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

September 29, 2016

EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2016 addresses bioenergy

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released its Annual Energy Outlook 2016, which includes projections through 2040. The outlook features forecasts for renewable energy, including bioenergy. READ MORE

September 28, 2016

Court hears oral arguments in Clean Power Plan challenge

On Sept. 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The hearing, held before a panel of 10 judges, spanned nearly seven hours. READ MORE

September 27, 2016

Velocys: Construction complete on Oklahoma City GTL project

Velocys plc has announced that construction of Envia Energy’s gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is now complete. The company has also released its interim results for the first half of 2016. READ MORE

September 23, 2016

Bill includes 2-year extension of tax credit for renewable diesel

In mid-September, Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., introduced legislation that aims to extend tax credits for renewable diesel and biodiesel for two years, through 2018. The credits are currently set to expire at the end of 2016. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Brown signs bill that encourages renewable gas production

On Sept. 19, California. Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation that establishes the nation’s toughest restrictions of destructive super pollutants, including black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

EPA: 15.63 million cellulosic RINs generated in August

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for August, reporting more than 1.76 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 15.63 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

September 19, 2016

BIO releases report on renewable chemical progress, opportunities

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization recently released a report documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining federal and state policies that support the industry. READ MORE

September 16, 2016

Several bioenergy projects receive SBIR funding

The USDA recently announced $7.4 million in grants will be awarded to 76 small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research program. The USDA also indicated the SBIR program is currently accepting Phase I grant applications. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

API calls for RFS repeal rather than point of obligation change

The American Petroleum Institute recently spoke out against efforts to move the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). Rather that changes to the point of obligation, the API is calling for repeal or major reform of the RFS. READ MORE

September 14, 2016

California governor signs bill benefiting biomass power

California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed a bill that will support biomass plants within the state by calling on electricity retailers to enter into five-year contracts for 125 MW of biomass capacity with facilities using certain feedstocks. READ MORE