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

September 28, 2015

A Great Fit

Each year, during the production of the on-site and small-scale issue of Biomass Magazine, a theme we hadn’t anticipated emerges. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Pelletfinger: An Epilogue

Pellet Mill Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz doubles back to his USIPA conference preview to see if his questions were answered and what he learned. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

USIPA event closes, producers eye flat year ahead

The 5th Annual Exporting Pellets conference closed with producers expecting flat to modest growth in the industry and a call for more work on the telling the industry's story of affordability, jobs creation and forest management. READ MORE

September 21, 2015

USIPA conference opens with an eye on new leadership in UK

USIPA's 5th Annual Exporting Pellets Conference opened in Miami with a cautious eye on the first conservative majority in the United Kingdom in nearly 20 years, and the potential implications for the industrial wood pellet industry. READ MORE

September 21, 2015

Industry’s Balancing Act

As the 2015-’16 heating season approaches and retailers begin to build pellet inventories, Pellet Mill Magazine dug into the complexities of operating a year-round facility that manufactures a seasonal product for its September/October issue. READ MORE

September 18, 2015

Entrusted to Biomass

The National Trust, a charity dedicated to preserving the United Kingdom’s most priceless historic sites, is including biomass heat in its ambitious transition toward renewable energy. READ MORE

September 16, 2015

Panamaxing It Out

As the consumption of wood pellets in European power stations matures, shipping efficiency is maximized by utilizing the largest vessels available. READ MORE

September 14, 2015

Pelletfinger: A Miami Preview

In anticipation of the 5th Annual Exporting Pellet Conference Executive Editor Tim Portz shares his own "Things to Find Out" list. READ MORE

September 09, 2015

NEPCon earns first Sustainable Biomass Partnership approval

NEPCon, a Danish non-profit offering forest certification services, becomes the first certification body to earn full approval from the Sustainable Biomass Partnership to complete SBP audits for producers of woody biomass inputs. READ MORE

September 01, 2015

South Korean Market On Ice

South Korea, the second largest export market for Canadian pellet producers have introduced regulations that are legally impossible for those producers to comply with, effectively shutting down the Canadian-Korean pellet trade. READ MORE