The Ash Content Blog

December 16, 2014

Your Manias Become Science

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz reacts to the way in which science, and scientific study are handled and mishandled by both mainstream and trade media. READ MORE

November 28, 2014

Nether Netherlands

BY Tim PortzIn this installment of Ash Content I preview an article I'm writing on the developing market opportunity for wood pellets in the Netherlands. The opportunity is a good one, but will the Dutch smother it with overwrought sustainability requirements? READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Live from Vancouver

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

November 04, 2014

Requiem for Mary Rosenthal

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

October 21, 2014

What I Learned from Danny Fortson

BY Tim PortzIn 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

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

September 16, 2014

Left Out of the Energiewende?

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

September 02, 2014

Industry Pulse Strong and Steady

BY Tim PortzAs the Pellet Mill Magazine team closes out its 2014 print year, they find a strong industry getting stronger as markets continue to grow and new markets continue to emerge. READ MORE

August 19, 2014

A Chance of Flurries

BY Tim PortzDoes the flurry of news in the pellet sector in the last two weeks foretell a particularly snowy winter? READ MORE

August 05, 2014

Considering the Counterfactuals

BY Tim PortzA recently released report about the greenhouse gas implications of making power from pellets puts arrows into our industry's quiver, but also the quivers of our detractors. READ MORE

July 15, 2014

Moving Day

BY Tim Portz

July 01, 2014

Pellet Press OEMs are Busy People

BY Tim PortzDiscoveries made while working on a feature about pellet presses and the companies that manufacture them. READ MORE

June 17, 2014

Seeing is Believing II

BY Tim PortzThe second part of an account of a week long excursion to better understand the forestry sector, forest landowners and the ways in which forested acres are managed, at incredible scale. READ MORE

June 03, 2014

Seeing is Believing

BY Tim PortzPreviewing a week long, whistle-stop tour through the deep South's robust inventory of forests, networking with landowners and UK power generators. READ MORE

May 20, 2014

Double Your Pleasure

BY Tim PortzPellet Press is re-branded and now twice monthly. Pellet Industry an intricate web of interconnected producers and buyers. Seeking sources for future big box retailers as pellet distributors story. READ MORE

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