Ron Kotrba

Latest Posts by Ron Kotrba

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

April 28, 2015

Parliament votes to approve EU biofuels cap, provides closure

The European Parliament voted April 28 to approve the 7 percent cap on first-generation biofuels, providing a degree of closure to the long-debated measure. European biofuel trade associations now want talks to focus on post-2020 policy. READ MORE

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