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

January 30, 2015

Stories Untold

Executive Editor Tim Portz talks about what it means when story sources are reluctant to talk "on the record". Conversations about pellets as absorbents are loosening up, while folks remain tight lipped about their opinions on big box customers. READ MORE

January 30, 2015

Dangerously Smart Farm Boys

Long before farmers are ready to buy the implements required to grow and harvest energy crops, leading OEMs leverage robust research and development organizations to get them engineered. READ MORE

January 23, 2015

On Again

Executive Editor Tim Portz recaps a week loaded with stories of construction starts, restarts and equity raised. READ MORE

January 20, 2015

Conference Thoughts/Dutch Update

Executive Editor Tim Portz previews a handful of the International Biomass Conference & Expo's most compelling pellet panels and offers a short update on the ongoing debate in the Netherlands about pellet imports. READ MORE

January 15, 2015

The European Front

This issue of Pellet Mill Magazine takes a look at the European pellet industry. Tim Portz says the issue clearly indicates all producers, whether selling to Europe or not, are impacted by market dynamics and the unfolding public debate there. READ MORE

January 14, 2015

A Dutch Dilemma

The Netherlands’ under-debate energy policies could create an additional 3.5 million tons of annual pellet demand or introduce inefficiencies that will put the market out of reach for most North American producers. READ MORE

January 09, 2015

This Just In

January 06, 2015

This Just In

December 28, 2014

It's in the Way that You Use It

Biomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz previews the January issue of Biomass Magazine and the vital nature of its operations and maintenance theme for bioenergy producers. READ MORE

December 25, 2014

Mitigating Operational Risk

Anaerobic Digesters are among the most challenging biomass conversion technologies in the industry. New Jersey-based Natural Systems Utilities is increasingly being tapped to offer its O&M expertise to a growing roster of digester facilities. READ MORE