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

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

October 02, 2014

USIPA conference opens with blend of optimism and caution

The fourth annual Exporting Pellets Conference, hosted and produced the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association, opened with a blend of reported progress and urged caution. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

Stewards of Sustainability

September 20, 2014

A Body of Work

Excited by the new market the pellet sector offers for low value fiber, forest landowners work to assure pellet buyers of existing sustainable practices. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

All Markets Great and Small

The fourth quarter issue of Pellet Mill Magazine offers news and feature reports on industry efforts expanding on all fronts, domestic and international. READ MORE

September 16, 2014

Left Out of the Energiewende?

Biomass continues to get marginalized in most conversations in the mainstream press about renewable energy. Thoughts on 2015. See you in Miami. READ MORE

September 12, 2014

Investing Upstream

UK’s Drax Group pushes to bring two production facilities and a pellet terminal online in 2015. READ MORE