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

November 24, 2014

Giving thanks to biodiesel supporters

Top 10 ways to show your gratitude for biodiesel supporters; plus a note about the January/February issue of Biodiesel Magazine, being distributed in registration handbags at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Fort Worth, Texas READ MORE

November 21, 2014

EPA decision to not finalize RFS volumes 'sorely' disappoints

The U.S. EPA announced Nov. 21 that the agency will not be finalizing the 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volumes before the end of the year, disappointing both the biofuel and petroleum industries. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Biodiesel production, activity impressive despite uncertainty

Policy uncertainty has adversely impacted the U.S. biodiesel industry, but media reports would have you believe the sector is teetering on collapse. The facts show otherwise. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Global Biodiesel Additive Research Roundup

A recent report issued by Grand View Research indicates the global market for specialty fuel additives is expected to reach $8.5 billion by 2020. Clearly there is money to be made, and room for improvement, in the biodiesel additive market. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Got biodiesel services? Don't miss this opportunity

Increase your presence in the biodiesel space with placement of your company services in the 2015 Biodiesel Industry Directory READ MORE

November 11, 2014

Safety Your Way

Producers and technology providers, including Pacific Biodiesel, Kelley Green Biofuel, Piedmont Biofuels, WB Services and Crown Iron Works, discuss procedural and design elements to mitigate risk in biodiesel manufacturing. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

Springboard intro's methanol recovery, soap-casting equipment

Chico, Calif.-based biodiesel equipment manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel recently introduced its GL95/MC12/BD380 trio to recover more than 99 percent of excess methanol mixed in with the glycerin that's produced when making biodiesel. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

Buster Biofuels to employ Viesel Fuel enzymatic biodiesel process

A 5 MMgy plant in San Diego will be producing biodiesel using the latest process technology of enzymatic production. Buster Biofuels is working with Viesel Fuel and Tactical Fabrication to build the first enzymatic biodiesel plant on the West Coast. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Tulsa man leverages biodiesel to change food truck industry image

Tulsa, Okla.-based Wil Braggs, known as The Cheese Guy, is working to change people's perceptions of the food truck industry by going green. He is trying to raise enough money to build a new food truck that will run on solar power and biodiesel. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Sprague Operating Resources to purchase Castle Oil Corp. assets

The deal is worth $56 million plus payment for inventory at closing. Castle's Port Morris terminal is the largest deepwater petroleum products terminal in NYC, with 907,000 barrels of total storage, handling distillates, residual fuel and biodiesel. READ MORE