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

December 12, 2018

Neste to more than double renewable diesel capacity in Singapore

Neste made its final investment decision worth USD$1.6 billion to more than double its renewable diesel production in Singapore by adding an additional 1.3 million tons of annual production capacity. The plant exports significant volumes to the U.S. READ MORE

November 30, 2018

Biodiesel industry provides mixed reactions to RFS final rule

While many biodiesel industry stakeholders told Biodiesel Magazine they were encouraged by higher volumes in the final 2019-'20 RFS rule, the associations that represent them criticized EPA for its decision to not address small refinery exemptions. READ MORE

November 29, 2018

AGQM publishes new leaflet on cold properties of biodiesel

The new leaflet, Cold Properties of Biodiesel, provides important, clear and concise information on dealing with biodiesel. It explains basic parameters and standards and provides deeper insight into different FAME types and fatty acid patterns. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Shimkus, Flores release discussion draft to reform biofuel laws

Reps. Shimkus and Flores released a discussion draft of their 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act Nov. 21.The legislation would reform the RFS through 2022 and provide a pathway to regulations of federal renewable fuels requirements through 2032. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Innoltek centralizes production, halts Thetford Mines operations

Following its acquisition of the 19 MMly Evoleum biodiesel plant in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Innoltek Inc. has ceased operations at its 5 MMly biodiesel plant in Thetford Mines, Quebec, and has concentrated production in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

B100 helps Phil Sharp take 3rd place in Route du Rhum ocean race

B100 produced by REG and purified with Cynersorb, a surface-functionalized diatomaceous earth from Imerys, helped skipper Phil Sharp take third place out of dozens of participants in this year's Route du Rhum yacht race in the Class40 category. READ MORE

November 16, 2018

Green Energy Biofuel receives 2018 Project of the Year Award

The South Carolina Biomass Council held an award ceremony Nov. 15 on the grounds of its 2018 Biomass Project of the Year Award recipient, Green Energy Biofuel, in Warrenville. Green Energy Biofuel won the award in recognition of its new GEB3 plant. READ MORE

November 15, 2018

Renewable diesel made up 10 percent of Calif. diesel supply in Q2

The net supply of renewable diesel to California's fuel market reached 100 million gallons during the second quarter of this year, topping 10 percent of the total diesel supplied to the state in the quarter, according to a report from the U.S. EIA. READ MORE

November 13, 2018

60 organizations sign tax extenders letter to Congress

A group of 60 organizations representing diverse business, energy, transportation, real estate and agriculture sectors has sent a letter to leaders in U.S. Congress on the pressing need to address the tax provisions that expired at the end of 2017. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

Diamond Green Diesel approves major expansion to 675 MMgy

On the heels of completing a major expansion project at its renewable diesel production facility in Norco, Louisiana, from 160 MMgy to 275 MMgy, Diamond Green Diesel will add another 400 MMgy of production capacity expected to come online in 2021. READ MORE