Ron Kotrba

Latest Posts by Ron Kotrba

November 13, 2015

Land of the Rising Mill

The East Malaysian state of Sarawak is home to the region’s newest, and quite possibly the largest, pellet mill—the first of many to follow. READ MORE

November 09, 2015

Neste, Boeing work toward biojet ASTM standard, market acceptance

Renewable diesel producer Neste announced in November that it is working with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to promote and accelerate commercialization of biojet fuel. READ MORE

November 03, 2015

Saipol invests in additional biodiesel production, biomass boiler

During a press conference in late October at its Sète site in the South of France, Avril Group subsidiary Saipol announced two major industrial investments in the French biodiesel sector totaling 28.5 million euros. READ MORE

October 22, 2015

Trade groups at odds over US biodiesel tax credit structure

As the legislative year winds down, Congress is expected to take up the tax extenders package soon. The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) has taken a stance opposing restructuring the $1 per gallon biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit. READ MORE

October 21, 2015

SG Preston locks in renewable diesel EPC contractor

SG Preston has struck an agreement with IHI E&C, a Houston-based EPC contractor and subsidiary of Japan-based IHI Corp., for a multi-facility program to include development and construction of at least five renewable diesel plants. READ MORE

October 19, 2015

Army Green: More Than Just a Color

The U.S. Army relies on renewable energy and biomass power to become more energy-secure and resilient, while meeting its congressional mandates. READ MORE

October 09, 2015

US EPA invites comments on GHG emissions analysis of jatropha oil

The U.S. EPA is inviting comment on its analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the production and transport of jatropha oil for biodiesel, renewable diesel and other biofuels to qualify under the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

October 08, 2015

Scania approves use of renewable diesel in Euro 6 engines

Sweden-based heavy-duty truck and bus manufacturer Scania has approved use of renewable diesel, or hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), in its Euro 6 range provided it meets technical specification TS15940. READ MORE

October 06, 2015

REG acquires various KiOR plant assets for $1.5 million

Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced Oct. 6 that one of its subsidiaries, REG Synthetic Fuels LLC, has received approval from a Mississippi court to purchase certain equipment at the KiOR Columbus LLC production facility in Mississippi. READ MORE

October 01, 2015

Propel sells Diesel HPR renewable diesel at new Bay Area location

Propel Fuels is now offering Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable diesel in the San Francisco Bay Area at the “880 Gas” station on West A Street in Hayward, California. READ MORE