Ron Kotrba

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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

May 14, 2012

New Mexico Consortium to break ground on research center May 18

The New Mexico Consortium's biology research facility, a 24,000 square-foot research center and greenhouse, will focus in part on biofuel production, especially fuels derived from certain plants and algae. The event will take place May 18 at 4:00 pm. READ MORE

May 10, 2012

Adaptive evolution of yeast

BioTork and NCERC make progress in developing commercially applicable xylose-fermenting yeast READ MORE

May 03, 2012

Los Angeles water dept. seeks algae information

Get in early on Los Angeles' interest in developing algae production demonstrations on Owens Lake far north of the city. READ MORE

April 26, 2012

Advanced biofuels win major victories on Capitol Hill today

A 180-degree turnaround happened today in Washington as the Senate ag committee passed an amendment offered by Sens. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Dick Lugar, R-Ind., that would restore $800 million in mandatory funding to the Farm Bill energy title. READ MORE