March 30, 2015
Executive Editor Tim Portz recounts his experiences at the Small Log Conference and offers an apology to Bob Sourek and the team at Bear Mountain Forest Products for not including them on a slide about pellet production capacity in the American West.
March 17, 2015
Executive Editor offers a congratulations to Ed Billington on the recent sale of his pellet distribution business to Drax and offers some thoughts on what it says about Drax and pellet business in general.
March 03, 2015
A recent article in National Geographic outlines a troubling trend that may be the renewable sector's biggest long term challenge.
February 17, 2015
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.
February 03, 2015
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.
January 20, 2015
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.
December 16, 2014
Executive Editor Tim Portz reacts to the way in which science, and scientific study are handled and mishandled by both mainstream and trade media.
November 28, 2014
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?
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November 18, 2014
This installment of Ash Content finds me in Vancouver attending the Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 Conference.