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

June 28, 2016

Innovation Breeds Innovation

The University of Iowa was issued the state’s first Plant-wide Applicability Limit, granting its biomass program much-needed operational flexibility. READ MORE

June 28, 2016

Brexit and a Summer Swoon

Tim Portz wonders how Brexit will impact the state aid determinations large pellet buyers in Britain face and how long it will be before we'll know. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

The Tip of the Industry’s Spear

Heavy logging equipment is the epitome of the tip of the spear when it comes to biomass harvesting, the area of focus of the June issue of Biomass Magazine. READ MORE

May 13, 2016

More Art Than Science

The May/June issue of Pellet Mill Magazine covers the industry's relationship with feedstock, the market dynamics impacting feedstock buyers and sellers, as well as industry requirements ensuring sustainability within a feedstock program. READ MORE

May 09, 2016

Dispatch from Stockholm

Executive Editor Tim Portz was on location today in Stockholm, Sweden as the Fortum Varme wood chip fueled CHP plant that will begin commercial operation this fall was inaugurated. READ MORE

May 06, 2016

Dispatch from Latvia

Executive Editor Tim Portz checks in from Latvia, a country outpunching its size in the European pellet market, after visiting a 30,000 ton per year plant just outside of the capital city of Riga. READ MORE

April 25, 2016

What’s in a Name?

What is waste? Initially, the question seems rhetorical, but in practice, the answers have significant impacts on the industry. READ MORE

April 19, 2016

Charlotte: A Recap

Executive Editor Tim Portz circles back with the topics he was most interested in catching up on at the International Biomass Conference and Expo. READ MORE

April 05, 2016

5 Things I’d Like to Learn Next Week

Executive Editor Tim Portz looks forward to next weeks International Biomass Conference & Expo and shares his Top 5 questions for the week. READ MORE

March 31, 2016

A Delicate Balance