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 05, 2017

The Sustainability Standoff

Commercial forests in the Southeast are owned by millions of private individuals and families who are currently struggling to see the value in taking on the cost of certification. READ MORE

May 31, 2017

Maintaining the Fiber Flow

Producers outline their philosophies and strategies for feedstock procurement, illustrating the critical importance of developing strong and long-lasting relationships. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

Our Most Abundant Feedstock

Waste is this industry’s most available and most widely utilized feedstock. it is also the most broadly defined. READ MORE

April 12, 2017

Diversion Dynamics

In Southington, Connecticut, two biogas projects are a testimony to both the catalyzing impact of new organics diversion laws, and their limits. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

What Tangled Webs

The April issue of Biomass Magazine, the companion issue for the International Biomass Conference & Expo, offers a data-rich and comprehensive assessment of the role that imports and exports play in the broader biomass-to-energy segment. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

Sizing Them Up

A close look at export data for wood pellets, fuel ethanol and biodiesel reveals a varying reliance on export markets for U.S. producers. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

A West Coast Rebound

Unfortunately, the wet and cold conditions that delivered good, or by some accounts, even great, years in the U.S. West weren’t experienced all across North America, particularly in the Northeast, which experienced another soft winter. READ MORE

March 14, 2017

A Mixed Bag

As the 2016-’17 heating season winds down, producers across the country once again confirm that, in the pellet business, Old Man Winter determines the haves and the have nots. READ MORE

February 24, 2017

A Matter of Scale

Though the completion dates of two projects featured in the March issue of Biomass Magazine were critical for vastly different reasons, despite the massive difference in scale, the construction approaches to hit each deadline had a lot in common. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

North Central Area’s Biomass Reboot

After 30-plus years of operation, a biomass heating system at a school in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was replaced by the company that originally built it. READ MORE