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

August 23, 2016

US Army, Hawaiian Electric break ground on bioenergy facility

On Aug. 22, the U.S. Army and Hawaiian Electric Co. broke ground on a 50 MW power plant that will run on a mixture of biofuel and conventional fuels. The facility is scheduled to be operational by spring 2018. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

DOE: 5 bioenergy businesses selected for round two of SBV pilot

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers pilot, including five businesses in the bioenergy space. Together, the 43 awards are worth more than $8 million. READ MORE

August 19, 2016

Report predicts growth in Italian wood pellet heating

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network has published a report on the Italian wood pellet market, noting the country consumed 3.1 million metric tons of pellets last year. READ MORE

August 18, 2016

EPA commits to meet statutory RFS reporting requirements

On Aug. 18, the U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General published a report finding that two agency offices have not complied with certain statutory reporting and analysis requirements concerning the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

August 17, 2016

Lightning causes feedstock fire near DuPont cellulosic facility

A lightning strike is the suspected cause of a second fire that has impacted feedstock storage areas associated with DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, in August. The first fire occurred Aug. 4, with the second starting Aug. 17. READ MORE

August 16, 2016

NATSO speaks out against efforts to redefine RFS obligated party

On Aug. 8, the National Association of Truck Stop Operators issued a statement opposing efforts to move the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) from refiners and importers to rack sellers. READ MORE

August 16, 2016

Hekotek to deliver pellet plant equipment to project in Siberia

In early August, Hekotek announced it has signed an agreement with Boguchansky LPK to deliver pellet plant equipment for a facility in Boguchany, Russia, which is located in the province of Siberia. READ MORE

August 15, 2016

Tees REP finalizes project financing, Enviva off-take agreement

On Aug. 8, MGT Teesside Ltd. announced it has finalized financing arrangements for the U.K.-based Tees Renewable Energy Plant. A few days later, Enviva announced its previously announced agreement to supply wood pellets to the plant is now firm. READ MORE

August 12, 2016

BioAmber reports increased biosuccinic acid sales

BioAmber Inc. recently released second quarter financial results, reporting the company is continuing to ramp up operations at its Sarnia, Ontario, biosuccinic acid plant. Sales of biosuccinic acid significantly increased during the quarter. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

EIA updates short-term bioenergy forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the August edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 10.5 percent in 2016 and 4.3 percent in 2017. READ MORE