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

November 25, 2015

Sitting Pretty?

For 2015’s final installment of Biomass Magazine, our team dug into stories of technology deployment reinvigorating, reimagining or resurrecting existing industrial sites. READ MORE

November 20, 2015

Seoul Power

The final issue of Pellet Mill Magazine in 2015 is dedicated entirely to Asian pellet production and markets. Although still in its infancy, work to open and stabilize new markets for wood pellets in Asia will continue. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

Earnings Calls Paint a Picture

A pair of quarterly earnings calls offer the Pellet Mill Magazine team an opportunity to learn some otherwise rare insight. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

Southeast Asia’s Low-Cost Pellet Player

Vietnamese producers are gobbling up market share in emerging Asian markets. Offering the world's lowest prices, market observers wonder how long it can continue. READ MORE

November 02, 2015

All Together Now?

Executive Editor Tim Portz recalls his weeklong inquiry into biofuels policy and wonders aloud if a broad consensus on policy within the biofuels industry is attainable anymore. READ MORE

October 29, 2015

Great Green Fleet Adrift

The enormity of the military’s fuel usage is still very much on the industry’s radar, but the exuberance of 2012-‘13 has largely been replaced with the more measured tone. READ MORE

October 27, 2015

Surveying a Changing Landscape

The fifth annual Exporting Pellets Conference found an industry trying to find certainty and stability as a newly elected conservative government regains power in the United Kingdom. READ MORE

October 19, 2015

A Huge Couple of Weeks

A preview of the next two weeks in bioenergy which will feature a celebration of the broader industry, an important check in with the advanced biofuels sector and an important grand opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant in central Iowa. READ MORE

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