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 18, 2014

Market forecasts bullish at WPAC

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 Annual Conference began with a market outlook panel that found all presenters united in their bullish optimism. Of particular interest were emerging Asian markets and the Netherlands. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Live from Vancouver

This installment of Ash Content finds me in Vancouver attending the Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 Conference. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

WPAC 2014 opens with Fibreco tour

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 conference opened with a tour of North Vancouver's Fibreco pellet terminal. READ MORE

November 04, 2014

Requiem for Mary Rosenthal

I offer a personal remembrance for one of the biomass industry's own, Mary Rosenthal, upon hearing the news of her passing. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

Hurry Up and Wait

The U.S. DOD is the single largest user of energy in the world, spending nearly $20 billion annually on heat, power and liquid fuels. READ MORE

November 01, 2014

Cautious Optimism

Markets that gave rise to the pellet industry will begin to plateau, but the promise and growth of new market opportunities are very real. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

Advanced Biofuels’ Beltway Crusader

Mike McAdams discusses work on Capitol Hill, founding of the Advanced Biofuels Association and the importance of engaging in the ongoing public debate about renewable fuels. READ MORE

October 21, 2014

What I Learned from Danny Fortson

In June I joined another journalist in Louisiana and Mississippi to look closely at the emerging pellet industry. His recently published story proves how difficult it can be to tell this story accurately and in the broader global energy context. READ MORE

October 06, 2014

Miami Advice

Executive Editor Tim Portz's candid assessment of the hottest topics at this year's U.S. Industrial Pellet Association Exporting Pellets Conference. READ MORE

October 03, 2014

USIPA conference wraps with impassioned producer panel

The final panel at USIPA's Exporting Pellets conference featured producers frustrated but resigned to the fact that they will have to continue efforts to prove that their industry is sustainable. READ MORE