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

July 31, 2015


While bioenergy facilities are not built to optimize development of their components, this issue of Biomass Magazine makes clear that they are great incubators of innovation. READ MORE

July 28, 2015

Densifying Dynamos

Fuel log, puck and briquette production equipment manufacturers are expanding customers’ feedstock options and extending their market reach. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

Maximum Uptime

The July/August issue of Pellet Mill Magazine covers both plant efficiency and policy matters, as inventory is built up in preparation of the 2015-'16 heating season and upcoming policy issues arise with potential to shape the future of pellet fuel. READ MORE

July 12, 2015

Packaged Efficiency

Once a highly manual process, bagging and stacking finished product has greatly improved with automation. READ MORE

July 07, 2015

Time to Get Smart on Clean Power Plan

Executive Editor Tim Portz urges those with a stake in the broader biomass industry to catch up on the Clean Power Plan and the arguments surrounding the carbon neutrality of biomass. READ MORE

June 26, 2015

The Inevitable Battle

Biomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz reflects on the July issue and the battles faced by the entire biomass energy industry. READ MORE

June 16, 2015

Unbiased Reporting Does Exist

Executive Editor Tim Portz celebrates a rare bit of balanced industry observation recently published by E&E Publishing. READ MORE

May 29, 2015

A People-Powered Industry

Biomass Magazine Executive Editor discusses the impact that dedicated contributors have on the industry's growth and momentum. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Answering the Question

Seven major European utilities, working to help producers satisfy a blend of varying sustainability requirements, establish the Sustainable Biomass Partnership. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

A Good But Difficult Story To Tell

This month’s issue of Pellet Mill Magazine examines the story of maintaining a diverse and stable demand for wood fiber within North America's forest acreage. Articles will examine this ongoing effort from a few perspectives. READ MORE