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

April 03, 2014

The Biomass Industry’s Beating Heart

Biomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses the incredible efforts that members of the biomass industry make to lead the industry to success. READ MORE

March 31, 2014

Overheard In Orlando

Reviewing the International Biomass Conference and Expo, Pellet Mill Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz offers his reactions and shares some snippets from some of the conversations he had and overhead at the event. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

Data Effort Reveals an Industry at Full Throttle

Included with the second quarter issue of Pellet Mill Magazine, you will find the 2014 U.S and Canada Pellet Mill Map. I would argue it is the most comprehensive overview of the North American pellet production complex available, anywhere. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

Pellet Propellers

In an industry with a healthy stable of innovators and advocates, few would argue with the contributions of Chris Wiberg, Les Otten and Seth Ginther READ MORE

March 22, 2014

At the Confluence of Forest Health and Renewable Energy

As the pine beetle epidemic ravages Colorado’s stands of lodgepole pine, Mark Mathis and Confluence Energy stand ready to help clean up the devastation. READ MORE

March 14, 2014

Celebrating the Groundbreakers

Biomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses the challenges of building a biomass energy project, and the dedication and drive required to bring a project to success. READ MORE

March 12, 2014

A Giant Step

The pellet industry will grow by nearly 33 percent during the next two years, as foreign demand drives investment in new capacity and distribution infrastructure. READ MORE

February 27, 2014

European Pellet Conference concludes in Wels, Austria

The European Pellet Conference concluded on Thursday February 27, 2014 in Wels, Austria with a country by country market analysis moderated by the Executive Director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada, Gordon Murray. READ MORE

February 26, 2014

European Pellet Conference opens with bullish outlook

The morning speakers at The European Pellet Conference all outlined continued strong growth for both global pellet demand and production. READ MORE