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 17, 2014

Enviva to develop 3 new pellet plants

Enviva LP is pursuing the development of three new wood pellet plants, including two in North Carolina, which were recently announced by state officials. A location for the third project has not been finalized. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on energy tax incentives

The U.S. Senate is once again addressing energy tax incentives. On Sept. 17, the Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing, titled "Reforming America's Outdated Energy Tax Code," to discuss possible paths forward to reform U.S. energy tax code. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Massachusetts adds thermal provision to state APS

In August, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation that adds renewable thermal energy as a component of the state's alternative portfolio standard (APS). The measure is set to go into effect on Jan. 1. READ MORE

September 16, 2014

MIPS funds 5 poultry manure-to-energy projects

The Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program has approved research projects worth $4.7 million to 18 teams, including five projects worth $1.9 million that aim to convert poultry manure into energy. READ MORE

September 12, 2014

Letters highlight importance of RFS to cellulosic investments

As the industry continues to wait for the U.S. EPA to hand down the final rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS), political figures and members of the biofuel industry continue to advocate for maintaining a strong RFS program. READ MORE

September 12, 2014

N.C. power sector asks for delay in swine waste REPS requirement

A group of energy suppliers in North Carolina recently filed a joint motion with the N.C. Utilities Commission asking that a provision of the state's renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio related to energy from swine waste be delayed. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Fuels America call stresses the importance of the RFS

On Sept. 11, Fuels America hosted a conference call to stress the importance of maintaining a strong renewable fuel standard. The group also plans to publish a new advertisement highlighting achievements made by cellulosic biofuel producers. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

KiOR board member criticizes management in resignation letter

Documents recently filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may help shed some light on the events that resulted in KiOR Inc.'s recent operational and financial challenges. READ MORE

September 10, 2014

Atikokan Generation Station now operating on biomass

On Sept. 10, Ontario Power Generation announced that the Aitkokan Generating Station is now operation on biomass. The facility burned its last coal two years ago on Sept. 11, 2012. Conversion of the station began in mid-2012. READ MORE

September 09, 2014

Wisconsin poll finds support for expansion of bioenergy, RPS

A new poll published by Clean Wisconsin finds that most voters within the state support the increased use of biomass energy. Results of the poll also show the state's voters want to see Wisconsin's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) expand. READ MORE