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

September 30, 2014

Calif. governor signs bill to curb grease theft

The new law increases registration requirements for grease haulers, stiffens penalties for noncompliance of record-keeping, and gives law enforcement authority to seize vehicles involved in grease theft READ MORE

September 30, 2014

Agrisoma closes financing round, appoints new board members

Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. recently announced the first closing of its Series A financing round, expected to total $8 million through 2014. It will use the funding to advance commercialization of Resonance Carinata, an RSB-certified oilseed crop. READ MORE

September 29, 2014

Increased 2014 biodiesel mandate is subject of API letter to EPA

API sent EPA a letter stating it has learned the agency is considering increasing the 2014 biomass-based diesel standard under RFS, and reminding EPA of the statutory lead time needed to do so. NBB says this is more of API playing politics with RFS. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

Increase your presence in the biodiesel space

Free registration for Biodiesel Magazine's 2015 Editorial Outlook webinar Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. Central Time READ MORE

September 24, 2014

First-of-its-kind biodiesel plant prepares to start production

A biodiesel plant under construction at the 50 MMgy Adkins Energy ethanol refinery in Lena, Ill., will soon be making its first gallons of fuel. Adkins Energy General Manager Ray Baker said he anticipates production to begin in early October. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

IncBio contracted to supply 2.4 MMgy biodiesel plant to Greece

Porto, Portugal-based biodiesel technology provider IncBio announced it has signed a contract with SPA Renewables SA to supply a 2.4 MMgy biodiesel plant to be installed in Corinth, Greece. The company expects the plant to be complete in February. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Vermont power company leverages local biodiesel model

Green Mountain Power will heat its buildings and power its fleet with biodiesel from locally grown sunflower seeds READ MORE

September 15, 2014

REG's chief financial officer named chair of Iowa Biodiesel Board

Chad Stone, the chief financial officer for REG, has been named the new chair of the Iowa Biodiesel Board. Stone joined REG as its CFO in August 2009. Prior to that, he spent more than 17 years in public accounting and consulting in various roles. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Methes breaks biodiesel production record; gets QAP-B RIN status

Methes Energies International outpaced its own biodiesel production record in August, making 412,000 gallons at its Sombra, Ontario, facility, beating a previous monthly record of 308,000 gallons. The firm's RINs also recently attained QAP-B status. READ MORE

September 10, 2014

QAP 2.0: The Final Rule

Traversing the maze of U.S. EPA's proposed RIN Quality Assurance Plan was daunting, but after 16 months, the final rule provides a simpler pathway to getting markets back on track. READ MORE