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

August 27, 2014

New biodiesel pretreatment process to be unveiled Aug. 28

There's still time (but not much) to register for our free biodiesel technology webinar Aug. 28 READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Kelley Green Biofuel showcases biodiesel ingenuity at CBC event

Small-scale biodiesel producers have long been a source of ingenuity, and the minds behind Kelley Green Biofuel simply confirm this assertion. Kristopher Kelley and Link Shumaker presented at the Collective Biodiesel Conference in Pittsboro, N.C. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Algae Systems, IHI Corp. complete unique algae-biofuel demo

A demonstration plant in Daphne, Ala., combines wastewater with algae to produce what the company says is the world's first energy-generating wastewater treatment process, using carbon-negative technologies to yield biofuel and drinking water. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Swiss firm MBP Group earns RSB sustainability certification

Switzerland-based waste fats and oils collection company MBP Group has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials sustainability certification for their waste material collection, trading and distribution activities. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Notes from the Collective Biodiesel Conference

Closing notes from the 2014 Collective Biodiesel Conference, including Bob Armantrout's tongue-in-cheek Six Stages of Biodiesel Fanaticism READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Oilman discusses biodiesel issues, distribution at CBC event

Third-generation oilman Brian Potter spoke at the 2014 Collective Biodiesel Conference in Pittsboro, N.C., Aug. 14-17, about how Potter Oil & Tire Co. Inc. selects its biodiesel suppliers, and his company's views on the biodiesel industry. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Biodiesel consultant gives advice for would-be producers at CBC

Consultant Rudy Pruszko has trained more than 500 people in the U.S. and 22 countries on how to build a successful biodiesel business. He spoke at the Collective Biodiesel Conference and offered attendees advice and tips from his experience. READ MORE

August 18, 2014

EcoComplex tour highlights benefits of applied industrial ecology

The Catawba County EcoComplex, co-located with the 800-acre Blackburn Landfill in western North Carolina, underscores the importance of co-location and resource utilization to produce renewable energy with minimal carbon intensity. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Tobacco-to-biojet partnership announced

Boeing, South African Airways and SkyNRG are collaborating to produce biojet fuel from a hybrid tobacco plant known as Solaris READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Abatec introduces system to convert glycerol into methanol

Abatec SA has introduced its Savoia BD4-MG system that can treat 1,000 liters (250 gallons) per day of glycerol to produce around 35 percent dry methanol, 25 percent free fatty acids and balance of glycols. The only inputs are water and power. READ MORE