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

April 16, 2014

Portuguese firm delivers 2.4 MMgy biodiesel plant to Tunisia

Portugal-based biodiesel technology provider IncBio announced it has completed construction of an 8,000 ton per year (2.4 MMgy) biodiesel plant and has delivered the unit to Biokast Energy S.A., to be installed in Tunis, Tunisia, in North Africa. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

2012 global biodiesel production rises slightly

While overall global biofuel production fell in 2012 for the first time since 2000, biodiesel production rose slightly, according to a recent Worldwatch Institute report. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

Z Energy to build 5 MMgy biodiesel facility in New Zealand

This month, the mayor of New Zealand's capital city of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown, welcomed an announcement by Z Energy of the company's plans to invest $21 million in a 20 MMly (5.3 MMgy) biodiesel production facility using tallow as feedstock. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

UK partnership formed around diesel storage tank maintenance

Fuel Performance Solutions has entered into a business partnership with IPU Group and Unipart Group to market, sell, distribute and provide aftermarket support for PerfoClean, a new product designed to provide superior cleaning for storage tanks. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

2 Iowan fuel retailers receive grants to offer biodiesel blends

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Department of Transportation held a press conference April 14 announcing two $125,000 grants to Farmers Cooperative and Oak Street Station. READ MORE

April 14, 2014

New Ontario biodiesel mandate falls short, troubles producers

The Ontario government issued its biodiesel mandate regulations for the province April 1, but some stakeholders, namely members of the Ontario Biodiesel Producers Association, are frustrated and concerned with how percentages are calculated. READ MORE

April 14, 2014

Springboard webinar to cover benefits of small-scale production

Biodiesel equipment manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel is offering a free webinar on Earth Day, April 22, titled, "The Many Benefits of Small-Scale Biodiesel Production." Topics will include strategies for production, biodiesel myths and much more. READ MORE

April 09, 2014

Minn. biodiesel mandate still on track

Misleading headlines say the future of Minnesota's biodiesel mandate is uncertain. Don't believe everything that you read. READ MORE

April 09, 2014

Registration opens for 2014 Collective Biodiesel Conference

Registration is now open for the 2014 Collective Biodiesel Conference, Aug. 14-17 in Pittsboro, N.C. This year's event is being hosted by Piedmont Biofuels. The theme of the event is "Think Differently." Keep reading to register or view speakers. READ MORE

April 08, 2014

Incbio to supply biodiesel plant to South American client

Portugal-based biodiesel technology provider Incbio announced it has secured an agreement to supply a 55,000 ton per year (16.5 MMgy) biodiesel plant for an undisclosed South American client. Incbio expects the plant to be complete by December. READ MORE