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 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

August 27, 2015

Getting It Right

So often in this industry, our gaze falls to the moment biomass is converted into power, thermal energy, biofuels or pellets. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

Putting Pellets Away

Meeting thermal needs with biomass requires system designers to consider a storage solution that works for the customer, the site and the delivery company. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

From Russia, with Love

A recent web story on Russian pellet production suggests that European pellet demand is driving real growth in the sector there. Pellet Mill Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz fixes his team's attention on Russian production. READ MORE

August 04, 2015

A Moment of Your Time

Executive Editor Tim Portz announces a new Pellet Mill Magazine survey and asks for robust support from pellet producers. READ MORE

July 31, 2015

Well-Equipped

While bioenergy facilities are not built to optimize development of their components, this issue of Biomass Magazine makes clear that they are great incubators of innovation. READ MORE

July 28, 2015

Densifying Dynamos

Fuel log, puck and briquette production equipment manufacturers are expanding customers’ feedstock options and extending their market reach. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

Maximum Uptime

The July/August issue of Pellet Mill Magazine covers both plant efficiency and policy matters, as inventory is built up in preparation of the 2015-'16 heating season and upcoming policy issues arise with potential to shape the future of pellet fuel. READ MORE

July 12, 2015

Packaged Efficiency

Once a highly manual process, bagging and stacking finished product has greatly improved with automation. READ MORE

July 07, 2015

Time to Get Smart on Clean Power Plan

Executive Editor Tim Portz urges those with a stake in the broader biomass industry to catch up on the Clean Power Plan and the arguments surrounding the carbon neutrality of biomass. READ MORE