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

September 12, 2014

Investing Upstream

UK’s Drax Group pushes to bring two production facilities and a pellet terminal online in 2015. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

Industry Pulse Strong and Steady

As the Pellet Mill Magazine team closes out its 2014 print year, they find a strong industry getting stronger as markets continue to grow and new markets continue to emerge. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

Algae’s New Standard-Bearer

Matt Carr discusses his first 100 days as the Algae Biomass Organization executive director, experiences on the Hill, and introducing carbon capture and utilization to policymakers. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

Hard to Handle

If someone were to design an energy input with the sole aim of creating the most difficult material handling challenge imaginable, they would likely end up with something that looks very much like biomass. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

Drax’s Mississippi Queen

With two production facilities nearing completion in Mississippi and Louisiana, the Baton Rouge Transit Facility is a vital link between the fiber resources of the lower Mississippi and a power station in North Yorkshire, England. READ MORE

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

The CAPEX/OPEX Dance

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