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

May 21, 2015

Answering the Question

Seven major European utilities, working to help producers satisfy a blend of varying sustainability requirements, establish the Sustainable Biomass Partnership. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

A Good But Difficult Story To Tell

This month’s issue of Pellet Mill Magazine examines the story of maintaining a diverse and stable demand for wood fiber within North America's forest acreage. Articles will examine this ongoing effort from a few perspectives. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Words from the Wise

Four pellet plant executives sit down for a frank discussion regarding the industry’s biggest challenges, the importance of building a cohesive and effective team, and plans for the next 18 months. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

Q&A - Taking the Reins

Leveraging Dan Cummings’ 25-year career in energy and clean technologies, POET-DSM names him first president of the joint venture. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

World Bioenergy Leadership Forum

Tim Portz previews the workshop he's been invited to moderate at Abengoa's World Bioenergy Leadership Forum in Sevilla, Spain. The discussion will ask the question of how the broader bioenergy industry can speak with one voice. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

On The Verge

Biomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz highlights the many advances the energy-from-waste sector is making. READ MORE

April 28, 2015

That's a Wrap

Executive Editor Tim Portz recaps a very successful 2015 International Biomass Conference and Expo marked by strong producer participation. READ MORE

April 17, 2015

Ari Phillips Got It Wrong

Executive Editor Tim Portz responds to a recently published blog story he appeared in that fails to accurately tell the story of the wood pellet industry. READ MORE

April 12, 2015

Playing A Global Game

Biomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses how the global nature of the biomass industry allows it to flourish despite policy fluctuation and uncertainty. READ MORE

April 11, 2015

An Industry Looks at 50

The pellet industry has grown each quarter for nearly five years. For this trend to continue, however, the sector must navigate numerous challenges, not least of which is its own success. READ MORE