Ron Kotrba

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June 24, 2019

Low-Carbon Cure

A Sri Lanka-based tire factory switches from fuel oil to biomass for steam generation in the tire-curing process. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Neste to more than double renewable diesel capacity in Singapore

Neste made its final investment decision worth USD$1.6 billion to more than double its renewable diesel production in Singapore by adding an additional 1.3 million tons of annual production capacity. The plant exports significant volumes to the U.S. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

The Only Game In Town

Froling Energy has made a name for itself through expert installation of hundreds of biomass boiler systems in the Northeast and as the lone supplier of precision dry chips. Now, it is expanding operations and diversifying its technology repertoire. READ MORE

October 12, 2018

New pump labels in EU provide clarity on biofuels content

The EU introduced a new, harmonized set of fuel labels Oct. 12 to give drivers better information on the suitability of fuels for their vehicles. The labels will help avoid misfueling and inform drivers, according to the European Commission. READ MORE

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