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

December 19, 2014

Your Manias Become Science

Executive Editor Tim Portz reacts to the way in which science, and scientific study are handled and mishandled by both mainstream and trade media. READ MORE

December 16, 2014

Your Manias Become Science

Executive Editor Tim Portz reacts to the way in which science, and scientific study are handled and mishandled by both mainstream and trade media. READ MORE

December 12, 2014

On Location: Koda Energy

Executive Editor Tim Portz paid a visit to editorial board member Stacy Cook from Koda Energy to get a cover photo. He got a cover photo and a tour of Koda's new fuel receiving infrastructure, designed for maximum safety. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Greatest Show on Earth

Eyeing up the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo and working to deliver the kind of day in and day out diversity the Biomass Magazine team experiences for our attendees. READ MORE

November 28, 2014

Nether Netherlands

In this installment of Ash Content I preview an article I'm writing on the developing market opportunity for wood pellets in the Netherlands. The opportunity is a good one, but will the Dutch smother it with overwrought sustainability requirements? READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Partners in Profit

In the midst of producing the final issue of Biomass Magazine in 2014, dedicated to biomass integrations, conversions and colocations, the International Panel on Climate Change released a report urging a phase-out of fossil fuel energy this century. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

Hand and Glove

Appalachian Wood Pellets and Malheur Pellet Mill grew out of existing sawmill operations that learned to leverage a colocation strategy for maximum operational benefits. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Market forecasts bullish at WPAC

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 Annual Conference began with a market outlook panel that found all presenters united in their bullish optimism. Of particular interest were emerging Asian markets and the Netherlands. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Live from Vancouver

This installment of Ash Content finds me in Vancouver attending the Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 Conference. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

WPAC 2014 opens with Fibreco tour

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 conference opened with a tour of North Vancouver's Fibreco pellet terminal. READ MORE