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Aurecon supports Fonterra with new biomass boiler

28 September 2022

International design, engineering, and advisory company Aurecon has been appointed to work alongside Fonterra to provide design support, project management…
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A windfall for US wood pellets business

28 September 2022

Environmentalists have doubts, but John Keppler’s faith in the energy source is rewarded by European customers willing to pay top…
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World’s largest advanced biocarbon contract for coal

22 September 2022

More than 4 million tons of coal will be replaced with Aymium’s renewable carbon negative product, removing over 10 million…
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Opposition to NZ’s transport biofuel mandate

19 September 2022

Biofuels – and a broader bioeconomy – are key parts of New Zealand’s recently released first emissions reduction plan, particularly…
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Europeans back 45% renewable energy goal

16 September 2022

The European Parliament voted on Wednesday (14 September) in favour of a 45% target for renewable energy in the EU’s…
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Major contract to World’s largest wood pellet producer

13 September 2022

In the United States (US), Enviva Inc., the world’s largest industrial wood pellet producer, and Alder Fuels, a cleantech developer…
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Govt partnership to explore sustainable wood products

8 September 2022

A new partnership between the NZ Government and Oji Fibre Solutions could boost the development of sustainable wood products, hydrogen…
Featured image for “Using biomass to take cane trains beyond diesel”

Using biomass to take cane trains beyond diesel

1 September 2022

Diesel is impressive. Impressive in its abundance, energy density and liquid transportability. These unique features have made it ubiquitous to…
Featured image for “Horticulture sector eyes new wood fibre technology”

Horticulture sector eyes new wood fibre technology

18 August 2022

Wood fibre technology could be a game changer for New Zealand’s horticulture industry and help reduce carbon emissions Locally grown…
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Introducing the Tigercat 6900 Grinder

15 August 2022

Tigercat officially has introduced the 6900 grinder, the first regular production offering in Tigercat’s material processing category. The 6900 is…
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BIOFLASH: Key takeaways from Residues2Revenues 2022

12 August 2022

The transition from fossil to solid biofuels for producing stationary energy is now well underway with Fonterra announcing its fourth…
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Residues2Revenues 2022 Event Summary

12 August 2022

Residues2Revenues 2022 saw an amazing turnout of well over 350 delegates, both in person and remotely involved in the conference, pre and…
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OneFortyOne to export sawmill woodchips

11 August 2022

OneFortyOne’s New Zealand’s Kaituna Sawmill and Marusumi Whangarei Co. Ltd, have signed an agreement to export wood chip to Japan…
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Another major NZ biomass installation planned

5 August 2022

Fonterra is taking another step towards its low carbon transition with its Waitoa site in the Waikato planning to install…
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Plant’s biomass boiler beginning operation

30 July 2022

A South Otago dairy industry plant hopes to lead the way in green energy, as it brought a biomass boiler…
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Project Case Study: Conveying Equipment for Wood Pellet Plant

27 July 2022

Residues2Revenues 2022 Sponsored Post We have extensive experience providing conveying equipment for Nature’s Flame wood pellet plant in Taupo, the…
Featured image for “Polytechnik recapitalised and under new ownership”

Polytechnik recapitalised and under new ownership

14 July 2022

Polytechnik Biomass Energy, a global technology leader in biomass combustion, wood gasification and carbonisation systems has announced that they have…
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Energy demands of dairy factories met – 6x over

8 July 2022

There is enough energy left over in forestry residues and other woody waste, such as from orchards, surplus pulp logs,…
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Bioenergy is the solution for keeping lights on

27 June 2022

The lack of electricity supply security because of thermal generation plant unavailability reinforces the importance of the need for an…
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The purpose of GIDI – EECA | Video

20 June 2022

New Zealand’s Emissions Reduction Plan (May 2022) sets out the pathway for how New Zealand will meet its first emissions…
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Solid BioFuels Testing | Webinar

20 June 2022

With Residues2Revenues 2022 running next month, we are highlighting a number of key topics that will be discussed in-depth at…
Featured image for “Waste disposal issues for Russian sawmills escalate”

Waste disposal issues for Russian sawmills escalate

10 June 2022

From 10 July, the Russian wood pellet exports to Europe, the main market for Russian companies, will be completely stopped.…
Featured image for “Switching from coal to wood pellets – a Kiwi case study”

Switching from coal to wood pellets – a Kiwi case study

8 June 2022

As part of the upcoming Residues to Revenues 2022 event, large scale industrial heat or energy users Fonterra, Danone and…
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How NZ could become a decarbonisation world leader

23 May 2022

Energy is the double-edged sword at the root of the climate crisis. Cheap energy has improved lives and underpinned massive…
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Exciting addition to In-field chipping workshop

20 May 2022

Forest-based biofuels are occupying an increasingly important role in energy supply. Conversions of large sale industrial heat plants to renewables,…
Featured image for “In-field chipping equipment being showcased at Residues2Revenues 2022”

In-field chipping equipment being showcased at Residues2Revenues 2022

17 May 2022

Forest-based biofuels are occupying an increasingly important role in energy supply. Conversions of large sale industrial heat plants to renewables,…
Featured image for “Matching regional biomass supplies to end user demand”

Matching regional biomass supplies to end user demand

10 May 2022

With the increased interest in bioenergy and biofuels for replacing fossil fuels a focus of sector activities is now on…
Featured image for “Biomass replacement for school coal boilers”

Biomass replacement for school coal boilers

9 May 2022

Thanks to a NZ$10-million dollar investment, all remaining coal boilers in New Zealand schools will be replaced with renewable woody…
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AU$48.2m grant for Maryvale Energy project

4 May 2022

The Maryvale Energy from Waste (EfW) project has received an AU$48.2 million grant through the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative…
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Largest project for bio-methanol from pulp waste

29 April 2022

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, and Veolia recently signed a long-term partnership agreement on the refining of crude methanol…
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Study illustrates process of fuel production from waste material

27 April 2022

A new study has explained how fuel can be produced from renewable sources such as waste wood and straw. The findings…
Featured image for “Ravensdown switching to wood biomass fuel”

Ravensdown switching to wood biomass fuel

27 April 2022

Ravensdown has announced that it has achieved NZ Government co-funding to accompany the co-operative’s investment to install a biomass combustor…
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Carbon solution could decarbonise steel industry

21 April 2022

BIOCARBON, a manufacturer based in Sydney, has found a viable solution to decarbonise the steel industry via its manufacture of…
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Wood Energy New Zealand Partnership formed

14 April 2022

A partnership between Pioneer Energy and Niagara Sawmilling Company Ltd in the lower South Island of New Zealand has been…
Featured image for “Marsden Point – a generational leap to biofuels”

Marsden Point – a generational leap to biofuels

11 April 2022

The New Zealand Government’s biofuel mandate will require Marsden Point’s big oil tanks and Auckland pipeline – and that means…
Featured image for “Solid biofuel powered tractors being developed”

Solid biofuel powered tractors being developed

30 March 2022

A prototype tractor which can run on solid biofuel is being developed for the primary industries by AgLoco®, a start-up…
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Sustainable Aviation Fuel report released

24 March 2022

A report released this week by the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Alliance of Australia and New Zealand (SAFAANZ) titled Bridging the…
Featured image for “Productivity and costs of logging residue chip sieving”

Productivity and costs of logging residue chip sieving

14 March 2022

Sieving of chipped forest fuels has recently been suggested as a way to reduce dry matter losses during storage. Sieving…
Featured image for “US$750m plant for biomass manufacturing”

US$750m plant for biomass manufacturing

4 March 2022

A sustainable materials company plans to spend at least US$750 million to build a biomass manufacturing facility in Louisiana that…
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Specialist wood fuel suggested by Genesis

2 March 2022

Genesis Energy believes converting part of the Huntly power station to run on biofuel could be economic, but it will…
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Reducing emissions and costs with integrated transport

21 February 2022

Biofuels can reduce transport emissions and may reduce costs in the heavy vehicle industry reports Foresion in their latest study…
Featured image for “New biomass boiler installed by timber processor”

New biomass boiler installed by timber processor

17 February 2022

South East Pine Sales in South Australia, has installed a new biomass boiler at its Wandilo facility, which will generate…
Featured image for “Nature’s Flame wood pellets company sold”

Nature’s Flame wood pellets company sold

17 February 2022

Norske Skog has entered into an agreement with Talley’s Group, a New Zealand based dairy, fishing, produce and food company,…
Featured image for “Producing clean hydrogen using wood chips”

Producing clean hydrogen using wood chips

17 February 2022

In the global race to curb climate change and reduce carbon emissions, hydrogen is considered a serious contender to replace…
Featured image for “World’s first carbon removal plant using wood wastes”

World’s first carbon removal plant using wood wastes

20 January 2022

Located near Bakersfield, Calif., the facility aims to remove carbon from the air by diverting wood waste from open-air burn…
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Powering NZ’s future with biofuels

15 December 2021

The NZ Government will introduce a Sustainable Biofuels Mandate to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector, Energy…
Featured image for “Australian company positions itself for green energy”

Australian company positions itself for green energy

8 November 2021

Sweetman Renewables expansion plans are well underway as its significance in the green energy sector grows through lucrative contracts and…
Featured image for “In-field chipping equipment to be showcased”

In-field chipping equipment to be showcased

29 October 2021

Forest-based biofuels are occupying an increasingly important role in New Zealand’s energy supply. Conversions of large sale industrial heat plants…
Featured image for “Forestry interest in biofuel opportunities”

Forestry interest in biofuel opportunities

27 October 2021

The increasing interest in using biomass instead of fossil fuels has finally woken up the New Zealand forestry and agricultural…
Featured image for “Biomass storage and safety guidelines”

Biomass storage and safety guidelines

15 October 2021

Biomass storage is an essential part of the bioenergy supply chain. Without it, there would not be a way to…
Featured image for “Biomass favourite for decarbonising SI process heat”

Biomass favourite for decarbonising SI process heat

13 October 2021

Biomass is the clear favourite for industrial process heat users in the South Island of New Zealand looking to decarbonise…
Featured image for “Innovative biomass to biofuel plant announced”

Innovative biomass to biofuel plant announced

7 October 2021

Arbios Biotech, a joint venture of Canadian Forest Products Ltd. and Licella Holdings Ltd, has announced their decision to proceed…
Featured image for “Residues to Revenues 2022 event announced”

Residues to Revenues 2022 event announced

1 October 2021

For New Zealand and Australia, it’s now been over eight years since the Forest Industry Engineering Association has run a…
Featured image for “New tool for solid biofuel regional supply planning”

New tool for solid biofuel regional supply planning

20 September 2021

Over half of New Zealand’s process heat demand is met by burning fossil fuels such as coal or natural gas,…
Featured image for “Fonterra reduces emissions by 11% by switching to biomass”

Fonterra reduces emissions by 11% by switching to biomass

16 September 2021

Fonterra says it has reduced its greehouse gas emissions from coal by 11 per cent in a year, primarily due…
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Bioenergy Wood Energy Knowledge Centre expands

14 September 2021

With the increased interest in transitioning heat boilers from using fossil fuels to wood fuel the Bioenergy Association of NZ…
Featured image for “Wood-fed hydrogen plant to be built in NSW”

Wood-fed hydrogen plant to be built in NSW

14 September 2021

Emerging renewables energy business, Sweetman Renewables Limited, has inked a lucrative, multi-million dollar joint venture agreement with CAC-H2 Private Limited…
Featured image for “Wood wastes for green hydrogen”

Wood wastes for green hydrogen

10 September 2021

Mountains of wood waste could be broken down into hydrogen and carbon dioxide gas to reduce fossil fuel consumption, University…
Featured image for “Tools from forestry bioenergy project”

Tools from forestry bioenergy project

1 September 2021

Attempts are being made to shift the focus of energy production globally more and more towards renewable energy sources. In…
Featured image for “Another major NZ industrial plant switches to biomass”

Another major NZ industrial plant switches to biomass

27 August 2021

Nelson-based company biomass fuel company Azwood Energy is building a production facility near Milton to service a burgeoning biomass fuel…
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The growing market for wood pellets

26 August 2021

Discussions are going on about the EU-Commission’s new forest strategy. In the discussions, sawn timber is pointed out as a…
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The current forest biomass controversy

25 August 2021

A major political and environmental dispute has been heating up as the forestry industry and governments promote forest biomass —…
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Biomass energy from forests can be sustainable

25 August 2021

The issue of carbon neutrality for wood-based bioenergy just won’t go away. In recent months, Politico, The New York Times,…
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Biomaterials paying dividends for forestry giant

25 August 2021

The Helsinki-based forest industry company Stora Enso doubled its business result in April-June compared to the same period last year,…
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Another major switch to wood biomass

25 August 2021

As Minister for Energy and Resources Hon Dr Megan Woods officially opened Fonterra’s wood pellet boiler at its Te Awamutu…
Featured image for “Gasified woodchips power first commercial flight”

Gasified woodchips power first commercial flight

25 August 2021

UK-headed Velocys plc, a developer of advanced biofuels gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology has announced that sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from…
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Biofuel truck use damaging to the environment?

25 August 2021

CEAC warns that use of trucks with biodiesel will cause far more damage to environment than using electric trucks, overseas…
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Step Changes in Wood Residues Utilisation

1 July 2021

Residues to Revenues 2022 is a two day conference and exhibitions planned for NZ forest owners, sawmills and wood manufacturing…
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Residues to Revenues 2022 Launching

1 July 2021

Mark 9-10 March 2022 in your calendar. Residues to Revenues 2022 is returning due to an opportunity the New Zealand…