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

July 21, 2017

EPA opens comment period on RFS proposal

On July 21, the U.S. EPA published its proposed rule to set 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements in the Federal Register, officially opening a public comment period that runs through Aug. 31. READ MORE

July 21, 2017

Russian pellet production, exports expected to grow

The Russian Federation recently filed its annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network, reporting wood pellet production and exports are expected to increase by 10 percent this year. READ MORE

July 20, 2017

Trump announces nominations for 3 USDA posts

President Donald Trump has announced nominations for three USDA posts, including deputy secretary and two under secretary positions. Ted McKinney has been nominated to fill the new under secretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs post. READ MORE

July 19, 2017

California legislature passes bills extending cap-and-trade, LCFS

On July 17, the California legislature voted in favor of a package of bills that extend the state’s cap-and-trade program for 10 years, through 2030, and codify the Low Carbon Fuel Standard into law. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

New Hampshire law benefits biomass power production

In New Hampshire, a new law is expected to benefit the state’s biomass power producers by increasing the price of alternative compliance payments for Class III sources. It also changes the eligibility standards for landfill gas under the RPS. READ MORE

July 17, 2017

Bill aims to establish tax credit for biobased chemicals

Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., recently introduced the Renewable Chemicals Act of 2017, or H.R. 3149, which aims to establish a 15-cent-per-pound production tax credit for renewable chemicals made from biomass. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

EIA: 460,000 tons of densified biomass fuel sold in April

On July 10, the U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data on the U.S. densified biomass fuel industry, reporting there was nearly 12.71 million tons of capacity in place in April, with an additional 163,500 tons under development. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

Engie inaugurates biomass boiler at French district heating plant

In France, Engie recently announced the inauguration of a 26.5 MW biomass boiler unit at Plaine Commune Energie, a district heating plant that serves 40,000 housing units located in four municipalities. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

Celtic Renewables fuels vehicle with biofuel from whisky residue

Scotland-based Celtic Renewables Ltd. has announced the inaugural journey of the first car to be fueled with its biofuel made from whisky residue. The company produces biobased butanol using draff and pot ale left over from malt whisky production. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

Australian government announces support for biorefinery project

The Australian government has announced support for a $60 million proposed biorefinery that is expected to produce electricity, raw sugar and ethanol from sugarcane. Blue agave may also be used as a feedstock. READ MORE