Promoting the manufacture, supply and use of quality liquid biofuels in New Zealand

There is significant potential for New Zealand to be a leading producer and user of sustainably-produced liquid biofuels and meet a significant part of its transport fuel requirements.

Transport biofuels and co-products derived from grasses, wood, council waste and algae could replace a significant proportion of our fossil-based fuels and chemicals.

Liquid biofuels are one of the most exciting emerging areas of bioenergy as they address New Zealand's largest energy supply problem - transport fuel. Transport is currently dependent on finite fossil fuels such as oil and petroleum and is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, so it is important New Zealand moves towards more renewable and sustainable fuels for transport.

Liquid biofuels are a type of bioenergy and increasing our use of bioenergy is good for the economy - providing economic growth through improved land use, new businesses and employment, particularly in rural communities.

Here you'll find the latest information on liquid biofuels and their co-product production and use in New Zealand - from fuel and co-products producers and suppliers - to equipment manufacturers, energy researchers and consultants.

'Stump to Pump' project confirms biofuel business viability.
Stump to PumpWith funding from the Ministry of Primary Industry's Primary Growth Partnership scheme, Norske Skog and its partners have confirmed the technical viability of creating a biofuels business in New Zealand from radiata pine harvest residues and defined the scope for establishing a test plant at the Norske Skog Tasman site in Kawerau.

The biofuel plant could potentially process around 50,000 tonnes of forest harvest residue per annum and generate more than $1 billion GDP.  Download the full report.

The Bioenergy Association promotes and coordinates the expansion of the New Zealand bioenergy sector and helps its members' bioenergy businesses grow and flourish.  To assist achieve these objectives, the Bioenergy Assosciation manages this portal.