Ron Kotrba

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April 21, 2015

Making Haste To Zero Waste

New regulations in Scotland foster a circular economy and biogas development. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

Total to convert oil refinery to renewable diesel production

To curb financial losses, French oil company Total announced plans to invest $216 million to convert its La Mede oil refinery in southern France to a renewable diesel facility that will produce up to 500,000 tons per year (more than 160 MMgy). READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Feedstock Importer, Renewable Diesel Exporter

Neste Oil imports feedstock from five continents to process renewable diesel in Singapore, Rotterdam and Finland, then ships its fuel to destination markets in the EU, North America and Asia-Pacific. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

The Clean Warmth of an Engineered, Regulated Fire

Companies and organizations speak out about U.S. EPA’s new source performance standards for residential wood-fired appliances. READ MORE

February 27, 2015

Constructing a Full-Service Vision

In the early stages of project development, startup company SG Preston has big plans for renewable diesel and its brand. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

SG Preston to build 120 MMgy renewable diesel plant in Ohio

SG Preston plans to build a 120 MMgy renewable diesel facility in in Lawrence County, Ohio. The SGP South Point facility, expected to be complete in 2017, will cost $400 million and create 100 permanent jobs, the company stated. READ MORE

June 10, 2014

Agriculture to rely on drones despite regulatory lag

UAS hold great promise in agriculture, but the FAA is lagging in its understanding of how important drones are becoming to farmers, and in developing regulations, according to panelists at the Emerging Corn Production Technologies and Science Forum. READ MORE

October 25, 2012

Profiling Team Romney: US Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's short list of possible energy secretaries includes Tea Party-backed U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, former House energy committee chairman. READ MORE

June 04, 2012

Calif. biomass-based diesel companies receive CEC grant funding

The CEC has approved funding of more than $35 million for green fuels and technology development instate. Among the biodiesel and biomass-based diesel companies receiving awards are Springboard Biodiesel, SacPort Biofuels and Whole Energy Pacifica. READ MORE

May 22, 2012

Blue Marble meets kosher, food-grade standards at Missoula facility

The Montana plant produces biobased flavors and fragrances that meet higher standards READ MORE