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

May 25, 2022

Filling a 2 Million-Ton Hole

The war in the Ukraine has disrupted commodity markets across the world, including wood pellets. READ MORE

March 03, 2022

Business in an Era of Mild Winters

If winter is to remain a shorter and milder affair, pellet producers will need more appliances to fuel if the market for wood pellets is to grow. READ MORE

December 02, 2021

The Table is Set

Winter’s chill and it’s staying power will determine whether this year’s home heating season will be a boom or a bust. READ MORE

August 20, 2021

The Fiber Takers

March 01, 2021

Window of Opportunity

As if to underscore that 2020 would go down as the most unpredictable year in all our lives, a long-sought tax credit for wood and pellet heating appliances was signed into law in the year’s final week. READ MORE

October 07, 2020

Our Strong First Half

EIA data shows wood pellet producers successfully managed challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic during the first half of the year. READ MORE

October 03, 2020

Virtually PFI A Review

While the COVID-19 pandemic doomed the Pellet Fuels Institute’s in-person annual conference, its web-based replacement found the sector cautiously optimistic about the year. READ MORE

August 27, 2020

Business as Unusual

A Wisconsin wood pellet producer takes precautions against COVID-19 to protect its team and the opportunity for a strong year. READ MORE

May 27, 2020

Pellet Industry Remains Positioned to Deliver

Next fall, people will need to heat their homes, regardless of the pandemic. So long as the upstream forest products manufacturing sector recovers and generates the fiber wood pellet producers rely on, the industry will be ready and able to supply. READ MORE

December 11, 2019

Rebooting Efforts in DC

At this summer’s Pellet Fuels Institute board meeting, a decision was made to host our fall meeting in Washington, D.C., and pair it with a day of policy advocacy on Capitol Hill. READ MORE