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 you understand the real value of energy tied up in wood residues and the opportunities in supplying the 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?

Key Topics to Cover
  • 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
What is Planned?
  1. A conference and exhibitions, run over two days, with a wide range of industry leaders and experts.
  2. Held in Rotorua on 9-10 March 2022.
  3. For NZ forest owners, sawmills and wood manufacturing operations who are looking at ways to better understanding the emerging bio-energy markets.
  4. Enabling the industry to better understand the real value of energy tied up in wood fibre – or residues – and the opportunities open to it in supplying this product to the market.
Interested in Presenting?

We work closely with a wide range of New Zealand, Australian and international companies, technology suppliers, researchers and industry bodies to develop a strong and innovative programme.

We want to hear from innovators, early adopters, equipment and technology provides throughout the biofuels, bioenergy and renewable bioproducts supply chain.

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Become a Sponsor

Residues to Revenues 2022 offers a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in technology and development to maximise their exposure to New Zealand’s forestry sector.

For a full range of sponsorship, exhibition and branding options, please contact Gordon Thomson, Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022,

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Who Will Attend?
  • 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

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,

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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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