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

April 25, 2016

What’s in a Name?

What is waste? Initially, the question seems rhetorical, but in practice, the answers have significant impacts on the industry. READ MORE

April 19, 2016

Charlotte: A Recap

Executive Editor Tim Portz circles back with the topics he was most interested in catching up on at the International Biomass Conference and Expo. READ MORE

April 05, 2016

5 Things I’d Like to Learn Next Week

Executive Editor Tim Portz looks forward to next weeks International Biomass Conference & Expo and shares his Top 5 questions for the week. READ MORE

March 31, 2016

A Delicate Balance

March 30, 2016

A Tough Season

The March/April issue of Pellet Mill Magazine is filled with content backed with data from an industry survey distributed to pellet producers, as well as on-site photography due to our editorial presence at important recent industry events. READ MORE

March 29, 2016

The Upside of Commodity Status

As the global wood pellet market grows, so does the need for marketplace efficiencies enjoyed by the world’s largest commodities. READ MORE

March 28, 2016

Italy’s Wood Heat Swap Meet

Every other year, for four days, the Progetto Fuoco makes Verona, Italy, arguably the most important place for the wood heating industry in all of Europe. READ MORE

March 01, 2016

Fair Verona

Pellet Mill Magazine's recent trip to visit two pellet events in Europe finds producers there, like their North American colleagues, fighting low fuel oil prices and warmer than average temperatures. READ MORE

February 25, 2016

Risk Abated

Risk drives project developers to more carefully consider every aspect of a project, identify potential problems within it, and develop and deploy measures to protect against them whenever possible. READ MORE

February 23, 2016

Pellet Capacity Shake Out

Challenging market conditions and the realities of bringing large production facilities to nameplate capacity are thinning a once-crowded pellet project development herd. READ MORE