Tag: New Zealand

New Zealand researcher awarded grant to study advanced biomass gasification

New Zealand researcher awarded grant to study advanced biomass gasification

September 18, 2019 |

In New Zealand, a researcher at the University of Canterbury has been awarded NZ$999,999 funded over three years by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise to study integrated chemical looping and oxygen uncoupling with advanced biomass gasification, for renewable hydrogen production and carbon dioxide capture. This research will develop a new system that combines […]

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New Zealand seen looking at wood for power after China closes its doors

New Zealand seen looking at wood for power after China closes its doors

July 17, 2019 |

In New Zealand, with wood not able to be sold in China the alternative of it being used as biofuel can be good for woodlot owners. “The news that the export of logs to China is dropping off and harvesting of some trees for export is unprofitable should result in woodlot owners looking to new […]

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New Zealand’s Ecogas to collect food waste for biogas production to heat greenhouses

New Zealand’s Ecogas to collect food waste for biogas production to heat greenhouses

July 16, 2019 |

In New Zealand, the announcement that Ecogas will collect central North Island food wastes and process them at Reporoa into energy and bio-fertilizer will provide an example that all communities across New Zealand could follow, said the Bioenergy Association. The Bioenergy Association has identified that 1.8 million metric tons of CO2-e of greenhouse gases could […]

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New Zealander looking at beet for ethanol production

New Zealander looking at beet for ethanol production

July 4, 2019 |

In New Zealand, as part of a Nuffield scholarship, a dairy farmer is going to start researching into the use of sugarbeet domestically as a feedstock for ethanol production and is currently looking for a fuel company to partner with on the project. As part of the tour for scholarship recipients around Europe, the US […]

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KiwiRail and ferry to begin biodiesel trials despite lack of sufficient domestic supply to meet goals

KiwiRail and ferry to begin biodiesel trials despite lack of sufficient domestic supply to meet goals

June 17, 2019 |

In New Zealand, local press reports that KiwiRail as well as the Interislander Kaiarahi ferry are set to trial biodiesel blends despite concerns about sufficient local availability should the trials go well. The rail trial is set to last between six to 12 months and should kick off anytime now while the ferry trial should […]

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Z Energy team with Emirates Team New Zealand to supply biofuel for 36th America’s Cup

Z Energy team with Emirates Team New Zealand to supply biofuel for 36th America’s Cup

May 6, 2019 |

In New Zealand, Z Energy is to partner with Emirates Team New Zealand for the 36th America’s Cup as an Exclusive Supplier of fuel and bio fuel for the 36th America’s Cup being hosted in Auckland over the summer of 2020/2021. The partnership between Z Energy and Emirates Team New Zealand will see Z provide […]

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New Zealand’s University of Victoria says bioeconomy key to achieving clean energy goals

New Zealand’s University of Victoria says bioeconomy key to achieving clean energy goals

November 15, 2018 |

In New Zealand, the University of Victoria says building a biorefinery—probably at Marsden Point—geared towards aviation fuel, as well as bioethanol and biodiesel for blending with conventional fuels will aid the transition away from the country’s current heavy transport and aviation vehicle fleet, as well as feeding current and future hybrid electric vehicles. An aspect […]

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Miscanthus New Zealand says renewable diesel can be competitive with fossil fuels

Miscanthus New Zealand says renewable diesel can be competitive with fossil fuels

October 30, 2018 |

In New Zealand, Miscanthus New Zealand says that small-scale renewable diesel production using 50,000 metric tons dry weight of forestry waste or biomass such as miscanthus could be produced at prices equal to current fossil fuel prices and locked in for 12 months at that price—as long as the rest of the supply chain was […]

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New Zealand start up looking to take cue from bees to produce biodegradable plastic

New Zealand start up looking to take cue from bees to produce biodegradable plastic

August 15, 2018 |

In New Zealand, Humble Bee is collecting material produced by Banksia bees in southwest Queensland in an attempt to reverse engineer a biodegradable plastic that is also water-repellent and flame-resistant. The bees line their nests with a cellophane-like plastic, so the company is working with researchers to see if they can produce the plastic en […]

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New Zealand’s Z Energy still believes in biodiesel project despite delays and budget overruns

New Zealand’s Z Energy still believes in biodiesel project despite delays and budget overruns

May 2, 2018 |

In New Zealand, Z Energy is still positive about its tallow-based biodiesel project despite being two year behind schedule and 15% over budget—so far. The 20 million liter per year biodiesel facility has cost NZ$24 million as of now and could go higher before it’s finished. The company attributes the delays to the difficulty of […]

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