Ron Kotrba

Ron Kotrba is Editor of Biodiesel Magazine, published by BBI International and based out of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Before becoming editor of Biodiesel Magazine, Kotrba was senior writer for all of BBI International’s publications, writing for the company since January 2005. Prior to that, Kotrba was an advanced engineering laboratory technician for an OEM exhaust supplier and was involved in developmental work on diesel aftertreatment systems such as diesel particulate filters, urea SCR and lean NOx traps. Kotrba earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

Latest Posts by Ron Kotrba

May 26, 2016

Iowa biodiesel production tax credit extended through 2024

In Iowa, at Renewable Energy Group Inc.'s Newton biodiesel plant, Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation into law May 24 extending and expanding state biodiesel incentives. SF 2309 extends a 2 cpg biodiesel production tax credit through 2024. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

Former NBB CEO Joe Jobe launches new business consulting firm

For a generation, Joe Jobe, the former CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, has fostered the U.S. biodiesel industry from its fledgling infancy to bountiful maturation. Three weeks after his departure from NBB, Jobe sits down with Biodiesel Magazine. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

EU appeals WTO panel report in dispute over Argentine biodiesel

The EU filed a notice of appeal May 20 with the World Trade Organization in the dispute with Argentina over antidumping measures on biodiesel. Two months ago the WTO issued a panel report stating the EU's sanctioning method violated WTO law. READ MORE

May 18, 2016

Free entry to National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

Produce biodiesel or another advanced biofuel? Don't miss out on two free passes per production facility to the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo June 20-23 in Milwaukee. READ MORE

May 16, 2016

Bill intro'd to reform, extend biodiesel tax credit through 2019

Legislation was introduced May 13 by Reps. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., to extend the biodiesel tax incentive through 2019 and reform it as a domestic production credit. The NBB and ASA are encouraged by the measure. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

Spain's capital city purchases 51 B100-compatible hybrid buses

Sweden-based Scania AB announced that in June it will begin to deliver 51 hybridized Scania Citywide buses to Spain's capital city of Madrid. The company says the buses are compatible with up to 100 percent biodiesel or renewable diesel. READ MORE

May 06, 2016

Markit acquires interest in commodities markets firm Prima

Global financial information services provider Markit announced May 6 it has acquired an interest in commodity markets research and price reporting agency Prima Markets, a firm whose focus is on the interface between biofuels, energy and ag markets. READ MORE

May 05, 2016

National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe leaves organization

The National Biodiesel Board announced May 5 that its CEO Joe Jobe has left the organization to pursue other opportunities after nearly 20 years of service. The NBB will begin the search for a permanent replacement immediately. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

Genscape tracks Australian biodiesel landing in Houston

Genscape Vesseltracker identified a shipment of 1.3 million gallons of biodiesel from Australia arriving to the Houston area April 27. The event is newsworthy since U.S. EIA data show no U.S. imports of biodiesel from Australia since January 2013. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

Europe continues to get biodiesel wrong

A provocative opinion piece on Europe's reliance on unsound indirect land use change theory READ MORE