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?
November 18, 2014
This installment of Ash Content finds me in Vancouver attending the Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 Conference.
November 04, 2014
I offer a personal remembrance for one of the biomass industry's own, Mary Rosenthal, upon hearing the news of her passing.
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October 21, 2014
In June I joined another journalist in Louisiana and Mississippi to look closely at the emerging pellet industry. His recently published story proves how difficult it can be to tell this story accurately and in the broader global energy context.