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

January 20, 2017

90 MMgy Houston biodiesel plant begins operating at full capacity

World Energy Biox Biofuels, a joint venture between World Energy and Biox, has completed commissioning of its 90 MMgy biodiesel facility in Houston. The plant was purchased by the JV in summer 2016 and began operating at full capacity in December. READ MORE

January 18, 2017

Underdog industry rallies for continued growth at annual event

Biodiesel has spent most of its existence fighting as the underdog and often winning against the odds. This year will be no different, as the story was told by industry leaders at the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego. READ MORE

January 13, 2017

Biodiesel Renaissance

From the Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, this cover article dives into the past year's resurgence in U.S. biodiesel project expansions, upgrades, imports and M&As. It was a time unlike any in recent history. But what will 2017 bring? READ MORE

January 13, 2017

Hero BX offers branded Bioheat distributor program

Hero BX's new program offers heating oil retailers the opportunity to carry the Hero BX brand and supporting technical and marketing benefits in exchange for Bioheat supply contracts. Hero BX has biodiesel plants in Pennsylvania and Alabama. READ MORE

January 12, 2017

Behind the Scenes

No matter a biodiesel plant's scale and irrespective of what pretreatment, reaction and purification techniques are employed, the utilization, selection and positioning of key equipment—often ignored in the press—are critical to efficient operations. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

Spain's Cepsa bids for strategic biodiesel investment

A Spanish oil refiner makes an offer on a strategically located biodiesel asset READ MORE

January 10, 2017

100 percent waste-based renewable diesel hits market in Finland

Neste has launched a renewable diesel made entirely from waste and residues under the brand name Neste MY Renewable Diesel at select service stations in Finland's Helsinki region Jan. 9. Neste has also signed use contracts with two firms. READ MORE

January 09, 2017

A Proven Biodiesel Process Technology Track Record

On BDI-BioEnergy International's 20-year anniversary, Biodiesel Magazine takes a look back at the company's beginnings, accomplishments and biodiesel production technology. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

Genscape's ability to verify RINs under RFS may be revoked

On Jan. 4, the U.S. EPA issued a notice of intent to revoke Genscape's ability to verify RINs as a third-party auditor under the RFS Quality Assurance Program. EPA is doing this to hold Genscape accountable for verifying millions of fraudulent RINs. READ MORE

December 27, 2016

Preview: Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine

A sneak peak at the contents of our 2017 Winter print edition of Biodiesel Magazine READ MORE