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

December 01, 2016

Out With the Old, In With the New

The best argument our industry has going for it in the context of a Trump administration is its ability to produce jobs, and for the next four years, we’d be wise to build our advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill on that premise. READ MORE

November 30, 2016

Scandinavian Swap-Out

Leveraging sea routes that connect to vast quantities of regional biomass, combined-heat-and-power stations across Scandinavia are retooling to capitalize on the carbon-neutral fuel. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Asian Market Reboot

Last year's Asian production and consumption themed issue zeroed in on the excitement surrounding potential South Korean pellet demand, now Japan's wood pellet appetite has the potential to rapidly expand, making it this year's focus. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

My Trump Moment and Our Path Forward

Executive Editor Tim Portz shares a memory of his Trump moment and offers some early thoughts on how the biomass industry can and should approach our path forward under a Trump administration. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

Japan's Rising Pellet Sun

As wood pellet imports in Japan begin to accelerate, industry professionals offer cautious optimism that an Asian market opportunity for North American producers has arrived. READ MORE

November 01, 2016

Get Wise on Palm Kernel Shell

While writing the final issue of Pellet Mill Magazine for 2016, Executive Editor Tim Portz discovered that palm kernel share is a biomass feed stock that currently has the inside rail in Japan's imported biomass race. READ MORE

October 27, 2016

A Shot in the Arm

Energy revenues alone are not enough right now.The open question is whether or not coproduct markets can grow enough to make a difference. READ MORE

October 22, 2016

Cooking Up Higher Margins

As another heating season approaches, low heat market margins have pellet producers looking toward other end uses for greater market stability and increased profits. READ MORE

October 05, 2016

There You Go Again, Part 2? 3?

At a reader's behest Executive Editor Tim Portz reacts to the latest biomass hit piece published in the New York Times. READ MORE

October 03, 2016

A Too Early Look at IBCE 2017

With just six months remaining until the International Biomass Conference & Expo convenes again in Minneapolis, Executive Editor Tim Portz ponders what will be the year's biggest talkers. READ MORE