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 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

February 06, 2015

Taking Root

Research continues in nearly every sector of the biomass industry to make use of the yield advantages offered by dedicated energy crops. The February issue highlights projects and R&D efforts across the gamut for developing end markets. READ MORE

February 03, 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

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