Tag: Z Energy

Z Energy says exporting biodiesel to the US more profitable than domestic sales

Z Energy says exporting biodiesel to the US more profitable than domestic sales

August 24, 2020 |

In New Zealand, Stuff reports that the head of Z Energy says exporting its biodiesel to the US is more economically viable than selling its fuel domestically. In the US market, the company’s biodiesel can get NZ$0.17 per liter in subsidies whereas in New Zealand there are no such programs to make the fuel viable […]

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Z Energy mothballing biodiesel plant after tallow prices skyrocket

Z Energy mothballing biodiesel plant after tallow prices skyrocket

May 12, 2020 |

In New Zealand, Stuff reports that Z Energy has mothballed its biodiesel facility but that it may reopen again next year depending on market conditions. A bidding war on animal tallow made biodiesel production uneconomical but the company is looking to reduce its cost of production by doubling the installed capacity of the facility if […]

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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 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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Z Energy’s $26 million biodiesel plant preparing for commercial run by month’s end

Z Energy’s $26 million biodiesel plant preparing for commercial run by month’s end

August 3, 2016 |

In New Zealand, the commissioning process for Z Energy’s $26 million tallow biodiesel facility has begun, with its first feedstock delivery having arrived on Tuesday and plans for commercial production on mark to begin by the end of the month. The 20 million liter per year facility will use about 12% of the country’s tallow […]

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Z Energy looking to commission 20 million liter biodiesel facility in June

Z Energy looking to commission 20 million liter biodiesel facility in June

February 2, 2016 |

In New Zealand, Z Energy’s 20 million liter biodiesel plant from animal tallow is getting closer to its June commissioning date when it will become the country’s biggest producer. Despite low oil prices, the facility’s economics will still work, if only barely with thin margins. It will begin blending 5% into diesel it sells and […]

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Z Energy getting ready to commission 20 million liter tallow biodiesel plant

Z Energy getting ready to commission 20 million liter tallow biodiesel plant

December 17, 2015 |

In New Zealand, Z Energy’s NZ$26 million tallow biodiesel plant is ready to begin commissioning early in the new year, at first producing 20 million liters annually but scalable to 40 million liters. Already the company is retailing B5 blends at its gas stations around the country, and the biodiesel from the new facility will […]

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Z Energy starts building 20 million liter tallow biodiesel plant in New Zealand

Z Energy starts building 20 million liter tallow biodiesel plant in New Zealand

January 12, 2015 |

In New Zealand, Z Energy has started construction on its 20 million liter green tallow-to-biodiesel plant in South Auckland. The fuel that has been developing in a University of Auckland lab has more than 90% GHG savings compared to fossil diesel and will be blended at 5%.  The company expects to have the fuel available […]

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New Zealand’s Z Energy to invest $21 million in new biodiesel plant

New Zealand’s Z Energy to invest $21 million in new biodiesel plant

April 3, 2014 |

In New Zealand, Z Energy is to be congratulated for its decision announced to go ahead with a new biodiesel plant in Auckland, says Elizabeth Yeaman, Manager Government Relations and Strategy at the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). “Z Energy is intending to make a very significant investment of $21 million in this plant, […]

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Stump to Pump garners NZD$13.5 million in investment

Stump to Pump garners NZD$13.5 million in investment

July 29, 2013 |

In New Zealand, the “Stump to Pump” program is being awarded NZD$6.75 million in government co-funding as a 14-month long research program to create a new market pathway that links low-value forestry and wood processing residuals to renewable fuel markets. The program will be administered by the Crown Research Institute Scion, who have extensive experience […]

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