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

February 21, 2019

Muenzer’s 1st community-scale UCO biodiesel plant in India opens

Construction of the community-scale biodiesel plant in Navi Mumbai began last year, and the official opening of the new production facility just recently took place. The plant is scaled at 3,000 tons, or more than 900,000 gallons, per year. READ MORE

February 15, 2019

Chicago Area Clean Cities recognizes biodiesel fleets

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition announced its Green Fleet Leadership Award winners Feb. 12, recognizing companies and government agencies leading adoption of alternative fuels and clean-vehicle technologies for their fleets. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

Minn. grant funding available for biofuel blending infrastructure

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has opened the application process for biofuel blending infrastructure grant funding under its Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Program. The deadline for submission is 4:00 pm Central time April 5. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

Paving biodiesel’s way for greater use in advanced diesel systems

Biodiesel’s use in heavy-duty diesel applications continues to grow in California thanks to the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, but how will California’s plan to further cut NOx emissions by another 90 percent affect the use of biodiesel? READ MORE

January 30, 2019

Quick Oil Co. receives Iowa’s 2019 Biodiesel Marketing Award

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig awarded Quick Oil Co. with this year’s Biodiesel Marketing Award and Casey’s General Stores with the Ethanol Marketing Award. The awards were presented to the honorees at FUELIowa’s annual meeting Jan. 15. READ MORE

January 11, 2019

Biodiesel can help Wash. cut fuel carbon intensity 16.5% by 2030

A new study commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists and conducted by independent research firm Cerulogy shows biodiesel and other biofuels can help Washington cut the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by up to 16.5 percent by 2030. READ MORE

January 08, 2019

Biodiesel an underutilized solution as US carbon emissions climb

Rhodium Group is estimating that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions increased by 3.4 percent in 2018, the second-largest annual gain since 1996. Greater biodiesel use can help reduce carbon emissions from the transport and building sectors. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

Adapt and Innovate

In his Editor's Note from the Winter 2019 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, editor Ron Kotrba provides an overview of the issue's contents including several feature articles, columns and more. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

The Perpetually Expanding Veteran Startup

Armed with a scrappy, do-it-yourself attitude, New Leaf Biofuel’s success is a testament to its—and the biodiesel industry’s—perseverance. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

World Energy’s Big Year

Boston-based World Energy had a busy 2018 buying plants and expanding its reach. READ MORE