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

July 29, 2015

New algae study 'sheds light' on importance of IBS light availability

Researchers establish guidelines and show increasing initial-biomass-specific light availability to algae increases lipid production READ MORE

July 27, 2015

Winners announced in Minnesota biodiesel essay contest

Winners have been announced for the 2015 Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Scholarship open to Minnesota high school seniors. Brianna Bredeson, a recent graduate of Willmar Senior High, took first place. Sydney Benson of Burnsville placed second. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

B100 available at Root Fuel's Wallisville Road station in Houston

Six months after opening its Wallisville Road fuel station in Houston selling B20, Root Fuel is now offering B50 and B100 at the same location. CEO Justin Heller said he is selling B100 for $2.399 a gallon, 20 cents less than his B20 blends. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

State-of-the-Art Algae Photobioreactors

Photobioreactor manufacturers, including Algae Systems LLC, Algenol LLC and Heliae Development LLC, detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

Utah-based biodiesel firm launches crowdfunding campaign

Logan, Utah-based Argo Fuels announced it is launching an Idiegogo crowdfunding campaign July 21 to raise money for the purchase of feedstock and preparation for large-scale biodiesel production using its NanoCatalyst fuel processor. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

Biodiesel producer takes control of distribution, diversifies

Diversification of operations and controlling distribution has helped keep one biodiesel producer's doors open amid tough market conditions READ MORE

July 13, 2015

IncBio to supply 22.5 MMgy biodiesel plant to Colombia

Porto, Portugal-based IncBio has secured an agreement to design and build a 75,000-ton-per-year (22.5 MMgy) biodiesel plant for Biocosta Green Energy S.A. in Santa Marta, Colombia. Production is expected to begin by next May. READ MORE

July 09, 2015

Methes Energies raises $1.25 million in direct stock offering

Methes Energies announced July 6 that it has closed on a $1.25 million registered direct placement of common stock with a small group of institutional investors. Chardan Capital Markets LLC acted as the sole placement agent for the transaction. READ MORE

July 01, 2015

The US should take a page out of Australia's book

Australia's long-term approach to phasing in biodiesel excise tax should teach the U.S. government a thing or two about the imperativeness of policy certainty for biodiesel growth READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Atlantic Biodiesel celebrates opening of 45 MMgy plant in Ontario

Atlantic Biodiesel officially opened its 45 MMgy biodiesel plant in Welland, Ontario, June 25. The former Great Lakes Biodiesel plant gained new ownership after GLB lender Heridge S.a.R.L. won the assets from a bankruptcy auction early this year. READ MORE