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 25, 2014

US Biodiesel Supply Kings

Biodiesel Magazine speaks with three leaders in the U.S. biodiesel distribution space about the growth and opportunities in biodiesel distribution, and the challenges that lie ahead. READ MORE

July 21, 2014

BEI partners with Advanced Enzymes, deploys several new systems

Ernie DeMartino, founder of Biodiesel Experts International, talks with Biodiesel Magazine about his new partnership with Advanced Enzymes and provides project updates on BEI's enzymatic biodiesel systems being deployed in the U.S. and abroad. READ MORE

July 17, 2014

A Biodiesel Family Affair

The Renwicks of South Carolina, owners of Winnsboro-based Midlands Biofuels, persevere through the biodiesel industry's instability with ingenuity, passion and teamwork. This is their story. READ MORE

July 16, 2014

US clean diesel car sales up 25 percent in 2014

US diesel car sales continue to rise as new, clean diesel technology and more choices change drivers' perceptions READ MORE

July 16, 2014

Petrixo to build biojet fuel refinery in UAE using UOP technology

The Honeywell company UOP LLC announced this month that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Dubai-based Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce biojet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. READ MORE

July 15, 2014

Australian city to run 6-month B20 biodiesel trial at golf course

The city of Canada Bay in New South Wales, Australia, is beginning a six-month trial using B20 blends of biodiesel at the Massey Park Golf Course. Once the project is complete, the B20 biodiesel trial may be expanded across the Australian city. READ MORE

July 09, 2014

GOL to use farnesane biojet blend in US-to-Brazil flights

Brazilian airline GOL has committed to flying its Boeing 737 fleet with up to 10 percent farnesane biojet fuel on its U.S. to Brazil routes later this month. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

EPA issues final QAP rule, phases out more costly QAP-A option

The U.S. EPA released its much-anticipated final rule on the RFS quality assurance plan (QAP). EPA finalized both QAP-A and QAP-B options through 2014, but beginning in 2015, the program will consist of a single QAP option that resembles Option-B. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

Benefuel pulls $11M in first tranche of Series C stock offering

Irving, Texas-based biodiesel technology and production firm Benefuel Inc. announced it has closed $11 million in the first tranche of its offering of Series C Preferred Stock. A U.S. subsidiary of Canada's Suncor Energy was the primary subscriber. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

Preview: the July/August issue of Biodiesel Magazine

What's in store for the next print edition READ MORE