Tim Portz

Tim Portz is the Vice President of Content for BBI International and the Executive Editor of Ethanol Producer Magazine,
Biodiesel Magazine and Biomass Magazine. In this role, Tim is responsible for the agenda development process for all of BBI International’s conferences including organizing the call for abstracts, forming review committees, working with the review committees to rate all received abstracts and finally establishing the program agenda. He also works closely with the editorial teams at BBI International to determine the content of the online and print outlets of BBI’s media products. Prior to beginning his career in renewable energy with BBI International Tim worked both as an educator and selling professional. Tim was born and raised in central Iowa and holds a BFA from the University of Iowa.

Latest Posts by Tim Portz

October 27, 2016

A Shot in the Arm

Energy revenues alone are not enough right now.The open question is whether or not coproduct markets can grow enough to make a difference. READ MORE

October 22, 2016

Cooking Up Higher Margins

As another heating season approaches, low heat market margins have pellet producers looking toward other end uses for greater market stability and increased profits. READ MORE

October 05, 2016

There You Go Again, Part 2? 3?

At a reader's behest Executive Editor Tim Portz reacts to the latest biomass hit piece published in the New York Times. READ MORE

October 03, 2016

A Too Early Look at IBCE 2017

With just six months remaining until the International Biomass Conference & Expo convenes again in Minneapolis, Executive Editor Tim Portz ponders what will be the year's biggest talkers. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

On Campus

College and university campuses are loaded with physical attributes that make them ripe for biomass deployments. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Quick Takes from WPAC 2016

Executive Editor Tim Portz offers up four quick observations from the ongoing proceedings at the Wood Pellet Association of Canada's annual General Meeting. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Check Your Clutter

We're conducting another pellet industry survey and we're hoping you can take 3 minutes and help us better understand the role that non-thermal coproducts play in the operational lives of pellet producers. READ MORE

September 12, 2016

The Business End of the Supply Chain

One of the stories in this issue tells the story of wood pellet retailer Squier Lumber's history in distributing wood pellets; the journey they took building their business to where it's at today and the foreseen challenges for the future. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

Doubling Down

As Drax Power Station’s biomass metamorphosis comes of age and new conversions come online, investment and innovation in Britain’s ports maintain momentum. READ MORE

September 01, 2016

First Things First

Our country’s farms and forests, municipal waste and food waste streams are producing vast streams of material, and we simply need to figure out how to effectively gather, prepare and convert it. READ MORE