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 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

September 10, 2014

A big year at ASTM for biodiesel

Biodiesel Magazine talks with industry expert Steve Howell about the busiest six months in biodiesel's history at ASTM. READ MORE

September 10, 2014

HGP to auction off 10 percent interest in Calif. biodiesel firm

Asset advisory and auction firm Heritage Global Partners announced it will be holding a telephonic auction of nearly 10 percent economic interest in North Star Biofuels LLC and related intellectual property owned by R Power Biofuels and Sauber LLC. READ MORE

September 09, 2014

Corn Oil One breaks ground on distillers corn oil frac facility

Corn Oil One announced it has broken ground on its new DCO frac facility that will use a patent-pending process to purify components out of DCO, such as waxes and free fatty acids. Construction is expected to be complete early next year. READ MORE

September 09, 2014

A New Era of Technical Leadership

In a Q&A with Biodiesel Magazine, Scott Fenwick, technical director for the National Biodiesel Board, discusses biodiesel fuel quality, ASTM developments and technical progress. READ MORE

September 09, 2014

Bridgeport Biodiesel resumes operations, gets expansion permits

Bridgeport Biodiesel is back up and running after Tri-State Biodiesel and its parent company, The Sustainable Biodiesel Company, partnered with Lard-NABF LLC to purchase and upgrade the plant. Expansion and upgrading is expected to begin this month. READ MORE

September 03, 2014

Preview: the Sept/Oct issue of Biodiesel Magazine

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