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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

October 22, 2018

CropEnergies announces plans to idle UK ethanol plant

On Oct. 22, European ethanol producer CropEnergies AG announced plans to idle production at its Wilton, U.K.-based ethanol plant at the end of November due to difficult market conditions and falling ethanol prices. 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

UNICA: Sales of anhydrous ethanol remain high in late September

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the volume of sugarcane processed by mills in the south-central region of the country was down in late September. Sales of hydrous ethanol, however, remained high. 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

USGC: Exports of ethanol, DDGS up in marketing year 2017-‘18

The U.S. Grains Council has released final numbers for marketing year 2017-’18 exports. For the second year in a row, the U.S. has set a new record for exports of feed grains and coproducts, led by higher corn and ethanol shipments. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

House lawmakers ask EPA to stop issuing RFS waivers

On Oct. 15, a group of 19 democratic members of Congress sent a letter to the U.S. EPA expressing concern over the Trump Administration’s widespread issuance of waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard. 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

DOT rescinds ECP brake system requirements for HHFUT rail cars

Recent action taken by the PHMSA and DOT has repealed a portion of a 2015 rulemaking that would have required certain trains carrying flammable liquids, including ethanol, to be equipped with electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brake systems. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

WASDE revises corn forecast down, maintains corn use for ethanol

On Oct. 11, the USDA released the October edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, reducing its 2018-’19 production forecast for corn, but maintaining its forecast for the volume of corn going to ethanol production. READ MORE

October 10, 2018

EIA maintains 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the October edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its September forecast for overall 2018 and 2019 ethanol production, but making slight changes to its 2019 quarterly forecast. READ MORE