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

July 01, 2015

The US should take a page out of Australia's book

Australia's long-term approach to phasing in biodiesel excise tax should teach the U.S. government a thing or two about the imperativeness of policy certainty for biodiesel growth READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Atlantic Biodiesel celebrates opening of 45 MMgy plant in Ontario

Atlantic Biodiesel officially opened its 45 MMgy biodiesel plant in Welland, Ontario, June 25. The former Great Lakes Biodiesel plant gained new ownership after GLB lender Heridge S.a.R.L. won the assets from a bankruptcy auction early this year. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Italian firm ready to license glycerin-to-bioplastics technology

Italian intellectual property company Bio-on S.p.A. announced a recent advancement in development of technology for making polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) from glycerol. The company says it is ready to grant licenses for this new technology. READ MORE

June 17, 2015

Green Diesel CEO Rivkin pleads guilty to RIN fraud

Notorious RIN defrauder Phil Rivkin pleads guilty, faces more than 10 years in prison READ MORE

June 15, 2015

Team to drive across US on 1 tank of Neste renewable diesel

Neste Oil announced that a team of motorsport enthusiasts will drive from Florida's Atlantic shoreline to California's Pacific coast June 21-26 on a single tank of NExBTL renewable diesel in a Superlite Coupe powered by a 1.9L TDI engine. READ MORE

June 05, 2015

German biodiesel exports down 23 percent

German biodiesel exports for Q1 2015 dropped to about 97 million gallons, down 23 percent from Q1 2014 exports of nearly 127 million gallons, according to an appraisal by AMI based on data from the German Federal Statistical Office. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

Co-located supercritical biodiesel project changes hands

The Patriot Fuels Biodiesel project in Illinois, along with its much larger, co-located ethanol plant host, were bought by Cenex Harvest States READ MORE

May 29, 2015

EPA RFS proposal gives biodiesel a modest trajectory of growth

The U.S. EPA finally issued its long-awaited volume proposals for the RFS. The proposal calls for 1.63 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel for 2014, 1.7 billion gallons for 2015, 1.8 billion gallons for 2016 and 1.9 billion gallons for 2017. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

A new era of predictability for US biodiesel

Don't miss this free opportunity to hear the latest news about 2014-'17 RFS volumes and other pressing policy matters from Joe Jobe of the NBB, along with market perspectives from three innovative biomass-based diesel project developers READ MORE

May 05, 2015

Dumeignil honored with 2015 Glycerin Innovation Award

Dr. Franck Dumeignil, a professor at Lille University in France, has been honored with the 2015 Glycerin Innovation Award for his work to overcome industrial processing issues for mass production of high-value chemical products from glycerin READ MORE