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 (Remote)
  • Brian Gray, Group V.P. Sales Construction Machinery Solutions Group, Peterson (Astec Group), USA (Remote)
  • Travis Tschumy, Morbark Sales & Dean Pritchard, National Sales Manager, Stevens Group, NZ (Remote)
  • George Wilcox, Sales and Marketing Director, CBI and Ecotec, Terex brands, USA (Remote)

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

Lars Eliasson, Senior Researcher, Associate Professor, Skogforsk, Sweden (Remote)

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.