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

August 30, 2016

Lessons from Aspen

A biomass power plant is Texas that is up for public auction offers lessons to any project developer willing to investigate the reasons for the plant's struggles. READ MORE

August 29, 2016

The Odd Decouple

National laboratories are making a strong argument that the industry’s approach to biomass handling and preparation needs a paradigm shift. READ MORE

August 16, 2016

Beyond Kinetics

Executive Editor Tim Portz shares some thoughts from an interview he completed for a recent story about the need to move biomass preparation beyond kinetic approaches and into more advanced, value added preparation. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

Equipped to Innovate

In every issue of Biomass Magazine dedicated to equipment and equipment innovations, the men and women who put these machines to work jump off the page. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

Dog Days

Executive Editor Tim Portz recalls some recent producer conversations and offers some continuing reaction to what Brexit might mean for the global pellet trade. READ MORE

July 15, 2016

On Our Behalf

Anyone who has worked in the renewable energy sector generally and the wood pellet sector specifically understands how important public policy is to industry growth and stability, a notion underscored multiple times in the July/August issue. READ MORE

July 11, 2016

Sweden’s Strong Suit

Forssjö Pellets exemplifies the Swedish pellet industry, at one time the global leader in pellet production and consumption. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

Permitting Progress

The biomass industry is working to deliver air quality and environmental benefits while also complying with existing regulations READ MORE

June 28, 2016

Innovation Breeds Innovation

The University of Iowa was issued the state’s first Plant-wide Applicability Limit, granting its biomass program much-needed operational flexibility. READ MORE

June 28, 2016

Brexit and a Summer Swoon

Tim Portz wonders how Brexit will impact the state aid determinations large pellet buyers in Britain face and how long it will be before we'll know. READ MORE