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

October 22, 2018

Orsted celebrates 50th anniversary of Studstrup Power Station

Orsted is celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of Denmark’s largest power stations. The then coal-fired Studstrup Power Station was inaugurated on Oct. 18, 1968, and converted to fire wood pellets in October 2016. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

EPA: Additional small refinery petitions filed for 2017, 2018

The U.S. EPA has released updated data on small refinery waivers filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The new data shows that additional petitions were filed for 2017 and 2018 compliance years over the past month. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

AEG, GRP form joint venture to install CoalSwitch plants

London-based Active Energy group recently announced it has entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with U.S.-based Georgia Renewable Power LLC for the installation of CoalSwitch facilities. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

OMB releases estimated timelines for EPA’s E15 rule, 2 RFS rules

The Trump Administration has released estimated timelines for the development of three U.S. EPA rulemakings that pertain to the Renewable Fuel Standard and year-round E15 sales, including one that includes a “reset” of statutory blending targets. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

Pinnacle acquires 70% stake in Alabama pellet plant

On Oct. 15, Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. announced it has closed the previously announced acquisition of a 70 percent interest in an Aliceville, Alabama-based pellet plant from the Westervelt Co. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

PWU urges OPG to reconsider decision to close Thunder Bay plant

The Canada-based Power Workers’ Union is speaking out against the recent decision by Ontario Power Generation to close its biomass-fired Thunder Bay Generation Station. The PWU called the decision “short-sighted." READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Colorado bioenergy producer asks EPA to process eRIN applications

The owner of a biomass power plant in Colorado is the latest representative of the bioenergy industry to urge the U.S. EPA to take action to allow biomass power facilities to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

Bioenergy projects awarded EPA’s Green Power Leadership Awards

The U.S. EPA announced its 18th annual Green Power Leadership Awards on Oct. 10, recognizing 10 Green Power Partners for excellence in green power use. Bioenergy projects were among those recognized by the EPA. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

Argonne releases 2018 update to GREET model

On Oct. 10, Argonne National Laboratory’s System Assessment Group released a 2018 update of its GREET Model, which is an analytical tool used to consider the life cycle of various transportation fuels. READ MORE

October 12, 2018

Toyo awarded contract for 50 MW biomass plant in Japan

In early October, Japan-based Toyo Engineering Corp. announced it has been awarded a contract to construct a 50 MW biomass power plant for Equis Bioenergy that will be fueled with wood pellets. READ MORE