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

July 15, 2014

Moving Day

July 01, 2014

Pellet Press OEMs are Busy People

Discoveries made while working on a feature about pellet presses and the companies that manufacture them. READ MORE

June 30, 2014

All Markets Great and Small

Editorial Note: The pellet market is growing because passionate people are doing the hard work described in our articles in the third quarter issue of Pellet Mill Magazine. READ MORE

June 28, 2014

Gord’s Gold

Canada’s most passionate advocate for wood pellets, Gordon Murray, identifies the opportunities and challenges awaiting his members in a rapidly expanding global marketplace. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

Pellets Warm County Seats

A century-old courthouse in western Maine's Oxford County transitions away from oil and toward pellet heat. READ MORE

June 25, 2014

Buy Local, It’s Cheaper

Biomass was the earliest source of light and heat, warming and illuminating small bands of ancient humans. Today, it continues to excel as an energy source in smaller applications. READ MORE

June 17, 2014

Seeing is Believing II

The second part of an account of a week long excursion to better understand the forestry sector, forest landowners and the ways in which forested acres are managed, at incredible scale. READ MORE

June 05, 2014

No Injuries Reported

Making energy products from biomass has inherent risks, and it is our obligation to the public to mitigate those risks as much as is humanly possible, especially as the industry continues to grow. READ MORE

June 03, 2014

Seeing is Believing

Previewing a week long, whistle-stop tour through the deep South's robust inventory of forests, networking with landowners and UK power generators. READ MORE

May 20, 2014

Double Your Pleasure

Pellet Press is re-branded and now twice monthly. Pellet Industry an intricate web of interconnected producers and buyers. Seeking sources for future big box retailers as pellet distributors story. READ MORE