Wealth and wellbeing via bioenergy
Welcome to the Bioenergy Association of New Zealand website - the leading source of information for bioenergy professionals in New Zealand. Use this site (and supporting sites) to find out all you need to know on all aspects of bioenergy in New Zealand today.
BANZ key role is to assist its Members to grow their business. Bioenergy is an established energy activity in New Zealand with significant fuel resources, widely available state of the art technology and equipment, and a well informed and skilled workforce.
"Economic growth and employment built on New Zealand's capability and expertise in growing and processing wood-crops and converting organic by-products to energy, leading to new business opportunties which by 2040 supply more than 25% of the country's energy needs, including 30% of th country's transport fuels" NZ Bioenergy Strategy, New Zealand has the opportunity to achieve this.
BANZ membership provides information on the market and access to the latest policy and technology developments.
|Sector news - click here to find out more and read the latest media releases.|
BANZ undertakes its operational activities through its Interest Groups. These are the power houses of the Association.
Details of current activities can be viewed here.
|Events and webinars
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|World Bioenergy Association
BANZ is a Member of the WBA. Contact the BANZ Executive Officer for further details about accessing WBA/Resources.
BANZ membership provides access to the most up-to-date information on all aspects of bioenergy and biofuels.
|Bioenergy Projects Directory
A comprehensive mapped database of NZ's bioenergy resources. Find out more here.
|UseWoodFuel New Zealand
A BANZ website to support a Dedicated Campaign on Wood Fuel in New Zealand. Find out more here.
|BANZ technical guides
See all Technical Guides here.
|Resources - click here to browse the extensive range of bioenergy resources (Case Studies, Technical Guides, etc) available.|
The BANZ suite of websites - finding your way around
The BANZ Association website (this site) covers members services and provides a snapshot on each of the key components that make up bioenergy in New Zealand - biogas, liquid biofuels (and bio-products), wood pellets, wood fuel and biowaste. For each of the 'sub-areas' this website provides some information and links which direct the user to sources of additional information and more extensive resources on the following sites.
New Zealand generates 5MW annually from biogas. Resources typically include landfill and wastewater treatment plants. Find out more on the dedicated biogas website – www.biogas.org.nz
After an initial focus on the production and use of first generation New Zealand is progressing to the next stage of 2nd generation and advanced fuels while recognising the value that co production of bio products and materials can bring. Find out more on the dedicated biofuels website – www.liquidbiofuels.org.nz
High quality wood pellets produced in New Zealand are used in a range of residential and commercial applications. Find out more on the dedicated woodpellets website – www.woodpellets.org.nz
New Zealand has a range of wood fuels to offer the market. The emphasis is on quality and availability. Several small commercial and industrial users already benefit from leading wood focused technology and quality fuel. Find out more on the dedicated wood fuel website – www.usewoodfuel.org.nz
A key issue of this sector is to ensure that what is being referred to as 'waste' is in actual fact a very valuable 'resource'. Read more here.
|Bioenergy Projects Directory (www.bioenergyprojects.org.nz)
The Bioenergy Projects Directory is a comprehensive source of information on current bioenergy projects in New Zealand. The Directory also provides details on the key players in the bioenergy sector in New Zealand including consultants, researchers, equipment and fuel suppliers. Search the Directory for all you need to know on all types of bioenergy projects in New Zealand.