Tag: New Zealand

New Zealand government funds feasibility study for potential wood-based bioenergy project

New Zealand government funds feasibility study for potential wood-based bioenergy project

October 24, 2022 |

In New Zealand, the New Zealand Herald newspaper reports that the forestry minister says there are discussions between the government and Oji Fibre Solutions regarding the potential development of a biofuels and hydrogen plant at Tokoroa’s Kinleith Mill. The government has agreed to fund a multi-million dollar feasibility study to determine if the project has […]

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Air New Zealand to receive first Neste SAF shipment next week

Air New Zealand to receive first Neste SAF shipment next week

September 15, 2022 |

In New Zealand, Air New Zealand will next week welcome the first shipment of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM (SAF) into New Zealand (‘Aotearoa’) ready to power the airline’s fleet. The shipment of SAF is imported into New Zealand in partnership with Z Energy. The 1.2 million liter (937 tons) import of neat SAF is […]

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Plentyful breaks ground on organic waste-to-plastic alternatives facility

Plentyful breaks ground on organic waste-to-plastic alternatives facility

September 5, 2022 |

In New Zealand, New Zealand Bio-Innovation company Plentyful recently ground on a world-leading facility that will transform organic waste into compostable, environmentally friendly plastic alternatives. With the benefit of technological input from Scion, the facility in Marton is just the second of its kind in the world and has been backed by a $1.21 million […]

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Plentyful breaks ground on organic waste-to-plastic alternatives facility

Plentyful breaks ground on organic waste-to-plastic alternatives facility

September 1, 2022 |

In New Zealand, New Zealand Bio-Innovation company Plentyful recently ground on a world-leading facility that will transform organic waste into compostable, environmentally friendly plastic alternatives. With the benefit of technological input from Scion, the facility in Marton is just the second of its kind in the world and has been backed by a $1.21 million […]

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Dairy co-op and DSM to launch precision fermentation startup

Dairy co-op and DSM to launch precision fermentation startup

August 29, 2022 |

In New Zealand and the Netherlands, dairy coop Fonterra and nutrition and health company DSM have partnered to commercialize dairy proteins produced using precision fermentation.  The two companies, which began collaborating on the concept in 2021, will launch a startup to commercialize the resulting technology.  Komal Mistry-Mehta, chief innovation and brand officer at Fonterra, tells […]

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New Zealand’s Bioenergy Association welcomes consultation on forestry policy

New Zealand’s Bioenergy Association welcomes consultation on forestry policy

August 25, 2022 |

In New Zealand, the Bioenergy Association welcomed consultation on the government’s draft Forestry and Wood Processing Industry Transformation Plan, and the better utilisation of New Zealand’s vast forestry resource. Rob Mallinson, convenor of the Bioenergy Association’s Solid Biofuels Group, says bioenergy from forestry residues, will support New Zealand’s energy system as pressure on the electricity […]

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New Zealand campaigners try to stop biofuel blending plans

New Zealand campaigners try to stop biofuel blending plans

August 4, 2022 |

In New Zealand, a group of New Zealanders has launched a campaign urging the government to drop the proposed ‘biofuels obligation’ set to begin on April 1, 2023. The ‘Don’t Burn Our Future’ advocacy group says the Government’s plan to legally require fuel suppliers to add biofuel to petrol and diesel is at best naïve […]

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Z Energy drops biodiesel plans permanently

Z Energy drops biodiesel plans permanently

July 26, 2022 |

In New Zealand, Radio New Zealand reports that Z Energy has decided to abandon its biodiesel production plans due to the 400% increase in feedstock costs since 2015. Although the country now has plans to blend biodiesel, with tallow costing NZ$2,077 per metric ton in March 2022 compared to NZ$400 in 2015, it’s much more […]

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Bucolic boo-boos inspire biobased band aids

Bucolic boo-boos inspire biobased band aids

June 27, 2022 |

In New Zealand, WoolAid has introduced natural bandages made of merino wool. The company claims the material is better for healing because it is soft, breathable and hypoallergenic, and also better for the environment because it biodegrades within 4-5 months of being thrown away.  Founder Lucas Smith tells New Atlas the idea came to him […]

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New Zealand’s “Beast” helping to processes wood waste

New Zealand’s “Beast” helping to processes wood waste

June 1, 2022 |

In New Zealand, timber is estimated to make up 12.5 per cent of all waste going to New Zealand landfills each year. It’s a growing environmental problem, but there is a solution – and they call it ‘The Beast’. This specialized piece of heavy machinery takes pride of place at a new construction and demolition waste processing facility in Auckland operated […]

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