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, 2015

UK-based biodiesel producer Olleco acquires Convert2Green

U.K.-based biodiesel producer Olleco has acquired Convert2Green Ltd., a used cooking oil collection company and biodiesel manufacturer also located in the U.K. With the acquisition, the number of Olleco's depots across the U.K. has increased to 17. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

Expert panelists to focus on biodiesel distribution Sept. 1

Register today for a free Biodiesel Magazine webinar, titled, Biodiesel Distribution: Progress, Obstacles and Opportunities, sponsored by Avalara Inc. and Amerigreen Energy Inc. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

Scotland's Argent Energy commissions BDI for multifeedstock plant

Austria-based BDI-BioEnergy International has been contracted to implement the next phase of construction, installation of multifeedstock technology, at Argent Energy (U.K.) Ltd.'s 13 MMgy biodiesel plant in Motherwell, Scotland. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

REG completes acquisition of Imperium biodiesel plant, terminal

The acquisition of Imperium Renewables' assets by Renewable Energy Group has been completed. The assets include a 100 MMgy biodiesel plant, now called REG Grays Harbor LLC, and deep-water port terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, Washington. READ MORE

August 13, 2015

BDI financials show positive net result for first half of year

Austria-based BDI-BioEnergy International AG released its financial results for the first half of 2015. The company's financial development was affected by the ongoing difficult market environment and delays in biodiesel projects during the period. READ MORE

August 12, 2015

Propel brings Neste renewable diesel to Southern California

Propel Fuels began offering Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable diesel Aug. 12 at 13 Southern California locations serving Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and the Inland Empire. Marketed as Diesel HPR, the fuel consists of 98.5 percent NExBTL. READ MORE

August 12, 2015

2015 Collective Biodiesel Conference begins in 2 weeks

This year's CBC will be held in Crestone, Colorado, co-located with the 26th Annual Crestone Energy Fair READ MORE

August 10, 2015

Researchers gain better understanding of algae lipid production

A team led by scientists from the U.S. DOE Joint Genome Institute has analyzed the genes activated during algal lipid production, particularly the molecular machinery that orchestrates these gene activities inside the cell when it produces lipids. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum scheduled Aug. 19 in Minnesota

The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council is hosting a Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum Aug. 19 in Mankato, Minnesota, where leaders from the heating oil and biodiesel industries will discuss markets, new process technologies and fuel quality. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Algae.Tec projects in India, US on track for startup this year

Algae.Tec Ltd. recently announced two business updates regarding its partnership with India-based Reliance Industries Ltd. and new plans for the company's test facility in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Both are slated for commissioning this year. READ MORE