Ron Kotrba

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May 23, 2018

The Ideological Divide

Understanding the positions of those opposed to the wood pellet industry is critical to overcoming and reconciling differences. READ MORE

April 27, 2018

Pruitt grilled on Capitol Hill while Cruz 'sideshow' held on lawn

The debate in Washington, D.C., over RFS was in full force April 26 as U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was grilled at a House committee hearing on his issuance of waivers while Sen. Ted Cruz stumped with refinery and steel workers on the lawn. READ MORE

March 19, 2018

Awaiting the Signal

Canada’s wood pellet industry stands patiently ready to deliver domestic supply as a federal Clean Fuel Standard and complementary support mechanisms develop. READ MORE

March 15, 2018

Oklahoma cellulosic diesel facility achieves D7 Q-RIN status

D7 RINs generated at a biorefinery in Oklahoma City producing cellulosic diesel fuel have been verified by Weaver and granted Q-RIN status. Envia Energy uses FT technology to convert landfill gas and natural gas into diesel fuel, naphtha and wax. READ MORE

March 06, 2018

Powering Paradise

A decade of project development for Honua Ola Bioenergy, formerly known as Hu Honua, on the big island of Hawaii nears completion. READ MORE

December 29, 2017

The ABCs of ORCs

Organic Rankine cycle systems are a good fit for companies with biomass waste streams to produce combined heat and power, and, in some cases, sell power to the grid. READ MORE

December 19, 2017

Brazil’s Senate passes bill creating a national biofuels policy

Brazil's Senate approved a bill Dec. 12 creating a national biofuels policy, RenovaBio, to increase use of biodiesel and ethanol, in addition to other biofuels, to improve the nation's energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

The Imports Cometh

U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the consumption market, driving the domestic biodiesel industry to more actively seek counteracting measures to protect its own investments. READ MORE

July 06, 2016

Carlsbad, California, city fleet fueling with renewable diesel

Carlsbad, California, is now fueling its city diesel fleet with Propel Diesel HPR (High Performance Diesel). READ MORE

June 21, 2016

The Future of Freight

The primary mode of biomass transport—diesel power—continues to get cleaner and more efficient. READ MORE