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Erin Voegele

Erin Voegele currently serves as an Associate Editor for Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biomass Magazineand 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

April 18, 2018

House committee passes 2018 Farm Bill

On April 18, the House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, officially titled the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The bill reauthorizes many bioenergy programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

STB schedules RETAC meeting for April 26

The Surface Transportation Board has announced it will hold a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee on April 26 in Washington, D.C. RETAC addresses issues related to the transportation of energy resources, including ethanol. READ MORE

April 17, 2018

McConnell introduces the Hemp Farming Act of 2018

On April 12, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, legislation that aims to legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

New UK biofuel targets take effect April 15

In the U.K., the new Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation came into force on April 15, requiring fuel companies to nearly triple the amount of renewable fuel they supply by 2032. The new regulations also introduce incentives for waste-based fuels. READ MORE

April 13, 2018

Hearing explores the possibility of a fuel performance standard

The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing titled “High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities” on April 13. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor testified at the event. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

Draft 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs

On April 12, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K Michael Conaway, R-Texas, released a draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. The legislation reauthorizes many bioenergy-related programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

Trump pledges support for year-round E15 sales

On April 12, President Donald Trump pledged his support for allowing year-round sales of E15. Representatives of the ethanol industry are speaking out in support of his announcement. READ MORE

April 11, 2018

Perdue discusses RFS waivers during Senate hearing

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue briefly addressed the U.S. EPA’s misuse of Renewable Fuel Standard hardship waivers during an April 11 hearing held by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture. READ MORE

April 10, 2018

EIA maintains 2019 ethanol production forecast

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its previous 2019 ethanol production forecast, but slightly lowering the production forecast for 2018. READ MORE

April 09, 2018

Senators ask Trump to stop EPA from misusing waiver authority

On April 9, five republican senators from the Midwest sent a letter to President Trump asking him to direct the U.S. EPA to stop misusing waivers that are exempting large oil refining companies from meeting their legal obligations under the RFS. READ MORE