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 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

May 25, 2016

The Tip of the Industry’s Spear

Heavy logging equipment is the epitome of the tip of the spear when it comes to biomass harvesting, the area of focus of the June issue of Biomass Magazine. READ MORE

May 13, 2016

More Art Than Science

The May/June issue of Pellet Mill Magazine covers the industry's relationship with feedstock, the market dynamics impacting feedstock buyers and sellers, as well as industry requirements ensuring sustainability within a feedstock program. READ MORE

May 09, 2016

Dispatch from Stockholm

Executive Editor Tim Portz was on location today in Stockholm, Sweden as the Fortum Varme wood chip fueled CHP plant that will begin commercial operation this fall was inaugurated. READ MORE

May 06, 2016

Dispatch from Latvia

Executive Editor Tim Portz checks in from Latvia, a country outpunching its size in the European pellet market, after visiting a 30,000 ton per year plant just outside of the capital city of Riga. READ MORE