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

March 30, 2015

Apologies to Bob Sourek

Executive Editor Tim Portz recounts his experiences at the Small Log Conference and offers an apology to Bob Sourek and the team at Bear Mountain Forest Products for not including them on a slide about pellet production capacity in the American West. READ MORE

March 17, 2015

Good For Ed Billington

Executive Editor offers a congratulations to Ed Billington on the recent sale of his pellet distribution business to Drax and offers some thoughts on what it says about Drax and pellet business in general. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Here Be Dragons

Often medieval cartographers would include images of dragons outside the edges of the known world on a map, presumably to indicate beyond the areas depicted was risk. This month's issue follows projects confronting and mitigating inherent risks. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

Our Biggest Threat

A recent article in National Geographic outlines a troubling trend that may be the renewable sector's biggest long term challenge. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

Eagar to Get Started

Concord Blue Eagar LLC, a unique biomass power project that began its project development journey in 2009, is finally poised to break ground this summer, giving a unique conversion technology its first North American foothold. READ MORE

February 20, 2015

What Tangled Webs

The European Commission's investigation into the U.K.'s subsidies to support the conversion of the Lynemouth station to biomass raises larger questions about our willingness to pay for an energy transition. READ MORE

February 17, 2015

There You Go Again

Biomass Magazine Executive Editor examines the latest in a growing string of mainstream media stories that fail to properly frame up the realities of how bioenergy is deployed in practice. READ MORE

February 13, 2015

There You Go Again

Biomass Magazine Executive Editor examines the latest in a growing string of mainstream media stories that fail to properly frame up the realities of how bioenergy is deployed in practice. READ MORE

February 06, 2015

The Proof is in the Potatoes

Executive Editor Tim Portz draws attention to a story in the Star Tribune about the conversion of forested acres to agricultural lands, a practice our forest owner association leaders warn us will be the outcome if new markets for wood fiber go away. READ MORE