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9-10 March 2022 | Rotorua, New Zealand

We have the potential to transform the forestry sector into a provider of biofuels, bioenergy and a range of renewable bioproducts. This event will help forest owners and managers, harvesting contractors, sawmills and wood manufacturing companies better understand the real value of wood residues and the opportunities in supplying this growing market.

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Residues to Revenues 2022

The Issue

There is growing demand for alternatives to fossil fuels. Pressure is being bought to bear by the NZ Government. It’s aiming for low emissions transport. All Government owned facility heating will be from low emissions energy by 2035, with fossil fuels replaced by electricity and solid biofuels. Heat and energy users throughout New Zealand are following the Government’s lead and transitioning from fossil fuels. 

Major investment is required in creating a New Zealand biofuels industry. Te Uru Rākau, as part of the Forestry and Wood Processing Industry Transformation Plan, is developing business cases for companies to invest in biofuels and the solid fuels sector in New Zealand. This will include a focus on wood-based products that will provide a large source of residues. 

However, is the forestry sector in a position to supply?

The potential right now is immense - and it’s growing as the wood harvest increases. Biofuel is a new product line for the forestry sector. So, how can the forestry and wood processing sector best capitalise on this opportunity?

What's Planned?
  1. A conference, exhibitions and practical workshops, run over two days, with a wide range of industry leaders and experts.
  2. For NZ forest owners, harvesting and wood transport contractors, sawmills and wood manufacturing operations who are looking at ways to better understand the opportunities open to them in emerging bio-energy markets.
  3. An event enabling the industry to better understand the real value of wood fibre – or residues – and the opportunities open to it in supplying this product to the market.
Key Details

Event Dates: 9-10 March 2022

Location: Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand

Health & Safety

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Key Topics
  • The big picture – key drivers ensuring biomass conversions and bio-fuel investment in New Zealand
  • The Forestry and Wood Processing Industry Transformation Plan. Results and recommendations for investing in the biofuels and solid fuels sector
  • Regions under pressure. How are the regions handling unprecedented demand for biomass?
  • Biomass resources. Current and potential solid fuel demand. How much residue will be available: where, when and at what delivered cost
  • Wood residues payment – by weight, by volume or by energy content (weight and moisture content)
  • Models for co-ordinating regional supplies of wood residues. Collaboration to ensure scale, quantity and quality parameters being sought by heat users can be maximised
  • Residues recovery. In field vs skid or processing site vs centralised chipping options

Who Will Attend the Conference?

  • Forest owners and managers
  • Harvesting contractors
  • Wood processing and manufacturing operations
  • Regional and District Council planners
  • Government policy staff involved in renewable low-emission fuels
  • Wood chip and wood pellet users
  • Energy consultants
  • Energy managers
  • Facilities managers
  • Sustainability managers
  • Energy heat plant users and manufacturers
  • Researchers
  • Equipment, product and service suppliers

Programme

We have been working closely with a wide range of New Zealand, Australian and international companies, service suppliers, researchers and government bodies to develop a strong and innovative programme. If you have any questions about the programme, please contact Brent Apthorp on brent.apthorp@fiea.org.nz or (+64) 3 470 1902.

Residues to Revenues 2022 Programme

9-10 March 2022, Rotorua, New Zealand
DAY ONE

Wednesday 9 March 2022

Timezone: NZDT
10.30am - 12.00pm

Pre-Conference Workshop: In-Field Chipping Technology Showcase

New and emerging technologies for processing forest slash, logging residues and stump wood. An informative 90-minute showcase featuring major equipment suppliers from around the world.

  • Scott Smith, President, Billy Daniels, VP of Engineering & Steve Briscoe, ProGrind Sales Manager, Precision Husky, USA
  • Komatsu Forest, Australia/Peterson USA
  • Travis Tschumy, Morbark Sales & Dean Pritchard, National Sales Manager, Stevens Group, NZ
  • George Wilcox, Sales and Marketing Director, CBI and Ecotec, Terex brands, USA

Where: Conference Venue | Distinction Hotel Rotorua. This is an in-person only event.

Limit of 100, free for conference delegates and workshop registration is required. Click here for more details.

12.00pm

Registrations + Lunch + Networking

12.50pm

Conference Welcome & Introduction

FIEA

Session 1: The BIG picture. Key Policy, Regulatory & Business Drivers for Increasing Investment in the Utilisation of Woody Biomass
1.00pm

Unlocking the Full Potential of New Zealand’s Forestry and Wood Processing Sector

Attracting investment into the country’s growing biofuels and solid fuels industries

Jason Wilson, Deputy Director General, Te Uru Rakau

Session 2: Wood Residues. Bio-fuel Availability and Requirements of Large Scale Industrial Energy Users
1.30pm

Biomass Resources. Current and potential solid fuel supply and current demand

Just how much wood residue will be available: in what regions, where, when and at what delivered cost?

Peter Hall, Scientist, Scion

2.00pm

Driving the Transition from Fossil Fuels to Renewables

Fonterra’s wood biomass projects so far includes co-firing, conversion to wood pellets, and a new biomass boiler. Fonterra will share its insights from this journey and what it needs from the industry.

Tony Oosten, Energy & Climate Manager, Fonterra

2.20pm

Converting Coal to Woody Biomass Fired Energy

Three CDHB hospitals have already made the switch. Lessons from the conversion over seven years re supply and the changing requirements for their biofuel suppliers

Tim Emson, Energy Manager, Canterbury District Health Board

2.40pm

The Three-Year Journey in Switching from LPG to Biomass

Key lessons from the recent site conversion including securing ongoing fuel supplies for Danone’s Southland operation

Vikas Kakkar, CAPEX and Strategic Project Manager, Danone

3.00pm

Afternoon Tea & Networking

Session 3: Local Initiatives to Fill the Growing Need for Wood Residues

3.30pm

Leading the Regional Conversions Charge

How one region has been able to encourage heat and energy plant conversions to woody biomass and is promoting the co-ordination of disparate supplies to local end-users?

Steve Canny, GM Strategic Projects, Great South

4.00pm

Driving Demand for Regional Biomass from Decarbonisation of NZ Businesses

Case studies showcasing successful co-investment for conversions to renewable process heat

Nicki Sutherland, Group Manager Investment and Engagement, EECA

4.30pm

Technology Showcase

Short presentations on new product or service innovations from exhibitors & partners

5.15pm

Drinks, Canapes & Networking

DAY TWO

Thursday 10 March 2022

Timezone: NZDT

Session 4: In-field Innovations for the Collection, Processing, Handling & Transport of Forest Residues
8.00am

Welcome & Introduction

FIEA

8.05am

Biofuel Extraction, Handling & Transport Systems being used Operationally in Europe

Lessons and opportunites for local forestry, logging and independent fuel supply operations

Skogforsk, Sweden (remote) Speaker to be confirmed

8.35am

Aggregation of Fuel Supplies to Capitalise on Market Demands – from a forest owner’s perspective

Lessons from a two-year old initiative to add value to a company’s in-forest wood residues

Andrew Cocking, South Island Regional Manager, Port Blakely

9.00am

Chipping in Forest

A successful “whole-tree approach” being used by a local company for wildlings and woody biomass

Brad Coleman, Owner, Canterbury Woodchip Supplies

9.20am

Selecting the Right Residues Extraction and Transport Systems for Forest Cutover and Skid Site Operations

Lessons from a well-established NZ wood residues business

Shane Hooker, Managing Director, SHL Forest & Wood Fibre Solutions

9.45am

Morning Tea & Networking

10.15am

Control and Management of Moisture Content through Log and Biomass Drying – in the Forest

Key findings and recommendations from a major Australian study on the opportunities of in-field drying of logs for chipping

Martin Strandgard, Senior Research Fellow & Mauricio Acuna, Senior Research Fellow, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia (remote)

Session 5: Business Models for Buying & Selling Forest Fuels - Regional wood residues aggregation opportunities

10.45am

Case Study: Ireland’s Vulcan Project

Setting up a successful commercial producer group of forest owners to co-ordinate the supply of biomass and timber to local end-users

Alex Kelly, Manager, Irish Wood Producers, Ireland (remote)

11.15am

Co-ordinating Regional Supplies of Wood Residues

Options for collaborating to ensure scale, quantity and quality parameters being sought by heat users are being met and return to the wood suppliers can be maximised

Lloyd McGinty, Director, Energy Management, Ahika Consulting

11.45am

Changing the Perception of Biomass Availability for Industrial Operations and Investors

Wood residues - They’re available – Now and into the future

Brian Cox, Executive Officer, Bioenergy Association of NZ

12.15pm

Conference Concludes, Lunch & Networking

1.00pm - 3.00pm

2 | Post-Conference Workshop: What Wood Fuel will Heat Plant Operators' Buy?

Hosted by BANZ (Bioenenergy Association of NZ). This half-day workshop will focus on what makes wood fuel different from forest residues and how forest growers and contractors can turn residues, which would otherwise be wasted, into revenue.

Presenters: To be confirmed

Where: Conference Venue | Distinction Hotel Rotorua. This is an in-person only event.

Limit of 100. Cost is $45 + GST and workshop registration is required. Click here for more details.

Workshops

1 | Pre-Conference Workshop: In-Field Chipping Technology Showcase

Host: FIEA
When: Wednesday 9 March 2022, 10.30am to 12:00 noon
Where: Conference Venue, the Distinction Hotel Rotorua
Max: Limited to 100 attendees
Cost: Free
Audience: In-person only event


New and emerging technologies for processing forest slash, logging residues and stump wood. An informative 90-minute showcase featuring major equipment suppliers from around the world.

Presenters:

  • Scott Smith, President, Billy Daniels, VP of Engineering & Steve Briscoe, ProGrind Sales Manager, Precision Husky, USA
  • Komatsu Forest, Australia/Peterson USA
  • Travis Tschumy, Morbark Sales & Dean Pritchard, National Sales Manager, Stevens Group, NZ
  • George Wilcox, Sales and Marketing Director, CBI and Ecotec, Terex brands, USA

Note: To attend, showcase delegates will have had to have registered for the Residues to Revenues event.

Registration: Workshop bookings are make when registering for the Conference.

2 | Post-Conference Workshop: What Wood Fuel will Heat Plant Operators' Buy?

Host: Bioenenergy Association of NZ
When: Thursday 10 March 2022, 1pm through to 3pm
Where: Conference Venue, the Distinction Hotel Rotorua
Max: Limited to 100 attendees
Cost: $45 plus GST
Audience: In-person only event


This half-day workshop will focus on what makes wood fuel different from forest residues and how forest growers and contractors can turn residues, which would otherwise be wasted, into revenue.

With the increased demand for wood fuel for new heat plant being installed, or for cofiring in existing coal plant, it is important that contract compliant fuel is processed and delivered. Generally, the residues sourced from forest or processing plant require treatment to make them contract compliant fuel.

This workshop will outline how wood fuel is specified and discuss methods for verification of compliance to specification. Fuel supplier quality assurance systems ensure that contracts are successfully performed. The workshop will be presented by the Bioenergy Association. Attendees will receive free copies of the Wood Fuel Supply Technical Guides.

Registration: Workshop bookings are make when registering for the Conference.

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The Residues to Revenues conference offers a tremendous opportunity for companies involved throughout the forestry sector. Exhibition spaces are always at a premium. FIEA has a well-deserved reputation of providing both sponsors and exhibitors with a unique platform for promoting their products and services to the industry in BOTH New Zealand and Australia.

We always receive strong interest in the sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities available. For a full range of sponsorship, exhibition and branding options, please contact Gordon Thomson, Marketing & Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022, gordon.thomson@fiea.org.nz.

Premium Sponsor

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Strategic Partner

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Event Sponsors

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Featured image for “Trimble Forestry”
Featured image for “AB Equipment, Vermeer, Tigercat”
Featured image for “Precision Husky”
Featured image for “Mobile Screening & Crushing (MSC)”
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FIEA Partners

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Featured image for “Eagle Technology”
Featured image for “Remsoft”
Featured image for “Toi-Ohomai”
Featured image for “Atlas | Integral”
Featured image for “Mobile Mentor”
Featured image for “NZ Logger”
Featured image for “Lonza”
Featured image for “Holtec”
Featured image for “USNR”
Featured image for “Key Knife | Braford Industries”
Featured image for “Trimble Forestry”

Media Partners

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Featured image for “WoodTECH News”
Featured image for “NZ Logger”
Featured image for “ForestTECH News”
Featured image for “HarvestTECH News”
Featured image for “Friday Offcuts”
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Venue

Rotorua, New Zealand

Distinction Hotel Rotorua
390 Fenton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

With its beautiful garden setting and located just minutes from the city centre, Distinction Rotorua Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a big day at the conference. After the event, this hotel is also a great base to enjoy the wealth of attractions and activities Rotorua has to offer. Free car parking is available at the venue, however, spaces are limited and hotel guests take priority.

Special accommodation rates will be available soon.

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Registration

Early Bird$695 + GST

Early Bird ends 11 February 2022. Rates are per person.

Standard Rate$895 + GST

Standard rate starts 12 February 2022. Rates are per person.

Group Rate (3+)$695 + GST

A minimum of 3 attendees is required for this special rate. Rates are per person.

Pre-Conference WorkshopFree*

In-Field Chipping Technology Showcase.
Wednesday 9 March 2022, 10.30am to 12:00 noon
*Free for R2R registered delegates

Post-Conference Workshop$45 + GST

What is Wood Fuel that Heat Plant Operators Will Buy?
Thursday 10 March 2022, 1pm through to 3pm

Virtual Online$495*

Rate is per person. Australian and international attendees only. Access to live and on-demand event stream. GST is not charged on registrations based outside of New Zealand.

Registration Details
  • The Conference Rate refers to your attendance in person at the Rotorua conference and exhibitions
  • Pre and post-conference workshop registrations form part of the online event registration process. Details are being collected during your registration.
  • Virtual Online registrations can be booked. These apply to companies from outside of New Zealand. This will ensure online attendance by Australian and other international companies.
  • All prices exclude GST (15%). For virtual online registrations from outside New Zealand, GST does not apply.
  • A credit card processing fee of 2.9% will be charged for all transactions.
  • The Early Bird Rate applies only to the standard conference rate. To be eligible for the Early-Bird Rate, registrations and payment must be received ON or BEFORE Friday 11 February 2022. All 'Early Bird' discounts require payment at the time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive any discount.
  • Bioenergy Association of NZ Member Discounts of 10% apply to the listed Standard Conference Rate. A membership discount code can be obtained from the BANZ office.
  • Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) Member Discounts of 10-25% apply to the listed Standard Conference Rate. FIEA Membership Details and Benefits can be seen on www.fiea.org.nz Membership status and discounts available can be checked by calling our FIEA offices.
  • For those attending the Rotorua event, the event registration payment covers morning and afternoon teas, lunches, refreshments, a conference handbook, post-event access to presentation PPT’s (electronic download of PDF’s, for those presentations where presenter approval has been given).
  • For Virtual Online registrations, your registration payment covers live access to all conference presentations, post-event access to presentation PPT’s (electronic download of PDF’s, for those presentations where presenter approval has been given) and recorded presentations, for a limited time and where speaker approval has been given.

COVID-19 related information:

  • The event organiser will work diligently to ensure that all instructions provided by the New Zealand Government and Health Authorities, relating to travel and the running of events because of COVID-19 are strictly adhered to. You can be sure that we will have all measures in place to safeguard your health and safety.
  • It is the responsibility of the sponsor, exhibitor or delegate if intending to travel to attend the Rotorua conference, to check on all updated health and Government guidelines for any specific entry requirements.
  • If for any reason the Rotorua venue was unable to be used because of COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed by the New Zealand Government, those registered to attend the physical event would be transferred to a new virtual online event that would be set up by the organisers.
  • Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions relating to any event related issues around COVID-19.

Cancellation policy:

For cancellations on or before Friday 11 February 2022, a 10% administration fee applies. Cancellations received after this date are non-refundable but are transferrable. Please allow 30 days for refunds to be processed. If you wish to transfer your registration to another individual from within your company, please provide us with at least 24 hours advance notice.

To read our full Terms and Conditions, Click Here.

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