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

August 19, 2014

A Chance of Flurries

Does the flurry of news in the pellet sector in the last two weeks foretell a particularly snowy winter? READ MORE

August 15, 2014


Without the right equipment, the profit margins made producing biomass energy products will erode and eventually disappear. READ MORE

August 11, 2014

Pressing For Success

Focused on innovation, reliability and efficiency, pellet press manufacturers are keeping pace with demands of rapidly expanding pellet markets. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

Expansion of fiber business outlined in Rentech Q2 earnings call

Rentech CEO Hunt Ramsbottom outlined the company's continued efforts to expand its fiber business in a quarterly earnings call. READ MORE

August 05, 2014

Considering the Counterfactuals

A recently released report about the greenhouse gas implications of making power from pellets puts arrows into our industry's quiver, but also the quivers of our detractors. READ MORE

July 15, 2014

Moving Day

July 01, 2014

Pellet Press OEMs are Busy People

Discoveries made while working on a feature about pellet presses and the companies that manufacture them. READ MORE

June 30, 2014

All Markets Great and Small

Editorial Note: The pellet market is growing because passionate people are doing the hard work described in our articles in the third quarter issue of Pellet Mill Magazine. READ MORE

June 28, 2014

Gord’s Gold

Canada’s most passionate advocate for wood pellets, Gordon Murray, identifies the opportunities and challenges awaiting his members in a rapidly expanding global marketplace. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

Pellets Warm County Seats

A century-old courthouse in western Maine's Oxford County transitions away from oil and toward pellet heat. READ MORE