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 21, 2016

Diamond Green Diesel plans major expansion project

Diamond Green Diesel, the 160 MMgy renewable diesel facility in Louisiana, is expanding production to 275 MMgy. Completion is expected late 2017, with production to ramp-up in early 2018. The plant will operate at full capacity during the expansion. READ MORE

April 20, 2016

A maturing biojet fuel market

The latest biojet news points to a solid market developing for the advanced biofuel READ MORE

April 06, 2016

US biodiesel production, import update

A summary of EIA's biomass-based diesel production and import data for January and EPA's EMTS data on D4 RIN generation for January and February READ MORE

April 05, 2016

Algae.Tec receives additional work orders from India's Reliance

Algae.Tec announced receipt of additional works orders from India’s Reliance Group, increasing the size and scope of its original contract by $1.14 million. Algae.Tec is building a pilot plant at Reliance's massive oil refinery in Jamnagar, India. READ MORE

April 05, 2016

Austrian biodiesel technology provider wins award for BTL process

BDI-BioEnergy International AG received an innovation award for its biomass-to-liquid technology, called BioCrack, March 29 during Austria's State Awards Innovation 2016 ceremony held by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Industry. READ MORE

March 29, 2016

Brazil's President Rousseff signs biodiesel increase into law

At the presidential palace March 23, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed into law the mandatory percentage increase of biodiesel blended with diesel fuel from 7 percent currently to 8 percent by 2017, and moving up to 10 percent by 2019. READ MORE

March 25, 2016

Importing to meet California demand

Increased reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels required by California's low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) are driving up carbon credit prices, demand for advanced biofuels, and imports. READ MORE

March 24, 2016

Biodiesel No. 1 alternative fuel choice for fleet owners

A new 2016 Fleet Purchasing Outlook study conducted by the work truck industry association NTEA shows biodiesel is the most commonly used alternative fuel option on the market. According to survey data, 18 percent of fleets currently use biodiesel. READ MORE

March 23, 2016

RSB-certified North African biodiesel producer to double capacity

Recently certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Ben Arous, Tunisia-based Biodex-sa told Biodiesel Magazine that the company plans to double production capacity from 2.1 MMgy to 4.2 MMgy by the second half of this year. READ MORE

March 23, 2016

California biofuels grant funding workshop March 30

The California governor's budget proposal contains $62 million in potential biofuel program grants under the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program READ MORE