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

June 29, 2016

Biodiesel events past and present

An overview of last week's National Advanced Biofuels Conference in Milwaukee, a special thanks to five individuals who helped make the show spectacular, and a reminder about a free Biodiesel Magazine webinar Thursday, June 30, at 2pm C READ MORE

June 27, 2016

Kosher distillers corn oil opens market prospects for glycerin

With nearly a fifth of the U.S. biodiesel feedstock market share, corn oil from the ethanol production process is contributing more glycerin to the marketplace. But if that oil is not kosher, the market opportunities for its glycerin are limited. READ MORE

June 21, 2016

Conventional, advanced biofuel leaders gather in Milwaukee

The National Biodiesel Board's Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel participated in a panel with other biofuel industry leaders at the 32nd Annual International FEW and co-located National Advanced Biofuels Conference in Milwaukee June 21. READ MORE

June 21, 2016

The Future of Freight

Virtually 100 percent of biomass is transported by diesel power. And that won't change. What has changed is that diesels continue to provide cleaner, more fuel-efficient and less carbon-intense transportation of goods such as biomass. READ MORE

June 15, 2016

Scientists challenge food-vs.-fuel argument

A new report debunks public misperceptions about food security and biofuels development READ MORE

June 02, 2016

Newport Biodiesel settles Clean Air Act violations, makes history

EPA and Newport Biodiesel have settled an environmental enforcement case, concluding the first civil judicial action against a biodiesel producer for violations of CAA hazardous air pollutant regulations and chemical accident prevention standards. READ MORE

June 01, 2016

Growing advanced biofuel gallons

The Advanced Biofuels Association recently added three new members, two of which are biodiesel producers, bringing the volume of advanced biofuels gallons the organization represents to nearly 10 billion READ MORE

May 31, 2016

New EU standard to boost greater use of renewable diesel

The European Committee for Standardization recently approved a new standard for paraffinic diesel fuel made from synthesis or hydrotreatment. EN 15940 will make it easier for vehicle manufacturers to authorize up to 100 percent renewable diesel use. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Iowa biodiesel production tax credit extended through 2024

In Iowa, at Renewable Energy Group Inc.'s Newton biodiesel plant, Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation into law May 24 extending and expanding state biodiesel incentives. SF 2309 extends a 2 cpg biodiesel production tax credit through 2024. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

Former NBB CEO Joe Jobe launches new business consulting firm

For a generation, Joe Jobe, the former CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, has fostered the U.S. biodiesel industry from its fledgling infancy to bountiful maturation. Three weeks after his departure from NBB, Jobe sits down with Biodiesel Magazine. READ MORE