the company’s PPA with Hawaiian Electric Light Co. Inc. READ MORE

March 15, 2023

USDA awards $4.9M to AD project as part of fertilizer initiative

The USDA on March 10 announced it has extended $29 million in grant offers to eight projects under the first round of its Fertilizer Production Expansion Program. One of those eight projects aims to expand an anerobic digestion facility in Missouri. READ MORE

March 15, 2023

Calumet: SAF production at Montana biorefinery to begin in April

Calumet has announced the renewable diesel unit at its Montana Renewables biorefinery operated well during Q4. Additional renewable hydrogen production capacity, a feedstock pretreatment unit and SAF capacity will be opertional soon. READ MORE

March 14, 2023

EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales at 850,000 tons in November

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 900,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in November, with sales reaching 850,000 tons. READ MORE

March 14, 2023

Tidewater: BC renewable diesel project nearly complete

Tidewater Renewables Ltd. released Q4 results on March 9, reporting that its renewable diesel project collocated with its Prince George refinery in British Columbia is 90 complete and expected to begin commissioning late in the first quarter. READ MORE

March 13, 2023

Bill aims to create clean transportation standard in Minnesota

Legislation currently pending in Minnesota aims to establish a clean transportation standard that would require the state’s transportation fuels to achieve 100 percent reduction in carbon intensity (CI) by 2050. READ MORE

March 13, 2023

Aemetis reports 21% increase in revenues for 2022

Aemetis Inc. released Q4 results on March 9, reporting full year revenues were up 21 percent when compared to 2021. During an earnings call, company officials discussed ongoing projects related to ethanol, RNG and SAF production. READ MORE