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

October 22, 2014

People, Prosperity and the Planet

Bringing EPA's latest P3 award information to you on National Bioenergy Day READ MORE

October 21, 2014

BDI-BioEnergy Int'l contracted to optimize Calif. biodiesel plant

BDI-BioEnergy International announced it has signed a contract with Bakersfield, Calif.-based biodiesel producer Crimson Renewable Energy LP to increase plant capacity to 75,000 tons (22.5 million gallons) per year and modernize its process. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

NC attorney proudly logs thousands of miles a month on biodiesel

For the past eight years, Asheville attorney Lakota Denton has been powering his vehicle with biodiesel from Blue Ridge Biofuels. He's passionate about biodiesel because it supports local business while reducing emissions and his carbon footprint. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

Small biodiesel producer gets resourceful in tough times

Through a state grant, community-scale biodiesel producer Midlands Biofuels has been able to supply discounted B20 to local markets, in turn helping the plant to keep more employees on staff and operations afloat READ MORE

October 15, 2014

Biodiesel teen Cassandra Lin honored with Nickelodeon HALO Award

Rhode Island teen Cassandra Lin, founder of TGIF, the organization that gets donated used cooking oil and turns it into biodiesel for heating homes of families in need, received a Nickelodeon HALO Award and a $10,000 check for her education. READ MORE

October 13, 2014

Keene State undergrads study biodiesel particulate toxicity

Two undergraduate research teams at Keene State College in New Hampshire are studying the toxicity of biodiesel particulates from exhaust emissions and their impact on human health, research considered to be graduate-level work. READ MORE

October 09, 2014

Community Fuels gets $4.1M grant to expand process capabilities

The CEC approved a grant award of $4.18 million to biodiesel producer Community Fuels to support installation of new equipment that will increase efficiencies and expand the range of low-carbon feedstocks its Port of Stockton plant can process. READ MORE

October 09, 2014

Neste Oil renewable diesel blends now available in Lithuania

Neste Oil announced Oct. 8 that its Neste Pro Diesel, containing a minimum of 15 percent NExBTL renewable diesel, is now for sale in the Lithuanian market, distributed through the company's local retail network and its 51 stations. READ MORE

October 08, 2014

North American soybean refinery to install CTi Nano Reactor

Cavitation Technologies Inc. announced that its strategic partner and licensee of CTi's vegetable oil refining technology Desmet Ballestra Group has entered into a sales agreement with a soybean oil refinery in North America. READ MORE

October 08, 2014

Baker Commodities acquires New Leaf Biofuel

The rendering company seeks to add value to the fats and oil it produces through biodiesel production READ MORE