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 15, 2017

Outfoxing dehydration

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Following a successful installation at Pine Lake Corn Processors in Iowa, Whitefox Technologies is poised to eliminate molecular sieve regeneration cycles from ethanol plants forever. READ MORE

November 11, 2015

DuPont's cellulosic celebration

The proof-of-concept facility in Nevada, Iowa, is expected to unlock opportunities in biomass conversion around the world. This article appears in the December issue of EPM. READ MORE

February 18, 2014

NEC panel affirms 2014 is the year of cellulosic ethanol

Chris Standlee, executive vice President at Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies, began his remarks at the National Ethanol Conference by stating, "I'm thrilled to be able to say that this is the pivotal year in advanced ethanol production." READ MORE

September 23, 2013

Corn Grower in Chief

Rick Tolman examines stereotypes, praises NASCAR as industry spokespeople and pushes for a 300-bushel national yield average, as head of the National Corn Growers Association. READ MORE

June 26, 2013

Q&A: Driving American Ethanol to the Front

Austin Dillon shares his earliest memories of a life spent in motorsports, his love of dirt track racing and the role ethanol plays in NASCAR’s sustainability push. READ MORE

May 15, 2013

Q&A: Practicing the Golden Rule

Employees are the No.1 asset of Big River Resources LLC and Deb Green is tasked with seeing to it they are well-trained, safe and happy. READ MORE

March 29, 2013

Q&A - Corn Story Takes the Cake

John Caupert pilots the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center, now in its 10th year as an industry research partner. READ MORE

January 16, 2013

The First Lady of E15

Kristy Moore recalls her beginnings in the ethanol industry, her fondness for American agriculture and the long road to bringing E15 to market. READ MORE