Ron Kotrba

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September 02, 2015

Study highlights importance of biofuel trade

A new report has been released by the USDA’s Economic Research Service that overviews the growth of the global biofuels industry. READ MORE

September 01, 2015

Alabama technology firm ends deal for exclusive licensing rights

Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based Inventure Renewables Inc., a subsidiary of Singapore-based holding company Inventure International (Pte) Ltd., has ended its relationship with Alchimia Inc. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

REG completes acquisition of Imperium biodiesel plant, terminal

The acquisition of Imperium Renewables Inc.’s assets by Renewable Energy Group Inc. is complete. 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 25, 2015

California's Homeless Biomass Problem

Biomass power generation in California is threatened by expiring contracts, low energy prices and an unlevel playing field, leaving millions of tons of biomass fuel without a use. READ MORE

August 13, 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

July 21, 2015

State-of-the-Art Algae PBRs

Photobioreactor manufacturers detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe. READ MORE

July 13, 2015

Down 'n Out in Pelleting Mills

Planned weekly or monthly and annual outages are essential to running a high-performing, efficient pellet mill. READ MORE

June 19, 2015

Udder Confusion: Dairy Digester Development in California

The Golden State has borderline personality disorder regarding promotion and discouragement of dairy biogas projects. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

Advancing Landfill Gas

Aria Energy Business Development Manager Chris Voell discusses his long, impactful career in waste management and landfill gas energy development. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

This Land is My Land

Private forest owners welcome the opportunities presented by growing pellet markets, but feel their story of sustainability speaks for itself. READ MORE