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November 17, 2015

Earnings Calls Paint a Picture

BY Tim PortzA pair of quarterly earnings calls offer the Pellet Mill Magazine team an opportunity to learn some otherwise rare insight. READ MORE

November 02, 2015

All Together Now?

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz recalls his weeklong inquiry into biofuels policy and wonders aloud if a broad consensus on policy within the biofuels industry is attainable anymore. READ MORE

October 19, 2015

A Huge Couple of Weeks

BY Tim PortzA preview of the next two weeks in bioenergy which will feature a celebration of the broader industry, an important check in with the advanced biofuels sector and an important grand opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant in central Iowa. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Pelletfinger: An Epilogue

BY Tim PortzPellet Mill Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz doubles back to his USIPA conference preview to see if his questions were answered and what he learned. READ MORE

September 14, 2015

Pelletfinger: A Miami Preview

BY Tim PortzIn anticipation of the 5th Annual Exporting Pellet Conference Executive Editor Tim Portz shares his own "Things to Find Out" list. READ MORE

September 01, 2015

South Korean Market On Ice

BY Tim PortzSouth Korea, the second largest export market for Canadian pellet producers have introduced regulations that are legally impossible for those producers to comply with, effectively shutting down the Canadian-Korean pellet trade. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

From Russia, with Love

BY Tim PortzA recent web story on Russian pellet production suggests that European pellet demand is driving real growth in the sector there. Pellet Mill Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz fixes his team's attention on Russian production. READ MORE

August 04, 2015

A Moment of Your Time

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz announces a new Pellet Mill Magazine survey and asks for robust support from pellet producers. READ MORE

July 07, 2015

Time to Get Smart on Clean Power Plan

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz urges those with a stake in the broader biomass industry to catch up on the Clean Power Plan and the arguments surrounding the carbon neutrality of biomass. READ MORE

June 16, 2015

Unbiased Reporting Does Exist

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz celebrates a rare bit of balanced industry observation recently published by E&E Publishing. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

World Bioenergy Leadership Forum

BY Tim PortzTim Portz previews the workshop he's been invited to moderate at Abengoa's World Bioenergy Leadership Forum in Sevilla, Spain. The discussion will ask the question of how the broader bioenergy industry can speak with one voice. READ MORE

April 28, 2015

That's a Wrap

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz recaps a very successful 2015 International Biomass Conference and Expo marked by strong producer participation. READ MORE

March 30, 2015

Apologies to Bob Sourek

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz recounts his experiences at the Small Log Conference and offers an apology to Bob Sourek and the team at Bear Mountain Forest Products for not including them on a slide about pellet production capacity in the American West. READ MORE

March 17, 2015

Good For Ed Billington

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor offers a congratulations to Ed Billington on the recent sale of his pellet distribution business to Drax and offers some thoughts on what it says about Drax and pellet business in general. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

Our Biggest Threat

BY Tim PortzA recent article in National Geographic outlines a troubling trend that may be the renewable sector's biggest long term challenge. READ MORE

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