The F.A.M.E. FORUM Blog

January 28, 2015

The real cost of cheap oil

BY Ron KotrbaWhen petroleum's external costs are internalized, the real cost of cheap oil has a price tag few of us are willing to pay READ MORE

January 14, 2015

New clean diesel truck unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

BY Ron KotrbaNissan unveiled its new 2016 Nissan Titan powered by a Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine at the Detroit Auto Show READ MORE

January 07, 2015

Researchers study new nanocatalyst for biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe catalyst was obtained by calcination of a mixture of potassium fluoride and gamma aluminum oxide at 500 degrees Celsius for three hours READ MORE

December 31, 2014

Editor's choice: 'The Best Of 2014' biodiesel blog

BY Ron KotrbaA reposting of my favorite blog entry from the past year: A big year at ASTM for biodiesel READ MORE

December 23, 2014

Preview: the January/February issue of Biodiesel Magazine

BY Ron KotrbaWhat's in store for the next print edition READ MORE

December 17, 2014

Bitter-sweet holiday gift for biodiesel industry

BY Ron KotrbaThe reinstatement of the biodiesel tax credit for 2014 is a welcomed gift but one that leaves much to be desired READ MORE

December 10, 2014

The White House climate change paradox

BY Ron KotrbaThe White House recognized climate change champions, one for its use of biodiesel, yet the administration has created a situation with RFS uncertainty that is stifling biodiesel producers from maximizing their ability to help combat climate change READ MORE

December 03, 2014

USDA's advanced biofuel payments: Who's getting what?

BY Ron KotrbaA detail of payments to biodiesel producers after USDA's announcement that it was granting $5.6 million to advanced biofuel producers under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, plus quotes from select biodiesel producers about their payments READ MORE

November 24, 2014

Giving thanks to biodiesel supporters

BY Ron KotrbaTop 10 ways to show your gratitude for biodiesel supporters; plus a note about the January/February issue of Biodiesel Magazine, being distributed in registration handbags at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Fort Worth, Texas READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Biodiesel production, activity impressive despite uncertainty

BY Ron KotrbaPolicy uncertainty has adversely impacted the U.S. biodiesel industry, but media reports would have you believe the sector is teetering on collapse. The facts show otherwise. READ MORE

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